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i cared for by a physician. Mr. and Mr, Tindell
I rtayed at the executive mansion until this even
; irjr" when they resumed their' journey to Pitts
> burg ■ AsKe from Might cuts to her feet, caused
ing when they • ir Journey to PWW
burg. Artße from illght cwt. to her f-et caused
' •„v walking on the railroad tracks, and slight
- injuries from flying gla.s. Mrs. Tindoll sun
1 Injured.
I IDENTIFIED rS' A BADGE.
A reporter at the wreck found on the coat .of
a dead man. who was so badly burned that h.»
; features were obliterated, a "«rS»3SS
I bearing the following Inscription: • Pa*T Ma^er
•Jacob L. Sllverman, presented December -•
1903 bySbekinab Lodge." On the man's cloth
. ing was found the name of a tailoring firm In
"^Tihose^ho were rescued with slight in
juries were Ml» Brown, daughter of Congress
man Brown, of Pittsburg. and her companion,
a Miss Woodworth. of Philadelphia. They suc
ceeded in escaping from the Pullman car wln
dow and were wandering around the fields
when they were met by J. H. Lamberton. o.
Harrisburg, a personal friend who had been on
the same train. Mr. Lamberton was unable
to get a berth and was travelling to Harris
burg in a day coach. He was probably the only
ore to escape from the coach without injury.
Mr. Lamberton took the young women to his
home.
Mrs R. M. Huselton and daughter, of Pitts
burg, escaped without serious Injury, although
Miss Huselton received a painful wound on the
arm. They were dragged from a Pullman win
dow before the flames reached them. The Rev.
T. H. Acheson, of Denver. Col., escaped un
burt.
MANY ESCAPED WITHOUT CLOTHES.
Miss Hilmira Erickson, of New-York, escaped
almost naked. She was asleep in her berth when
the explosion occurred, and the second shock
threw her to the floor. Struggling to her feet.
she saw an open window. The heavy smoke
which had penetrated the car told of the burn
ing wreck without. After a brief struggle Miss
Ericsson manage i to escape from the car un
aided. Scantily clothed, she ran up and down the
river shore, weeping and pleading for help. Here
she was found, suffering from cold and shock.
and, wrapped in a blanket, she was brought to
a Harrisbur? hotel.
Miss Gardner, of New-York, escaped to a
shanty near the scene of the wreck with nothing
of her clothing left save a shred of nightgown.
She was dressed l>y the wife of a workingman
and sent to Harrisburg.
The lifeless body of the engineer, with the
head almost severed from the body, was found
lying over an embankment.
' Further up. lying on the tracks, was the body
of Mrs. Robert G. Dougherty, of Philadelphia.
Bhe was thrown clear of the wreck, and was
found by her husband and eight-year-old son.
who were only slightly injured.
Few of the jvafisehgers who escaped had any
clothing to speak of. Most of them had been In
I their berths at the time of the explosion, and
' escaped "in pajamas or other light apparel.
■When daylight broke upon Market-st. this
~ morning: the pedestrians on the capital city's
principal thoroughfare presented a grotesque
appearance. In the districts where the hotels
are located men who hr.d passed through the
wreck without injuries, or merely Blight ones,
and who had declined to take rooms of the hos
tlerics because there were wearied women who
needed rooms, walked around with nothing on
save raincoats and bedrooms dippers, and a
few of them had merely bathrobes and over
sEoes. It was not long, however, after the sleep
ing city began to learn of the catastrophe that
every one was amply provided for.
EXPLOSION HEARD FOR MILES.
The shock of the explosion was heard for
miles around. At High Spire windows were
broken " and the people generally shaken up
badly-, but no serious damage was done. In
Middletown the shock was terrific, and many
people jumped cut of bed and fled to the streets
under the impression that there was an earth
quake.
Across " the river, at New-Cumberland and
other places, there was an Impression that dyn
amite used In blastfns for the new tracks hud
exploded. Many peoi>l<?, when they saw the
blazing wreck from over the river,' crossed in
boats to the scene, and did all they could to
assist the wounded and rescue the people from
the wreck. According to the Paxtang Electric
Works clock, the explosion occurred at 1:40
o'clock, the Clock Stopping at that time. All of
the windows were blown out of the building.
At Lochiel, dwelling houses were so badly
i-h;-.kc-n that the occupants were thrown out of
bed.
The explosion upset a lamp in the home of
T. P. Martin. No. 10 16th-st.. this city, starting
a fire that destroyed three houses.
The scene of the wreck when daylight broke
was a gTewsome one. Splintered and smouldering
cars and twisted iron were piled high on the
four tracks and an enormous amount of wreck
age was lying on the marsh land between the
railroad embankment and the river. By 10
o'clock two freight tracks were open, but the
passenger tracks for several hundred feel were
blown away, and it will be seme time before
they can be repaired.
The fire in the two last Pullman cars was ex
tinguished about 7:30 o'clock this morning. The
contents of these, where It is believed a number
of bodies were, were so completely burned that
it was not possible to tell whether there were
any human remains there or not.
It is unofficially estimated that the financial
loss sill amount to fully $300,000. This includes
515,000 for cash, Jewelry and other personal
i effects of the passengers that were destroyed.
The scene of th wreck was visited by prob
ably more than fifty thousand persons. There
were at least five thousand constantly at the
place. They came from Lancaster and from all
the small towns within fifty miles. The authori
ties had matters well in hand, however, and
kept the crowd back from the tracks by means
of ropes stretched along the telegraph poles.
- W. B. McCaleb, superintendent of the Phila
delphia division, whose offices are in this city,
■ said he was unable as yet to fix any responsi
bility , for the accident. A thorough Investiga
tion, he said, is now being made by bin men.
[»V niIKIIHIII TO THE TKini NX.I
Plttsburg. May li. — Victor Lee Crabbe, who
wa? killed in the wreck, was ihc- son-in-law of
Robert Pitcalrn. restd) : -nt to President
A. J. Cassatt of the Pennsylvania Railroad. H<»
was forty year-: oht snd lived with the Pitcairr
family at BUswortb and Ambersoa ayes. Mr.
Crabbe was horn al Woost r, Ohio, and ivis
af\(* T IT* T* V « '
,„* SOC.ETV »,^
1-&cT\r IH* 4\ d~* W?W% D £"**%
DRY SPECIAL,
BRUT SPECIAL 1898.
The highest grade of that -vintage shipped by Messrs.
Pol Roger (ix Co.. is now on saJe a^t the ie».din£
Resta.ura.nts, Clubs and Wine Merchants in this city.
ANTHONY OFXHS,
Sole for \7. S.
graduated from the University of Wooster. Im
mediately afterwmrd he came to Pittaourg, and
becanw amnected with the Carbon Steel Com
■.vith wWch concern he had remained ever
He was a stockholder in the company
and purchasing agent A brother. W. R. r'rabbe.
esident of the Shadyside Academy here.
Philadelphia. May 11.-Jacob L. Silberman
waa Benior member of the f*rm of Silberman.
Walter & Co.. v.holcsalc- clothing merchants of
this city.
STORIES OF SURVIVORS.
Men Who Escaped Tell of the
Horrors of the Wreck.
Harrisbure, Pcnn.. May 11.— "The first inti
mation I had of the wreck." said John B. Rey
nolds, of Pittsburg. a newspaper man, who was
going homo from New-York, and escaped with
Flight injuries, "waa when I heard an awful
crash and was thrown out Into the aisle of the
car. I was da^ed f.-r a time, and only realized
my position and what had happened when
I felt a woman grabbing me and screaming-,
•For God's pake, help me!' I pushed her out of
the window, and a fellow passenger hand»d
out ;i child which belonged to her. He then
left the train, and called to me to jump through
the window.
•just then there was a terrific explosion. Aa
I dropped Co the ground a missile struck and
knocked me down. I don't know how long I
lay there, but when I recovered my senses I
crawled acro§s the tracks under a freight train
o led down the embankment on the other
side. 1 was In my night clothes, and all my
other clothes and belongings were lost.
•I never want to witness such a sight as that
which followed the collision. Women were
In were i rying, and strong
men were wandering about dazed and helples?.
Th- tracks were.strewn in all directions with
half naked men and women, some of whom
th« '; ; seriously injured."'
Han a an a wife, ol Franklin, Perm..
were In the drawing room of one of the Bleei ere
oh their way home from New-York. "We were
..• said Mr. Feldman, "when
u as a slight explosion that partly awoke
up. This waa followed by the most awful ropr
.: install, we were d
against the side of the car. We groped around
dark and finally got out of the window,
.•. rything. We mad.- our way to a place
of safety. Mrs. Feldman was badly cut back
„f th- ■ ir red much from shock, l
am wounded In the lft breast, but I will be
ris ht n *:- my wife l fear for now.
We had to walk over the sharp cinders, and our
bare feel »tre badly cut."
O. c. Jordan of Lorain, Ohio, got out with his
buJi • ; dragging a half dozen
. f r i . the burning cars, distributed the
his satchel among them. Mr. Jor
dan said:
I ,■. . m y li:",- to the fact that I was unable
ure a lower berth at Philadelphia. 1 de
up all night and bad Lilian Into
slumber when the train reached Middletown. A
crash and an Immediate explosion
awakened me and I found myself turning over
.••]■ as my coach turned a complete ■■■
When we came to a standstill I saw above me
an oi.en window and made an attempt to
it I found my band caught In a suit case han
dle and while trying to extricate tt a second ter
rific explosion oc< urred and the door al tl
of the car was bursi open. Dragging the suit
oase from which I was unable to loosen my hold
I crawled over bodies and wreckage through to
the open door.
Thon 1 returned to the work of rescue. Time
a f time the Barnes forced me back, but l re
; until the heat became s" Intense that to
have ventured near the wreck would have
m« ant suffbcatiorL
Half naked women stood Bhivering about nnd
th« least wounded uf the nu-n had not the
wherewith to clothe themselves. Bo I dis
tributed all of my clothing, of which I had a
full sail case, among them. My only injury is
a bloodblister on the little finger of my rtgtot
hand.
Paul Dinkee, of Pittsburgh *aid h<- was awake
when the crash came. "I had just given my
to the porter for shining," said he. "The
next instant I was jarom d Into the forward end
of the car. l recollect several seconds seem
ingly clapped between the collision and the
heavy explosion. The collision its-ir did no
damage to the Bleeping cars, All would have
been .v.-li bad it not been for the explosion.
••! heard two women scream, *Bav< n;<-,' and
the dash followed. The floor was driven Into
the car. Trying to get out of the car I was
everywhere Impeded by the loose curtains of
the berths. J don't know how I reached th<
ground. I know I didn't get out of the door
or window, but just found myself on the rails."
NEW-YORKERS IN WRECK.
Four Sufferers Return to City — One
Sends Word to Relatives.
With hair Fingerl and many bruises on his
body, Charles Rosenstock. a member of the linn
of Rosenstock & Colin, arrived at ills' borne, No
'JIT Kast 115tb-st, yesterday afternoon, the lirsa
Of the BUrviVOra Of the railroad wreck :;t H:ir
risburg to reach this city. He waa met in Jer
sey City by hia father.
"Shortly after J left Jersey City lasi night,"
he told a reporter, "I went from thf place l
had chosen In the second car several cars to the
rear, l was awakened In Ibe night by being
thrown from my berth to Ihe floor. A porter
rushed through, culling: 'This way out! 1 i Ktart
ed after him, clothed cnly in my pajamas. Sud
di-niy the doorway before me was filled with
Same. I could not run through it In nay bar*
feet, and Hi.r.-:iig- toward the opening-. At that
instant the first explosion occurred. The next I
kii' w J f'-it iii>s'-lf rolling down a steep embank
ment, a distance I afterward learned of forty
f»-.-t. Then I plunged into the wi ter <>f the Sus
quehanna River. As J struck out and arose to
'!.•■ lurface the second K'«' ; 't explosion occurred.
I ducked in time to escape v rain of Iron and
wool, i stayed In the water until all the ex
plosions k ere ovef 1 .
"The cars burned like ■' volcano, and so flerce
i ly that th<- rescuers, as they arrived, were un
abl< to do icareely anything toward savlnp
those pinned ": th« wreck. L.ivincr people were
d to d<:it)i before our eyes. I rr-me-mber
<>r.. man especially who crawled through b
window, but could not net his foot loose, lie
was burned to a crisp while I looked at him.
■< me tbii.K I wish to mention especially — tho
i conduct of the people <>f Steelton. They < ■ ; •- i
tit,. I;,-. They gave their dps! linen for bandages,
and even broke open the stores to set clothes
for the vie) iir.s."
Mr Rosenstock la a thickset, muscular man.
NEW-YORK DAILY TKTBTTSE. FRIDAY. MAY 12. 1905.
His bruises and burns, though numerous, are
not con" dered dangerous by the doctors. When
he reached home he was dressed in borrowed
$ Hysterical and with her scalp cut straight
across her head. Mrs. Bertha Picker of No. 121
St Nicholas-aye.. and her two small children,
ho were in the Harrlsburg wreck, reached this
city at 9:30 o'clock last night. They were met
at 'the ferry by Mr. Picker, and are now under
medical care.
Mrs. Picker and her two sons, Lawrence and
Jerome, seven and Ove years old respectively,
were asleep in a lower berth In car No. 3. She
was awakened by a fearful blow on the head
from a piece of the upper berth. The man
occupying the upper berth climbed out of the
wreckage, and. taking one or' the children, as
sist..] Mrs. Picker and the other through an
upper window in the car. He left them as soon
as this was done to go back to aid others. Clad
only in her nightdress, and the children wear
ing" only their pajamas, Mrs. Picker wandered
along the railroad track for. an hour and a half.
Twice the sparks from the burning wreckage
Bet her nightdress afire, and she had to roll in
the sand aloryr the track to put it out. Finally
she met two flagmen, who took her and the
children to a. small flaghouse, where she stayed
with such attendance as the men could give
until ." a. m. The Harrisburg police then found
some clothing for her and the children, and, giv
ing thorn transportation and >2, put them aboard
a train for this city. The ugly sash across Mrs.
Picker's scalp is filled with cinders, and until
her arrival at home it received no medical at
tention. The wound will have to be reopened.
William Klein, a New-York lawyer, who was
a member of Sam Shubert's party on the
wrecked train, and who was reported missing,
sent a message to his brother in this city yester
day, saying he was in the hospital at Harris
burg. He said he was burned, but did not say
how badly. He wanted clothes and his private
physician. As« soon as Mr. Klein's message
reached his home i.i this city, his brother Eman
ucl started for Harrisburg. His private physi
cian also went to Pennsylvania to take charge
of him. William Klein is the attorney of many
prominent theatrical people.
L. E. BURT AND DAUGHTER ESCAPE.
Pennsylvania Yardraaster at New-Brunswick
Had Been Hurt in Recent Wreck.
New-Brunswick. X. J.. M ly 11 (Special).— Mrs. J.
i:. Stanley, et-st., and her father, Lloyd
!■:. Hun, yardmaster of the Pennsylvania Railroad
here, who were in the Pennsylvania Railroad wrpcn
at Hamburg, reached home here -n 2 o'clock this
afternoon. They w • :•<_■ on their way to ("ass City,
Mi.-h.. to attend the funeral of Mrs. Henry Burt. a
.sister of Mr. Burt. Th ■;. *r( re iii the Brst Pullman.
the third car from th-- engine. In describing the
;-.'•■ ii!>-:;t Mr? Btahley said:
r was thrown OH ot tii- top berth «nd into
one end of the car, and 1 our of the lower berth.
I had nothing on but a skirt and underclothing and
mj feel wereAadly cv( I ■ the glass. The porter had
Jubl opened the door of the Pullman for Harris
ollUion occurred end the fact that
■ •■ o ■ i Is all th.it saved our lives.
We managed t< gel "'it of tins dn<-. r soon after thn
car caught fire The car was half way down the
river bank . ■i^-'nt cannot be described.
Little children burned to death and frantic parents
them. Men and women wandering
ked .- if crasy. There an- more
dead th< re. I t n will ever be Known.
Mr. Burt, who was badly hurt In a wreck some
month* ago, when his rtb« were crushed in. hod
this to f.tv aboul the wi
tttng to the <t.': of the cir kp jumped across
from the platform of thf car to thf tracks which
had been torn off by thi . and from there
footed and had nothing
on but a pair of pajamas My feet were badlj cut
cinders and glass, lvi my daughter, having
stockings <->n. did not suffer aa much aa I did. fur
car van all In flames, and we were mighty lucky
I ■ gel ■ S a a ■ ell i - « b did.
FRANK T. LLOYD HELPS OTHERS.
Caraden's Prosecutor Loses Watch and Much
Clothing, but Saves Pocketbook.
Camden. N. J.. May 11 (Special).— Escaping by al
most a miracle, with a f.;w :<upornrlal cut*. Frank
T. Lloyd, Prosecutor of the ritui of this city,
reached hi office about noon, and went si once to
Atlantic City to ureot hln wife and daughter, who
are tKi< Mr. I.loyd whs '"' suffering from the
shork of the reck when he reached CazndfP. "''
Raid that be a* fithcr thrown out of Jils berth
or jumiifd out on tho floor. He hastily !>»' en hi.
underqlotheß and trousers i»nd Btood dazed; debai-
Ing which way to go While he was li his position
there came an explosion; followed by a series of
explosion-, rind Mr. Lloyd'a ts.ee. h-nd and arm
were cut with the firing gla«s. He crawkrt out
through th» drawing room and thence on the back
platform. He then got out on L** ground, and saw
that an awful wreck had occurred. Thrt-e of the
cars wrre ...... • and had fallen down i»n embank
ment, where they were ablnze.
Mr. Lloyd remained on the ground, assisting the.
injured Ore pitiful right was rt woman with^
i-hi'.i -ii>oL:t ten years old, who was m the same
car'wl.h him The woman was.hur^ internal y
behead. ' ' ne£o
?,o ?"T with his hand cut off and h«n K inpr by a
thread of ski h" fortunately had several hand
kerchiefs In «| h * ;". h direct
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SENATORS DISCUSS THE DISASTER.
Mr. Elkins's Bill Regulating Carriage of
High Explosives Failed.
Washington, May 11 Members of the Senate
Committee on Interstate Commerce to-day m
formally discussed the railroad disaster at South
Harrlsburg Perm., and 11 was recalled that Senator
Kin of Went Virginia, the chairman of the com
mittee! introduced a bill In February. 1901. pre
scribing conditions under which high explosives
could be carried. Opposition developed, because of
th effect of the measure on ammunition. This bill
provided many safeguards, among there being reg
ulations which would prevent cars containing «•
nlnslvea from stopping In large towns. Senator El-
.;,;,:.::',,: the bill as a result or spending a
n£ht at Graft n \V. V:... in a sleeper alongside a
Clouded With 'dynamite. The bill required that
cira loaded with explosives be so labelled and
v?su-l supervisor, of the subject in the interstate
Commerce Commission.
BROTHER GOES FOR H. M. KEASBEY.
Henry M. Keasbey, of Orange, M. J.. presldeni of
the National FMreprooflns. Company. ■ passenger on
ill- train wrecked al Harrisburg, was on bis way to
attend a meeting ot his corporation at PKtaburg.
goon after the v.-r.-<i< be telegraphed to a brotner
X ]■ k a bey. thai be waa only slightly hurl by
burns on thi hands The brother started for Har
.■ to bring the Injured man home. Mr. Keas
a brothi i or k. Q md G >org< M. iv> asbey,
lawyers at Newark.
JERSEY CITY CLOTHIER MAY BE LOST.
Charles Jacobs, who kepi a clothing store ai No.
•_'■ Newark-avc, Jersej City, la supposed to have
been on the wreclu d train, as be was going to Pitts
burg and thence to Washington. Telegrams sent
by hie .-oi, to lib. Plttsburg and his Washington ad-
Hla r latlvea fear
that he la um< Dg the unid«ntifle I d id.
MAILMEN ARE ON GOOD BEHAVIOR
Much Interest Manifest in Vote for Most
Popular Letter Carrier.
Interest In the voting contest for the most pop
ular letter carrier in tho city, an attraction of the
fair for St. Ambrose's Church at tho Palm Garden.
in East sSth-st.. will be ■■ ntied in the sub-stations
until the postmen appear at the fair next Monday
night and compare notes. Voting books were sent
to si] the station delegates yesterday, and the
members of the association have been instructed
to record their votes With them.
Although the president of the association, M. A.
Fitzgerald, is getting most of the votep, there are
several other candidates in th ■ field, among the
names mentioned being George Kirnhauscr, J.
Blake, T. Xordrey, Charles A. Kirn and Bernard
MeOee.
The prize at stake Is a free trip over the Eiio
Railroad and Union Pacific to the Lewis and ''lark
Exposition in Portland, Ore., but the postmen are
also animated by interest In the poor of St. Am
brose's parish.
There was an unusually largo attendance at the
fair last night, the congregation of Holy Trinity
Church anil tho children of Mary of St. Ambrose
being the ..utots cf honor.
visits Aeolian Hall, New York's
New Musical Center, and writes
another letter of appreciation of
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I consider the Metrostyle indispensable to the ,
Pianola, and I have indicated my interpretation
of several compositions with great interest.
ALTHOUGH M. Paderewski was too i!l to give the concluding Recitals of his Tour, he
' accepted an invitation to call at Aeolian Hall on the eve of sailing for home and hear
some recent compositions played by the Pianola. He spoke enthusiastically of the artistic
characteristics of the instrument, and upon his return to his hotel sent the above note to
the Aeolian Company, which shows that the great Polish artist has not modified his original atti
tude in regard to the real merit of the Pianola and its most important feature— the Metrosty.e.
It is noteworthy that not only Paderewski, but practically all the other recognized authori
ties have gone on record as praising the Metrostyle Pianola. It is still more noteworthy that
although there arc now upwards of Forty diff.-rent Piano- Piayers on the market, the Piano* is tkt
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«1 It"h» in the Metrostyle a feature which Paderews.i describes as •< indispensable" and which is not cv«
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TO ENJOIN BLASTS PERMANENTLY.
West Siders Hope to Put Final Check on
Palisade Destruction.
Residents of th« West Sl<>. facing the. Hudson
River, were elated at the news that th« blasting
of the Palisades, as told m Th« Tribune yeiterdajr.
would have to stop on account •<( the decision
rendered by Justice Vernon H. Davis. They are
now anxious to know what effect the order of the
court will have on the present situation.
Clinton De Witt Rogers, the attorney of record
in the cast;, said yesterday thai a permanent in
junction will now issue, if the plaintiff succeeds in
proving a nuisance to exist, which damages his
property. "It is gratifying," he said, "to realize
that the courts of our State will protect our prop
erty against such nuisances, even though their
origin Is beyond the State line. Under this prece
dent all other nuisances affecting: New-York real
property oan be enjoined when the parties are be
fore the court."
COLONEL MONROE SPEAKS IN BOSTON.
Discusses Municipal Ownership at Social
Science Meeting.
Boston, May 11.— Prominent educators and sci
entists were, present at the opening of the annual
convention of the American Social Science Associa
tion here to-day. President John Graham Brooks
presided. Frank B. Sanborn, of Concord, gave an
historical sketch.
The feature of to-night's meeting was an ad
dress by Colon*! Robert Grler Monroe, of New-
York, Mis topic was "Municipal Ownership." In
discussing the question of municipal ownership
Colonel Monroe dwelt at considerable length on the
conditions In New-York City, where for a time ho
had charge both of the water supply and the pub
lic lighting. He sharped that from the very begin
ning there have been waste, improvidence, iiu-in
clency and more or leas dishonesty in ths construc
tion, maintenance and operation of New-York's
water supply. Colonel Monroe said:
No public official or set of public officials has 1111
posed such a burden upon the community as the
dtningjuished financiers who have consolidated and
over-capitalised the public service corporations.
Every dollar wasted in the conduct of New- York a
water supply, every dollar squandered on the con
struction of Its water works and every dollar stolen
In the course of such construction has had to be
met and paid for by the citizens, and has fallen
as an extra burden' upon the community in pro
rN.lv the same way as though public funds had
been directly abstracted from the city treasury.
In closing Colonel Monroe counselled that the peo
ple keep municipal ownership near as an ever-ready
and available alternative and as the most •«"«£
weapon of attack against existing wrongs of pub
lic service corporations.
ARTISTS FAIL NAZARETH BENEFIT.
The benefit performance at the Garden Theutre
yesterday afternoon for the Nazareth Nursery, In
West 15th-st all but ended disastrously for the
audience, owing to the failure of at least halt of
the artists on the prognrmme to appear. Mm*.
8. li"a Kronoid. Anton Hrrner and one or two
other musician* were there, however, and oth- -«
w»re secured at live minutes* notice, who filled up
the holes a'ter • fashion. What really saved th«
day was "Tho College Widow" company. They
weT-a all there end rave the entire third act of
Ws niorry l>lav. The n«dlenc« was large, so
financially the benefit was a success
3/1?. CARNEGIE RETIRES.
Bids Farewell to Members of the
Iron and Steel Institute.
London, May 11.— The annual meeting of the
Iron and Steel Institute opened here this morn-
Ing. Andrew Carnegie presiding for the last
time. The United States was represented by
C. T. Purdy and Dr. Q. Revay. of New- York;
J. B. >«ih ■!>. of Philadelphia, and H. J. White, of
Pittsburg. Mr. Carnegie in his farewell speech
said he appreciated the honor of being the first
American president of th.< institute and intro
duced his successor. R. A. Hadfleld, the vice
president of the Institute.
Mr. Carnegie announced his subscription of
$20,000 to the research fund as a parting Rift
to the institute.
H. C. Boynton, of Cambridge, Mass., was
awarded the Carnegie scholarship of $500.
Th.- meeting will be continued to-morrow.
Among the more Important papers to be read Is
one by James Gayley, of New-York, on "'The
Application of the Dry Air Blast to the Manu
facture of Iron."
It. A. l i:i. iiiii,i, the new president of the Iron and
St«***l institute, was formerly master cutlet of Shef
field, and Is a director of the Sheffield Gas Com
pany, the Sheffield District Railroad and other
companies, He in the inventor of manganese steel.
Mr. Hiulflelci la a member of many scientific and
industrial organization*, Including the American
Institute of Mining Engineers. Among the i>riz«»a
he haw received i- the John Scott Medal «nd pre
mium of the franklin Institute of Philadelphia.
( *A RNEGIE OFFERS GIFT.
Badclife to Get $75000 if Like
Sum Is Raised.
Cambridge, Mass., May 11 (Hpertal) It has
Just been announced that Andrew Carnegie ha:>
offered to Raduliffe College the sum of $7ri.000
for a library building on condition that an aojßßl
sum shajl be raised among: alumna and friends
of the college for the endowment of the library.
Mr. Carnegie's sift helps along a movement or
ganized some time ago for better library facili
ties at the Cambridge woman's college. At the
annual meeting of the Radcllffe College Alumna
Association, held in June. 1903, a committee of
fix embers wu« appointed to consider ways
and means of securing a new nbrary building.
nie ruidciiffe library Is at present Installed
in a wooden building adjoining EH-^"t.; Cary
Agassis Bouse, It contains about 22,000 vol
umes. The reading rooms seat only about one
quarter of the total number of students in ti; ■
college, many of whom live at a distance from
Cambridge and hence must study In the course
of the day in crowded rooms where quiet ■ out
Of the question. ' , ; ■
That Radcllffe should have an adequately
housed working library of its own has nlwuvs
appeared necessary, although, of course. .he
Harvard library, with upward of six thousand
volumes, is at the disposal of advance 1 students
for research work. it is hoped that with Mr.
Carnegie's gift In hand, and perhaps other as
sistance, Radcliffe will have a fireproof struct
ure, spacious, well lighted and well ventilated.
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No definite date h3n b*en ret on which the
i?7."».O«X» for maintenance of the llbriry must be
raised. A determined effort, however, will be
made by the library committee to secure the
money fore Commencement, 1005.
VNIOX OF BLUE 4 IXD GRAY.
Northern and Southern Veterans
Plan Fraternal Organization.
Washington. May ll.— Veterans rtt the Union
and Conf?derate forces gathered here to-day for
a two days' social and ncn-peHtical rally. The
meeting is intended to be preliminary to a per
manent fraternal ors~nlrattor.. r.'stlanal In char
acter, vt the blue and the grey, and with the
idea of holding a reunion and review here in
I'JIW. It is not the purpose of the new organiza
tion to interfere in any nay with arty association
of vetfrnn eoMicrs. r j hr formal (excises began
th's afternoon at Grand Army o? the Republic
Hall, ar.d a big rally was he!d tivr.lght.
Amen? the speakers tt the afternoon sestfon
were Admiral fcVhUy. Colonel Julian.A. Car of
Xort'a Cari'ln": CokrK-1 J. D. I?a;v£han. Gen
era! R. E. fc'niwtitn, of .--?sc?e; Colonel F. M-
Sterrett. of Missouri: Genera! V. Y. Cook, si
Arkansas; Maji.r B. F. Dlx'»n. of North Carolina
and Captain J. T. Griffith, of Virginia.

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