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BEATEN AND POISuNED. WEALTHY ITALIAX SLAIN. Conflicting Evidence of Murder and Suicide Pni'Jis Police. !In ihe tracic death of Cirolamo Cella. one of, the 'earlir.g Mallaa pcaliaata of this city, a few minute?: after he had been found bleeding and unconscious in the office in the rear of his im l«rting warehouse, at Nos. .VJS and TCV) West Broadway, early yesterday morning, the police liav#» one of th* most baffling cases in years. Dornenico Cella. a brother, and Cesare Blanchi, a ■BEBassßj were arrested, the former as a sus picious person and th? latter as a witness. Many conflicting ftories were to.d. and al though a note supposedly written by Cella bid <":r.g farewell to his wife was found, and It was <U=ee>ver<Hl that there was poi<eon in his stomach, on th» other hand it was also evident that his *kull had been fractured by a hammer, which h I a few feet fron. where thf body was, cov ered with blood. The police and Coroner Har burper contend that Cella could not have taken • the poison and then fractured h,ls own skull, and it is their belief thar he was murdered, the mo tive for which is yet to be discovered. Coroner's Physician Fchultze, after an autopsy on the body at the morsrup, reported that death had resulted primarily from a fracture of the sfcsdl; that there as a quantity of patasau prob- Bbly sulphuric add. in the stomach, and that there were scratches and hruisec on the neck and forearm. Domenleo Ceßa, who was associated with his brother in importing winescand Italian deliea ck<-: ar.d who \\;,s taken into custody by the police, discovered the body. He told Coroner Harburper that at about i o'clock yesterday mornlntr he was passing the warehouse, on his *- y to his home at Xo. 124 West 13th street. •rim he saw that the big padlaak on the front door had beea removed. He' tried the door and the latch lock was fastened, so he entered with Ids ■■■>«n key and groped his way to the rear to the office. FOUND BY HIS BROTHER. When hp opened the Aoor he saw his brother lying on the floo'- v.ith ate overcoat and a pil low under his head. Domenico says that h° tried to arouse the unconscious man. and fail ing in taJs looked around and discovered the Maad saafcaed hammer and also a bottle half filled with a dark colored liquid an.l a letter. He hastened to the front of the building and telephoned to St. Vincent's Hospital for an ass bulance, and ther found Detective Kluber. of th" Mercer street station. When Dr. Murphy, i)ir ambulance surceoji. and Kluber arrived Oeaai was still breathing, but he died in a few minutes When Coroner Harburger arrived he bega" an investigation and learned that Domenica Cella had disappeared, and he ordered the police to find him without delay. Th« brother was found and h-ld as h witn'-ss, but when he was re leased on this charge bj $1,000 aejl he was again trrcsted as a suspicious person. Coroner Har burger took the letter which was found and which was ritten in Italian and had it trans lated. It read: Dear Brother: Pardon me if I have done any harm t» raai and all. It is impossible with the life that 1 do in my house, and I pray you to t.il my dajjeitfers -and my stepson. I ask you all to i^ardon me. but 1 cant any lortper. Make mv fun--rs! prfvaM. and piace me in the hears* of the dead. Bury me in my plot in Greenwood Cemetery That is the place. Adieu forever. " GEROLAMO CELLA. The police immediately began to trace the movements of Oethi for twenty-four hours pre vious B> Tiir time he was found dyinp. Accord ir£ to David Ifaitsfftl of No. 46 East £th street, and C??:-ar Razetti, of No. SI Washington Place. Oelm spent the evening with th°m in a restaurant in West Houston street playine; cards, and they said he seemed gloomy and troubled. When leaving them about midnight frr asked them if they would come to his .fu neral, but they laughed at the question and fcade him goad night. WANTED TO CHANGE WILL. These ulili am wtr. augmented by those of a lawyer. Joseph Weher. of No. TMS Broadway, who hastened to the sl«rcer atreiet station when be h^ard af Cella's death, nupported the theory that Cr-lla mfgtal have conunttted suicide. Weber told Immector Rassell and Captain O'Reilly that Cella aefced Mn to come up to the West BiT»ac!way addiesa on Batsrday. and he did so. H«- said that Cella told him that he wanted to bare h will, niade on February .%. changed so that Bianchi. his stepson, would receive some of his property. He seemed, according to Weber, to be in a great hurry. and I:i reply t<> the la^.yer's.quefction as to the | sow for the haste raid that be vas 'Igoing on ■ lone journey." When it-k'-d what he meant by a "lone: jour neyL? .... Jhat he Intended to po to Italy and tlv*t he woulO return <'n Monday to have the matter arranged. 0 TVhilp Defectives Kondrieran. Kluber and Fitz pTald ww worklne «'ii tl« <a«> they began lo i<-,r<K up •"" 1 " "'" ;v-]la> family history and learned that Ire had • .'t.-fi business Mrty years «e-. in ■ small way. and had prospered until his Estimated fortune ;,t ili«* tiir.e ttt his death was rhnvt c.vHt't'fct He tod two iansMers by his CrFt wife, mm being the wife of Viii< ■"•in Ptearra. arrrit of the cMMrai't Society, and the other •.I-, wife nf ■ prosperous ftalian in Ridsewood. H j Cella'e fir?t "A'ife lied and he married again, his iec<iad wife, liavin.^ two daughtera and one j-en. Ccsare Bianchi. who i? held aa ■ vitn^?r. Bianchi married a young Italian ■woman and brought her to live with his step fat;i»r on the t<-|. floor of N""- '£j a.'id 'J7 Wooater ttrcet. wliich trie latt r owned. HINT OF JEALOUSY. The det«-ctive!= learned that there was trouble between Mr?. Ccila and ber dausrhter-ln-law over Cella's attentions t« ihe youiidrtT woman, and lh>> matter eWled by Bianchi and his wife poms t«> live tt No. M Grand ■treet There was wm hard f«e!ins, H waa said, between Bianchi aad his j»i*-pfath^r. This .statement was borne 0..! by Pisarra. who told Itl detectives that v»Ji«i; his moth* r-in-law found tlial everythiac mm n«jt al! light between her husband and nis ' *.-t*-p;=oi;':J v.:f.\ .... Mrs. Bfaachl out of tih« lious« . uith liei husband. This araa denied l»v liianv.'i. who ii.j that be left because of i f:;kIU «j«:j»rrei. Pisarra .-aid at his l '" m last night: , was calltKi to my f;.ih.-r-in-l.v>-. store at :v o'clock tM» morning by Domenieo. and found the «»ld man <!«»d My reading of the K: ter left In the ■..;.-. tii«-li »■«■ written »n my fithCT-to-law'* hand-vriiJns. aiid m>; icnowledc* <.: ih« perturbed gtmu of hi.s mind, led me to \* iX.x*- lie ha-J ooiit»itted jjiilelde. Basins n»y Ip-ricn on iix.se fuels solely. I siioalrt BtOl it a s a rtiaw ofnl i <'Jd not make a thor ough ortmination o f hi, woonda un the b.,dy. Kj-hoasi. , did -mo * oend oa the side of tht h-ad. vliich i bei'^cd .ouM have been telf-in fxirtrd. ••After Uis »*itype>' had been performed the «JcttJr«* sUL-'Cd U:at they found a wound on Uie CojuiaueJ »o *" o11 " J"*fc c - —^MR •»»-*.' NEW-YORK, .MONDAY. FEBRUARY 24 1905.-TWKLVE PAG ES.— -*£<ggSt2S& To-morrow. f:ilr; variahlr wlndn. 11 .L* >» " IWX\ JY, .lIIMIMI, 1 FiJ >I 1 I All! -^» J «/'(-. XTTi^x^ BIG AUTOS HIT* HEAD-ON. Emcrgcnc/i Brakes Prevent Serious Accident. Two big automobiles travelling thirty miles an hour met in a head-on collision nearly opposite the country estate of Justice M. J. Keogh, of the Supreme Court, on I'e'.hain. Road, at New Ro chelle, yesterday afternoon. One of the cars was owned by M. M. Looram, a wealthy resi dent of Davenports KecsJ New Rochol'.e. The other was driven by its owner. Dr. Van Schaick, of No. 1';? West 37th Ftreet. Manhattan. Mr. Looram's car was In charge of his chauf feur, and the owner was returning from the New York Athletic Club, on Travels Island, while Dr. Van Schaick's car was going toward Manhattan. The cars came together on a curve When Dr. Van Schaick and Mr. I.oorams chauffeur saw that a collision was inevitable they reversed their power and jammed on their emergency brakes. The cars came together, however, with a crash. The radiators were broken, the lamps smashed and the glass wind BfiatOCtora broken. Mn. Van Schaick's face was badly cut by fly ing glasp. her nose was broken and several of her teeth were knocked out. She was taken to the home of a Pclham Road resident, where she was attended by a physician. Later she re turned to New York with her husband on a train. • CALLS HI SBAM) SLAVER. Mrs. Paid L. Roy Says He Killed Her Brother Last Month. Portsmouth. N. H., Feb. a result of an accusation made by Mrs. Paul L.. Roy, known in operatic circles as Glacia Calla, that her brother, George A. Carkins, was killed by her husband at her home in Newington on Jan uary 2, the county officials decided to-day to hold an autopsy on Carkin.s's body next Tues day. Carkins died on January -, and the acting medical examier. W. H. Nute, of Exeter, de cided that his d^ath was due to suicide by shooting. The examination showed a bullet wound in the forehead, but no other wounds were discovered. After the shooting Mrs. Roy started for New York with her husband, but last week returned to Portsmouth, where she told the authorities that following a family dis pute her husband and brother became engaged in a pistol duel, during which Carkins received a fatal wound in the head. According to Mrs. Roy she was in the house when the alleged duel took place and heard the exchange of shots, hut in order to protect her husband said nothing about the matter at the time. Since her statement, however, about the duel. officers have examined the kitchen where the shooting occurred, and have found s»\eral bullet marks on the walls. In addition two bullet holes have been discovered in the back of the coat Carkins wore. Deputy Sheriff Scott, who went to New York to find Roy, learned that the man had started for France about a week ago. Mrs. Roy returned to New York to-day after nuking her statement to the authorities. The body will be exhumed to determine whether there are any bullet wounds corresponding with the holes found in the coat. GOLD AT VASCOUVER. Stampede Expected to Rich Deposits at Wreck Ba>/. \Uy Tel<*praph to Th<» Tribune.] Victoria. 'B. <\. Feb. 23.— News has . just reached here which shows that Vancouver Island will witness a gold rush this summer that will equal the preat Klondike stampede. The beach sand of Wreck Bay, at Sidney Inlet, on the west coast bank, at a height of one hundred feet, has been found wondrously rich in gold. Walter Myles. an oldtime miner of Colorado and the Yukon, has just had samples assayed, and the results show from 3 to 15 cents a pan. and the yield varies from .<4.°. to $104 to the ton. Tn/re are millions of tons of raw material at Wreck Bay. Immediately <»n being furnished with assay figures Myles staked out eight claims. A FLOOD IS 7 PARIS. Main Bursts on Quai dcs Tuihries — (warden a Lake. Paris, F«'l'. — The main water pipe of Paris under the Quni dcs Tuileries hurst this evening and converted the street into a torrent. Eventu ally the Garden of the Tuileries became a vast lake. Cellars were flooded in surrounding streets, extinguishing tires and stopping the dynamos in a large hotel, putting the building in darkness. The Fire Department was engaged for hours in pumping out the water. The broken main was patched anrl the Bow stopped fora ehort time, but another break occurred late to-night, causing the calling out of more en gines. The whole centre of the town has been cut off from * water supply. FATHER SHOOTS CHILD. Captain Van Pelt Tries to Kill Self and Daughter. Whom Wife Kept. Captain George Van Pelt, a member of one of the oldest families on States Island, fired three bullets into the abdomen of his eight-year-old daughter Rui'i and then fired two shots Into his brain, while they were alone in the parlor of his father-in-law. J \V. Campbell, at No. X Jeuett avenue. Port Richmond. last night. Van Pelt and his daughter were taken to the S. R Smith Infirmary, and at a late hour last night the surgeons fii-1 not think either of them would recover. Mrs. Van Pelt rode to the hospital With her husband and their daughter and re mained there all night hysterical from grief. Three months ago the couple agreed to sep arate. Mrs. Van Pelt took the child to her father's home with h'-r .lcspite her husband's, de mands for the child. Van Patt, although the master ol ■> tugboat, contributed nothing to the support of bis Rife and child, and last week Mrs. Van Pelt obtained an order from the-local mag istrate directing him to pay her $111 a week for the support of herself and the child. Following this Van Pelt made repeated demands for the custody of their daughter. La.st night his wife met him at her father's home. When be asked to see Ruiii she left them akine la the parlor, A few moments later the heard the pistol shots, and, rJshing flown stairs, found )<■'. daughter unconscious on the floor and Van Pelt, with a smoking revolver clntched in bis hand, lying beside h. .-. Dr, Edward Coonley iraa called and applied . nicrg. Ny remedies until the arrival of the am bulance. Coronor Cahili remain d al Use boaasta] to take the ante-iv.ortem .-tatemt-iit of Van Pelt or h'.s littJe une shuuia <?»:ner 9t \U*m re-gam con bcivutne»:£' KILLED AT THE ALTAR. SHOT BY AN ANARCHIST. Denver Priest Slain While Adminis tering the Sacrament. Denver, Feb. 2o. — The Rev. Father I.co Heln richs was shot and killed to-day by Giuseppe Guarnacoto. .itf Browed anarchist and priest hater, while the priest was administering the Bactmment at eariy mass in St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church, at 11th and (Nirtis streets Kneeling at the altar rail between two wom»n. Guarnacoto pressed the muzzle of a revolver against the b.>dy of the priest, after receiving from him the consecrated wafer, and shot the priest through the heart. Exclaiming "My God: My God!" Father I^eo fell prone in front ot the altar and died. With an inarticulate scream, the assassin sprang Into the aisle, and waving the smoking pistol about his head, dashed to the church door. For a moment the hundred or more per sons in the church were dazed. Then a woman shrieked and the congregation became panic stricken. Several women fainted and many others became hysterical. Several men. includ ing Patrolman Daniel Cronin, started in pursuit of the murderer. Policeman Cronin overtook the fleeing Italian on the church Steps. Guarna coto attempted to shout the policeman, but was overpowered after, a desperate struggle, in which several men assisted the officer. The murderer was hurriedly removed to t'io city jail. As threats .of summary vengeance were made ' by men who quickiy gathered in front of the church. Chief of Police Michael De laney called out the reserve force of patrolmen, who were kept on guard all day and to-night. Before the commotion caused by the tragedy had subsided the Franciscan Brothers connected with St. Elizabeth's Church silently brought candles for the dead and placed them beside the body of their superior where he lay. By direc tion of. Bishop Matz the church was closed for the day and the following notice was posted: Owing to the frightful tragedy enacted In this church by an unknown criminal, the wanton kill ing of our beloved pastor, superior and friend. Father I.co, all services will be discontinued for the day. Kindly, reader, breathe a silent prayer for the repose of the soul of our beloved friend. FATHER EUSEBIUS. Deputy Coroner Daniel Hayes took charge of Father Leo's body, which was rempved to th» city morgue. A single bullet hole in the white communion robes of the priest showed that the lead had gone straight to the heart. The bul lets remaining in Giuseppe's revolver had sharp ened points. Guarnacoto was placed in solitary confinement. He admitted to a policeman that the priest whom he had killed was a stranger to him, and, in explanation of his crime, said: I just went over there because 1 have a grudge aeainst ;\\\ priests in general. They are all against the working man. I went to the com munion rail because I could get a better shot. I dirl not give a damn whether he was a Ger man priest or any other kind of a priest. They are all in the same class. I left Italy three months nso, anr! went to Cen tral America and then came to Denver. I am an anarchist, and Ia in proud of It. I phot him. and my only regret is that I couldn't shoot the whole bunch of priests in the church. lam a shoemaker, but have not worked since coming tii Denver. Father L^o was born in Koln, Germany, on August 15. 1567. He entered the Franciscan Or <ler on December 4. IS*6. and was ordained on July 26. I>*JM. He came to Denver last Septem ber from Paterson. X. J.. where for three years he was rector of St. Ronavemure's Church. He was for three yean in Croghan. X. V., where he distinguished himself by rebuilding a church, a monastery aad other buildings that were de stroyed by fire in 1902. He had been planning to sail for Germany in June to visit relatives whom he had not seen for sixteen years. Owing to the gathering of an immense mob at the city fail to-night. Guarnacoto, the assassin, nraa spirited away by officers and sent to Col orado Springs for safe keeping. The R^v. Fathef Eusebtus, senior assistant pastor to Father Leo. to-night received a dis patch from the father provincial at Paterson. X. J.. requesting that the body of the murdered priest be shipped there for hurial. This will be done, and in order that the body may arrive there no later than next Sunday, funeral ser vices will be held here on Werinosd-'y evening. Though the custom of the Franciscan Order per mits of no eulogy of the dead at funeral services of members, this rule will not he followed in the case of the Rev. Father Leo. because of the tragic nature of his death. The Rev. Father William O'Ryan, of St. Leo's Church, will de liver the funeral oration. EDISON OPERATED OX. Inventor in Manhattan Hospital Re covering from Ear Abscess. Thomas A. Edison, th« inventor, is a patient at the Manhattan Eye. Ear and Throat Hos pital, where last I'isrht he underwent an opera tion, performed by I>r. Arthur B. Duel, the car specialist, who opened an abscess in the middle ear H was seemingly wholly successful, and a prompt recovery is expected. Mr. Edison will .be at the hospital for a week probably. Mrs. Edison ks at the hospital and wiil remain during her husband's slay there. Three years ago Mr. Edison had trouble with his left ear, and :it that time Dr. Duel per formed* an operation for mastoiditis. The re covery was complete, and the present trouble is foreign to the earlier ailment. Recently Mr. Edison has had a slight attack of the grip, and this is supposed to ha\e been responsible for the abscess. Mr. Edison i-ame here from his home in '•range. N*. J., yesterday afternoon, accompanied by his family physician, Dr. Bradahaw. After the oj>er.-itlon Dr. Due] said: "Mr. Edison should be out of the hospital in a few days. Hi. condition following the opera tion is all that could be desired." Mr. Edison is sixty-one yean old. He has not bten in the best of health of late. DR. YON ESMARCH DEAD. Noted Surgeon. Husband of German Princess, Expires at Berlin. Berlin, Feb. 23. —Dr. Johannes Frledrich August \..:i Ksmureh. pioiessor of Mir.^eiy ;-t t i i « - ITniver sity <>f Ki> :. died here io-<l;'.v. In IST. be married Princess Henriette of Scales m lg- Hoist efo. >r. yon Esmarch tia<l a notable career. H • wa.s born 'is ! -_■■;. Since LB»J lie was professor of sur gery at ti;c University of Kiel. nv was director of the surgical faculty in the hospitals of Berlin dur ing the Austrian war. and was Burgeon general durini? the Kranco-Prussiaa war. He bad received many decorations. GENERAL ROLANDO AT WILLEMSTAD. Wlllemstad. r'^j- Genera] Nicholas Roland j, •vlio i<".iii!l. dlsappeares 1 from his hoaaS In Barce lona, Venezuela, his asparture anii the arrest of n\tra: of iii.i partisan* having caused rwnori of a rebellion, has arrived here. He wa.- accompanlfld. by iljreo Otiitr offiterj ot lie Venezuelan iriojN TALES FROM FAR NORTH ./ (AROVSAL ICEBERG. Also a Dead Polar Bear When Hali but Refused the I loo!:. When the halibut refused to smip up the bait on his long trawl line-?, Captain Albert Ftygoue. Scandinavian, master mariner, deep sea n?!>er man and sharpshooter, melted chunks af anal on deck, and thf.f explains partly why he had an offer of .•?.">< x» from a Hudspn Pay company for the skin of a polar bear. ' Captain Flygone commands the OahJng boat Oregon, which in the summer sails the waters of the Arctic in search of halibut. He put into Gloucester, where he hails from, several weeks ago with a cargo of frosted herring, and after dotlsing Cape Brenton's Reef "lightship managed to hring the Oregon safely to this port yester day. The eaptarn said he always had a story of the sea to hand out gratis to the inquisitive, and as the reporters of Gloucester never bother him he invariably stored it up for the "press gang" of New York. • " - "Rather an odd gun you have there." said a reporter, pointing to an old single-oarreUed shot gun hanging in the skipP^'s cabin. "Killed a polar bear with that gun in one shot at 130 yards." observed the sUpper. "Tell us about it," came in a chorus from the reporters, who were more anxious to bite than the halibut. "Well, we were up in Baffin Bay. near Cap? York, when the man on watch said he saw a polar bear on an iceberg off the port bow. 'If that is the case.' said I, "We must get him,' be cause our supply of meat was pretty low. 'Never get him in the world. 1 said the mate. You see he didn't know about my brass bullets. I make 'em myself when we are after halibut, and I never knew one to misr; the mark. Well, we ran in close, and I hit that bear amidships. just abaft the shoulder, and he dropped like a pigeon full of bird shot. "Sent a boat out and got hi.n. and when we hauled him aboard I found that brass ball had cut his spine clean in two. The boys wanted to cut him up as he was, hut I made "em hold off a bit until I got that fine white pelt off." "Did you find the brass ball?" was asked. "You bet I did, and I'm going to send it out to get that bear's mate when we go back there next summer. A company up at Mansfield Island offered me fOOt for it. but it was worth that to me. and I refused the offer." The skipper had the pelt packed away, and when a doubting member of the -press p.-tup:" said he was from Missouri the skipper produced as evidence of *he killing the blood stained brass ball and the single barrel shotgun that hung on the wall. The mate of the Oregon, who had kept quiet during the skirPf r '« >« m - P irkf>d v " thf> '" n " versation, and told how he ran five times around a revolving iceberg when in search of fresh water for the crew. "Ran short of water. " said the mate, "and I told the skipper that there was enough precipi tation on the top of an iceberg to supply a war fleet with fresh water. 'Maybe your'e right,' said the skipper, 'go ahead and get some.' We ran close up and all bands put out in the small boat for the berg. We loaded several casks from the ice on the top. and everybody got away but me. I went on t<>p to make an observation. Suddenly a great wall of ice broke off on the starboard side, and the berg began to revolve to port. I saw that I was going under if I did not keep moving, so I kept walking to starboard as fast as that berg revolved to port until the machinery below the waterline stopped short and 1 got away in a boat. I'm sorry I cant show the revolving Iceberg." The mate looked at the skipper, and both looked at the rf porters, and then every one laughed and wondered why the halibut refused to bite. ARRESTS HIS BROTHERS. Queens Policeman Charges Them Kith Being Implicated in Robber//. Patrolman William Scbeer. of the Queens force, arrested two of his own brothers yester day, together with a gang held responsible for robbery in the home of T>r. Edwin T. Randall, at No. 139 Hancock street. Brooklyn, on Thurs day night, one of the brothers was the phy sician's office boy. Anthony Scheer. the only per son in the house at the time, who told a story of being bound and gagged by the marauders, but was charged by one of the other Ptisoncrs with aiding them The other brother arrested is Reinhard Scheer. The gchcera live at No. 11* Lafayette street. Olendale. The other youths arrested are Peter Alsten, Max M. Hertensteha, Alfred Seifert and Oscar Heckle. Seifert and Heckle are charged with robbery, and the others are being held on the technical charge of vagrancy. All w r e locked up last night In the Adams street police station. Brooklyn, and will be arraign. <1 this aiornißg. The police were led to make the arrest through a third Scheer brother, who heard the gang talking about the Randal! robbery. He went to his brother, the policeman, who. with ;< Brook lyn detective, placed the gang under arrest. The boys offered n<> resistance. Under a bed were found two suitcases, containing the silver ware, jewelry and other valuables stolen fp-m the doctor. The contents of the two cases are valued at fljßWk UNABLE TO LAUNCH THE ROTTERDAM. Big Steamer Refuses to Leave Ways — Three Hundred Men Watch Vessel. Belfast, Feb. 23. — The attempt made to-day to launch the Rotterdam, the 14,1 70-ton steamer of the Holland-America Line, proved s failure The liner refused to take the water owing to the tremendous pressure OB the ways, which had not been properly greased. The launching has now been postponed for a fortnight, three hun dr>-rj men In the mean ttane being employed to v. Ati h the vessel for fear of accident WOMAN MISSES IN LEAP FOR LIFE. Plunge from Burning Building for Net Causes — Phone Wires Save Eoy. Fire in ■ frame tenement boose at No, 613 Bfanaaa street. West Hoboken, early yesterday morning, re sulted in iVijuiy to tw.> persona and narrow escapes by two others. An oil stove exploded in the a;>art ment of Mrs. H Ravenna. The Barnes cut off escape for the Mangelskow family, on the third floor. Mrs. Carrie XlahgelskOw leaped from a window towartl a life net, but fell to the walk, bijurlns her back. Henry Bauer. twelve years oltl. her son. was severely burned. Both are in <"liri.«t Hospital, Jersey City. Another son, George Bauer, leaped into some telephone wires, caught Safely and slid dOWfl the pole un harmed. ■ The ugeo i!i"tti»r-m-iiw i>f Mrs. Man geifckow, Mr: Rose Mangelskow, was carried by flrtnif;; down * Udder. $hs lv>ss was a*Uanted al tt&OOj; "•--• • • ■ ' -■• TWENTY MEX LOST AT SEA No Hope Entertained for Safct/f of the Alacrita. Dorchester, N R. Feb. •_'.*: —Relatives or Cap taJa Willkmi Palmer, a ship owner si this town, who vis an officer on the British ship AJaiiMa have abandoned hope that the vessel will he heard from again. The Alacrita sailed from Delagoa Bay. South Africa, on August •">, r.«>7. for Hong Kong and Baltimore, and according to advices received here from the owners has not been reported. The ship was under command of Captain Thornton and carried a crew of probably twenty men. The Al?.c::ta Ml built at Port Gtaag**! in 1968, and formerly sailed under the Norwegian flag. She registered IJK3 tons. Last. year she was chartered by the Standard Oil Company. TEX KILLED IX TEHERAN. Score of Persons Wounded h Pome at a Fcstivtd. Teheran, Feb. -S.i.— Ten persona were killed and a or more WOWBjdSd. including several ecclesiastics, as a result of a panic in the main streets here to-tiay .luring the aaaaagc «i 'igious procession celebrating the Msh. Blubarram. ■ religious festival held in tr.e first month of the Mahometan year. THOUSANDS VISIT LIMA. Good BeJiavior of Men from Fleet — A Dinner To-da//. Lima. Feb 23L— TMs was a day of sightseeing for the men of the American battleship fleet, now lying n the harbor of Callao. More than three thousand of them came ashore during the day. most of whom spent the time in Lima, visiting places of amusement and buying souve nirs in the shops kept open for their benefit. Others took short excursions on the railroads to nearby points of interest, while many stayed close along shore around the Bay of Callao. The conduct of the thousands of bluejackets and marines was admirable. Consul General Samuel M. Taylor, an.l Mrs. Taylor, will give a dinner on Tuesday evening al the Hotel Maury, at which the admirals and thirty-two other officers of the fleet, as well as Leslie Combs, the American Minister, and the staff of the American legation will be among the guests. SZECHEXYIS IX LONDON. Count Great I// Annoyed b// Passen gers wii h C rt m eras. Plymouth. Feb. 23. — The Count and Countess Szechenyi, accompanied by William K. Vander biit. landed from the steamship Kaiserin Au guste Victoria to-day, and at one. went to Lon don, where they will remain for several days. The names of the bridal couple did not appear on the passenger list, but their identity was soon known |fl their fellow travellers. The count and countess were very reserved through out the voyage, associating only with the mem bers of their own party. Frequently other pas sengers took snapshots at them, much to the annoyance of the count, which he did not at tempt to conceal. London. Frb. S3.— The Duchess of MarlHop.u*h met Count Szechenyi and his bride here. The countess looked the picture of health After greetings they drove to Cla ridge's Hotel. The count and countess dined this evening at Sim deiiasd Hoflse with the dncheaa They intend t > go to Paris In a few days, and from there to Hungary. Cherbourg. Feb. •_','',. — Large crowds awii'ted the arrival of the steamship Kaiserin Auguste to day, hoping to tret a glimpse of C"unt and Countess Szechenyi. but the officers af the ship announced that the couple, who travelled assae* the name of Brown, had disembarked at Ply mouth and intended to go to London. NO FORTS OX THE A LANDS. Report That Russia Has Ceased Op position in Baltic. Copenhagen. Feb. ■_'."'• .— It is understood in diplomatic circles that as a result of pressure from other powers Russia has abandoned her plan of fortifying the Aland Islands and that an understanding preserving the status quo in the Baltic soon will be arranged. HKt COCKFIGHT RAID. Seventy-s'hr Prisoners and Hundred Birds Taken on Long Island. --nty-six prisoners and oii« hundred gasss cocks were captured in an up-to-date raid on »•. eueknght in the basement of Flaherty's BsJoaa, at Washiaaton and Tewaaend avenam\ Laurel Hill, I-onK Island, early yealinuay, morntntr. Two auto mobilea brought tsapertnteadrat Tbsasas F. Freel of the Society for tn«- Pr»-\» ntion of Cruelty to Ani mals, ami hftP'-n of his men. to the seen. Three patrol wagSBS supplemented the raiding force, con taining I nlrasnl w. H. Scovel, of the Hunter's Point -ration, and t-n patrolmen drafted for t.v occisioi.. The third fitc'.il of a ten-bird mh between birds from The Bronx and birds from L";ig Island for |&M a side was in pragreaa Sports from Naaaaa County. Qm i na Manhsttsn. The Bronx, sams from New Jersey and a few from as far aw.'.v as HsuM Kisco were seated in tten around the rliiK- A number showed s aHassMan to rebe!. but the superinti no> at pulled aut his revolver. His asas> ti. s, who nowded th*s statrways aad exits, dM likewise.* Tho crowd surrendered without further resistance. All the prisoners were taken to the Hunters Point station. In 4th street. Lons Island City. J.;<l^if.--: from the names given, thf Smith. Brown and Jones families were well represented at the fight, artum Thomas \V. 1 —a was also there, together with a number -.f other prominent financiers. They rep milllld all deal C«s of prosperity. The prisoners, casjst for bail, sent messengers to jout frier.iis but af bed. It was agreed that $!<"») boads would be sufficient. The unhappy sports i:i [it ltvikiriK ay.ay from the statkm house in mmm and tWOS a-< t'je hours draSKed alone until tin illy, when Magistrate Smith opened las l^injc Islard Citj police court, tii*>ir number bsd 'iwmii-ii awwa tn about Bfty. Thast were all arraigned, held in HH each, aad most of them were taken to the county jail in patrol wagon*. By il o'clock In the evening, however, bondsmen for the. whole ajsHM had been obtained. it is saM lhai a bkj rocktai mala was faagM In thi.-- place on Saturday altaraaaa If the n^iit af Buadaj norDiasj i'.s.l gone eff successfully, it was planned to bold a third nghr yesterday aftern< HAAN'S Restaurant', Park Row Blag. — Fcr Udies (jowniown. Luncheon ana pinner. Music— ACvu PRICE THREE CENTS. SIX HURLED TO DEATH. TRA IX RUXS IXTO STAGE. Basketball Player and Friends Killed at Crossing Xear Xyack. The gr*.i- s.-ing at West Nyack. where th* Ontario &' Western Walllliad tr%cks and th© rand : between Nyack and Spring Valley meet claimed six victim- early yesterday morahag. and one more may die' out of th<» party of nine> struck by the southbound Mountain E-\pres3. Whose fault it was may never be known. Ther® is a -splintered gate at the crossing, which tha gateman says wa-< smashed by the team driv ing through it. but two of the survivors It th» North Hudson Hospital, in Hoboken. say that it broke as it fell on top of tlv stage, and that it had not been swung down Into position. The party started early in the evening with another stage containing five others to go t» the Nyack Opera Hou«s to 3ee a basketball game. Those in the first stage were four women and four men beside the driver. Not lons after midnight one of the stablemen, employed by George Young, at whose livery aftaaai th* rig had) been hired, was awakened by the pounding of hoofs at the door. Thinking the party had re turned, the man threw open the doors, but only the team, with the splintered pole dangling »t their heels, were there. The horses were not hurt. but lathered with foam from fright. Knowtasr that some serious accident had happened, h« roused another helper, an.l they and Mr. Young drove back over the. road, meeting th» second stage just before the railroad was reached. Four were killed outright, and two more died before the hospital w as reached. Not one of the party had c.«. ap- •! The. splin tered wagon was found scattered aisag the track for rods. and the body of Nelson May. th<» youns; man who had bfen drivin*. was fully two hun dred yams down the track. It was n."t found for some time, which gave rise to the hope that he had not 1 een hurt arvi might have fled in fright. VICTIMS (>K AC r[»KNT. The dead- were: MAY. X'lson. <lriv»r. aiaetttn >ears «!>l. I'AI.MKR. Mis« Jeann»tte. <laii«nr- r of F. B. ralm<»r. of th» Palmer I*ru? Company; <li^d on the train at Ho hrtken. REITH. <?»•■• tk*. thirty year* «l<i. f».«»l«lant •ufrtntcWßSSl of th>- SprirK Vail»j t'->; n- n» ofnc? anil manager of th- Sprine . Van>v ImMM tram. •» SMI.NN. >;*-r«<* thlrty-etKht >fin oUi. carpenter, mm h»r of basketball team: r!i<><i in ambulant. SINGKR. Ml*« R»rtha. <-i«::t<- . year* old. lugbrer of I,'oriaii Singer SINHER M >-. £dtta, t»»nty ><rar3 «M BIBMI of BBSS B<-rthm. The injured are: ' BIKP. Miss Marr Edith. «-izht»»n y^ars oM. Internal tnjurie-*. lacerations and contusions: corrliti^n s'rioas. DIETEREN. H»nry. twenty-thre* year* pM. member oT the basketball team; both arm?. l?ft les j.-.d .ikull fractured; may dip I'.U-MKR. Warren. tw»Rty-twr> \ears oM. brMh*r of Miss isssaMta Palmer; back an<J hea<l injured and in'»rnal Injuries; condition s-erloua. All those hurt and injured belonged to th» best known families in Spring Valley. Thai basket ball team was as much a asrfcsl organi-. zation as an athletic one. and all the better known young people in the place either be- Issajsd to it or were ardent supporters of it. The team at Nyack wa3 one of its strongest rivals, and the local feeling made tt a matter of pride for all those who could do s-> to attend the games between the two. It was a little after 11 oV!o,k when the mem bers of the victorious team and their support ers climbed into the flr*t stage_t-> _return t>> Spring Valley, the others remaining for son* little time and not starting- for a full half hour after the first stage had left Nyack: The road home was in good cenii:'i<">n. and May drove as fast as the team would so. Just as th» stage reached the crossing the south bound Mountain Express--, which is rep<i- to have been making up 'ost tim°. came in sight. The gateman says that the cafes were lowered, but at any rate the packed stage kept on. and an instant later was poised high up on the cow catcher of the locomotive. The engineer had n>"» opportunity to slow down, and the train ran for several hundred yards. the wheels squealing as the engineer gave the air to the train. For an instant the stage held almost intact, and then it dropped to pieces. The Injured fell off to one side, but those who were killed there — the Singer sisters, young May and Mr. Reith — fell beneath the wheels of the locomotive. SEARCH FOR VICTIMS. A* soon as the train could t*» stopped it wa» brought back to the crossing, and the search for the dead and Injured began. Miss Palmer and her brother. Mr Shinn. Miss Bird and Mr. Dieteren were placed on the trair* ami rushed to the terminal at Hoboken. Th- bodies had been flung far out to either side, and it was almost f>ii! daybreak before they were all found. Young: May's body was found last of all. two hundred yards down the track, and scarcely recognizable. Th>- others were all mutilated so that identinVa tion, had not a!l the members of the party been so well known, would have been almost impos sible. The bodies were taken ha.k to Spring Valley early In the morning. The whole village was thrown Into mourning by the accident. T'r« general feeling at Spring Valley is that fh» ro«td wa.s at fault, and that the party did nr»t hay» sufficient warning. The gate on the- forth side of the track was not broken, and the Spring Valley people ,1,, pot hrli^ve that if it had been down when the stage was struck the friehfeivd horses could have hurdled it with the dangling pole. The bodies of »;<-ors:- Shinn anr! SSiaa Jeari riette Palmer were taken to an undertaker's es tablishment tn Weehawken. ■■jnc they re mained until relatives canie to claim trtonri and take them back to Spring Valley on a fate after" noon train. i;.\TK.M\N ONLY WITNESS N' T .V The inquest probably will not be held until after the funerals of Umm kill some time in the middle i.f the week The oniy available eye* witness is the gateman. K'-H;.. is those in the hospital are in far to<i critical a condition to t» examined cr give .1 coherent «unf of the ac cident, li»- said that when he grit the signal to ■'.••-•■ the sates for the oncoming express h» heard the noise made by the approaching stasjs> ar.d the p.»rt\. H«- says thai a> he dropped the f IT! he shouted a warning; to them, but they kt-in on. It appeared to hi:r., he says, that joung May thought _he could easily clear th>- tra«-k befor* the train reached the crossing, but underesti .i!at»-U the .speed of tlv ►■xpr.ss. The coacfi plunged through the gate after it hai been i!ropi*i;, he say* The horses got clear of tht# tracks, but the locomotive struck th*- tx>«ly ot the stage full and square, holding it on the plat form behind the cowcatcher until it fell apart aa instant later. An otticial statement given out by the New York Central says "the gateman warned tha driver not to cross the tracks because of tha approaching train, but the warning was not iMaaM " THIS AUTOMOBILE A WONDER. IV? Te!**rai..h to The Tribune. ; -• ■■•!. Feb. 23.— l-ars Anderson has just •- rfived an MS.ftOO automobile from France thJt is a wonder- It is ■ convertlbli car. oonu.r * tibntry, ft>U!ins cnach. washdtaml. reclining chairs. •.vara.-'h*. liwlil -itii-.s- lisntiag anil cooling apparatus. ahMan Uriea closet and chAuSeur* »ie«pins coueii. It can speed Sixty mile* aa tu»»*-