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VOIV O1 - LXVI. . . K°- 51.960.
CHURCHGOERS Di PANIC
MAN FIRES AT POIJCEMA
Wound* Old Enemy, and Then
"Shoots Up" Eighth Avenue.
"Tom" Oasasfi known Is the pollco as a mem
h+v of the ' lUisor lti'«' v bunch," whose mem
ber, haunt the dark corners of Hell's Kitchen,
threw the ronffrejratlon of the Gorman Catholic
Church of St. John Ihe Baptist Into a panic yes
terday morning when ha rushed Into the crowd
with a smoking revolver In his hand. The con
gregation was gathered around the church doors
when Cooney appeared, and there was a wild
race f<w cover. He did net tarry long at the
•ditice, but dashed up Eighth avenue, with a po
liceman in pursuit, at whom he biased away for
a half dozen blocks. Finally, the magazine of
his revolver became exhausted, and then he
halted and fought with the policeman, who ar
rvsted him only after Cooney had been soundly
clubbed. Cdohey says he is a laborer and that
he lives at Mo. HOi West S7th street, but the po
lice say he never works, and that his place of
residence frequently changes.
William Coyne, «if No. 435 West Hith street,
ami Cooney had an unpleasant session some
time ago. and sines then they have not been the
liest of friends. Yesterday they renewed old ao
quaintancefl at the Tiger, In U7th street, near
Seventh avenue. They had a few drinks and
then adjourned to the sidewalk. ;
Cooney suddenly remembered his old grudge,
and, pulling out a revolver, proceeded to pump
cold lead into his erstwhile friend. Coyne went
down before the first shot with a bullet in his
l^pr. The man with the. gun then decided to
keep a previous engagement over in Eighth ave
nue, and started out on a run.
Patrolman O'Dea. on post in Eighth avenue,
between 29th and 30th streets, heard the shots
find ran down the avenue. Cooney soon got
tired running and boarded a northbound Eighth
avenue car. With the pur still In his hand he.
rushed through the car and viewed the scenery
from the front platform beside the motorman.
■whoni he convinced that the car was not going
fp.h.i enough by firing m shot over his head. The
1-r heels revolved at a furious rate— in fact, so
fast that they failed to grip the slippery rails.
fnJ O'Dca gained on the fugitive. Cooney grew
r.\-tle«s at the delay, and when ODea drew near
Ik Bred at him. The bullet went wide.
■ Cooties jumped off the car and ran right into
the members of iii- congregation who were as
p'mfo'ed around the churrh. H<» turned and fired
two tom f!io:s at O'Dea. who then drew his
gin. -,;. . women and children rushed into the
chur<h and into every place of safety. Cconey
c-'iiiinu^d his race up Eighth avenue. As soon
*.p he became separated from the churchgoers
ODea took two shots at Cooney. but his aim

Frank Flannagan, of No. V,V2 West _'7th
rtr- and John CosteUo. of No. 212 West 32d
street .ittrmpted to, head off Cooney. He
v.arned Ch^m away and swept his rum around
*■• (bat he covered both of them. They dropped
imo the nearest, Aasemcnt entrance. ODea was
tb^n <!<^sp on his heels, and Cooney fired his
last shot. He had ■■■ handful of cartridges, but
■while he attempted to throw out th« empty
t-l.p'iis. O'llusa. *iJos-~4 in sr.\ him a-n<3- hwootooql him
drtwn \.fiii Hi* butt of Ins revolver. Cooney
was "ii his feet in an instant. Policeman and
fugitive fought desperately, but finally 'Cooney
'•cut down to the sMewnlli with all the fight
i3k°n out of liini. A horse attached to a baker's
■wagon became frightened by the shots and
«la*li<=-<! up th* street until it reached Sixth ave
jim.= . tyh«*r« the animal was stopped.
The reserve* of the West 37th street station
iv<tp •-•(!<■<) "i.i and hurried to the church. It
v.-«s ;iigui some one must have been hit by
T'u* tlyiiiK bullets. An investigation showed that
pone ... the churchgoers was injured. O'Dea'e
wrist «a« badly cut ii: the right.
Several !>Jain clothes men looked after Cooney
until a patrol wagon arrived. Thin he was
taken to Roosevelt Hospital, -where the surgeons
did considerable work with the needle on his
■fur-a and scalp. Tn another part of th* accident
ward was his old friend Coyne, who had ar
lived ■ short time before In an ambulance. The
pursr-ons removed the. bullet from his leg, but
li^'win have to remain In the hospital for sev
eral days.
"!»ou at what the r-ops done to me." said
Cooney later at the West 37th street station.
*If I get twenty years I'll come out and get
Fquare. I'll trim that guy. 1 suppose I'll go
«p with Jiiruuie Mooney." Mooney is "doing"
twenty years In Ring S!ng for murder.
O'JJ^.i has been on the force only three years.
«nd pf-rpons ho saw the running fight were
loud in their praise Of his pluck. Among them
•were Dr. Leach BlndeJ. of No. 362 West - .Ttii
ftrret. and Nathaniel Nathan, of No. 848 West
Rstb street. ODea Is a single man and lives at
-•••. '•'-.* East IT.'th street. He has an excellent
record.
GRAXT TO PERSIANS.
Shah and Crown Prince Sign the
Constitution.
Teheran, Dec. ?>().— The Shah pat up to-day.
but was very weak. He has taken no solid food
*in err Saturday.
The Bhah arid the Crown Prince signed tho
constitution at 10 oclock this morning. The
Crown Prince signed a separate document In
■which he promised not to dissolve the present
jiarliament for two years.
The constitution includes the establishment
of a partly elective Senate and financial control
of the government by the lower house of par
liament.
IiOMIi JARS EAST SIDE.
Shatters Windows of Tenement
House year Police Headquarters.
With a. drtoi itlon \whi< ii ja- t. J Police Head
ciuarten', only ; „i( away.'a dynamite bomb
exploded early ycsierday in'tniing I ' ln front of
the f«v« story ten^inent huiisc <■ So. - :i1 Kliza
beth street.
Tin l>omb was BpiMtret^ly-'-alniod at, Prank
Baroai'-. Mho ice* im ■■ giocery sl«.ro on the
i/rouiid Gooir- The window 'A the store uas
KJiattered; windows ;:; tb« bouses at Soa. -4'>
ami •.:- u«:os« tne ?tn*tj fell to pieces, tlio
tfiuisoin sn. i |jcusse ai No. -IT. I ■••-> 'l "i a
away, was 1 ''U ll i!. ati<l v. iv.o foot section <;
.the bri'K und ptbn» unidei-pinnlng Of. Uie fcl ■<::
wlndow <>' the 'store m blow 1 out.
Captain McXaUy. '.» iJiur«;e -' Police lleatl
rjuarters. ith the gpreeantM in the t<>iegraph
bureau urA th" 1 .--(i on the lloor, rushed x.3 the
boil* . ■"•?■"
Kver: lin llj in the i>is tenement rushrd '"
the street in the wildest «><■'"■ of excitement, to
!• joined by the i^eople in tl;o adjoining houses
a:- 1 those across the alreat. No otM was hurt.
•'n?i<ie the store at th rear the police, liiuiii-
Jt g jn through ':■■• shattered v-'idow. found
narcakUA with Ills wile and thr-<v.L . iren linar
lug to h!n: In a tintc. <>• »ijject terror. ta.nn <l
;;..ods and V.allan delk-.tt* -:i>t:n str?we«l :! afiude
v.aJfcfi A *'u<«' of , • %* in '! • ... .if. 1 . •>. oddly
<:r.ougl: , escaped «Jam«<«'.
Is •*■%•-. Lair an .■■ \>* fcr*? '"■ >«■''- >ould
convjnet- ■..' 'r'.gut?n": i><x>i<lr thM Mhfre wt>s
I)" further damage and get (them to i kick to
U. ir Mouc-s. --■=;••. •■•"■ -►"> ■■•■■■'.. ■...-■'-•--'•
- ' '. •»
To-day, rain nnd warmer,
10-morrovr, paitlj rloticljr; north wind*.
GAS PUPILS OVERCOME.
SEVEN DROP AT PIPE.
Exhibition at Consolidated School
Almost Ends in Tragedy.
Efforts of the Consolidated Cac Company to
Instruct young employes in the various branches
of its repair departments met with a severe Jolt
on Saturday night when blx young men were
overcome by gas. a seventh was slightly burned
and his clothes destroyed, and the school of in
struction, at No. TK)4 East 21st street, was dam
aged by fire to the extent of over f 1«X).
The worst part of the injury to the young men
was that they were overcome one after the other
through order 6 from the Instructors, it in said,
to finish the 'work that the man Rhead, who
had been overcome, had attempted. One of
them was so near death that the efforts of two
physicians to revive him failed, and an ambu
lance surgeon from the BeUevue Hospital had
to be called in.
The company hegan its school of Instruction
only three weeks ago. It remodelled a factory
building for the school. An auditorium, some
what similar to a hospital's operating room,
was constructed, with a platform in the centre.
The seating capacity Is one thousand.
Recently the company has obtained nearly
one thousand young men, mostly from the West.
a largre part of them from the American Meter
Company, of Chicago, who are working 1 ns ap
prenticea in the various brandies, and will ulti
mately replace employes of years' standing.
In the school every gas contrivance, from a
stove to an engine, is used, and demonstration e
all day long are given, illustrating every con
ceivable repair and piece of work that the com
pany needs.
About 10 o'clock Saturday night the students
learning to become fitters were, called to the
platform. At the time several directors of
various gas companies were spectators, it is said,
and General Managers Brady and Turner and
General .superintendent Harrington were also
jpresent. .*
The work of the fitters was to cut a 3-lnch
service pipe, in which there was gas under high
t -^s=ure and to repair the cut. The. first stu
dent ailed was Frank Robertson, of Chicago,
working in Shop Xo. rt. With a steel saw he.
bepan to cut the piP A - As soon as he made an
incision the high pressure eras began to escape
freely. AJthough instructors were standing on
either side of him. Robertson was quickly over
come. He was carried to sn adjoining room,
where two physicians revived him in half an
hour.
The second on the roll was then called; in the
mean time the pas escaped at a great rate.
Philip Tracey was the second. He continued to
cut the pipe, and hud it nearly sawed through
when V"* also collapsed He was revived Id
about twenty minutes.
By this time th« students began to get ner
vous, but the Instructors. It Is said, persisted,
and called William Corbett. He had nearly
completed the work when he. too, collapsed. It
took forty-five minutes to revive him.
A general uprising followed the collapse of the
third student, but the instructors were firm.
"Any one who leaves this room and does not
answer 10 the rollcall will be dismissed from
the company's employ!" it i? paid an instructor
shouted.
G<?orsr<s Patterson, of shop No. 3. was the
fourth young man put " the job. At flr?t he
refused, but v-«» was threatened with dismissal,
and finally went to work. A new pipe was
placed on the platform, again charged with high
pressure gas. He had worked only a short
time when he became unconscious. John Mer
ritt. of shop No. 1, was the fifth victim. He
collapsed In about three minutes. The sixth
was William Mofert Mofert Is a large, well
built young man, and the instructors thought he
would finish the Work. He did bo, but just as
he completed his work he fell face downward
on the pipe, with his face over the place where
the gas was escaping. After an hour's hard
work by the physicians he was still uncon
scious, and nn ambulance surgeon had to work
hard to save him. He was taken home in a
carriage.
By this time the students were in plain mutiny
and a number got up and left. Superintendents
and Instructors shouted that they were "fired,"
but they left the huildlng Just the panic. The
Instructors gay.- up the demonstrations for fi 1 -
ters ut this point and called for the apprentices,
who are le.-irniiikj the so-called frozen service.
A ripe frozen artificially was placed on th« plat
form, and Instruction was given how to thaw it.
To do so. alcohol is used, poured '>n the l'ipo am 2
then ignited.
William Holley, a fifteen-year-old hoy, \\,m
called as the first pupil. Holley was < xceedingly
nervous aftf-r seeing six of bis comrades become
unconscious. He lighted a match, Lju! Instead
of lighting the alcohol for the pipe, threw the
lighted match Into n can of alcohol. Immedi
ately there was an explosion. The students and
officials were in a panic. They rushed for the
doors. Y.nniK Holley'B clothes caught tire in-^i
dozen places, but Arthur Berwood, who wa? sit
ling; In a froni seat, an i: -1 tor <.f high bills,
jumped to the platform :mJ, wrapping his over
coat about Holley, put out the flames. Holley's
clothes were destroyed and li" iecei\ed painful
burns.
The boys stampeded after this. Ten men, who
were it, mm emergency room for ju.-t su< h occa
,slo is, ran in. and with pails of water and sand
extinguished the fUnnt-.s. after over $100 damage
h.-ui been done.
THIRTY HURT IX WRECK.
Trolley Car Runs Atvay—One Dead.
Others Dying.
Cincinnati. Dec. •'!" At least thirtj persons
v. ere Injured, one of v horn, William 1 hai nayne, a
passenger, i.as since died, in tha wreck to-day
••f a runawaj electrit' car >i: Warsaw avenue
hll Among the Injured la the Key. l>r. Benia
1. H- ld< >i.
The 1 :•: • .1 «j t -i. ;i :i discovered at tlie :..j. of tha
hll] that In had josi control • f the 1 ar, and tried
to use the emerg ■ y hi Lkes. but! failed. Tii.
<; ■ ;;:>: for i\\>- ~j'. <•!.:-. bi >'■ i. ... lelcgraph pole
and lurn< i over. The passengers were thrown
In Lhe :,i\.\. HI an L.-el«ter, a passenger, b>
operating the :>r;:ki- on n fi" rear platform, re
duced the speed if V ■■'. mat rially before it
Jeft tl-e tra 1 <• of those Injured are
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BOY CHOKES TO DEATH ON /. NUT.
Lad Was Playing About Christmas Tree—
Expires on Way lo Hosnitai.
Charles Miller, the two-year-old son of Mr. and
|frs. Frank Miller, (if No. 11)1 Kutlcdge street,
Willlanisburg, choked to death yesterday on a
nut. The little folio* u;ih entertaining Home
companions around a Chi Htmas tree. They
were eating candy and nut* As he '.•.as showing
the other youngsters how tn run a toy automo
bile he fell over ;i i •! became bla<..-k i) the face.
The other children cried out that a nut had
stuik In his throat. Tho little fellow's mother
carried him to ■> drug store, but the druggist was
lifnti'l lei • -.xj.'-i.Kin-ii! ... till •■;■-•• aiid call&diup
U;e !>if!ii Dletrlt'l (in -|„i The' . hlld dl ■ I
on the way to the husx>ltal.
NEW-YORK. MONDAY, DECEMBER at IMW.-TWELVE PAGES.- b TTh. cc r r i;r.V,^ l .uon.
THE CEOBB snows THE SGBNI OF YESTEBDArS DIBABTBCUB WatBCB OM THE
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DR. AXED COMLNG HERE.
Reasons for Taking the Fifth Ave
nue Baptist Pastorate.
Liverpool. Dec. 30.— At a meeting of Pembroke
Chapel to-night a written communication from
the Rev. Dr. Charles I*. Akrd. the pastor, was
read, to the effect that, after long and anxious
consideration, he had decided to accept the call
to the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church of New
York. and he therefore placed his resignation In
their hands. Dr. Aked said he did this with
more real regret than he was able to describe.
They had lived and worked together, he said,
for more than sixteen years, and ties so tender
and sacred were not to he broken except under
compulsion or proved necessity. That necessity,
he added, existed, and had been growing clearer
and clearer to him for a considerable time.
Since his illness the, work at Pembroke Chapel.
Dr. Aked said, had been too heavy for him, and
the conditions surrounding the Chapel, situated
as It was In the heart of the city, with the
attendant noise of traffic, were all against him.
He was pati.slied that he could do better work
for God and for man than he had yet done, and
that a larger and fuller service was open to him
In a different climate and amid more favorable
surroundings. Except for the breakdown in
bis health four years ago. Dr. Aked said that he
tii.. nl J ivot. K<Av»-<:3r'»niy>— ?l r-t ifttTrirtEP JAy^t\>'J\A^ —
The Fifth Avenue. Church.' of Now York, had
been described in this country as a church of
millionaires, Dr. Aked continued, and the t>«o
}>'r* here had bf-srun to ask how any man with
his record of, < imocratic sympathies ami strag
gles could accept such n pastorate without a
betrayal of his convictions. These fears, he
paid, were grounded upon a total misapprehen
sion of the nature of the church a.no" of the
character of its Individual membership, find
when they should come to know the facts as to
the situation there, they would not regret In
tlT»ir mind? that he had elected to make his
home with these people.
Dr. Aked .-viK that he would not leave Liver
pool before next March.
The Associated Press here learns that in the
last week Dr. Aked received several cable mes
sages from prominent members of the Fifth
Avenue Church in New York, urging his ac
ceptance of the call. John D. Rockefeller, it Is
said, sent a telegram to Dr. Aked, assuring him
a "free hand" In his work, and the Rev. Dr.
Hugh Black, former minister of st. George's
Free Church. Kdinbunrh, who "is now in New
York, sent word that America needed him even
more than England.
LIXERS CRASH IN BAY.
Columbia and Camaguey in Collision
Caused by Heavy Fog.
While feeling her way down the bay 1n a
o>nse fog yesterday morning, <>n her way to
Glasgow, 0i» steamer Columbia, of the Anchor
I-ine, crashed in;<» the Inbound Ward liner
Camaguey, buckling the !attor'«< bow, badly
damaging her nwn port hulwark doors, and
smashing two of hoy lifeboats forward.
Apparently, no one was to blame for th^ col
lision. Each boat hod a pllo' aboard, and it wan
said tiuii because of the fog and the congested
condition of tho lower buy the accident was tm
avoldable.
A fleei of fifteen boats were it. and about
Quarantine when. the Columbia and Camaguey
met. The fog was 80 dense a pilot could barely
see a ship's length ahead, and a veritable bed
lam of confusing whistle blasts was raging- at
the time. The CaTnajpiey, loaded heavily with
p. cargo of cedar and lance wood, came up off
Robblns Reef at oa. m. She reduced speed, and,
like the Columbia, was cautiously picking her
way through the fop.
When about ir,<> yards north of^he reef the
pilot of the Camaguey saw the Columbia bear-
Ing down upon him off his port bow. Both
steamers veered to starboard, but the distance
between them wn.s too short to avoid collision.
With a bang thai was heard half a mile away
the Camaguey's bow struck the Columbia on h<-r
bulwark doors, just aft of the foremast, on th
port side.
The Impact snapped on* the two doors of th.-
Columbia, tore away pan of her rail, smashed
two lifeboats, and scraped the rivets and steel
plates well aft n ■•:■■:; the port side. The Ca
•>,:!£■.,<• - bow was buckled from a point about
twelve feel low the deck In • to the >.<.• i. She
proceeded under her ■ A'ij steam to her pier at
Vandyke street; Brooklyn, with six tons of water
In li.-i collision bulkheads.
The Columbia lowered a boat with four men
lii It. who examined the ■ Ami r alone the
waterline from stem '■> stern. The Columbia'^
damage, 11 Is thought. Is not serious, as she
cleared the bar at 1:0.. p. m. and proceeded on
her voyage to Glasgow.
MR. BBYCE CONFIRMED.
King Edward Approves Appoint
ment a:< Ambassador.
London, Dec. 30. -The Foreign OAc< announces
thai King ESdward !kis approved the appolnt
rr.eni <f James 1 :ti < c aa Ambas'ud.<.- to th*»
LTn ->i .Stab s.
WINES &. CHAMPAGNE FOR NEW YEARS
I'ev.ey'* Wines alwasa give r-atisfactlon.
It. T. Dewej Si Buna Cj.. 13* Pultoa St., New Yor>
Ada
QUICK WORROX MESSAGE
Ready for Legislature Soon 'After
Mr. Hughes Makes Corrections.
[By Tolesraph to T"i* Trlhun*.l
Albany. Dec. Governor-elect Hughes has
finished his first message, and the document
Is printed and ready for the Legislature when
It meets on Wednesday. Mr. Hughes worked
most of the day with his secretary. Robert
H. Fuller, making additions and some slight
changes In the text. This material wan set
up. printer's proofs were taken, the whole
message was put on th« presses and bound
copies were ready for delivery to the news asso
ciations in a little more than an hour after the
Governor-elect had written his last word. Mr.
Hughes spent Ms entire day at the. Executive
Mansion. He is at work now preparing: hi»
speech for the Inauguration on Tuesday.
Governor Higgins reached this city this fore
noon. He went to the Hot*l Ten Eyck and kept
to his rooms all day. recovering from the strain
of his Journey from Glean. He Is in poor health,
and immediately after the inaugural ceremony
ill go away for a long rest, probably In the
South.
At the request of Mr. Hughes, Colonel -George
Curtis Treadwe!!, his military secretary, waited
on Governor Hi&gtns to convey his respects to
the. Governor and ii;vlt* him to stay at tha
Executive Mansion While he remained in Albany.
The Governor sent word to Mr. Hughes that he
appreciated th« invitation, but that his physical
condition made it advisable to remain at the
hotel. Mrs. Higgins and Miss Higgins are
not here with the Governor. They declined Mre.
Hughes's invitation that they act as Joint
hostesses with her at the Executive Mansion on
New Tear's Day. and also declined Invitations
to the Squadron A ball.
Preparations are* about completed for the in
auguration on Tuesday. Some of the trooper*
who will appear in the parade came to town to
night. Some members of the Governor's staff.
are here too. and a few of the new legislators.
RECORD CAR SHORTAGE.
Trouble in Pittsburg Worst than
Usual — Freight Increase Big.
; r:% Telegraph to Th<- Tribune.]
Pittsburgh Dec. 30.— -One of the most serious
car shortages in history is now handicapping
the manufacturers and other shippers of the
Pittsburg district According to W. H. Williams.
traffic manager of the Merchants and Manufact
urers' Association, the shortage is a natural
one, and is merely caused by the enormous in
crease in tonnage of the Pittsburg district.
Mr. Williams estimates that this year the total
freight will amount to 12fMMMMNM) tons, which
will be almost 40 per cent greater than in any
previous year. The fact that Congress has
ordered airbrakes on all freight cars has greatly
retarded the building of new cars, and the man
ufacturers have been unable to deliver them to
the railroads.
LIC KY ESCAPE IX "AUTO."
Touring Car Smashed to Pieces —
Four Occupants Unhurt.
A large touring ear, valued at $6,000 and oc
cupied by Mrs. Blanche Morton, a wealthy
widow, and her brother. Louis Blrchman, ; nd
his wife. of No. 816 West End avenue, was
smashed to pieces about noon yesterday by a
southbound Second avenue car at olUh street.
The occupants, by pure luck, escaped serious
Injury, though all were thrown nearly fifteen
feel in the air. Only a mass of twisted steel
and splintered wood was left of the machine.
There were no arrests, as there were no com
plaints from either the inotorman of (ho street
car or the occupants of the car that was struck.
Howard Mcßride. th*- chauffeur, was driving
east on •"-<>!!■ street at a lively clip. He slowed
down somewhat to turn an "L." pillar in the
middle of the street. As he did so be .saw the
southbound raj bearing down on him. and at
once itched the machine south t<> avoid the
pillar, but the front of the streetcar struck the.
machine and sent It flying against an outer "I/"
pillar twenty feet south of the crossing.
The four occupant! were tossed high In the
air ami fell into pools of mud. The women pas
sengers on the streetcar became alarmed anil
had to be prevented frbin Jumping:. The coolesi
of the persons concerned was Mrs. Blanche
Morton. She picked herself up. Inquired about
the others, refused to make a complaint and
it. less than rive' minutes was on her way to
the Long Island station, leaving the red to
the care of the chauffeur.
ALIENIST CALLS THAW A LUNATIC.
; Dr. Hamilton Say? Family. Except Mother.
Wants Insanity Plea.
Pi a Mcl-ane Hamilton, the well known alienist,
who has been abroad with his wife several weeks,
arrived yesterday on the Cumin) !iner Caronia.
While In London Ur. Hamilton met Ulalr Thaw, a
1 half-brother of Harry K. Thaw, now under inJlct
rarut for Lbs murder <• Stanford White.
a ><.'•.<!: to Blair Thaw, nearly ell of the Thaw
family, with the exception or Tliav.-'B- mother, are
willing to accept a plea of Insanity, and have
Harry taken to BOlhe sanatorium and tared for.
••Harry K. Thaw is In a l>aU predicament." said
Kr. J.'ajnilion. "It Is the fh:U tii'.i- '» the history
of our country that « lunatic baa striven to try
hla <>*'" case. In my opinion, Tlmw la worse than
Csoigoss***
THIRTY-EIGHT DIE IN WRECK
About Fifty Injured in Collision on Baltimore & Ohio
Near Washington.
THREE CROWDED CARS DEMOLISHED.
U. S. District Attorney Among Those Hurt — Dead Train Said to
Have Run Past Signal in Thick Fog.
Washington. Dec. 30.-A disaster, resulting in
the death, so far as can be ascertained at mid
night, of thirty-eight persons and the Injury of
about fifty more, occurred about 6:20 o'clock to
night on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Terra
Cotta. a suburb of Washington. The Frederick
City (Md.) local train. No. fii>. on the point of
starting from the station, was run into by a
train made up of eight empty freight cars, bound
from the West for Washington.
It Is said that the engineer of the empty train
had failed because of the fog to see the red sig
nal Indicating that another train was in the
block. A partial list of dead and injured fol
low*:
THE DEAD.
BEL.T, EDWAHD M.. fourteen years old; address un
known.
BROWN, COMMODORE P.. sixty years old: address mi
knoxm.
KARRIS. Dr. T. GARTHH3R. Washington.
HIGBIE. GnOR«3E. eight years old, Brooklsnd. D. C.
HIOBIE. Henry. Brookland.
KELIjT. T. T. A.. Ken'lngron. Md
KING, Frofefsor. crsanist Wesley Chapel, ■aaSBBB>
ton. Md
KOL.Ij. Miss .AT W. C. A. card was found in her
poch»t>.
UEFTOLD. Miss MART, thirty years nld. employed «
th« Bureau of Engravinß and Printing. Washington
LOWE, Lee, Washington.
MCAGHLF.T. Mrs. J.. arid h-r fourteen-year-old «on.
PEARMAN", ELIZABETH. Tak-rra Par*.
PURMAN. Mr».. Washington.
ROGERS. NORMAN. Marlon. Ind.
RVPPERT. 1.. Washington: merchant.
Whit* girl, thirteen years old: unidentified
White SB* eighteen years old: unid-ntlf.ed.
White baby: unidentified.
White child; unidentified.
Negro- baby: unidentified
Two Negro women; unidentified.
Fear white wom-n; unidentified.
THE INJURED
API-BR. K<vy. of Foolesvllle. Md . had hia right ana
broken.
AUSTIN. Fannie, Negro, this city.
RAKER. P. W. ( TTnltsd States IrtstrJct Attorney for th*
District of Columbia; B«l cut off.
BALDWIN. Louis. Washington. lnt»n«'.'.;-.
BARNES. Mr«. EDITH. Washington; back spralc«l. in
juries «erious.
BABNES. E3T3LLK. daughter of Mr». Edith Barn?«:
broken Us. scalp and forehead injured.
BROWN. A., no address.
BODLJTZ. Frank. Frederick, Md.. newspaper man. thirty
year* old. injured slightly.
OOMP, iJicille. aged * iT year*. a««-erelj' 11 ™ 1 and may
not live. H-i father escaped -with a shakins up. M
th» mother ha* not yet been foun-5.
CAMPBELI* Lucille. Washington.
f:ARR. la** D. M.. aTasßsssjlsa M<J.
CHAMBERS, imß, Washington.
CHAMBB!»,-Al;nBl»T.-W-l.h^«! .li»tatl«.
eooj^rr. ratmj>ni> - : . ; swissslß;
CCOLBT. Mtaa M . Washington. .
OOOT..ET. Mr». R. 4 . Washington, arm br«k«r.
CROP?. SBaa Bofl», ftun-ca. sM
CROSS. Miss •"* . address unknown.
DICKEN9, JOHN". Terra <*o»ta. »alp •wound, cut on th«
throat.
RCKHARDT. CORNEUI'S. K'nslrrton. Ma., auditor of
"Th» Washington Kv#n(ng Stir"; BSriSSBly hurt.
KLDER. Roy. Pocl«evill^. M.i . ley broken.
MUSTS. Richard T.. both l»gm broken and head badly ln
' Jtired. Washington.
PAGAN. <"* F.. Frederick. Md.
FRANKLIN". P.. braln«man. leg. body and li»ad badly cat
and crushed; condition serious.
HOMIIA.BR, Thomas C. of Seneca, ltd., severely injured
about head and body.
HTSER. FRED. Terra Cotta.
HrOHES. M>s CATHERINE. Washington: right hand
broken, slight!}' Injured about th« face.
KAT'UCR John C. both legs broken. internally injnred:
TiUl die.
KINDO. John A., this city; leg broken.
JONES. L.>»>. address unknown.
JOHNSON. F. No. 430 9th street N. W.. Washington.
JOHNSON W. C. agent United States Kspress Company,
Washington arm broken and slightly injured about
head.
KR.EB3. HENRY". Terra o tta.
I-.EGGE. V. 6.. Washington, eertoujly. .
LEGO, Frank. brakeman. will probably die.
I^BIGH. B. F., brakeman of passenger train. Washington.
MATWOOD. B. N. . Alexandria County. Va.
MOORE". QUBNTIN M.. Washington: left lag broken. In
jured Internally.
MOORE. Miss Anna. Sheridan. Mil.
MOORE, Mrs., wlfa of guentin Moore; slightly bruised.
MOORS*. JOHN DEW ITT. five years eld: slightly Injured.
MOORE. tiUINTON U. Washington.
MOOSE, Mrs. A.. Washlncton.
MOORE, K. M.. Washington; slightly.
r::AK3. Mlsn. Braddock Heights. Va.; seriously hart.
PROCTOR. CLARENCB. an amateur ball player, o:
Washington: left le«r crushed.
PROCTOR, Mrs. CLARENCE, his wife; badly shaken up.
PIRMAN. school teacher. Wa?h!nTton, slightly.
RANSBBHG. Camden. Fredirick. Mi. scalp wound.
REAKE, Mrs. D. . Braddock Heights. Md.
REED. Janette. iw-lv« yea old. Falls Church. Va.
SEGOe. B. R.. Washington
TEIKAN. Mrs. Elisabeth. Takoma Park
TUaVUJNQ, John C. Washlngtcn.
THOMAS, Harry, and his wife and baby. Wfishinston.
THORNS, H.. end wife. Washington.
WIIJUtAMS, Edward, N»«ro, Washington, face Injured.
WTXJKINB, John, got aboard the train at Terra Cotta.
tack an.i an.vle broken and head hurt.
WniOllT John. Negro. No. 850 Stockholm street. Balti
more.' shoulder and leg broken; will die.
YORK. ALFRED. Woodburn. Md.
MISSING.
COM**. Mi.. mother '* Lucille, Oomp.
MARTIN. John P.. Harper's Ferry, due to arrive, here on
th»* It) -fated tram, but has not been md.
XothinK since the Ford Theatre disaster, which
occurred about fifteen years ago. when a largo
number of government clerks were killed by the
collapse of a portion of the building, has pro
duced sack a shock as the disaster to-night. No
railroad accident within a great many years'. In
the District of Columbia, has approached It in
; n . „• i mi*--
ACCIDENT IN DENSE FOG.
A dcnsi fog and a drizzling rain prevailed
throughout the day and to-night, and the acci
dent is attribute to the Inability of the engineer
Of the tear '•■!'> to see the signal, showing that
another train was in the block. The grade at
toe ptac« where the tragedy occurred Is down
ward and the tracks were slippery.
The Frederick train, which is run on Sundays
only, is largely for. the* accommodation of those
who have gone to the suburbs on Sunday and
for the benefit of churchgoers who desire to at
tend services In Washington at night. Pre
sumably a number of the latter v ere on the
train. It leaven Frederick at 4:05 In the after
noon, and Is scheduled to reach Terra Cotta
about 6:13 o'clock. The train was about on
time to-night when the crash came.
At first, owing to the impenetrable fog it was
impossible to determine the extent of th« dis
aster, and early rumors placed the number of
killed at higher figures than those which proved
later to be accurate. When the news reached
PEICE THREE CENTS.
Washington people be^an to Journay toward
Terra Cotta, and many -who had relatives who
had been killed and Injured remained at the
scene of the wreck- until the special train con
veyed the dead and injured to the city. An
earlier train which had been dispatched to Tear*
Cotta brought In the Ir/jured. whose wounds had
been hastily dressed, and they were sent arnainrl
to the various hospitals. Three died on the. way
to the city, an.i one death occurred In on* of ;
the hospitals.
The, engine of the rear train is said to b« cat* j
of the largest and latest tyre- of passenger •»- j
gine* used on the road. The fact of Its six* i
probably saved It from total destruction, as th* :
principal damage to it was confined to the front f
of the engine, and because of this Harry HUde- j
brand, the engineer, and his fireman escaped ]
with their lives. Hildebrand Is said to hs>v* !
been a substitute. He was later arrested, to- |
gether with his fireman. No formal charge, ha» -„
been placed against them, but they will ba he!d
pending an Investigation.
The wrecked train was composed of an #n«ln% j
a smoker and two day coaches. Th» two rear :
coaches were reduced to kindling- wood and th»
rear of the smoker was telescoped. So great was :
th« impact that fragments of tha local train
were scattered along the track tor a consider-;^
able distance.
Thaddeus T. Rodey, a laborer at the Terr*
Cotta work- 5 , was one of the first of those not .
on the train who became aware of the accident.
He ran out to the track and saw two women, or.*
of whom was alive, and whom hs assisted Ml .
her feet. It was only a moment, he said, when
he saw many other t-odies stretched, along tn«
track. He Immediately communicated by tele
phone to the Baltimore & Ohio Kallroad at
Washington.
MOST VICTIMS KILLED AT ONCE.
From the appearance of the bodle3 It Is be
lieved that nearly all the victims were killed out
right, or died within a few minutes after the 1 - '■.
olden Of the dead bodies ?omei were buried /
beneath debris, with ""■ tMUii 1 ' that they w« > I'
found SHlHcultr. *£*! *€ ira? some time bt-'*"~
fore they could le laid out on the bank.
Dr. E. O. Bolt, one of the most prominent M
physicians of Washington, and his sons Edwin. V
seven year? "M. and Sinclair, five years old, .1
were passengers on the train. Edwin was killed j
and the father and other son are missing, arid
It is feared by their friends that they are- among
the list of unidentified dead at the morgue.
A remarkable escape was that of Dr. Parker,
of this city. It was said that he was the only
man among the passengers who escaped with- .
out a scratch. He was in the smoking car asleep
at the time of the. accident.
CAUSE OF WRECK UNCERTAIN.
C W. Galloway, superintendent of transpor
tation of the Baltimore & Ohio, said to-night
that It was Impossible yet to determine tha .
1 cause, of the wreck- I
"We have on this division the modern
block system." he said. "Just what occurred
we are untable at this hour to say. Because of
the confusion Incident to the collision and of the
caring for the dead and Injured, -we havo bean
unable to consider the proper cause*. "Wo have
not yet interrogated the operators, and until
we do so we cannot be certain what th« situa- ■
tion was. "\Vt=> shall Institute immediately an
Inquiry Into the causes of the collision. That
Inquiry will begin to-morrow morning probably "
in Baltimore, where all th-> train records are -^
We shall make the inquiry as rigid as po.islbl*.
and shall give, the results of It promptly to tho .
public through the press."
The passengers In the forward coach, •who war*
only slightly bruised, heard the groans of the>
dying and wounded and did what they could to
give aid. A number of the passengers started
to walk to Brookland. three-quarters "of a mil* .
away.
The moment the first of the survivors reached
Brookland. a general call was sent out for doc
tors and ambulances. Dr. K. W. Prischern. I>r.
Stern and Dr. J. H. Brooks, of Brookland. re
spond- .1 and were taken to the scene In auto
mobiles.
One member of the crew of the passenger
train, who hobbled into a drug store half an
hour after the accident, said: "I can't tell how
many have been killed. It is awful. I don't even
know Ju^t bom i' happened. The freight engirt*
went through the entire train, and it seems to if
me as If every one was killed in the last coach .
and iruny In the first. The freight' engine BJM St
have run past a red target. 1 can't explain the
accident In any other way. I can hear to*
groans Of the dying ringing hR my ears now."
D. W. Baker. United States District Attornty
for the District of Columbia, who was a pas
senger on the forward > ar. suffered slight in
juries. He was able to walk from the wreck to
a drug store, where his Injuries were treated.
He was later taken to Ms home in an automo
bile. Mr. Baker -../as returning from Ui farm
at Germantown, MA ♦
When the aotN of the accident spread] about
Brookland, many citizens, with their wives, has
tened to the scene to clvc aid and con:'
"to the v.oun. '.«.*!
Ira. H. F. Tisher. of this city. r.-h!!e re- .
FLORIDA'S FAMOUS TRAINS ~* /
9::S a. m. ar.il 9^S ?. in. ITnexrollttl servlre/vK/.
Perm. Cc Atlantic v'oast Uae R. V.. Florida InTor
mstloti Bureau. It'way. cor. Vii\x St.— Advt»~ .

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