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V OU LXVI. N° 21.820.
Also Appeal* to Mr. Longteorth at
<) lister Bay Church.
IBy tt*pta TT«« Tribunal
Oys-er Bay. Au?. 12— Miss Liza Case, or Miss
"A?i L. Ksac." as she 'prefers to call herself,
*;ho has been haunting the streets of Oyster
E£y flurins th" lapt .month for the purpose of
jAcresting President md Mrs Rr^pevelt, in her
affairs. mad# a determined effort to speak to
then at f h«» close of service in Christ's Episco
pal Church t<>-lay. Th<» alertness of James
I>uffy. one of the ushers at th*- church, and the
Scrret Service guards prevented her from mak
izg a f' -f-v.f durinp the service, and ended the
incident, wtiidi happened so quickly that few of
th* worshippers realized that anything unusual
tras taking: place.
As Mi.«s <^ase has been :i constant attendant
«tthe church the President goes to since her ar
rival in town, '" particular attention was paid to
tn vh'ii .-;h~ arrived this morning soon after
President and Mrs. Roosevelt. Mr. and Mrs.
Nicholas Longworth and Quentin Roosevelt had
taken th- ir seats in the President's pew. In
ftead of contenting herself with a r^ar pew, as
ufual. Miss Case to-day walked down the aisle
until fh«- reached the pew opposite, that occupied
by th* Roosevelt family. As she was about to
tik«= her seat there, however. Mr. Duffy hastened
forwari and informed her that the pew was "re
lerjed." :ind requested her to take a seat in the
Ttzr. Mr. Duffy took Miss Case's arm as he
tpoke. and escorted her to the back of the audi
torium stead of taking a seat there, however.
Miss Case stationed herself st the back of the
last pew. next the aisle, with the evident inien
ttei '.f speaking to the President when the ser-
Tict ended.
M: ••■•uti-il. a Secret Service agent, stationed
hta-.seif beside her and remained there during
ft* rest of thf pervke. When the devotions
v--'v '-' erdt-'J the President and hi« family, as is
tb^r "custom. j>assed out before the rest of the
cw.gregar :<~>n. and Miss Cape pressed forward.
T«;o other >"ccr<>t Service men reinforced Con-
WA. aii'j made a human wall between the Pros
itet and, h* woman.
Oh. Mr. President, can't I speak to you?'"
called Miss Case. President Roosevelt turned
kalf-I'.ay srosind. saw what was transpiring and
ViSffrd out uith Mrs Longworth. Mrs. Roose
'•'■'■"' Longworth nd Quentin followed in the
crit-r named.
• *
Ajn. Mr. Nicholas '..- - I'orth, can't I speak a
«crd t>. you?" cried Miss Case, attempting in
tain to press between the stalwart forms that
: '-'■ have hidden her from the view of the Presi-
MiM Ca^e hurried out of the church after the
FKfldenjt's family, but was prevented from ap-
Waching the carriages by the Secret Ben I
_ After the incident Miss Caso hunted up
"Sqnire"' Franklin, the local justice of the peace,
•^ demanded a warrant for Mr. Duffy, who had
t£sd!<:-d h'-r -with unnecessary roughness, accord-
to hfri statement, in compelling her to take
"rear Feat in ihf church. She said that he not
«•!>' brui^.-J hrr arm. but broke her watch chain
*r.dcaus'c- ihe timepiece to fall to the floor.
•T V
i r^ f v.oni out a pair of shoes and worn one
***£* threadbare jn ;ny efforts to see the Prfsi
*y;t," declared Miss Case, "but I am not dis
bcartened and will remain in Oyster Bay until I
' Ivge i.TOwd of villagers and summer visitors
c-terAe-A f-nurch this morning In order to cc- a
Ti ** of Mr. and Mrs. I^ongworth. Mr. Loner
*mh m ill make a trip to Xew York to-morrow
♦T th« j ur;«-jf* of meeting a fen personal and
J*^tica: friends. On Tuesday It is expected,
v * ■ ■ - ..
*t- arjfl Mrs. Longworth win leave here for
9tat ■
Theodor*- Roosevelt, jr.. taught In the Sunday
•Aool cf the church to-day as a substitute for
lit ootisjri. Miss Christine li osevelt. nd Miss
* £r>t Roosevelt taught a part of the infant
■■■ill Roosevelt will leave here to-morrow
** South Dakota for a hunting trip.
tovd Shoot* Dog Which Attacked
the President's Cousin.
'■ lEy T»>jrraj.h to The Trityjr.".]
Jvr^r Bay. Lo r ,- bland. Aug. 12.-W. Emlen
( •W)**v#h, a of Prefijdent Roosevelt, hn.l a
roT hh * tt^ w!th a «uf»p<->s^d mad dog this after
coon. Th» anlnsal ??tacke<l him on th^ Cbye Road.
tni "f f ? n sH?^ r «. lli!1 - an<l but fr ' T the timely
B»' r S * c' JarnM g !^ari. on* of ih° t i«-nt'«
lui? v",7- Vi ' ft z ' : ' Tis - Mr - Rooaevelt might have
« . '*fl "'P^-wl along on li!s way to "stand
ted k»v J* ii^ ru ' )TtT Iil!1 J J s* in the nick of time.
*''.«a the animal with hla revolver.
reformer Who Fell at Crescent
Park Ha* Ruptured Lung.
. y T'l'srajihT ' I'srajih to Tl:* TVibunt.J
K l^". J-- I . Aug. IL'.— Tbfe fnjuirlea which
* <Jy '*-''f. a. Uoston aeronaut, mci %vitb/ at
'*»'tnt pp £ rk yfstMday, v.hf-n h- f < il to tiie
• 9 ■ ■■■ 190 ■
nute fif.^j tC „ are far more serious
£•£ at rir.-T. L-iievea. aiid will probably result
tUju^.° fc£: " ; - H- had ascended to a height of
Vi *t*Z y bon ored fret, nSien ihe^^Jloen \K-enn
ttto^Z'* "' r >'* : '~ Hi? act Included being t-- ;ot
f£» t lllnr -'-?: a».j he flr^.l tne bomb and v>a =
*»iSV*Ji«** V^;'-;f: : - Tho Parachute foiled
t »»..—-. „.., „,„,,.. NEW-YORK. MONDAY. AI^TST VI 1!»im;.-TI;N PAGES.- ?j -,: •?:; : v; -r.,.,.
Valued at $500,000 — A* Arrest
Ma/ie at Lisbon.
Paris. Aug. 13.— Telegraphing from Lisbon, the
correspondent of the "Journal" says that a
Brazilian named Guerreiro has been arrested
thore, charged with the fheft of the crown of the
Brazilian emperors, which is formed of precious
stones and valued at $500,000.
The Mad Mullah Again Takes Field
in Somaliland.
London, Aug. 13.— The correspondent at Aden
of "Th* Daily Mail" reports that the Mad Mul
iah has raided in* Somaliland border, killed over
one thousand of the Rareharon tribe dwelling in
the Ogaden region snd captured ten thousand
Haji Mohammed Abdullah for years has been a
thorn in the side of the British. He began 10 stir
up the natives of Somali'.and after he had made a
Pilgrimage to Mecca in !596. and from small be
ginnings the movement spread until he had at his
command a considerable army, included in which
were some of the best fighting tribes in that part
of Africa. Among the victories credited to the Mul
lah are the annihilation of the forces commanded
by Colonel Plunkctt and his defeat of Colonel
In December, 15X>5. in pursuance of an agreement
between Great Britain and Italy to offer the Mul
lah an assignment of a settled sphere in Somali
la!;.!, together with grazers' rights in certain parts
of British and Italian territory, the Mullah under
took to observe poace. toward both Great Britain
and Italy. This arrangement it was believed (mold
put an end to the difficult and costly British ex
peditlons against the Mullah and deliver the pro-
U-ctorate tribes, from his devastating raids.
Jockey Rendered Unconscious at
Morris Park — Horse Killed.
While schooling a iiorse over the jumps yester
day morning at the old Morris Park racetrack,
Joseph McGann, twenty year.- old, a jockey and
:. := - trainer, living at Green avenue and .Vh
street, West Chester, came a cropper in putting
the horse over the- Liverpool.
H" v as thrown heavily to the ground, being
•d unconscious, and the horse, Whitfletree.
valued at $4,<KK>, was killed. The horse broke
us neck.
Mounted Patrolman McCarron, who happened
to witness the accident, removed McGann to the
home of Dr. Pound, in West Chester, where he
was revived and removed to his. own home, suf
fering from contusions and shock.
Another May Die — Machine Struck
by Trolley Car.
Ch api, Aug. V 2. — Mrs. Elizabeth Slaughter
•-!> killed, Mrs. H. B. Slaughter w;is
ily f;itally injured and G. S. Slaughter,
::d of the former, and a nurse employed by
him, were slightly hurt to-nieht. when an auto
mobile in which they were riding was struck by
.t Chicago & Milwaukee electric car at Noyes
street crossing, In Evanston, a suburb where
:<.■ v lived.
Harvard's Mascot Succumbs to Weakness
Following Operation.
Boston, Aug. 12. - John Lovett, kno,wn to every
ird man and throughout th<- college world
as "John the < <n±::gr- Man." <!i<*d at the Massa
tts General Hospital to-day. Two weeks
;-.*ir r ' he was taker, seriously ill, and thre* days
ago ?n operation was {i*>rform«»d. H* stood th<*
operation well, but his recuperative powers
were not suffi' i»m to meet the drain upon his
ngth. He was seventy-four years old.
Lovett was born in Kenmare. County Kerry.
: and came to this country whf-n a boy.
A few fears latf-r h^ became a pedlar of fruit
I th" Harvard students. Hr- began with a
iter years peddled his wares from
key cart, the gift of th*- students. For
• .- n h' wax Harvard's favorite mascot at
•Hegiate iithletic events.
<."lev*-2and. Aup. 32.— Residents of the- Height*. in
th» eastern part of the city, to-day witnessed one of
the most lemarkable mirages of which there Is any
record In this jart of the country. Wonderfully
• l^ar and distinct, the «;an:i<]j;in shore of Jjik'-
Krle. *Isty rn>.:> s distant, was spread out fore
them In th<- *ky. The phenomenon lasted for more
than an liour and attracted th* notice of thousand"
of persons before it faded. The city of Ronde ■>*
<-<»ul<l be plainly se«-n. the church spires and j>ri-i
eipal buildings standing out In bold relief Tall
ir^es an.l .1 nv«r emptying Into the lake could alao
be seen.
[l;> Telegraph To TJ:e THI ■••.- J
Kansas City. A^'-K- l-.—W. 11. Hyers, secretary of
, i... National Hoard of Trad.', was found d'-;i;! in a
vacant kit yesterday. The body was not Identified
i;im! to-day; and then It was learned that Hyers
w:i*s short between HO.rtW and *:< 01 '■ He • .••in-- to
Kansas <"lty a f«-w months =!«•. from St. Paul,
?^(-r<- h" !in<l been In ■;■• grain business Th*
>.*i!.jiiai Board of Trade is an exchange supposed
Vi li;ne h-'-.t organize.! to create quotations f •<.
bucket shops.
Leaving New York ••. 1:55 p in „ via Pennsylvania
P.ailroaJ. arrived at Pi Louis on time. 4.3'> p. in..
2U da>B oat of Advt.
District Attorney's Friend Declares
He Would Run for Governor.
John A. Henneberry. whose confidential rela
tions with District Attorney Jerome give him the
right to speak with some authority, made a
statement last night In which he said he was
satisfied that Mr. Jerom* wwuid accept the reg
ular Democratic nomination for Oovernor, if the
demand should be strong enough. He said that
Mr. Jerome had been in communication with
prominent members of the party, and would not
deny that the announcement of Mr. Jerome's in
dependent candidacy before the Democratic con
vention might be a part of the plans now being
rapidly formulated.
Mr. Henneberry is chief clerk in the District
Attorney's trice: he has managed both of Mr.
Jerome's campaigns for District Attorney, and
his statement yesterday is thought to have been
given out with the purpose, of bringing to the
surface all the Jerome sentiment throughout the
"In the last few days," he said, "there has ap
peared in various parts of the state a strong
sentiment in favor of Mr. Jerome as the candi
date of th" Democratic t?tate Convention for
Governor. Several men prominent in the Demo
cratic party, have communicated with Mr.
Jerome recently and urged him to consider the
"I have net Been Mr. Jerome in several days, '
but I am satisfied that if there is a demand for
him he will make the run for Governor on the
Democratic ticket. He will regard it as a duty
which as a Democrat he cannot disregard."
Mr. Henneberry. who reached the city from
Saratoga at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, said
I he had come In response to a telephonic con
versation he had had early in the day with four
Democratic leaders. He said that a conference
had been arranged for last night, but refused to
say where it was to be held or who the "four
leaders" were. He did say. however, that they ;
were from out of town. It was pointed out that ]
if they had been from the northern or "central i
part of the state it would have be* n much easier i
to have arranged a conference with Mr. Henne^- \
berry at Saratoga. There was an impression
that perhaps the entire party would go to L,ake
vtlle. Th's was suggested to Mr. Henneberry. i
"I shall communicate with Mr. Jerome at j
Lakevllle." he said, "and shall return to Sara- '
toga to continue my vacation." !
Saratoga is an interesting place just now for a
man with a political mission. Many of the Dem
ocratic leaders of the state are there, and it is :
safe to say that Mr. Henneberry has been in
touch with some cf them in the last few days,
and will see r..or<* cf them in the coming week;
According to some political observers it is a
shrewd game that the anti-Hearst or conserva
tive element In 'he Democratic party appears ]
to be playing. The observers figure that much of 1
Mr. Jerome's strength lies in his reputation for '
being independent. They think of the success he '
had last year, and estimate what his vote would j
have been had the Tammany convention also j
homlna : «d him. Then they turn to the remark- i
able incident of three veers ago. when Tammany j
nominated Controller Grout after he had been j
nominated by the Citizens Union and recall how j
strong he was at the polls that year.
Considering all this, they are saying to them- j
selves, according to these observers, that to j
have J. -,••.!,;• come out as an Independent cnidl- !
da.v? and declare himself untrammelled by any ■
of t'-.e bnsets would plan him in the strongest \
possible position ...^ a candidate for Governor.
Conservatives believe that if they can per- !
si:;i«i>- the delegates to the Democratic State .
Convention that, Jerome occupies such a posi- '
tion they may be ;ii>!e to stampede the conven
tion for him. Thai '.x what they are playing for.
.Mr Jerome rants the regular Democrat!" 1 i
nomination for Governor, but he also believes
that to have announced previously an Inde
pendent stand would place "him In a Strategic
position which would be most Important
From this time on Jerome will be pushed to
the front and his strength as compared with that
of Hearst will be. carefully weighed in each ;
mutinied on tenth parr- ... j
Eo,u.'.jkjic Sparkling Oinser 1 Champagne. True I
Gl:i»t-r i lavuj. Try it.— Afivt.
Three Beeves Leap from Cattle Boat
—One Upsets Sentry.
Three steers escaped from the Lehigh Valley
Railroad , cattle boat Burlington on Its way to
Swift & Co.'s abattoir, .on- the East Side, and
stirred up trouble in the lower part of the city
yesterday morning. to*the' amusement of several
thousand persons and the delight of a horde of
small boys, who chased one of them from the
Battery to the doors of. the Stock Exchange.
The animal was finally lassoed by a policeman
who had one? been n cowboy.
The Burlington was rounding the Battery, and
the crew were at breakfast, when eighteen
steers out of a cargo of three hundred broke
loose and tried to leap Into the water. Three
succeeded, but the rest ,were driven back. -One
swam to Governor's Island and bowled over a
sentry. The guard was called out, caught the
bull an* tied him to a cannon.
The other two animals made for the Battery,
and were nearly run down by the ferryboat
Manhattan. Two deckhands lowered a boat and
chased the ste?rs to the basin at Pier A. where
they were tied to a post. They stood there long
enough to take their bearings, then, with a wild
snort, one broke loos?. A hundred hangers-on
grabbed the trailing rope and were promptly
dragged in the dust. Followed by an immense
crowd, the steer cavorted . up State street and
Into the financial district, where it pranced
around for an hour. Several persons told each
other that it was a case of "a real hull In Wall
Street." The steer finally found its way •to
•Bowling Green and got into the grass. Then
Policeman Byrne, the cowboy, lassoed him and
drove him to the Battery. The steers were later
led to the abattoir.
May Enable Park Simian to Talk
Like Hitman Being.
August one of the monkeys at the New York
Zoological Fark, is to have a false nose soon.
It is to be an experiment which Dr. W. Reed
Blair, the veterinary surgeon, believes will prove
that a mankey can speak as audibly and intelli
gently as the ordinary mortal if only he has a
nose large enough to sustain and throw off trie
For several months Dr. Blair and some of his
friends have been making experiments to de
vise some mems of aiding the monkey to spoa't.
Several of the primates are said to have made
remarkable effort". Vcvr of them, which now
attract the Most attention, it is said, understand
every word spoken to them.
Dr. Blair finally decided that a" that was
needed was a larger is-. The nose of the
monkey is comparatively small and narrow in
the Inside. - . -
Dr. Blair has been convinced that his theory
is correct by a study of a nun who h3d his nose
shct off. The man could net speak without the
aprendnge. All that came from him was a deep
pound and a half grunt. The man found, bow
ever, that by using his two forefingers for a
nose he could speak clearly.
Dr. K'.iir argues that, if that i~ possible In a
human iK-ing, the samo should be true of t'r. • '.
monkey. This week he will begin to construct
n ;iasal npvendage for August, and v ill soon
mak'- th* experiment. August is the y unsest •
of the monkey family at the park.
Pet Cub Found by One of Payne Whitney's
Employes — Reward for Captor.
In> Telr'srafih to Tin Tribune. !
Newport. R. 1.. Aus. 12 — The littl* bear which
made Us escape on Friday from the villa of Paul
A. Rainey has been returned to its owner. Mr.
Balney had the bear only a week when it slipped j
i's collar and made for the brush.
A general hunt was begun, and all day yesterday \
there was no sign of bruin. Late last night, as i
one of the men employed by Payne Whitney was !
going from the house to the stable, he spied in** I
bear in the driveway, and had no difficulty In '
capturing him. This morning the bear "was :
taken back to the villa, and Mr. Rainey liberally •
•rewarded it* castor.
Deputy Police Commissioner O'Keeffe Forces R. R. T.
to Run Cars on One Collection.
Pfafict Take CssssWl of Culver Line — Passengers, Refusing to Pay, Walk — Sm>
eral Run Down on Bridge — One May Die — Many Clubbed
One woman may die from her Injuries, scores
ww hurt and mistreated, and over one hundred
thousand persons wtere put to discom
danger of their lives yesterday. when the Brook
lyn Rapid Transit and the «'oney Island &
Brooklyn Railway companies refused to accept
Justice Gaynor"s opinion that they hnd no right to
collect a second fare from Manhattan to Coney
Island. Many passengers and two Important
officials of the company were arrested, one of
the latter twice. Four inspectors of the oom
pany were also arrested.
The police failed miserably in handling the
crowd, and not until Deputy Commissioner
O'Keeffe took personal command did they try to
protect the public or put any stop to the ruf
fianism rampant all day. in which they had a
hand to a disgraceful degree.
The railroad sought to block Deputy Commis
sioner O'Keeffe in his efforts to get the cars
running, and not until Dow F. Smith, general
superintendent of the B. R T.. had been ar
rested and H. C. Davis, superintendent of the
Culver division, had been arrested twice, did the
road pretend to obey the orders of the police.
Deputy Commissioner O'Keeffe forced Davis to
resume running cars after the officials of the
road had ordered the motormen away from
them. The police took charge of the sema
phores and other signals, and every car after
10:30 a. m. left Coney Island with a patrolman
\>n board to force him to run through and to
keep him from deserting the car.
Commissioner O'Keeffe went away shortly be
fore midnight, when he thought things were
running smoothly once more. Scarcely was he
out of sight when the railroad started dumping
passengers into the street again. They chose a
new dumping ground this time. Instead of at
Kensington, passengers were ejected at Sixteenth
avenue, three blocks further up the line. The
first carload of passangers to be treated so were
those on car No. X.WJ. of th^ Nostrand avenue
line. When the car reached Sixteenth avenue
it was sidetracked on the refusal of the passen
gers to ray another fare. Another car quickly
followed, Inspector Grant kmkfnsj on helplessly.
Aj soon' as Deputy Commissioner O'Keeffe
had gone home the order which had been built
up out of chaos by him disappeared. In a few
minutes the trains and trolley .-ars began to run
less frequently, and the R R. T. employes began
to collect the second fair again. Then those who
refused to pay wer» either thrown off or yide
tracked at Sixteenth avenue. Appeals were made
to inspector Grant, but he said that he could do
nothing, ti;*- *nn.f answer mad'- before Commis
sioner O'Keeffe galvanised the police into ac
By 2 o'clock the demoralization was worse
than ever. The B. R. T. inspectors who had
been arrested were all out on bail, and taking
their vengeance on the passengers. Cases of
unprovoked brutality occurred too often to be
recorded. At •_' o'clock all trolley cars on the
Culver line were stopped, although thousands
Of persons; many of them women and children,
were still at the island seeking to find some way
to get home.
The Culver line, into, which half a doren dif
ferent line* converge, was t£e one m st affected,
but rioting occurred also on the Smith street
!!ne. of the Coney Island and Brooklyn Railway,
where, among other?, an old blind man w'aa lit
erally thrown out head first, although he de
clared that he had paid his fare. He got no
sympathy, however, either from the special or
city police, who found the incident amusing.
.After a day cf almost indescribable turmoil,
of acts of brutality by railroad men. aided and
abetted by the police, close on to three-quarters
of a million of persons had been affected.
Vice- President T. S. Williams of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company, when seen last night,
The officials of the company do not regard
Justice Oavnor's decision a« binding on them.
We believe that it was simply his opinion in a
proceeding which did not bear any relation to
the right of the company to collect a second
We consented to the man's discharge, and
there the matter ends.
Our employes have been acting on '.*■>■ orders
a'l da) In ejecting passengers from the cars
when they refuse to pay the sscond fare.
Things had reached such a pass that at S
o'clock Deputy »'o"nniis?ion«r O'Keeffe took the
running <.f the ears out of the hand 3of the rai!
n>:iu. and with his m*n acted as a train dis
patcher. At that titr.v William Maybury. th«?
suverimeiulent of signs of the road. w»«nt to th
deputy lommlas! and asked him to lack up
th« railroad in Its operation «>f cars. The dep
uty commissioner had just sren a quarter of a
million persons at th* island struggling to get a
nomeward bound car, and flatly refused to up
hold the road. Moreover, he tailed for such of
the police officials 'as he could reach, and ex
plained that the rights of the people were to be
protected by them, and that the disorder which
Hotel Martinique Dining Rmsu, B «ay aaa S3U
St. Same nmr.crer.ien: as St. Denis Hotel.— Advu
had prevailed because of their supineness and
obedience to th«» railroad officials must cease.
Mr. f»'Keeffe then put a man in charge each
stopping point along the road. Captain Parset
of the Farkvill«» station bearing the brunt of the
work at Kensington.
His radical action was prompted In a large
degree by the clubbing of two men at Kensing
ton by Brooklyn Rapid Transit special officers.
The men had to be taken to the hospital. They
were Herman Lewi, of No. 42 Van Buren street.
and Stephen Brown, of No. iM Meeker avenue.
Brooklyn. Both were thrown off a surface car
by the special police and clubbed. Lewi was
badly bruised, while in addition to hfs bruises
Brown's back was wrenched severely. Both
were taken to the Kings County Hospital.
The running of the road by the deputy com
missioner was not permitted without objections.
The police themselves did not hasten to obey
the deputy commissioner's orders until he forced)
the arrest of H. C. Davis at the Neck Road.
Davis was responsible for the holding up of th*
can at that point, and his arrest had a salutary
effect on the B. R. T. officials and on the police
particularly. The police saw that the deputy
commissioner meant business, and they began to
do the work they had neglected all day. After
the arrest of Davis the cars went through to
the Culver terminal without the second fare be
ing paid.
The railroad, however, was not beaten y«4 In
its effort? either to get ten cents or tf» up the
system. Wh^n Tom Dwyer. motorman of Rei<i
avenue car No. 2.729. reached Kensington, an in
spector jumped aboard and whispered something
in his ear.
The motorman k*»pt his car -waiting after that,
■while the crowd hooted and jeered. The In
spector, with ■ complacent grin of conscious
triumph, wormed his way through the crowd
and disappeared. Inspector Grant ordered the
motorman to go on. The motorman refused-
Then the inspector told one of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit inspectors to take the oar. He.
Inspector Grant then arrested Dow Smith, su
perintendent of the Cor.ey Island line, who was
directing affairs at Kensington. E. F. Davis.
the district superintendent who had just got
out on bail, came along then and was arrested!
promptly, both men being charged with ob
structing traflc.
Tired of the road's tactics, his patier>re prac
exhausted. Deputy Commissioner O*Keeffa
then ordered his men to take charge of the sig
nals and the semaphore tower at Kensington.
H» put a man on the platform of every car be
the <"u!ver terminal and Kensington to
prevent r.-.orf» rr.ororrnen deserting voluntarily
or at the behest "f their officials.
Early in the day there was much disorder, but
as tb* day wore on the croxvd, overawed by tho
display of for c. either paid the doubl» fare or
waded through dust and mud to the island.
Many a shopgirl t lad with the proceeds of many
a week's meagre savings ruined nearly every
thing that she wor? by the gluelike marsh mud
through which she waded.
The crowd seemed to think It Imperative that
Coney Island be reached In addition to tho
great numbers who believed that their holiday
was wasted if the island was denied them, thersi
were those who. seeking only to get back to their
homes; after the tie-up occurred on the Culver
line, had to go to the island to get a car or*tralzu
Scarcely a Manhattan or river bound car crept
back from the island for twelve hours or more.
Every car that went down was crammed to its
fullest capacity, and as not three eastward
bound cars an hour were operated on the Culver
line. It was. so far as reaching the island was
conctxned. Hobson's choice with thousands.
The throwing of half a dozen persons into
Coney Island Creek from the trestle by passing
cars and trains led the police to forbid persona
walking on the dry and clean roadbed. They
were then compelled to walk in a half-mad*
road, of which the first mile or so from the Neck
Road was scarcely In better condition than th*
road to a country wood lot. The rest of the
road, at times hardly more than a trail, was al
most indescribable. At points the mud was so
•Jeep that the pedestrians sank mid-leg deep.
Then sloughs would extend entirely across the
road, slimy and thick with marsh mud. through
v. hi. women and children were forced to wad*.
A few feet away was the railroad line, high and
dry. over "which not a single train would pass for
half an hour at a time, guarded by the city
pj»lk-e. acting under orders from the B. R. T..
;.nd on which no one was allowed to walk after
the middle of the afternoon.
As the "road" approached Coney Island it be
came worse and worse. In addition to the
sloughs was the stench from pll* after pile of
putrefying shellfish, clam sheila and garbage co
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is the T-rentleth Century Limbed. the eighteen
hour train between New York and Chicago by tne
NEW YORK CENTRAL UINES. "America j.irea:
ett railroad." Leave New York 3» p. m. irrivo
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