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BBTNGING BODIES IN CARTS TO THE LANDING AT NORTH BROTHER ISLAND. quantity of oil that wan carried and by the •tiff t>reere that was blowing. Henry Idea, of No. 100 East Fourth -St., who raved bis sweetheart. Miss Swartz. by holding her to the side of the burning boat after they Jiad Jurrped overboard, declared that the fire was due to a stove on -which clams ware being cooked m the deck. '1 *as on the lower deck with Miss P<vartz." fie said last night, "when suddenly there wm a t'Urst of flame from a kitchen on the deck, where tbey were frying clams. Without any warning whatever the flames broke out. «nd !n a minute vere all over the forward part of the deck. I think that the flames spread co fast because of •ome overturned oil that had been spilled on the de'k. 1 Th« moat readily accepted explanation is that en oil stove exploded in the kitchen while some one was trying to light it. This Is borne out by the statement of Albert Kolb. of Marion-aye. sinfi Two-hundred-end-flrst-st., who went down below decks to ge: ■ plate of chowder. Just as Kolb entered the pantry, or kitchen, the explo rion of the stove took place, and there was a hurried exit from the room by Kolb. and the ethers who were there followed. All of the crew, from The captain down, eft-aped. Of these. Cap tain Van Srhaick, Pilot Edwin Weaver. James Wood and Edward Robertson, deck hands, Henry f-arfield, the cook, and Edward Waul, dish washer, are In the I^ebanou Hospital. They will Ksjee* er. The crew Is said by some to have paid little rr no heed to the cries for help of th* Blocum'* ww engers, but busied themselves about sav ing ili"ir ■■■"•■ Bvus. It was pointed out by some of the .-.•:-■ last right thai if they had pro vided tht- v :;;■ :i and chßd(C3 with life pre pervwa 'hat the disaster would never have <«■ tuned in ;ts preatul Immensity. A MYSTERY TO ATEnan::-; Why the >!'Hum was rot beached <m the JJronx si-i- of the rivor is :i mystery to water jnon. Thousands of peraoi were at hand to *;<» to th»» rescue if the burning boat had been Kept to fts .Ww-York shore. Thin was explained by the Cat 'hat the steering ftpparattts had j:ivei. >\ o . Bad the pilot was unable to control the heat. Out- man. however, who saw the Slo cum BOOM up ir.- river, said that thi- steering pear could sot have bean oat of order, as ths Bacaa m run past North Brother Island. and tteo turned toward it Many factories line \\ic- Pmbs rt* :<■ near tiers the gfrwnni h *»rh^4. find the SOeitfe Beach Ferry and the H<-aith De partment pies are there. so t hat there would have been any number of men to bo out to the help "f the IffWirr and Us lrmd of pa«= ■stiac rhere m ■ rumor that the ferryboat J3ro::x. \v!.i h runs from One-ljundred-ar.d-thir ty-fourth st. to College Point. Long Island, had BUM th- Slfu-um without pausing to give aid. Tills was denial at the oflice of the fen corn- X>any. Job- . Lilian, v.h" ram R bp.thlTigr house at One-huudrvd-and-thi! ty-fourth-Ft. aod the Bast JUvr. aear «rhere the Bronx decks, saw her while the s '.! am ivaK 'ifiiit'n up the stream. He aays that there were two i.a.ig«s and a 5 booner between the Bronx and the Btoeuin. and that •rbao the uay iras dear the ?iocu!n v. p ss going •o f ■ tl'.nt ih» Bronx BOOM never have reached her. Gill. in says that ih- ferryboat was fully •even hu.. :: Beet away from the Slo. uni. Chief P:;ot Edward Van Wart, who was at the •wheel when tbe. f.ro broke out. said: I was hi the pilot hous<» v.ith the captair. ri!id cecor.d pilot. Edvwird \Vta\er. The nrst mate called through the Mbe that there was a fire In the stera. The <?aptain Immediately told hir.: to lower the boats and get the fire apparatus rut. It seemed as though the words were barely out of his Booth when the entire boat was VTapped in Barnes, I tamed her htad with the idea of making th* nearest dock, but saw at once that our cables were burned and that it would be fatal to attempt a landing without them in the deep water n«ar the docks>. By This tone the heat was fo intense that we had fa <-'.ose ■ .•■ windows of the pilot hotif^e. After we beached her we managed in some way to pet to the deck and Jumped Into three feet of Wiar. In duing bo the captain hurt his Bptne and split one of the bones In his a_iikle. THE CREW OF THE SLOCUM. Captain Van Schalck was born in Troy, this Plate, sixty-one years ago, and Ik one of the oldest excursion boat captains plying in New- York waters. He has always had the reputa tion of being capable and careful, and was con sidered an expert handier of side-wheelers. Captain Van Srhaick> first pilot was Edward Van Wart, aged sixty-two, of No. 131 West V« - enty-fiist-5t.. Manhattan; his second pilot W»s Edward M. Weaver, aged twenty-eight, who lives In Troy, I?. F OsjejhfJa was the engineer. Edward Faiuagan the mate and Michael Mc- Grann the steward. Captain Van hoirk lived on board the br,-.t. SENDS THREE CUTTERS OUT. Collector Stran&han Orders Calumet, Hudson and Xackinac to Use Ail Possible Speed. As soon as the new* of the disaster reached the New-York Custom House Collector Strana han ordered an immediate investigation, and di rected that the revenue cutters Calumet. Hud ron and Mackinac be dispatched with utmost speed to the scene of the wreck, to give any as sistance possible. Solicitor Hampton visited the offices of the •tearr.boat company.' He vrn* told that there were about nine, hundred persons aboard, but that the ooui.t made by the purser of the boat v.ou'.d be needed to determine the exact figures. Need a Nourisher? Lots do. Try POSTUM rood Coffee 10 Days and Prove Things Sm am IltU* book. "Tlm Rae4 .- w«n fil\» • !O! O each ;,1«. STEAM OX ALL THE TIME. Director's Statement After Talk with Captain Van Schaick. Charles B. Hill, a director of the Knicker bocker Steamboat Company, visited the I Leba non Hospital late yesterday afternoon, to see Captain Van Bchalck. the commander of the General Slocurr.. who had been taken there earlier la the day. under arrest. After a talk with him Mr. Hi!i said that the captain did not know the cause of the fire. "The cause of the fre is not known," said he. "I say That, because no Jmraettcatloa has beep, begun. The government will 1 :. tool tedly begin an lnveptigatimi. The captain is under arrest, and it would be Inadvisable for him to make any ftatement at present, but he told mo that he and the first a«d second pilots, Edward Van Wart and E. M. Weaver, were In the pilot house until the Bloeon was beached. Then they jumped directly from the pilot bouse into the water. The captain hurt hit leg, and may require an operation. The two pilots were prac tically uninjured and assisted Is savins life. They were all in the wheelhouse until the last." "Was the boat under steam all the time?" Mr. Hill was asked. "It has been paid that the pilot house was deserted, and the boat drifted with the tide until she ran aground."' "The steam was on until the boat struck The engineer, frank Conklln, told me at my office. No. 14!« Broadway. wh»r^ he reported, that he was in the engine room until the boat struck. The current vis oa in* :i. •<>.!, and could not have carried the boa! to Uh? b«>a. h. It would not have been possible to have beached the boat earlier, tor th^r-- is no shallow wat^r nearer than North '.',!■ :!:.t Island. If tli« boat had been rtm alongside tbe jiler* or pushed on the ro. k» on the maiiiiand *::• Blight hs>ve sunk, as th«- 1 is >'.<■< p along th'-r»\ ;uid more lives ■POUld h;i\e bee?: lost. The cap! sin said that the flrrt i)e k!le^.• of the lire v. ■: ■ when he was told of it through th« tube by some un" below. The . . icum was then off the Sunken Meadow. He took the boat to the nearest ] lai ■ where phe could be beached." •\Vaa anything done toward . ■ ting the fire?" "The mate had charge of the nr" fitfhtlnpr, and we don't know where he Is. The pumps were .: . and there was fire fighting." ■Was there ■ panic am<">nic thf crew?** "I have heurd of no panic. There were In th» neighborhood of three thousand live preservers on board. •It is awful,- he added. "This is the first time in the fifteen years* history of the Knicker bocker company that a life lias been lost." llr. HHJ said he did noi care to estimate the value of the boat. It was insured, but ho did not know f'jr exactly bow much. Prank A. I ■■ iby, president of the Knicker bocker Steamboat Company, made tbe fuii'jwii!^ staten • yesterday sftemoon: ■ ' rt Thlrd-st . I . . ■ : th. r . 1 •■ the commit of St, tiark b Evangelical ' : • «--th!r(i <if her licensed cai 1 ti- • \m at * "i k withii aft' r the discovery of the fire, but the people be came panicstricken and rushed to the r>-ir .mi Tlie boat was thoroughly equtpp< 1 with fire ap 1 m rvert l , t \i.-" : " ction only s few ■ U 1 tian after careful ln v«fltlgaiJon, about slxty-nve people were 1 1 ■ !•• bttl M '1 The boat was fiea^hed under b< r own steam, and I am Informed Bonn of th' 1 ■ were able to walk ashore. After the statement was given out yesterday afti rr • was found that the <; s tlinate ot • ■ .1 was dearly wrong, an effort was made lo see Mr. Bsinsl»j. 1 1st ha could not be found. HAD A FORTUNE IN HER EUSTLE. Bank Books Contained Deposits of $30,000 — $200,000 Taken from Bodies. The bodies of severs i persons having money in their clothing were found. One off the bodies, Cor oner O'Gorman said, was that of a well dressed woman of middle age. She had twenty-five bank books la her bustle. Th 2 Coroner paid that the do posits indicated in til* books mi between ?'i".""' .I?.! I*o.ooo. .4^ ii»-ar as could be made out. hum of them :-!i :\\- ■'. '-.■■•. i she was a trustee for one Bra Krleg^r or Kreug*r. In the clothing of th* body of a woman that lay tn the long row <.ti the Island were found $1.7) In greenbacks, and SZS 18 K<Md. The body was marked No. 141 of the unidentified. Michael Mc.Gr.-uh, steward of the General Blocum. vent overboard with between $200 and HM, and h«>n Ills body wa.< found the money was g->ne. O.imjier o'Gormu.n and his assistant "Jerry" Wwr, took from th* bodies of vlrUms Jewelry, money and other property estimated lo t*s worth 'ivt-r 1200,000. This was carefully guarded by the l*o!i<y. As each body was searched, the. effects j^-und upon it were irlaced la an envelope, which was numbered, tl a body being 1 driven a iiuml*ir to correspond, No two bodies bore the i-rima num ber. SYMPATHY IN LONDON. The Newspaper* Express It — Long Account* Published. London, June 16.— The morning newspapers publish long descriptive accounts of tho terrible disaster at New- York to the excursion steamer G»-iM!ral Slocum. and in their editorial articles express a keen sense of sympathy with the American people in th»» horrible accident, which for grim and mournful contrast between merry making and tragedy, is considered to stand al most without precedent. A CHILD SITS AMONG THE DEAD. A morbid crowd surrounded the Alexander-a.v«. Belles station from the arrival of the first body until midnight. Policemen, doctors, reporters anJ those seeking dead relatives or friends were fan ed to push t!i»ir way through the throngs, Other thou sands lined the East River shore until late at niglu watching t!ie bodies being brought over from N'or'h Broihei 'Island. There were thirty-eight bodies at the station and •"ting amonp them in a rear room n-as a b'rtel<t eyed child. She was absolutely unhurt. she was a pretty cli!k> with light hair and dark eyes ap parently about tour years old. The child <ihl \',t appreciate in the slightest the dreadful calamity that had befallen her. She said that her Bamewas Lizzie Kriegjr, as she pronounced It. and at s h» lived so.-newhero on Kourteecth-st. s * XEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY. JUKE 1(5. 1004. SCENES AT XORTH BROTHER ISLAND, 6EARCHIXG THE DEAD FOR IDENTIFICATION. THE BODY BEING EXAMINED IS THAT OF ERA KING ER. CORONER'S NO. 66. HORROR IN EAST RIVER Continued from flrat i»c«. boat and waited as long as sha could before plunging, into th« river. Finally th« flames and smoke were swirling about her and she leaped over the mil into the water twenty feet below. As she disappeared beneath th* surface she clang tightly to her Infant charge, and still had the baby in her arm? when she aro?e again. Beside her. struggling in the river, was a man In uniform, one of the officers of the steamer. He told her to place one arm about him. that he would hoM her up until help came. She obeyed, but still clung to h«*r helpless little, friend! In about five minutes they were picked up by somebody la a iowboat and taken ashore. The brave little girl and the baby whose life she had saved were treated in one of the hospital wards on North Brother Island. Another instance of childish heroism was that of Lucy Hour ken. a fifteen-year-old girl, of No. 162 South Becond-St, Brooklyn. She was with her mother. Mrs. Lucy Henckatt, and her brother Char!?*, nineteen years old. Whan the fire Ftnrted she took her mother to the hurricane ,j.-. k. believing that '•>> be the safest 1 1 ice, and. leaving her there, went In search of her brother. < >n her way downstairs sbe found three b.ibie.fl lying on the 1 rat tbe toot of the companion way and in danger of being trampled on by the people who were running wound on thf ma|n de k. She carried the babies it.c by one t<> bet mother, in w!u>s» charge she placed them while she again went In search of her brother, whom she saw In the midst of an excited crowd of people on the main dock. Before she could i him a cloud of smok< pierced by name. Inter vened and she was forced to retreat to the upper deck. When she got th^re six- could not find he- mother or the three babies, ami. being un able to stay any longer on tbe burning t»'at. she. jumped overboard. Bhe was rescued by William Major, of the tugboat Theo. I.AWXS LIKE A BATTLBFTELD. The lawns on th« ttorth *horf» of North Brother Island so<i:i looked like a battlefield aftrr-.t battle. They were arty covered with bodies which wer- taken from the ■ •■■!• and with persona who bad h^n rescued and were being prf-pare.d for removal to the hospitals Health Commissioner Darlington called all the physicians of. the Health Department avail able to the island, and kept them at work there the rest of the day. [ore than three hundred police were gent to the island to. work under th« direction of [nsj tor Albertson. Coroners O'Gorman and Bchoier soon began the task of examining the bodies n moved from the water. As rapidly as possible t!i* persons who were to l>e sent to hospitals were removed In boats. While the work of rescue was still in prog ress, tli<3 burning General Blocum was raised by the tide until she floated from the rocks and began to drift in the direction of Hiker's Island. Several of the boats which were engaged in rescue work followed her until she sank, off Hunt's Point. Before she went down the res cuers could see many charred bodies of women and Children who had been burned to death. Captain Van Schalck and his pilot Jumped, overboard as soon a* the General Blocum grounded. Both were burned severely before they jumped, but they were able to get ashore. Most of the members of the crew had Jumped overboard sooner. There was ■ report that the engineer had been burned Si his post of duty, but it was learned later that he had Jumped overboard and had been rescued. Peter Jensen, who owns a. naphtha launch, was coming out of Little Hell data to the East River when the blazing Slocum passed that point on her way east. Jensen followed with his launch, and the moment he was able he ran her tip to the starboard paddle box and snatched from certain death a little girl and two little boys. Although burned himself while making this rescue, he ran his boat to the beach, landed the. children, and then, dropping flat on his face on top of the sea wall, pulled forty persons out of the water. AX UNKNOWN HKRO. A man whose Identity could not be learned showed hlnraif to be a hero. He was seen on the starboard paddle box of the General Slooum, surrounded by a group of. women and children. Tug No. 7. of the New-York Central Railroad, braving the smoke and flames, ran up alongside the "burning steamer, and the man on the paddle box passed the women and children down to the crew of the tug. The clothinir of some of the passengers was burning, and the hero's own parments were on fire by the time he had handed the last person to safety. He was then forced to jump Into the river and en-am ashore. SWIFT RECOVERY OF BODIES. Many small boats were manned by the police after tho General Slocum drifted away from the shore, ani the tatik of dratttOf for bodies was begun. In the afternoon the recovery of bodies was rapi-1. For two hours at one time in the afternoon the bodies were being recovered at the rate of one a minute. Of tha bodies recovered before noon thirty t< yen were taken to tha police station at Alex ander-aye. and One-hundred-and-thirty-etghth st., about which large crowds gathered. Later the Charities boat carried two loads to the Morgue at T'.venty-slxth-st. When 130 bodies had been carried to ths Morgue and Coroner O'Gorman was told that no more could be accommodated th*re, he turned an old coal shed on North Brother Island into an impromptu morgue, being aided by Dr. Darlington. On a platform over blocks of ice, were placed as many of the bodies as could be accommo dated. It was first decided that relatives desir ing to Identify their friends would be allowed to come -on the island for this purpose, but when the Impromptu morgue became crowded, and more than two hundred bodies were still on the lawns, it was arranged that tha bodies should be taken to th* East Twenty-sixth-st. pier, where another larger morgue had been im provised. To facilitate the work of removing bodies at night. Police Commissioner McAdoo, who went to the Island, borrowed some cluster lights from the Metropolitan Street Railway Company. These were to he placed on the lawns where the bodies lay. Mr. McAdoo also made arrangements to have the bodies of the dead photographed. At a late hour in th» afternoon it was found that over three hundred bodies had been taken ashore «t North Brother Island and were still being recovered at the rate of one a minute. The lawns on the north side of the island seemed covered with bodies, most of which were those of women and children, and some of them charred beyond recognition. C>ne girl, about Sixteen years old, clasped tightly In her clenched bands the body of a child apparently six months old. Presumably they were sisters. OFFICER! OF THE BLOCUM ARRESTED. Seven men, including all the officers saved from the General Slocum, were placed under ar resi as soon as the police found them, and ns they were all more or less Injured, either by burns or shock, they were sent to the Lebanon Hospital as prisoners. They were Captain Will iam H. Van Schalck, sixty years old, who said he lived on the steamer; First Pilot tSdward Van V ■nt. sixty-foul years old, *>' No, SSI West Twent) (i ; Second Pilot Edwin x. Weaver, twer.ty-six years <-!d. who lived on the steamer; Will! am W. Trembley. thirty-three years old, Of California, w Fv« lived on th* boat ; Henry Can- Reld, forty-six yearn old. of No, 43] Tenth-aye., a c.,.>k oil tii™ boat. Bdwiij Robinson, nineteen. : i cook, of No 114 West Thhrty-nmth-st., and James Woods, forty-five year* old, a cook, of No. :'.:;7 Nlnth-ave, The officers iiilssins are Michael M^Grann. ward; Edward Flanagan, mate, and B. F Conklin, engineer, but it is known that Conklln escaped death. ALDERMAN DOUGHERTY V [ARD. . of volunteers to do the North Brother [a md, but U i toughei tj In wh< ■ XXXVIIIth A- ! ■'■ on te time tha firs! bod: was broughl he personal i ■ per, as Thomas J. Cahlli. v firema . I to Engine y So. .» , i ! : , . undi r the supervision of i O'Gorman, who, with - rolled up, directed the mo dej oslting ih* bodies. <■■•! man announced thai ha would ■ • k >rning, ho that I"-: ■ Morgue and having identified ■ body, coulO by bringli.g the number and •>■ description of the articles found upon the bodies have th" property turned over to them. As soon as tha bodies on tha Island bad ' ;*. Ups they were deposited m coffins and shipped by either ihe Mussasoit or the Fidelity direct to the pier at East Twenty slxth-st. Tha boats called at East Ooe-hundred and-thlrty-second-st. for the bodies senl from tha Alexander-aye. station by order of Inspector Brooks. CHECK TO PAT FOR THE OUTINO. So"n after dark ai North Brother Island the body of George Pullman, ot No. 337 East Eigh teenth-st., w;i* Identified by a card in his pocket. He had also in another pocket a chei k drawn to the order of tha owners of the steasaer Genera] i the Knickerbocker steamboat Con (any. it is supposed that Pullman uas the treasurer of tlie school that gave the excursion, and this was the check to pa>y for the steaiwir's i barter. Between the hours of 3 and 7 p. m., Rounds men Klute and GUloon, of the harbor police, and these patrolmen, George A. klott, Robert Murphy, John P. Kelly, William A. Gray and John Healy, with George W. Reid, the Central Office doorman, took 219 bodies out of the water off the north end of the island. Tha rest were taken out by civilians In launches and row boats engaged by the police. " John Rice, the diver who rescued the body of "Bill" Hoar from tho bottom of the Boon ton dam. was employed to po down into the hold of the sunken steamer. He was taken down to Hunt's Point on the Merrltt & Chapman wreck ing tug, the William B. Chapman. He worked until dark. The Rev. Paul Sommerlate, pastor of the Har bor Mission of the Reformed Church in the United States, on Ellis Island, told Corotier Joseph I. Berry, at the Alexander-aye. station, that Mrs. Ida Poering. thirty-three yean old, the wife of the Rev. O. Doerlng. a missionary on Ellis Island, who was out of the city, had gone on the fatal excursion, and that she was nmong the missing, together with her children. Ida. eleven years old; C.ustave, nine, and Aetna! five. Their home is nt No. 11l State-st. th'a city. INVKSTIOATION ORDERED. Commissioner McAdoo has ordered a general Investigation started at once Into the safety of all steamers carrying passengers In this harbor, as to their ability to fight fire, and to find out whether the life preservers are sufficient for use in cases of emergency. The Commissioner, it is said, 's convinced that the steamboat in spectors have not made a proper inspection of the passenger boats, and he has ordered Captaiti William Bean, of the Patrol, to begin the work, in a practical manner, at once, especially upon the Coney Island boats. NAVAL MILITIAMEN HELP. Commander Franklin, of the First Battalion, Naval Militia, the moment he was asked for boats by Commissioner McAdoo assignM th> pteam launch Seneca. In charge of Captain James (Joodlow, John Gardlee and Engineer W. I M. -Andrew, and the launch Onelda, Captain Michael McGrath and kmil Humraell. to the work of establibhintr a ferry between One-hun dred-end-thlrty-second-st. and North Bssjthsi Island. John M.-Kwen, of the harbor police, was assigned to assist thorn At tho Alexander-aye.. police station, as fast BODIES COVERING THE DECK OF T HE MASSASOTT. as bodies were Identified they wer« turned over to undertakers. Soon there were a score of undertakers' wagons outside the statioc, and the crowd grew until the street was almost passable, fully five thousand people surrounding the house. When th« work of Identification had been finished and the remaining bodies had been re moved to the Morgu«. Coroner Berry made the following statement: You may be sure that this most terrible ca lamity will be investigated by all departments of the city government. The District Attorneys office is working in concert with the Coroner's office and the Police Department, for the pur pose of fixing: the responsibility for the awful loss of life. It seems to me that the crew was not station so as to discover the fire in rime. Hod they bean properly distributed about the boat I believe that the toss of life would have been materially lessened, if not prevented en tirely, for had the fire been handled properly it could have been extinguished without trouble. I am surprised also at the neglect displayed by the crew in their efforts to prevent a panic. Their duty when they saw that the fire was ■beyond their control plainly was to distribute life preservers among the passengers, but this they seem to have overlooked entirely in their mad desire to escape themselves. Coroner O'Gorman thought there would not be enough coffins available in the city for all Of the dead Inspector Albertson remained at North Brother Island all night with a squad of DoUce. The work of searching for the bodies looked more ghastly after dark than In the daylight. Searchlights from the steamej Patrol were focused on the lawn here the corpses were in rows, and the men at ->york tagging the bodies were armed with, tenters* which added to tk# welrdness of the sc^ne. - I . from the r v •. burned I ■ ■ IUK . , I Of a. ■ burn."i beyond recognition. HELP FROM HOSPITALS. Scene* on North Brother Island Described hit the Doctors. r>r. Axman, of Lebanon Hospital, in spsswing of what he sa.w and did last night, said: II was the most grewsome spectacle T evet witnessed hi my life. It was simply awful. No words of mine can fittingly describe it. At first, I was -so horrified that 1 did not know where to go or what to do. I was pulled here ani there by various people, ail '•:' whoa wanted me to attend tb'-lr friends and loved ones first. I finally got on a tvs; and Started for North Brother Island. On the way there we pulled ten people out of tli* water, and I personally attended thirteen after reaching th«» Wand These were all put on the log and brought back to the hospital, and I remained there to treat those who had been brought by myself and others. Dr. sTocnmel, also of Lebanon Hospital, was on the second ambulance that reached the scene. He said: I found a tug watting at. Ihe river and prompt ly boarded it and went at once to North Brother Island. 1 have never seen such a. horrible sight before, and I trust that I never will again. It looked like -i battlefield. Heaps of dead were I'ilcd here and there, onetimes as many as fifty lying tn a heap 1 treated as many Injured as l could and sent then to the dock, from where they were sent to the mainland in Charge, of nurses. The moaning of the injured was Boat pitiful to hear. It s^ms to me that I can «tii! hear their groans. I will never forget it as long as I live. I>r. Bchwan, house surgeon at Lebanon Hos pital, said: I have never In my life seen such a calamity. I spent no time in looking around.' but pitched in and helped the doctors who arrived before me. I can only say that It was awfui and w* all did our best. l>r. Arthur Kutts, the house physician at Leb anon, said. Horrible, and in capita] letters, i<j the or.lv way in which the scene can be described. When I reached North Brother Island I found bodies lying on the beach for a hundred yards in every direction. The rescued were coming 1 in by boat loads. I devoted myself principally to the chil dren who had been injure. 1. I gave them stim ulants, wrapped them in blankets and sent them to Lebanon Hospital. I was at the tunnel disaster, nt One-hundred and-Bmetleth-St ami Broadway, and, horrible as that was. It did not compare to this. Many of the bodies were burned so as to be unrecog nizable, and others were minus l«*gs an. l aj-ms, which all went to make it a scene that can never be forgotten by anyone who was there. Superintendent Daub, of Lebanon Hospital. went over with six nurses. He said: When I first reached the seen* I was so over come that I wept like a child. It was some time before I could think connectedly, but 1 finally pulled myself together and put the nurses to work. They all did their utmost and deserve to be complimented on their untiring efforts. Fourteen minutes after the alarm for the burning of the Slocum was received at Flower Hospital the ambulance was on the scene. This was the quickest run of any of the ambulances, the famous horse Baby, which was Injured last week, making the run. In the ambulance were Dr. Kaufman. in charge; Drs. Taylor and Cocheu, Miss Barker, the head nurse, and Nurses Underbill and Welßh. Dr. Kaufman, in spcakine; of the work done. said: Of course, we handled scores of people. The first seven whom we came to we took to Lincoln I Hospital. We only brought two to our own hospital. The first two we found were children, one a girl about two years old and the other a boy about six. The boy was badly burned. The ' girl was only lost. Then we found a woman ! about twenty-five yenrs old, with a baby in her ana* She was unconscious and wrapped In a blanket. Ph> was severely burned and Buffering from shock. I should think that she should re cover, however. The baby was uninjured There were three boys, then, who were burned | which made the seven. Th* physicians from th^ Harlem Hospital [ treated about on.» hundred and twenty injured persons. MR. HAAS'S GREAT LOSS HIS STORY OF TRAGEDY. All His Family Except His Son and Sister Missing. The Rev. George C. A. Haas, the pastor of the church, was saved, but his wife and daughter are among the missing. The pastor was pros, trated last night. Much of th© time he was unconscious. With his sister. Miss Err.ma Haas, he returned home about 3 o'clock. With the exception of Mr. Haas's son George, who di.i not go on the excursion, these two are apparently the only ones left of a lar?<j family. Mr. Haas's mother-in-law. Mrs. Carl Hansen; his sister-in-law. Mrs. William Twl more, and Mrs. Tetimore's two-yea?-old daugh ter. Edith, are also missing. A thorough «rarch has been Trade of all th» hospitals, but none of the missing relatives had been found up to a late hour last night. According to Mr. Haas's story, fat that boiled over in the cook's galley started the fire. "The fir*?."' said Mr. Haas, "started in tha kitchen In MSB forward part, when w» xrera oft One-hundred-and-thlrty-fourth-st. I under stand that some gat that boiled over started the blaze and that IBS mss. hi the kitchen, in st-id of nsli'ir.-,' it. ran fat Iheh are* "At that time most of the women art! chil dren weie jamm^l la the m i of the boat, where the band was pUy •Why ths captain did not petal fat teal for the meadows I do not understand. Ke hast on. and the fresh wind from the Sound drove the fir- back through the gfTHisnl decks with Pghtnftlg rapidity. ■ in three sstawtes from the time the ire start i se. ""Such sc*^*^ as followed I don't think mre ever witnessed before. was la the rear of tt» boat with my wife and daughter. Warns were Shrieking BBd clasping their children Ir. their arms. Some BMthcta had as m.i::y as three or four with them. Our case seemed hopeless. Death from fir? ws« to bo escape! cr.!y to d.* ip. the vat»r. ■"When the fire shot up to Ins top Iseft and drova the crowd back the pan:; was I SJtttßl to witness. The crush from the forward part of the boat swept those ir. the rear a: ing. Th» ■omen and children clu:\t; to ih>- ndlhiga and siar.e-hio:i3. but could not k-^p thetl holds. L with -.r.y wife and daughter. • ;: a'onj with |he *est. "I believe that the first that fell tatß the water mere crushed over. When they went there Seemed to be a general iudinauoti to )u op. Th- 1 women and children went over the callings liks files. They preferred to take a chance in the water than await sure dt?Mrr, in fire. • In :he great crush many wonwn fair.tPti and fell to the deck, to be trampled upo:-.. Uttfei children were knocked down. Mother*, with their little buys a.n-1 girls in their arr.ia. would gtva wild screams and then leap into the water. \Ve could »••*=» boars pulling o;it from the show by this Inset and a faint ray el hope cam* 10 us. "Wiri-. rr.y wife and daughter I had !••"!'. sweat BUSS the rail. Thi fire then looked as if It would devour us the next instant. I vjoc my wife ani daughter out on the rail, and then wv went over board. I was in such an excited state tr.at I desVt remember whether we were pushed over or jumped. "When I struck the ■ itat I sank, and when I rose there were scares about me ggktssg to keep afloat. One by on© I saw them sink around me. But 1 was powerless to do anything. "I was holding 1 my wife and daua up ?" the water as best l could, almost under the aid-* of the boat, when some one, jumpliij; from th* rail directly above me. landed or. top of Hi My hold was broken, arid we all went under together. When I came up my wife and child were gone. "With a great effort I managed U> keep afloat, but my strength, was about gor.^. when a ir.an on one of the tugs picked me up." D:-. Semken. who is attending Dr. Haas, said that the latter was in a serious conditi ia Wkßi he was not in imminent danger of death, It was only his tine constitution that saved hr.n. aa h* was badly burned and suffered from Immersion. GeiUlldi Has?. wh<» was at tirat th u»;. .: to be lost. It was said hurt nhj h.i.l be^r. - ra by some playmates at North Brother Istmdt Charles Anger, th* superintendent of the Sun day school, has not been heard from since th* disaster, and it Is believed that he his bee* drowned. A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT. He Send* His Profound Sympathy to Pastor and Congregation. President Roosevelt sent th* following message of condolence to the Rev. Georg« C. F. Haas, pastor of St. Mark's CLurch: Accept my profound sympathy for yourself, jess church and your congregation. THEODORC RQO3EVBLT. CREW WAS NOT PROPERLY STATiONED. 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