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To Resume Case on — Jurors
Allowed to Go Home.
The trial of Harry K. Thaw came to a halt
yesterday, owing to the death of Mrs. Catherine
E. Batten, 'rife of Joseph B. Bottoa, Juror 11. As
a consequence an adjournment was taken until
Monday morning, when, In all probability, It will
be resumed. Justice Fitzgerald, In allowing
Juror Bolton to go to his home, decided It would
be an unnecessary hardship on th» other Jurors
to be locked up for so many days, and released
them from t-urvelllance until Monday, placing
them or. thrir honor not to talk or read about tiie
The avoidance of a mistrial. It is understood.
is due jr. a large measure to the attitude of the
bereaved Juror. He attended the afternoon ses
sion of the trial on Wednesday out of a high
cense of civic duty, although knowing his wife
was seriously ill. It Is understood that he has
Indicated also that he would be ready to con
tinue no the Jury after the burial of his wlfs.
from t.v *ame consciousness of his obligations
to the state. It was said yesterday, however.
that if Mrs. BoltOQ had lingered a mistrial
would undoubtedly have resulted.
The death of the wife of a juror In a case
Involving a capital offence 1? said to have no
precedent in the courts of this jurisdiction.
There have been death? of brother? and other
relatives, but never of a wife.
Mr*. Bolton's end was particularly pathetic.
Her husband, who is probably the oldest of the
Jurors, had never been separated from her for
more than a day or two at a time during their
married life until he was selected to 6erve In
the Thaw trial. Mrs. Bolton was much worried
at his absence, as their two children, a son and
a daughter, both being married, live away from
home. She celled on her husband at the Broad
way Central Hotel as often as possible, Last
Monday she contracted a severe cold, which de
veloped Into pneumonia and grew worse so rap-
Idly that Phe died yesterday morning at 11:45
Th<» Jurors reached the court at the usual time
-day morning, and to all appearances the
trial was to go or. the Rame as usual. Mr. Del
maf, of counsel for the defence, called Pr. Rrlt-
Evans, one of the expert allonipts, to th»
ftarni to continue his direct testimony, and a
-••in apked him when Captain
tts, in charge of the court attendants.
whispered to Jugiire Fitzgerald. The court sum
moned Mr. Jerome and Mr. De.mas, and after a
brief c"!:fere:;re announced:
"In view of a communication that has been
made to The court, it Is proper that Mr. Bolton.
:i, should be given the opportunity to go
to ) la home. I will adjourn court until 2 o'clock."
Mr BoiTon. ■who was plainly very anxious,
started from h!s peat and turned pale. He hur
rl*d away, ann a race with death was made to
his home, at Ko. 1187 Boston Road. Henry C.
Hamey, Juror No. '. and Court '^ffi^er Cavan
fi'iffh accomranied him. The race was lost, how
f.er. |fr. Bolton arrived at his home five min
uteE after his wife had died.
The sudden Interruption of the trial was a
phr.ck to the defendant and to bis counsel. Thaw
ippsaiad to be much disturbed over the wait,
but when he trild, later in the day. that Mr*.
Bolton was dead he expressed sincere sympathy
f<->r the Juror. Mrp. Evelyn Thaw, Miss May
MafV;er;zle and Mrs. J. J. Came, who were at
cour'. also rrprcai A sympathy for the Bolton
Word of the death of Mrs. Bolton had been
carried to almost every one before the afternoon
session nap called. A delay of a half hour was
caused by a conference of counsel and the court
relative to the advisability of permitting the
Jurors to go to their homes. At half-past two
court was convened, and the District Attorney
addressed Justice Fitzgerald.
May it please your honor, since the adjournment
of court this morning something, the fear of which
hap greatly disturbed us, has in the course of nature
occurred. Tho wife of thn eleventh juryman has
passed away. However much burden that ma" im
pose on the court, tlie jurors p.nd counsel, to any
nothing at the Borrow which has come Into one
inan"s lf>. It has to l,e br.rne.
It is plain that this < a«e nannot proceed to-day
and tiiat the elementary dictate* of humanity
should require it* ;idjo-irnment. until at least next
Monday. Pending such an adjournment, that the
remaining Jurymen should bo sequestrated from
their family life and thojr business affairs seems to
b» imposing on them a hardship greater than the
«tate has a right to call from them In the discharge
Of their duty.
They were, as your Honor knows. locked tip for
reasons that appeared, both to your Honor and
counsel for the defence, and for the people, as en
tirely proper and wise; not because either th«
learned gentlemen mho represent this defendant or
the proserutinc attorney or the <;nurt had any doubt
AS to their integrity, but past experience has' taught
us pome things not known to laymen nnd rendered
It wise and proper But in view of the necessary
delay that must occur because of thin sad clreum'
ptanee. it seems to me. after conference with your
honor nnd defendant's counsel, that the Jury pend
ing this re.^ss. should not be further kept from
their dally aviation and from tlu-ir me life. Th«
peopje consent, sir. v> the adjournment, if it s»*nii
wise to the court until Monday, and that the Jurors
reed no longer be kept together and apart from
their home life and the business affairs.
Mr. Ilartridge. of Thaw's counsel, concurred
With the District Attorney, and Justice Fitz
gerald replied:
Th* action that the court took In regard to keep-
Ins the jurors together from the time the first
Juror was ar-e«*pted and sworn in the pas* until the
prrsrnt time was action not taken by the court
uoori the separate recommendation of either side,
hut ar-tion '.akin by the court upon the. recom
mend* of counsel representing both tide* of the
issue he jury were being empanelled to try. The
reasons given by counsel upon both sides" In th*
Judgment of the court wire mod. sufficient and
most ►icclk-nt. II was materially necessary alike
to fhe interests of the defendant us to the Interests
of the people that that course should be pursued.
It Tr-.-.v. hare been well If It could have been
rerse^r^rt in to t!i« close, hut, unfortunately, the
sad occurrence Which has been so feelingly alluded
to brought ;<».out a condition of affairs which must
r>« confronted. The wife of r,n« <if your body has.
USfortttnately. !><>en called away. Under these cir
cumstances) it would i>e Inhuman to • ompc that
Juror to be tracer surveillance during these mo
ments of Rnguish and pain and grief which must
weigh «o l!»a»ily upon him, md In which he surely
has the sympathy of ■ -»rv man here. And that
betas 'ho- rase, mid aXier consultation with counsel
on ■■'•' s:<les. '.vc arrived et the conclusion which
you ha.ye !i<!a;d sugn-Kted. niiii i in very glad to
comply with their request to allow you "to return
to your liuslrie??.
I trust y< . may not be subjected to any annoy
ances of any kit i or character, and I appeal to
your li":.. not to read anything during the In
terval which may tx published in the newspapers
about the ;ise. not to «peak to any one about the
case, and to allow no on** to speak to you about ii.
and guar£ yourself from any outside pressure of
any kind cr character upon you- against which the
court ha: ro v tv Kiianl. litim-d yourselves by
your own vigilance :<!i«j your own determination,
and 1 am sat'sfied. gentlemen, From my experience
of the manner in which you have submitted to the
troubles and annoyances :<n<l privations and separa
tion fiom your home*, thm you are men u> whom
I can safely make that bppeal. anj I do no.
As;:- ' Impressing upon you the -non which
you have so frequently Lean!,' 1 excuse -,ou until
An Extension
may bo connected to
any mossago rato
lino and plaood whoro
It Is a grrtat conve
nience and costs only
SfifGm per month
IS Of. 9 Street
Monday morning, and trust we will then be abl*
to go on with the case and reach a conclusion, it
is a great hardship on the people and a great hard
ship on the defendant, but since it is Impossible
to proceed under the stances we will art;
Journ until Monday morning, gentlemen, at 10. so
The publicity attending the death of Mrs. Bol
ton has annoyed her family exceedingly, and it
has been decided that every effort will be made
to avoid the same annoyance at the funeral. It
was said by the undertaker who has charge of
the funeral that it would take place to-morrow
at 2 o'clock, and that the burial would be at
Wood lawn.
The Jurors held a brief meeting after the ad
journment of court In the afternoon and decided
to attend the funeral together. They authorized
<"aptaln Rlcketts to purchase a floral gift for
The testimony, as far as it went yesterday
morning, showed that the conference of Dis
trict Attorney Jerome and counsel for the de
fence on Wednesday had born fruit, as the
prosecution, for the first time offered no Ob
jection to Dr. Evans telling of his conversations
with Thaw. The only limit placed was that it
was to concern only the first three of the eight
visits he made. Dr. Evans said that In his
opinion Thaw was insane on those occasions,
the last of the three visits being made, on Sep
tember 10. Dr. Evans had Just started to tell
bis story when the interruption came.
< in Monday, it Is understood. Dr. Evans will
continue, and then Thaw's will and codicil will
be introduced. District Attorney Jerome yester
day excused, by consent, the attendance of Dr.
Deemar and Dr. Blngaman, of Plttsburg, but
they will return when wanted.
The narrow escape from a mistrial wag freely
discussed in and about the courtroom yester
day. It was recalled that Mr. Delmas, when
the Thaw Jury was being obtained, had cx
plalned the Californian method* of procedure, by
whii li two alternate jurors In addition to the
twelve in the box are always in attendance, al
though they take no actual part in the trial un
less for some reason one „ f the regular jurors is
"If this arrangement obtained here." said Mr.
Delmas. "practically all chance of a mistrial.
with its consequent waste of time and mon< y,
would be removed."
It was learned yesterday that Dr. Carlos F.
Maedonald, one of the experts for the prosecu
tion, is 111 with grip at his home, No. 353 Rlvei
side Drive, in consequence of his Illness the
trial of Aram Tachjlan an Armenian. I
Judge nosalsky, in the Court of Oeneral Ses
had to be adjourned yesterday. It is
hoped that Dr. Macdonald will be In court some
time next week.
Hesolution Introduced in Congress Because
of Thaw Trial Publication.
Washington. Feb. 14.— Representative Whar
ton, of lilinolp, Introduced a resolution In the
House to-day authorizing the President to ex
clude from the mails any and all publications
"containing the revolting details" of the Thaw
case and other cases of similar nature.
Jury Holds They Circulated Offensive Details
of Thaw Trial.
Louisville, Feb. 14.— A dispatch from Iyehannn,
Ky, says that the county grand jury last night
returned indictments against "The Cincinnati
Enquirer," "Louisville Herald," "Louisville
Times" and "Louisville Evening Post" for print
ing and circulating in this county the "offensive
and indecent" proceedings of the Thaw trial.
Union League Indorses President and De
mands Privacy in Scandalous Cases.
Henry B. Hayden, at the regular monthly
meeting of the I'nion League yesterday, of
fered a resolution in support of the President
In regard to the publication of the objectionable
•- in the Thaw trial, which was ;
unanimously. George K. Sheldon, president ot
the club, presided at the meeting. The rib !\
tlon, after indorFlng the views of the President
and PostmaHter Willcox and the action of United
- Attorney Stimson, calla the "scai:
broadcast of the disgusting testimony in tiie
Thaw trial" a national calamity. The resolu
tion further demands that legal proceedings In
which tiie evidence Is obscene or of scandalous
nature be conducted with ail the privacy sanc
tioned by the law and consistent with the full
protection of The rights >>f the partlen. and de
plores and censures "the practice of permitting
such trials to become public spectacles "
The resolution was not generally expected, but
It met with no opposition. After the reading,
ex-Judge Hinsdale made a speech In favor <>f its
adoption, which was greeted with applause.
A sad feature of tho meeting wan the reading
of a communication from the late Assemblyman
M C. Stanley, in which he told the club that he
had introduced a bill in favor of better transit
facilities f(lrf (1 r New York. The Assemblyman had
urltten the letter while in good 1 ealth.
Evidence given by Dr. Evans In the Thaw trial
was referred to In the trial of Herman T. Aid
in the Hudson County Termlner and Over Court,
Jersey City, yesterday for the murder of bin wife
In Hoboken on June 2O last. Ahl's defence Is
insanity, resulting from sunstroke. Dr John I>.
McGill said he had examined Ahl and found him
highly nervous but with moral will, emotions,
mental < oncepiions, perception and appreciation,
and without delusions, hallucinations or Illusions.
<>n cross-examination Dr. McGlll v.;is asked if
he knew the condition of mind described by Dr.
Evans In the Thaw trial ac a "brain storing ful
mination or explosion" Dr. McGill said he
knew of such a condition, but did not think Ahl
had Buffered from It.
fßy Telegraph to The Trttiune ;
Pitteburg, Feb. 14. — A detective In the em
ploy of District Attorney Jerome was In PHrs
hurg this week going over the records of tlu
death of Edward S. Thaw, seventeen years o'd.
who diet! of arsenic poisoning at the Homeo
pathic Hospital on October 6, 1886. The young
man wa-» a nephew of the late William Thaw
end a cousin of Harry K. Thaw.
After his death his aunt. Mrs. Eliza Bunnell,
was arrested charged with poisoning him to
sec u re h large amount of lift- Insurance. After
a trial lasting several days Bhe wan acquittod.
Just why Mr. Jerome should desire this Infor
mation is not understood.
j man Moss, a clothing manufacturer, received
' a decree of separation from his Wife, Gertrude
; Mobs, In the Supreme Court, yesterday, on the
' ground of desertion, neglect of her children and
- persistence In associating with people he deemed
; undesirable. Justice Greenbaurn dismissed a
counter suit for separation brought by Mrs. Muss.
I Mr. and Mrs. Moss were married on January 18,
IS**), and Moss alleged that his wife droerted him
;on September 25. I*6. Mrs. Mom charged her Ir.ia
' band with cruelty, and said that he would not give
her money enough to pay her household expenses.
I . • .—,. — ,
The Postal Telegraph Company's operators about
the City were discussing a 15 per cent Increase re
j ported to have bt-en decided upon at * meeting of
: ttje Postal directors late yesterday. A 'well known
j official of thi- company would not confirm the re
'■ port, but aalcl: "The Postal always baa paid better
wages than ltn competitor*, and it ha» been decided
; that before March 1 our employe* will receive v
i subxfimlul Increase."
I Mrs. Caroline Archer, the wealthy Jamaica widow
j who enter.-,! several njits against her son. Theo-
I dore F. Arch. for alleged failure to account for
, various moneys said to have been collected by him
M 1 her agent. his withdrawn the suits nnd friendly
' reiat.onr, have r,e* n re-established betXn mo?h«
«nd aen. Incidentally Mrs. Archer has sold to her
; son the building he has for ye.™ o?cup?M a/an
j office, at Fulton *nd Bergen avenues, forS.ooo.
• — -
I/AXATrvp BROMO Quinine removes tin cause t
Twenty-four Bodies Taken to Provi
de nee from Block Island.
Idence, Feb. 1 1.— The work of returning to
their relatives and friends the bodies of the vic
tims of the Larchmont disaster continued to
day, many of those brought to the city last
night having been clulmed during the day. An
other boatload of twenty-four corpses came
up the river from Block Island late to-night, and
the bodies were transferred to the morgue.
The authorities hero number the Identified
dead as fifty-four. Including Samuel La Combe,
of Manchester, N. H.. who reached Block Island
alhe Tucsdaj morning, and survived his ter
rible experience and sufferings long enough to
the Rhode Island hospital here, where he
died early this evening. The only body recov
ered which w«s not brought to the city was that
of Hairy ECckles, of Block Island. whoße funeral
will take place to-ni. .now, within a few miles
of the beach on which it was thrown up by the
The death of La Combe to-night reduces the
number of survivors to eighteen, and one of that
number, Miss Sadie Oolub, of Boston, still re
mains at Block Island, recovering from her ter
rible experiences.
Of the bodies which were brought to this city
by the tug Roger Williams, which made a spe
cial trip to Block Inland to-day, a number had
already been Identified, and at the morgue, late
to-night 19 remained unclaimed. This number
is included In those known to be missing, which,
to-night totalled 87. making a total number, ac
cording to all a© ounts, of 159 who sailed on the
Larchmont on Monday night. These figures in
clude 18 survivors, M identified dead and 87
missing or unidentified dead.
While the Identifications were In progress to
day a 1 the local morgue, the tug Roger Williams
was on her way tq Block Island to bring back
those bodies which the Island fishermen had
hauled from the turbulent waters yesterday and
to-day, yesterday's harvest from the sea num
bered 22 bodies, and these were taken to the
wharf at New Harbor to await transfers to
the mainland. During to-day two bodies were
brought In, one of which arrived early enough
to be sent to the New Harbor wharf. The tug
arrived at the Island l« flli * afternoon,
and two hours were occupied In transferring the.
bodies to her decks. She left there at .". o'clock.
but on getting around Sandy Point, she was
signalled to return, and the last body recovered
by the Block Island fishermen, that of a Negro.
was sent on board. When this body was brought
ashore at Block Island about dark thin after
noon before it was sent to tho tug. It was dis
covered that the unfortunate man probably com
mitted suicide by Btabbing himself in the throat.
The tug, on account of returning for the last
holy, was delayed considerably, and did not
reach the pier here until 11 o'clock to-night.
The bodies, like those brought In last night,
were In charge of Medical Examiner Charnplln.
of Block Island, who certified that death In each
caee was by freezing.
The bodies war* at once removed In tempo
rary coffins to the morgue and arranged beside
hers. No effort was made to obtain addi
tional identifications to-night, but to-morrow
another long stream of relatives and friends of
the missing will be admitted.
The weather to-day from a cold
r, whii h had prevailed since tho
wreck, to a mild blow from the southward, and
under these conditions it Is iat no
more victims will be found In tho vicinity of
Block Island. It Is thought that If other bodies
Btlll remain afloat they Will be casi tip nn tns
southern shores of Rhode Island and perhaps to
the westward of Buward'a Hay. < ti the Masaa
chuseits c oust.
captain McVay of the ateamer to-daj ad
mitted that his lifeboat was "one of the fir«t.
• the first, to leave the sinking ship."
This statement waa made In reply 1 i
by Fred Hiergeell, elg] t< n years old. of Brook
lyn, one of the survivors.
.• ■ ..... telves,
that the ship's crew crowded the boats without
provide for the passengers, and
that Captain MoVay was I I rt tha
ship. The statement of Hlergseli ores
nation, in view of the fa t that while, ai ; El
mately 20 per cent of the vessel's crew vtum
saved, oi • 8 pei ent of the passengers sur
Captain McVay explained that, while his boat
may have been the first in the water, it was be
! c had a good crew, and, despite tho fact
that he waa among the first off the deck, he re
mained by his ship until she went down. He
said that he had made nu move to get into hid
boat until he bad given orders to his men to
lower all boats and clear away the rafts. While
«t was In the water It waa fastenud to the
ship by a rope in the running gear that had be
come caught, and this was cut by Boa'swaln
Andrew Tobeson, who saw that, with th» ship
settling rapidly, the boat and Its occupants
would be caught In the whirlpool and sucked be
neatfa the surface. Tho captain's boat was on
the windward Bide, and he said he called to th«
passengers to Jump Into his boat, which would
hold about twenty-two people in all, but th»
electric lights had been extinguished In the col
lision, ami in the darkness and confusion n
heeded his summons. Everybody was on the
leeward side of the ship, and ho ordered his men
to row around there, h« declares, but the gule
balked this plan, and as th« boat was driven
away from t lie stricken steamer his men hud to
give up their task and crouch down In the bot
tom of tho boat out of the way of the piercing*
Victim Says She Was Pushed from
Captain's Boat.
Block Island. R. 1.. Feb. 14.— survivor of
the Larchmont disaster, Miss Sadie Golub, of
Boston, still remains on the Island, where she Is
being cared for at the home of Qeorge Milllken.
This afternoon she stated to several of the news
paper men that when she begged either Captain
McVay or Purser Young to take her in their
boat they pushed her back, and the lifeboat
left the Larchmont with only six in It, although
it would have held twenty more. When the
steamer went down she found herself on a piece
of wreckage and remained on It until picked up
ten hours later by the crew of the fishing
schooner Elsie. Miss Oolub was very emphatic
in her charge against Captain McVay and the
officers of tho Larchmont,
MUm Golub. who has remained unconscious
since being brought ashore, regained her senses
this afternoon, and was very eager to make a
statement. Her condition was bo grave yester
day thai if was Impossible to take her to Prov
idence with the other survivors, but it was
stated to-night that she would recover, although
h " iIUI Vi? a i ld I f ? et are badly frostbitten
1 he Block Island fishing fleet of twenty sail
searched the adjacent waters assiduous^ to-day
but only two bodies were recovered. The bolster'
ous condition which prevailed since the Larch
mont went down moderated to-day, and t c
wind shifted to the southwest and south so tin?
it is not believed that any mo?« bodies will be
thrown up on the beach. It Is thought That If
any other victims of the Larchmont remain
afloat, they will be thrown up on the beach -i"
at Narragansett Pier. Point Judith or Newport
or perhaps the Southern Rhode Island shore to
the westward of Point Judith 18iana snor c to
Tho Block Islanders are still feeling the strain
of their trying experiences during the in tt
days, and it will be «>„* time before they re-
SS-iT" 8 lhe fearful ""** ot the famouß
Oysters and
! ChOpS and-
Lobster and-
Beefsteak ami-
Rabbit and-
Sandwich and-
United States Inspectors Question
Crew of the Harry Knowlton.
New London, Conn.. Feb. 14.— United States
Steamboat Inspectors William Withey and John
Stewart examined the four members of the
schooner Harry Knowlton'a crew who were on
watch Monday night at the time the schooner ran
Into the steamer I.archmont. The tour members
of the crew examined were Captain Frank T.
Haley, of Everett, Mass.; Mate Frank Govant,
of St. John, X. X.. and Seamen Carl Victor John
son, of Christiania, Norway, and Julius Boryer
sen, of Bweden. Their testimony did not differ
In any essential detail, and they all united in
telling of a strange steamer which approached
within a mile after the collision and then headed
the other way and passed up the Sound.
The Inuring ivas called for t his morning, bui
the men were unable to get to Westerly, K. 1.,
from the Quonochontaug llfesaving station until
mid-afternoon, and. nearly two hours were re
quired to get thorn to this city by trolley. The
hearing lasted from late this afternoon to well
into the evening. The witnesses were questioned
by Inspector Withey In the main, although In
spector Stewart asked several questions.
The Inspectpra went Into much detail In or
der to establish .'ttl of the facts in the case, and
mi enormous amount of testimony was sub
Captain Haley was the first witness exa
an.l lils evidence In regard to the schooner's
course was practically the same as that given
by him yesterd i his sworn s 1
Inspector Withey. He Fald H was n. be lutiful
night and vessels' lights wore visible a d
of a mile or two. Captain Haley was in his
cabin when h<» heard Mate Govant ask the
lookout how the lights were. This struck him
as peculiar, and he went on de :k and In
what the answer was He wan in:
the lookout had replied that the lights were -<.'.\
right, and then his attention was calif d to the
tchlng steamer. In ' the state
ment about the lights Captain Haley said that
he knew that the green one at least was hum-
Ing at the time of the collision because It burned
until some time Wednesday.
When he saw the light ■ f the ste
red. an re than I<*» yards away. It was
a point or a point and a half on the stsj
I The, gr^en light was invisible, but thi
white lights of the steamer could be mad
nd look and saw that it was a
••■■. lif> then ordered the man at the wheel
to keep her on her course as elm was, and re
ceived a reply that she was on her course
tain Haley believed that 0 c course of the
nar was not changed from tint time till
the time of th« collision.
ly Captain Haley said he saw the nnsfl of
the steamer cross the bow of his vessel At the
■ ■ - :lmo he heard a whistle signal from the
•r, and then the crash came. As soon as
the vessels drifted apart he waved a lantern for
r kept 'iti her course. An
other vessel, evident:- lerved,
with both her red and green lights showing;, In
dicating that she was headed for the
to jive help, rat when I
lied wilhln 11 mile l light only
showed, and she
The Knowlton was headed ' i, i nd
n stuck to her until she was hair full of
water, and then took to the boat and . ■
the- beach. Three-quarters of an houi
schooner went aground.
To inspector Stewart Captain Haley
that thtre wus any danger of his schoonei hav
ing "yawed" from her course with any such con
ditions us be has desci
Mate Qovant was then .sworn, and told of hla
experiences in a manner to ■■■ the
testimony of th* captain. The schooner was
practically unmanageable after the collision, he
carl Victor Jonson, who waa at the helm when
the collision took place, told his story. Ho Is
not acquainted in Long Island or Block Island
Bounds, lie said. He took the wheel at 1 o'clock,
relieving the lookout. The course was then
east by south, and it was mad east, and then
changed to east by north.
At the captain's orders, after the steamer's
lights were seen, ho kept the schooner on her
course until the vessels came together, and then
he abandoned the wheel because the mate or
dered all hands to get the boat ready, He con
tinued with corroborative testimony, relating
the actions of the crew till the schooner was
Julius Boryensen told of being lookout on the
night of the collision and sighting the steamer's
lights. His testimony did not differ materially
from thai of his companions. He told of sight
ing the range steamer after the collision, both
of whose lights were visible, but which finally
turned so thai only her green lights showed aa
she bore up the Sound.
At the close of his testimony the hearing was
Joy Line Will Carry All Relatives
of Victims to Providence.
Announcement was made yesterday nt the office*
of the Joy Line that, to facilitate the identification
of the bodies Of the Larchmont's victims, the com
pany would transport, free of charge, all relatives
who Wished to go to Providence.
'President Dunbar loft New York yesterday for
New London, where Captain McVay nnd Captain
Hurley will tell their stories.
Many Italians called at the offices yesterday to
inquire alter friends who, they believed, had sailed
on the Larchmonti According to one, there were
thirteen Italians who were to sail on the Larch
umnt to do contract labor In Brooklyn.
it was learned yesterday that George A. Smith,
whose name appeared on the Hut of missing per
sons, resigned as watchman on the Larchmont two
weeks ago, his place being taken by Edward Lovan.
Major Thomas Stanyon, of the Salvation Army,
said yesterday that arrangements had been made
for a public funeral and memorial mass meeting
for th« members of the Salvation Army who lost
their lives in the wreck. The services, which will
be In charge of Miss Bva Booth, will be held at
Carnegie Hull on Sunday 'at 3 p. m.
A specially picked choir will sing the hymn
"Jesus, Lover of My Soul." which. Major Stanyon
said, was sung by the members who lost their lives
In the wreck just before the steamer sank. Miss
Booth said the vacancy caused by the loss of at
least ten officers and other members of the organ
ization would not soon be filled.
Master of Tug Inquired About Collision on
Morning After Disaster.
Newport. R. 1.. Feb. 14.— The statement of
Captain Frank T. Haley of the schooner Harry
Knowlton, that the collision between his vessel
and the steamer Larchmont was witnessed by
another steam vessel, which did not offer any
Assistance, apparently, was confirmed her* to
day when it was learned that a man, who said
he was captain of a tug. was In this city early
Tuesday morning and Inquired for details of a
collision between a steamer and schooner in
Block Island Sound. The man stated that as
he was passing through tho Sound he saw a
bin schooner strike a Sound steamer, but owing
to the very heavy weather which prevailed hej
considered it Inadvisable to stop. The man has
not been seer since, and careful inquiry along
the waterfront fails to disclose the identity of
bis tug.
Providence, Feb 14. -The following: is a re-
Vised list of Identified bodies, made at I<> p. US..
Of the seventy-live recovered from the wreck of
the steamer Larchmont:
Aysf.N'. John I- . r!l°«. Beaasß.
ATHANASIADIO. Athanaso. KHtM unknown; Iflllllin
catlon by card*.
■ AIPKE. Joseph M., PlUlHißea
CARROLU William, freight clerk. newstssea
fF.riAnnLOHM John, captain Ealvatlnn Army. Lynn.
COO.HTI.ES3. John P.. He. 2RI W.st 85th ptr»»t. New
York; Identlflcntlon by cards.
• •fvYI.K. John. South Boston.
DtHOUUK, Mrs. Plcrr*. Waaaasekat B. I.
EI££BREE, Fred H.", Providence-.
acrtOSß, J. Harry. Blf>ck inland: body th«r«.
ESTT, Mr". Mary, New York.
FRANKLIN*. MUiard. Wort* AttlftboTO.
KOTJNTAINB. Mos*a. walt«r. Providenr*.
i;v.ap.Y, Ezra, pantn'i"' l address unknown.
i!Mi, Walter, waiter.' Netrm. Providence.
HOWARD . address hi Massachusetts (letters).
HESS. (Wer. flnt assistant engineer, Albany. N. T.
HARRISON, James P. steward. Brooklyn.
HOUUN, Edward. Provldene*.
IIELLGREN, «:artaln Hel«a. Balvntlon Army. Lynn.
UEIDT. Anthony, Providence.
HARGREAVES, Charle. a.. Prevtdenca. „'„■■,
if'POLITO. Valotto, No. 219 E!«hth »renu«. Newark. N. •>■
JAMES. George, chef. N«fro. Providence.
JENSON. Mrs. J. G.. Provldenc*.
JONES. Marcus N. waiter. N^fro. No. STO Van Horn
street. J«rsey City.
KORAJIAN. Koren. No. 40JV Pallsad. »v,nu«. Jersey City.
KORAJIAN. Mrs. Annt«.
LANE. Richard. Waithwn. Mm. «
LACOMBB laamal (died to-night). Manchester. N. H.
LAMBERT. IJeutenar.t EU«n. Salvation ■*■»! Tain
brtJire. Mass.
LA COURT, Antonio. Boston.
LEVIN. Morris, Chelsea. Mass.
LOGAN, Kdwuril, watchman. Boi . ■
L.TCNS K:r.anuel. Harrison Place. Brookljn.
MAKCHEL John (conimlttea «u!cld» In captain's boat).
E«»t Urwktleld. Mum.
lIANFRX tfe- Hey. Fhlllp. >« tor Italian Methodist
Epi»copal Church. ProvUence.
MOI-IN Lleutennr.t John. Salvation Army. Worcester.
MICHFXBON. Jacob. B«imar. N. J.
MICUELfiON. SA<tl« <cou.ln of Jacob). Lynn. Mm
NELSON. Eric. Provldenc*.
I'I^VNTE. ■■' ••• ruv.f. „■: R. I.
rind C. D.. Providence. R. I
HIIO-Y Fran* T.. Providence. R. I.
BTEKtX. Corporal Edpir. Fort Schuyler. New York
BCOROAN Mrs. LouUe. at«wa»4«* Providence. R. J.
PPATOLA. Cavalier F.i Palermo. Italy (letters).
BHEIN F.lward I*. »a»st« Roxbury. Mass.
SCOTT. John N. Se«TO. waiter. Petersburg. v.
tate <T-.ar>s. Negro, waiter. Providence. P.. I.
THIBKAIV P-enr.K N«tTT». waiter. Providence. R- X.
WINNIKER. Hctijamln. l'rovld-nce. H. I
PERKINS. R. H.. Dorchester, Mass.
SMITH. George T. semium. Providence. R. I.
Frightens Them Into Dropping
Ii undies of Silverware. .
Instead of screaming and fainting when phe
saw two burglars In her home packing: up silver
ware last night. Miss Helen Anger, of No. 7"
East 85th street, pounced upon tho men a:;
after ten minutes righting frightened them
away. The men were not captured.
when Miss Anger went home last night her
father and mother were out. As she approached
the door leading to their apartment the young
woman saw marks upon the door, and that It
was open. She opened the door quietly, and aS
eho entered saw two men just putting the fin
ishing touches to three large bundles which they
were packing. Miss Anger also saw that th*
pllverware had been removed from the side
She hesitated a moment, srnthered her cour-
URn and then crept Into : where tha
men were.
When one burglar aaw his. companion In Miss
Angst's grasp h* turned, dropped r.U bundles
of silverware and ran.
The burglar she was holding, thoroughly
cowed, wrenched himself free and dashed for
the hallway, with the young woman after him.
They reached the hallway and Miss Anger could
not capture him. Then sh»> screamed. Several
men heard her and chased the burglars. The
police of the Baal 88th street station were told
and are looking for the men.
Three Negroes Reported Killed — Fighting
Continued All Day.
Hoanoke. Vn., Feb. 14. — A race riot Is In prog
reaa at a railroad construction camp near Thax
ton, Va., ai>out fifteen miles ea..st of K'>anok«,
and It Is reported that three or four Negroes
have been killed. St-veral armed men from a
Itoauok* detective agency have been hurried
to the scene. The trouble arose this morning
over the discharge of workmen by a, foreman,
and shooting has continued throughout the day.
There is no wire connection with the camp, u:;>l
detaila are meagre.
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C. it N.-WRy., 451 Broadway.
For .53 cents.
$1 scarfs — even some 81.50 scarfs
4266 four-in-hands — -what's left of
our regular stock at $1 or more, with
a special lot from a big maker.
•Si is the least any of them are
55 cents.
Rogebs, Peet & Company.
Three Broadway Store*.
238 842 '.290
at at a:
Warren at. 13th •- 32nd at.
Continued from flr«t pit*
tired sew«r contractor and a 1 and
fellow church member of the r
Wmtam H. Ilarr and Henry K. B
two New Britain (Conn.i b ■> havaj|
be [ !i t". tliy city for tl da;, s nu >
search for William E Walker, bank treasurer,,
returned r<> their BO)
Ing obtained any trace . • -mg :r.an'»
whereabout.. -^gera.
Orm at N have'
been retained ti> !-><>k I rest! x
bank in thia city, it was sa.id yesterday
noon that nothing had been heard fro.
Walker, but that h» was being l">ked for. 'Whi.d
that the matter w=»s !n the
hands of a local detective bureau. pu~h ts be— <
lteve.l to be the .
Files Application to Double Capitali
zation of Manufacturing Interest.
[By Telfgra; to Ths Tribune. ]
Knoxville. Term . Feb. 14.— William J. Oliver,,
lowest bidder on the Panama Canal work, wi:h
J. C. Luttreil. ex-Mayor of Knoxville arfci part
owner of ih<> Mechanics' National Bank h»re;
Alexander McMillan, a wealthy real estar*
dealer; James P. <>aut. president of the Holste?
National Bank, and F*. O. Oates, cashier of tha
Mechanics" Nation. U Hank, to-ilay filed applied
tlon for a million-dollar charter for the W. J.
Oliver Manufacturing Plant, which has hereto*
fore been capitalized at STtdOiOiiOt
Mr Oliver intends, if he lands th<? Panama
contra that this company shall manufacture
all ?orts of heavy machinery for canal work.
Crew of Schooner Saved by Leaf
After Collision.
Four men who saved themselves from the
sinking schooner Silvester Hale by leajilr.? :o *
string of barges Just outside the New H:wea
breakwater in ■ strung gale on Tuesday r.ight,
arrived hera yesterday on the tugboat Patience,
and were landed in Jersey <*lty. The rescued
party, which consisted of Captain Nelson, the
schooner's master; two s^ani'ti, and the cook.
said tha: an unknown bars«\ heavily laden.
struck them foreword, smashing the bowsprit
carrying away the head gear and Jlbboom ar.4
ripping up a b!g hole- below the waterline. lnt»
which tons of water poured rapidly.
Tha cook, who was on deck when the crasO
came, ran below and shouted to the shipper.
and, running back again, saw a (■'arge ridltuf^
along about six feet ,frotn the schooner's bul*
warks. He jumped and foil heavily «>n the .Vok.
Philip Kiernan and Th.>: Cunningham, the
two amen, leaped to another barge that fal
lowed the first one. Captain Nelson was about
to follow them, but barge number '2 had gluled
too far away from the Ha!»\
Cunningham picked up a rope and threw It to
Captain Nelson, who Jumped overboard. Th»
seamen pulled him In and later, after attracting
the utter tion of the tugboat Patience, which h*>i
the fl* ■ barges In tow. the men were tak^a
The Silvester Hale left New York on Monday.
loaded with coal, for Tnunton. Mass. She en
countered lirtl" ice «>ff City Island, ami i:nir>r
full sail headed up the Sound.
When off New Haven a heavy northwesterly
wind came «p. and she became wedged '.n a
great mass of Ice Captain Nelson dropped
anchor, but the Hale dragged ami drifted.
Hoping to get Ins • tho breakwater, the
schooner raised her foresail and part of th*
mainsail, and was working her way. after a
fashion, to New Haven, when the era came.
Captain Nelson said he had .i Hare lisht burn
ing aft. and could not understand why he was
run down. Six minutes after tho men got
aboard the barges the schooner sank.

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