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rdhwiT Killed. Sacral Hurt, in Fire in Gas Tanks — New-York Cen
tral Railroad Shops Destroyed — Entire Mclrose Yard Threatened.
Shrieked in Pain rcith Clothes Afire
— Women Fainted.
A gasolene tank attached to an automobll*
pwr.ed by Thomas D. DeWltt, a wholesale coal
dfT.cr of No. i»T> Broaway, and Jiving at No. 133
■tvoct Seventy-eighth-st.. exploded yesterday in
p rty-seventh-et., just west of Third-aye.. and
• y injured a score or more persona. On
t of the excitement attending the accl
sai the fact that the only policeman there
c was injured, the names of ail thosa
Injured were not obtainable.
H» :.'..nwn injured are:
*CRA?TE. Joseph, driver, of No. 175 Mulbemr-^t. :
trjsrr.ed *:xfUt face, neck and shoulders, Flower Ho»- i
HARK!?. William J.. Eaeln» No. 21; burnea about face
ari seek; home. •
nVDKEGAJ* Harry. Er.gln* No. S: t>urn«l about head.
Ucr and hands; removed to Flower Hospital and later
KOITEI* A . .wrllfT. of No. 766 Thlrd-»v».; burned
■boot face and neck; home.
L.TNTH J-> v ~> P-. of No. 847 S»cnnd-ave.: blind news
4ea>r: lurr.cd about face, hands and boiy; Flower
MARTIN Adolph. ci No 567 East One-hundrefi-ana
nft'-^pMh-st.; burned about head and hands; Flower
SJAi:TI.\\ I>ter. EBgssa No 21: burned about fact, neck
and hand-.; : . ■<■•: Hospital.
EOXNEXBLrM. • iris, No. 19S Allen-st.; bruised en
rifint knee; Klotvtr Hospital and home.
TOOMEY. John, patrolraar.. East Fifty- flirt -rt etatlon;
Face har.ds ar.d rs-K-k burned; clothes nearly burned
fr.-.r.i body; Hww HorpSial.
TONE. Richard, driver, of So. 1.457 Amrteniam-ave. :
face aiid hanils burr.cd; home.
Several windows in the New-Amsterdam Bank.
at the northwest corner of Forty-seventh-st.
ar.Q Third-aye., were broken by the force of the
explosion, and the steps of the elevated railroad
station at that pcint were set on fire.
The automobile was in charge of John Seck
*r=on. in the employ of Mr. De-Witt. The ma
chine had been out of repair, and th(» gasolena
ti.nk leaked badly. Seckerson was told to take
»he machine from the coal depot at Forty-
Tiinth-su and the East River to a repair shop.
He ran the machine west in Forty-ninth-st. to
Third -eve. and then south. At Forty-seventh
kt. the machine worked badly, and he turned it
west in Forty-Eeventh-sU bringing it to a etop
rt^ar the curb, and just outside of the tank.
He jumped from the machine and stooped
down to learn the cause of the trouble. He saw
li Jet of flame corning from the gasolene tank,
and jumped back. In a minute the fiarrf hud
reached the box, and the automobile was en
v«>ioped in fire.
Toomey. who was near by. sounded an alarm.
At the same time. Vandenbergh. the janitor of
tae BBS* building, pushed the automobile out
into the middle of the driveway. He was nearly
l.u-ned in doing so. Dr. Kamsdell, of the Fire
Apartment, says that the machine then
started forward, then backed, and pitched for
ward strain. It finally came to a standstill near
the middle of the street. When the firemen ar
rived Engine No. -1 stopped at a hydrant in
front of the bank building. Hand grenades
v.ere .rown at the machine, but they did not
extinguish the flames. The firemen then at
tached a hose to the engine and started to play
on the burning machine.
Three or four hundred persons had gathered,
and. as the police reserves from the East Fifty
firPt-st- station had not arrived, they crowded
in close to the machine. The water had only
been playing on the burning automobile about
two minutes when there was a sudden puff of
smoke and a loud report. The gasolene tank
bad exploded. The burning fluid from the tank
Mattered In all directions, and Uose In the
front ranks of the crowd caught the full force
of it.
rum | had been using his best endeavors to
keep the crowd back, and was nearest to the
machin- The fluid went over his face and
hands and set fire to his clothing. Many others
Mini in the same way, and the scene that
d the explosion was P").™'
lied on the ground * n <* s **, f£ a
women fainted, and the fire was *°r a
• forg-otter.. The firemen dropped the
V..C and running for their rubber coats and
illket". extinguished the flames in the clothing
° f D? e ELM tailed two ambulances from
rSwer Hospital, and administered what aid he
rould to those who had been injured. Those
v ho had escaped harm helped to carry others
:: r elcl[e^^ r r^high one of «, =
shed What remained of the automobile
vlr^ished What remained of the automobile
was also soused with water. l^«i. „.
\vh*-n the ambulances arrived the police^re
,m-eshad just appeared. The Po""^,^
fn-c- a bis crowd back to give the surgeons
-oom Those who were more seriously burned
SSS attended to first and bundled into the
•.rrhuiance^ The others had their injuries
d£S5 and went home. Although only ten
c^es were reported, the doctors dressed tbeta
-luries of over twenty-five persons. Others had
their Injuries dressed in drug Btores.
1 v^ch has a stand under the elevated station
tt'-s "<=orre one in passing- knocked several
Pa^. to Se ground and Lynch went outside to
pfek^ern up, thus getting in the path of the
fro was later locked up on a charge of
rrTrHnal negligence The policeman found him
"with Mr De Witt. The latter went to
t^ station and endeavored to have the charge
* indrawn. ■'
Boy and Fireman Burned— Tenement House
People Thrown Into Panic.
An explosion of benzine in an outhouse at No.
Mv .Sixth-aye. Boon after noon yesterday caused
a fire and intense excitement 'n nearby tene
ment houses. A fireman and another per
ron were v. rely burned. A large quantity of
r»f:!:zin« wan stored in the outhouse, a part of
th<- dyeing and cleaning establishment of H.
Loveostein. Philip Maxoluce was in charge of
it. A woman employe of Lowensteln was look
in? out of I rear window, when *he saw a col
umn of smoke and flame burst from the out
hottse and Mazoluce. in the centre of the fire,
rush • ward the store. He entered I basement
ft!id disappeared.
Soon there was an explosion and the out
house and neighboring eheds became a mass
of eair.cn. The heat Ignited the sashes and
window frames of the tenement house at *».
15Gav-«t. iind the benzine ran along the ground.
£sk ss& s is srss-s.i&ss;
. 7L m. Vincent. MM
where he had been taken from , drug -tore
lie v,af seriously burned and was in such •
condition that the doctor would not permit him
to be questioned regarding the cause of the fire.
While Daniel McDonald, of truck .No. JO. a «
pounns water on the woodwo k v
BMontf* explosion occurred and the fire £r°^
<^t ajairl McDonald was painfully burned on
thebands and neck and was taken to St. \in
*•*•«•« Hospital-
T>-tIBT. fair.
To-morrow, cooler, with shaiTer*.
Fragments of Wrecked Cars Hit
Fire Fighters.
The loss of one life, the injury of several per
sons and the destruction of property of much
value were caused yesterday afternoon by a
fire and explosion of oil tanks In the New-York
Central's yards at Melrose. The excitement was
intense in that part of the city, and for a time
an enormous destruction of life and property
was feared. One man, Joseph Careno, an Ital
ian laborer, was struck by fragments of a car
and died while being carried to an ambulance.
The injured are:
CALAJIRAN. Captain Daniel. Engine Company No. 41.
■truck on cheat by blazing fragment of car; clothing
set afire; able to resume duty.
COLLINS, Jewell, superintendent of gas works, severely
burned; went home.
STOKER, Leonard, electrician. shoulSer dislocated by
timber from car: pent to Lebanon Hospital.
■WAGNER. Frederick, machinist, severely burned; went
WETLrtI. John, machinist, severely burned and partly
burled under fragments of car, in dangerou* condition
aX Lebanon Hospital.
The yards extend from One-hundred-and-for
ty-ninth-st. to One-hundred-and-sixty-flrst-r| ,
and many cars are usually stalled on the fifteen
parallel tracks there. At One-hundred-and-flf
ty-fifth-st are the works of the Pintsch Gas
Compressing: Company, at which gas is manu
factured from oil and compressed into tanks of
cars which use the Pintsch light. Oil tanks
mounted on flatcars were stalled yesterday on
a track near the gas plant, and in line with sev
eral email shops of the railroad company. The
fire started in some barrels of hydro-carbolene
standing near the generating house of the gas
works. It was discovered at 12:15 p. m. More
than one hundred men were employed in the
buildings near by.
While the firemen and workmen were trying
to extinguish the flames at the gas works an
ell tank on a flatcar near the works suddenly
exploded, scattering burning oil far and wide.
Fragments of the car were hurled three hun
dred feet, and one of the fragments crushed the
skull of Careno, who was at One-hundred-and
The expioslon of the first oil tank was fol
lowed by others, and the spectacle presented aa
one oil tank after another blew up was remark
able. The men at work fled in panic as the
blaze spread to the small shops. Several of these
shops were entirely destroyed, and at one time
It appeared as if the big machine shop would
go. too, but by strenuous efforts the firemen
managed to save it_
As soon as Inspector Titus heard of the mag
nitude of the blaze he ordered out the police re
serves from all The Bronx precincts, and took
personal charge himself. The police were kept
busy in keeping the crowds of sightseers away
from the danger zone. The fire was one of in
tens« heat, and this was additional trouble to
the firemen. Acting Chief Purroy paid that the
blaze was one of the fiercest in his lons experi
The fire practically burned itself out in about
two hours, although engines remained and
played on the debris for some time afterward.
The losses were variously estimated at from
£40,000 to $200,000. At one time a roundhouse
in which are stored several locomotives was
threatened. The explosions caused much dam
age to window glass in the neighborhood, and it
is estimated that glass worth fully $2,000 was
At the office of the division superintendent at
the Grand Central Station it was? said there had
been no delay in trains, and that the Twentieth
Century Limited started on its regular time.
IM." i. m.
The Pullman Car Company reported that it
had suffered no loss because of the fire.
Vice-President Dixon. of the Pintsch Gas
Compression Company, at No. MO Broadway,
said that the eas works would be in complete
operation again at night. The work of remov
ing the debris ,bepan last evening, men loading
it on flat cars for transportation to West Al
Father Has Him on Vessel. Mother Pursues
from Savannah by Kail.
Dispatches from Savannah. Ga., give the In
formation that Mrs. Edwin Muir, of that city,
is racing northward on a train in the hope of
beatins the steamship City of Memphis to this
city. Her husband is first assistant engineer on
the steamer, and she wants to be at the pier
when the City of Memphis arrives in New-York.
Muir and his wife h;:ve been living apart, the
dispatches say, and the assistant engineer has
taken their son to bring him to this city. The
boy was at a public school in Savannah just be
fore the steamship left that city, and it is said
that Muir went to the school, took the boy out
of one of the schoolrooms and carried him
aboard the City of Memphis before Mrs. Muir
heard of the performance. There may be an in
teresting scene at the steamship pier when Mrs.
Muir confronts her husband and little son.
Much Damage Bone and Two Per
sons Killed.
Ashland. Kan., May 21.-The best residence
portion of this place was wrecked by a tornado
late to-day. A aoare or more houses were de
stroyed Great damage is reported from th«
country, how much cannot be definitely ascer
tained "to- night. Many persons here had narrow
escapes. No one was killed, but several were
«alma Kan.. May 21.-The third tornado in
twenty-four hours pawed through here to-night.
Two persons were killed.
T».<» conferences which have been ffoing on for
tS'S the officials of the American
■ ";"; " r \iV-e rr'.-MdVlii H. aver that the same
; other officers of »'« j l^ Beaver that the same
i »Si by \li<"» r ;' 11: | fence f.vr was
ot m Z£L £r£d M »nd " agreement was
i BSSS £ ; on .-nyr increase of the
i The chief contention va* n was « re^ that the
o.iipul by <»»<' • in r.'a* e,i 'T.. m Wto 1C pc:- cent.
output should •«■>"<;?,-;.' , I iT) , teased I\-esU!ent
«, -, / M v M Two new limited trains.
• Begins Sunday. May - 1 :,,.:,
NEW- YORK. FRIDAY, MAY 22. 1903. -FOURTEEN PAGES .—»nZg®g'j£&«u m .
Motorman and Conductor Beat Pas
sengers Who Refuse to Pay Fares.
The car ahead nuisance was the direct cause
of a lively fight at Ninth-aye. and Fifty-ntnth
st.. in which two passengers were badly mauled
by the conductor and motorman of a Columbus
ave. car last night.
The passengers, Samuel H. Adams, of No.
£131 Broadway, and Philip L. Miller, of No. ;-MG
West Seventy-lirst-st., both describing them
selves as publishers, had gone north on a Ninth
ave. surface car. At Flfty-fourth-st. the pas
sengers were told to take the cur ahead. It :s
the practice on this line to give transfers, which
are collected by the conductor of the car ahead.
Adams and Miller say they did not receive
such transfer?, and so informed the conductor
of the Columbus-aye. car to which tlioy trans
The conductor demanded fares, which Adams
and Miller refused to pay. At Fifty-ninth-st.
the car was stopped and the conductor and
motorman set out to expel the two passengers
from the car. Miller had a tennis racquet in his
hand and Adams had a roll of manuscript.
Miller's racquet was snatched from him by the
conductor, who threw him to the ground and be
labored him with the racquet. Adams mean
while was having a bad time at the hands of
the motorman, who used his brass controller
with much effect.
Things were In this? condition when a patrol
man came along and stopped the fight, which
had caused a large crowd to Rather, lie in
quired what was the matter, and the conductor
said he wished to make a charge of assault
against Miller and Adams, and promised to go
to the station and do so. So the policeman went
ahead with the two men, taking- them to the
West Forty-seventh-st. station. The conductor,
however, did not appear, so Adams and Miller
were permitted to ro. They have the number of
the car from which they were ejected, and
vowed last night not to let the affair rest.
EUberg, 'Bracket t and Broun Prom
ise to Keep l T p the Fight.
With much cheering and singing: the York
ville Republican Club of the insurgent XXIXth
gave a dinner for its 'insurgent Senator." Na
thaniel E. Elsberg :md his colleagues, Edgar
T. Bracken an.J Elon K. Brown, at the Savoy
Hotel last nipht Instead of being patient un
der the rod, the "insurgents" were decidedly de
fiant, and pugnaciously reiterated their intent to
••go and do it again." This sentiment was wild
ly api'lauded.
The speakers, besides the three Senators, were
Robert Fulton Cutting, Bainbridge Colby and
Edward Lauterbach. All expressed the highest
appreciation of Senator Els berg's work at Al
bany, and his motives In making: the "bolt."
Telegrams of regret, highly complimenting
Senator Elsberg from Governor Odeil, George L.
Rives and Robert W. De Forest, were read.
Senator Elsberg, when finally ahte to make
himself heard above the applause, said:
I have made the average man's mistakes and
slips and ii.iv- taken the average man's falls, but
I am happy to have my friends believe that 1 have
been honest in what 1 have done. Ami as long: as I
have that I don't care for my enemies, x am
Koing to keep on righting wrong wherever I find it.
When a man is elected to office, aside from the
obligations imposed on htm by his party, be has
obligations to the great mass of people. Irrespective
of party. 1 don't believe that there Is something
peculiar about party politics which takes prece
dence of the ordinary principles of legislation. I'm
going to continue to represent the people who elect
ed me— inadequately. Inefficiently, perhaps, but
with the real intent to do the best in me.
Senator Brackett, after affirming his belief in
the necessity for a "machine," said:
A head the machine must surely have But does
this necessity of a head to the machine imply that
the person temporarily selected is at once endowed
with all the attributes of infallibility? Is the heart
of the machine to be permitted to become a Chinese
Joss to be blindly worshipped, although Irrespon
sible, unreasonable and unanswcrlng. _
Out upon a creed that would answer in the
affirmative. Such doctrine has no place "i the
Republican party, and the sooner it is driven back
into the selfish blackness from which It came the
better for the party, the better for the country.
Ib there then no middle course? Is it such a
machine, or party anarchy? Must men who be
lieve In the principles of party, who are zealous In
its service, burning to further Its doctrines and to
continue Its ascendency in State and nation, but
who still decline approval of autocratic party gov
ernment, must these men hold their peace at the
risk of being declared outside the party lines.
I am aware that In some circles the expression
of an opinion with respect to so much as the ap
pointment of a notary public, until the boss has
spoken, la regarded as party irregularity, and^ the
author of the opinion is at once branded as getting
"red headed." and unable to agree with any one;
hut I want to say to -ou that such notions are
not indicative of party 'health, nor do they augur
well for party success. Ido not believe that the
standards of Republicanism should be fixed by a
few. but by the majority.
Senator Kroun said of Senator Ehsberg:
•Every measure designed to rot. the public
trsacury, t.. plunder the people of the franchises
which are their common property, or to pander
to vice or crime and iob the State of its good
name has recognixed In nim from the tir ? an
uncompromising and invincible toe. mh
0.-cult Influence may have pushed it forward.
Burlington. vt. May n.-Be|i<rtt received by
me Free Press" from all sections of the State
Indicate that the most serious spring drouth in
years is being experienced. The meadows are
i^.y burned^ feedi *£«££*,£? $S? .
are retard* L _
— Advu
Ahead in First Contest by 14 Min
utes and 43 Seconds.
First race — Course 28 mile*. Start, 1:57 p. m.
First Second Elapsed
mark. mark. Finish. time.
Tacht.. H.M.3. HM.S. H.M.S. H .M.S.
R-lianco 4:39:10 S:CS:SO 8:14:3« 4:1.:3rt
Columbia 6:06:00 6:20:10 6:29.19 4:J2:19
Both yacht* were handicapped. Their time limit ex-
I pired at 1:57.
Actual start of Reliance. I:s*.
Actual start of Columbia, l-51»:10.
Reliance gained on first leg <•: course. . rnln «> sec.
Keliance gained on second lee of course, 1 mln. 3O sec
j Reliance gained on third leg of course, -I mm. HMC
First across the finish line, and a winner by
14 minutes 43 seconds. That is the maiden
record of Herreshoff's latest ninety foot sloop
yacht in her first race against the Columbia.
The contest was sailed yesterday over a twenty
five m ; le course on Long Island Sound, one-third
of the distance being covered in the lightest
kinds of airs that could scarcely be dignified by
the name of breezes, and two-thirds in a fresh
and steady breeze that put le3 rails under at
times and sent both yachts along in the smooth
water at ten knots and better. The Columbia
waa beaten 'J4 seconds for every mile sailed.
While It may be said that in some early por
tions of the race the Reliance was favored by
the fiuky airs prevailing, when it came to a
breeze of an equnl strength for both she still
continued to gain, and .it no time did the Co
lumbia seem able to cope with her. Her gains
were so decided in each case that it leaves no
room for doubt as to which is the faster boat,
at least under the conditions encountered yester
What the yacht will do in a heavy pea and a
light breeze or in a fifteen mile thrash to wind
ward outside Sandy Hook remains to be seen,
but confidence in the Reliance was firmly es
tabUshed in the minds of those who watched her
every move yesterday, and according: to a con
servative estimate three thousand persons.
largely yachtsmen, saw the race from the decks
of the large fleet of yachts accompanying the
two racers.
The Reliance under way from her moor
ings off New-Rochelle at 10:l<> a. m., standing
across the Sound under the influence of a light
air from the southwest. When she reached the
middle of the Sound, the wind shifted to the
southeast and became a little stronger. She was
dressed in a complete suit of Herreshoff sails.
All of them fitted admirably, with the exception
of the jib. which was loose in the leach. The
mainsail was the largest she has yet worn.
On board the Reliance with C. Oliver Ipelin
were Herbert C. Leeds. Newberry Thome. Wood
bury Kane, William Butler Duncan, jr., and
Dr. Monahan. Captain Charles Barr was at
the helm. Just before the start Captain "Nat"
Herreshoff stepped on board. He remained for
the race.
The sails of the Columbia set perfectly. Over
a smaller mainsail than she his been wearing
a big Ratsey clubtopsall of diagonal cloth was
se t . The sail was of the yellowish hue charac
teristic of the Ratsey canvas. The headsalls
both set well. She got under way from her
n.oorings at Glen Cove at 11:15, and was towed
out into the Sound by E. D. Morgan's fast steam
launch Vanish.
A large fleet of steam yachts, each having Its
quota of guests of the owner on board, accom
panied the racers over the course. Among them
were Commodore F. C. Bourne's Delaware, the
flagship of the New-York Yacht Club; August
Belmont's Scout, Adrian Iselin's Surf, Captain
"Nat" Herreshoffs Roamer, J. Roger Maxwell's
Celt, R. A. C. Smith's Privateer and the schoon
er yachts Muriel, Emerald and Monlmla. The
steamer Sirius carried the club members.
Flying the flag of the regatta committee, the
steam yacht Privateer, owned by R. A. C. Smith,
anchored off the starting point at noon and
hoisted the code flag "J," signifying that the
start was to be postponed until later in the day.
After a long wait for a breeze the preliminary
signal was hoisted at 1:25. Five minutes later
the tug Unique, in charge of Captain Neils Ol
sen. started to log off the course, which had
been announced by signal as No. 3. This was
from the starting point east by north '.; north
11 miles, thence west-northwest 3 miles, then
southwest by west M west 11 miles to the fin
ish. 25 miles in all. Fifteen minutes elapsed
before the preparatory signal was given, and
fifteen minutes later, or at 1:55. the starting
gun was fired. Both yachts had been manoeu
vring for a good berth at the line.
There was a light air from about southwest by
south when the starting signal was given. Four
minutes before the signal Uoth yachts were ap
proaching the line from the north on the star
board tack, with sheets eased a bit. Captain
Barr had worked the Reliance into the lead by
several lengths. With mainsail, club topsail and
jib Bet, and with her balloon Jib topsail in stops
Continued on page four.
leaves Grand Central Station at 1:00 p. m v arrives
-iilciico 1150 next morning. St. Louis »:15 next
tvUniifg via Ntw-Tork Central.-Advt.
One Prisoner Probably Fatally Hurt
— T-vco Guards Shot.
A desperate attempt at Jail breaking was
made at the Hudson County Penitentiary at
Snake Hill, a few miles from Jersey City, yes
terday, with the result that Michael Walsh, en
gineer; Edward Tanner, a keeper, and Charles
Austel, a prisoner, are in the hospital. Walsh
and Tanner were struck on the head with a
piece of iron pipe by Roy Carroll, a prisoner.
Walsh's and Tanner's injuries are slight. Austel
was shot in the back by a guard and may die.
It Is not known who fired the bullet that struck
him. as half a dozen guards were firing at the
same time. Apparently there was concerted ac
tion between Austel and Carroll, but, so far as
can be learned, no other prisoners were in the
The clash for liberty was made about 11
o'clock. The prisoners at the penitentiary are
employed in getting out stone from the quarry
at the back of the prison. Austel, who had
previously nurle an attempt to escape, wore a
ball and chain. He managed in some way to
break the chain, and started to run. Walsh,
who was in charge of an engine that operates a
stone crusher, saw him, made a Jump for his
Winchester rifle, :ind waa about to bring the
gun to his shoulder when Carroll, who was
working at the crusher, knocked Wal«h down
with a piece of iron pipe about throe f«»et Ion?.
As Walsh fell Carroll shouted U> Austel to run
faster. Then he started 'or the meadows along
the Hackensack River. Tanner, the keeper, at
once g&.ve the alarm, and he and three guards
at once started in pursuit. Tanner overtook
Carroll, but was struck on the head with the
pipe, which the prisoner sti'.l carried. At the
same moment Charles Staats. a colored prisoner,
.seized Carroll and succeeded in wrenching the
pipe from his grasp. Tanner, who had suffered
only a scalp wound, left Staats to deal with
Carroll, and started after Austel. Canal suc
ceeded In breaking away from Staats and con
tinued his flittht.
As he passed the hut of Frank Herben. the
river guard, who was then at the penitentiary.
he saw Herben's rifle leaning against the door
post. Snatching the rifle, he kept or his way
and succeeded in reaching the high grass on
the meadows. Then he turned and fired sev
eral shots at the guards, who were on the hill
side, but who. being nearer to Austel. were de
voting their efforts to capturing him first. They
fired several volleys at Austel, and one or" the
bullets struck him in the ba< k. He fell to the
ground and was at once removed to the peni
tentiary hospital, where it was found that the
bullet had lodged near the spine, inflicting what
is likely to prove a fatal injury.
The guards then renewed the pursuit of Car
roll, and fired several shots at clumps of grass
in which it was thought he might be concealed.
Twice he returned their shots, but without hit
ting any one. Warden Crimes telephoned to
Sheriff Zeller and Judge Blair. Kach sent a
posse of six men to aid the penitentiary guards.
They surrounded Carroll in a dense part of the
swamp about a mile from the penitentiary.
When he saw the force arrayed against him he
threw down his rifle, raised his hands above his
head, and surrendered. He was taken back to
the penitentiary and placed in solitary confine
Carroll had been sentenced to a year for
robbery' and had served three months. Austel
was serving a similar sentence and would have
been released in August. Both men will be ar
raigned at the completion of their sentences
and charged with Jail breaking, the penalty for
which is one year's imprisonment In the peni
Doctor Orders Mare Also Killed—
Leaves Two Dogs to Friends.
Mineola. Long Island, May 21.— Th« will of
Dr. John B. Hartwell. of Woodmere, Long Isl
and has been offered for probate in Nassau
County. Dr. Hartwell leaves $300 to his wife.
WOO to his sifter- Helen, and $300 to his nephew,
H. Perkins.
To Mrs. Kate Brower. a friend, he bequeaths
$2."i and his <\"S Moses; to Mrs. Brower's sister.
Marie. *2."> and his dop Billy. He directs that
nis old mare, Jess, and his aged dog:. Toodles. be
shot. To both the doctor was much attached,
pnd he did not want them to pass into the hands
of strangers.
Towerman Had Started to Learn New Inter
locking System.
John Boyne. OS No. .".7 Waverly-st., Jersey
City. dropped dead yesterdny in the tower oi
the Lai-kawanna Kailroad near the roundhouse
in Hobo Ken. Boyne had been in the employ
of the road for forty years.
Yesterday he was shifted from the tower at
the station to learn the interlocking system at
a new tower. The first duty he had to per
form was to throw lever No. 13. and as he
threw his weight against It he collapsed and
dUd. He was fifty-eight years old.
Via Pennsylvania Railroad, will leave New York
4:55 p. m.. daily, beginning May J4, arrive Chicago
i.iti p. m.— AdvC
X __—
Murphy Pit r I.r -ise* Crooked as
Pearl-st., "MT Says.
William S. Devery's boom frr Mayor o: ait
independent ticket was latascbad :»-"t ninht at
a mass meeting on the dock front at T
eighth-st. and North River. A thou
sand men, women and children. rr.e?it!y men.
were on hand to theer Mr. I>»very ;ind hi
Devery has not yet cut loose from Timmaaf
Hall. He made that rlear in Mi RMBaftsft H»
eaid that he would make his flsfht inside tt
ganization. and th?n he summed up by de
"Get together. This is the young -r,«»n's fljeht.
I tell you now that if th-y (Tammany) don't
give us a candidate for Mayor not fall I *
from the people, and who will protect your inter
ests and mine, then I'll b*> j uur candidate for*
Mayor, and the victorious ticket will be th«>
one that comes from the nozzle r»f The Pump." "*
Devery has started his rrusade against Mur
phy by usinjf the scandalous record of the o!<S
Dock Board as an issue.
"They said It was Deveryism that licked Tazr.'*
many in the last campaign. Well," said Deverr«
shaking his great flst, "I never stole a dollar 00
gave away the city's docks. I think It wasl
Murphyism that beat us tn 1901, and Murphy's*
find that out by fall."
Devery said he hoped that Murphy wonl<f
turn Into a Carnegie and give away some houm
and lots, but he had his doabts about Murphy
doing it. To show the way to begin D^verf
pledged himself to give $2.~>0 to a subscription
fund for the relief of the suffering Jews al
KishinefT, and moved a resolution, which wa4
adopted with cheers, calling on Mayor Low,
Corporation Counsel Rives, District Attorney
Jerome and Dock Commissioner Hawkes to tak«
immediate steps to restore to the peopla thm
docks that were given away so cheaply by th«
old Dock Board.
"This is the opening wedge of the fall cam*
palgn," said George Washington Gibbons, who
acted as chairman at the tall end of a covere«t
dray. "Toledo has its Jones. Cleveland has IK
Tom Johnson. Chicago has Its Carter Harrison,
and New-York has its"
"Devery! Devery! Hurrah for Devery?**
yelled the crowd, quick to catch on to Mr. Gib*
bons's Patrick Henry style of oratory. ""Thera
is no uae mincing matters," continued Gibbon*.
"' 'Charlie' Murphy 1* working to deprive th«
people of their rights In this city. There is only
one man who can liberate us. and his name 19
William ft Devery. We might as well meet thm
issue first as last. We now make our declara
tion of independence. The citizens of the "Xft
District here and now nominate William 9. Dev
<?ry for Mayor. All in favor of the nomination
say aye."
"Aye— Hurrah for Devery." yelled jMrreral
hundred men all at once.
John "Walsh, of the IXth District, was th*
next speaker. "We are met here to issue a
solemn protest against the action of th«» <>!»%
Dock Board, dominate! by Charles F. Murphy,
in bin? the people of the West. Side of a
breathing place. As Dock Commissioner Mur
phy peddled the water front leases out amonjr
his friends, and In so doing he deprived your
wives and children of breathing spots that God
gave you. For that reason you should repudiate
him. The first blow for American independence
was struck when your ancestors met in Boston
Harbor, and on account »' the unjust tea tux
dumped a cargo of tea into the harbor. W«
serve notice on Murphy and his Rung that -xn
will dump him and his g tr. ; into the ECsattl
River because they gave away the people*
docks. Where did Plunkitt and Dago Dan M"c-
Mahon and 'Charlie' Murphy make theirs?
Where did Gaffney get the fine brownstone h/»
put in Twenty-ninth-st.? These people thin*
they have you in the palm of their hands. They
thought so last fall, but you went in ami
whipped them then and you'll do it a^ain tai.<»
fall. An organization controlled by three peo
ple is no longer Democratic It Is a trust. W*
will burst that trust or die in the attempt. Let
us get together and turn out 'Charlie* Murphy
and 'Whistling Tom* Grady, and put In their 5
places William S. Devery.'*
"It's kin.l o' warm to-night." said Devery.,
"I see those few speakers got kind o' hot be
fore they got through. I'll have to try and d-»
the best I can for the gentlemen and ladles
he-e to-night. We are here to-night irrespec
tive of politics, class or religion. I wish to of.,
fer a resolut.on, and I want you to do as I as*:.
In the last campaign I asked Murphy to brln«
the leaders together and appropriate $25,000 to
$50,000 for coaV for the poor people of the city.
He has failed to do anything of that kind up tr»
the present time. He has been spending too
much time at Atlantic City and Mount Clerasns.
"Just been married." suggested a longahore
man in the outer edge of the crowd.
"Never mind the woman." said Devery. men
acingly, with an ugly look at the speaker. "Cut
that out. We wont go at him In that style.
Gettin' married is his own private aff.i;r. and)
we wont go to buttln* in on that score. '
You"re all right. Bill." said the i I
What I was going to say was that wt
pathize with the survivors of that massacre off
in Russia, and I ask every one here to say Lord
ha' mercy on their souls" " Then he anr. ounce*
bis intention to give $*JSO to the relief fund,
■And now then to the dock," he exciair:
"We're down here. BUI." said a teamster la
"All right, and as It's getting purty hot I'll
just peel this coat off." said Devery. suiting- th«
action to the word. Continuing, he said:
We all like the watar. I've not only sat on
the docks here rishin' for shiners in the day*
gone -by. but I've been out there barefooted in
a broiling sun. Wheeling a wheelbarrow and,
helpin' to make the docks. Little did I think
when I was doing that that the day would come
when a Tammany Dock Commissioner would
parcel out these same docks to his friends and
leave the people out of the deal. I cow propose
that we get that Lehigh dock right over then?
(pointing to it), as a recreation pier for the art
gallery over there on those stones (pointing to
a row of eatrer faced children sitting on a pll»
of paving stones. 'Why. those people In Four
teenth-st have not only deprived the laborers
along the dock front of the privileges of work-
Ing but they've driven shipping to Gowanus.
and Hoboken. I call on the city officials to get
the dock back for those little fellows in the art
gallery over there. Prolog cheering.)
If tho«e decks were given out honestly, then
what's the matter with Pearl-?t.? That street
hits Broadway twice and it looks pretty crooked,
but it ain't M crooked as those dock lease?.
United you stand and divided you falL You
want to get things framed up in shape so that
when the proper time comes you can take th*
bull by the horns. If Murphy and the bunch
don't nominate the right kind of a man for
Mayor, a man from the people that will protect
your interests and mine. I tell you right here 1*!1
run for Mayor.
< The new • 30th Century Limited" of the New- fork
Central and Lake Shore dots this every day. an.l
i effects a great savlrtr to the busy man who travel*
I between the East and West.— Advt. .

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