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Alexander Williams Loses His Head
' When Forty Feet Up, but Says
He Wit! Try Again.
lane In which Glenn H. Curtiaa
The hiTre'markable Bight on Saturday was
vSerdsv by an amateur air .ailor
!Tl£ SbS completely -hen • he found
,r 'ortv feet above solid ground. As a
na^\lZ in «W scan Hospital with a
Sen .-m a distorted ,mb and many pain
m**» - t he man
UTcasse ; h:> '
SfjS that « .mi be a considerable time before
C f an taV" s»otl " night.
This machln-. a healthy young biplane, was
■tf recently to the Aeronautic Club, and Mr.
rurt" bas been trjing it out and tuning it UP
lire * ver « 3 " • Trv ° memberß « Cnarleß
R*ter Willard. a gas engineer, who has *x-
Berfaeited considerably «Ith automobiles and
«rfr ? marhines, ar.d Williams, who is said to
be an Austrian, an ensrinecr cf some experience.
asms be never made a flight, xvas seated
toS iake experiiaental tttgbts at Mineola. They
vest do«n there j es=terday morning, after Cur
, imf big flight, expecting to rival the crows
which hover over the truck farms and the un
6 Pld villa idtes.
Soon sftor sunri?e Curtips brought out the
aeroplane ar.d startfd the enei^ gome. At
ajlififcirt cxartly he becar: an ascent. He f hot
or as! he -n^s IW feet above ground, circled.
aaa depressed the forxrarJ planes and shot
(jn,;: •.-■ «ithln tea feet of ihe earth Tlien he
side I lone horizontal silt of four sweeps,
awyavj •-■ £i:<i - In al] h " npw Probably three
aa3 oae-halT to four miles, then brought the ma
con>« to earth at the starting point.
- ud and WilUan both wanted to hay«
the next Sight, bo it was agreed to dip a coin
to decide which should make the first accent. It
fail ta Willia.TiE to call the coin. Curtiss flir-ped
Jtktoih-? air. It fell to the ground before "Will
1»t»» decided whether to call it heads <>r tails,
aid trcen he d<"-ined he lost.
•TTtfr I saw that I told Curtiss that if he
look £5 long as that to make a] his mind he
was co Bai to go up in an airship." declare.!
A. M. Berring Cur;iss"s partner, later in the
- 'WHlard. ha-. ing- -won the toss, started the ma
ti!ce •o^. H» rose to a height cf about forty
feet. Oh jai'ed along for about one hundred
ysrdE, lalnglag the machine to earth gradually.
Erer>thir.g srtmri to work smoothly. Th*n Cur
tiss pot into tfce machine and brought it back
to ti» Ftarting point with a long swf ep
'ttillluis didxt follow instructions
Then William? pot into the sadd!«\ and the en
rie *as started The aeroplane ?hot up. btar
inj BBBevhat •• the right Williams had had
to* sars» instructions aboyt the «=ngin« l and
r r.eera£ pear as had Willard. but apparently
.t?itstfcis head wh^n he pot about forty fegt up.
Irn»a2 ef pushing fh"- strprirg ■» heel fr^m him
e at a* should have done to n*f.<-^* the forward
1li»I3« <l?trr.ward to 'make a gradual d'F^*>nt.
It Trenched the tteerir-e «h«l violently to th»
n^tt The -'« . • v,-ac that the machine jw-no^ij
BVII Gnashing thp rieht end on the jrr^und
and d ; p7ii'c =o .... forward plants bumped
:«Bi p!"uph«^d slorc. WilHainF T.as thrown from
ti« Beat and th* 5 machine turned turtle. Cur
tis*. Professor p.. ■' '■ ■ -■ of Johns Hopkins
TcVershy: Vr. AY. I Cock«. of Port •U'arhinK
tx, an<3 othnrp rushed to him! He tv*s un^on
jßfcta; xh" enrine was rtill trojng. The rnpine
*V shut off and the injured man bundled into
*s Ktosanbite. wljile P»r. rvw~k«» g3v«* him first
*'$ and th»n took hins over to the hospital,
Thlch is jujn aroynd th<> corner.
'Wh»7>-*he •■onfiitjon wa« over i« wa«! found
thst the ca~,ac» wasn't so great es hid b^«^n
"WW4 • Wllliams'f l»ft arm was broken he
ta««B •-- «-iiv. w - and shoulder, and his left
tfcrab us? disktcated. H» was bruised, but he
"Kz'* ]r>?t his uerv«?, and said he liorwd to try
1' if«. ap - as l>? g^i out of the hospital.
■ Hen . and others y^id the ar<idf-nt was
*u» Bose!y f th« fa^-t that Williiin^- Ir.ft his
haal . .•: .
The machine sevpral ribs smashed, and
'^* r u<3r>r and forward planes wer«» damap^d.
] l»i!ll »i!l »ak« ai>M)t a week and nonr 1 .«2.*i<» lo put
ft isto flyinj shar^ aeain. Mr. <"urti?? went to
\tnterday afternoon^ From
*"* v -"ill p>ni down repair matr-rial. and
s*e the af- oirijri^ la raf-hrd tip Pipcrim^nts
r> m iind^r tho direction of ;.ir. H«-rririp
&fi •fffiard. »ho made ibe succcstful flight
J^.crOar. ]t v.gc Willard's first flight, and
:"**» said to be the Drst successful flipiit or a
■ ■ of ,i
J>BTii, He ?sid the sensation v.as more like that
• -»r:tl caaoeins than anything he ha<l tx
»^B«.i. Eav» f, jr the air pressure.
-too fct the rus!i of air Just as you do in a
BOW 'fir." v a j f ] hr , .. r>(Jl tl . r . r<v js tJje smoolh#
*y. gliding motion, and the sense of frcencss
5 resiliency which rou get in a canoe more
aajthinj else I know. I found the machine
**»r.<sed perfectly when 1 tried to guide it. I
4/ tXi^y w 'nat I was told, and the result was
„, W : trrm Z tai <l the accident vas th*- result
«9i*i mm * S ' Oiill|r hls bea ' J - Mr - Triatn - w ho
ucu. a sc:»col of aviation. ?nd Curtlss vis
asa "!H iitms " The .sj.iial an.i tb< aceldetit.
.our.d ! lini rtstjog easily and eager to try
IWhT" Mr ' Hrrrin S s;li>^- He said also that
»^*\, ?raaka!!y com P'« ted a «mtiSct;fcr an
_ T-are v it}l a n-an who saw the flight, da
*»« tne atcideut.
t^ aR OIMl * Il<>rt Curtiss vvf " Ret into soajM
te /' ' nfe * hkh lle wi U take to Europe, to en-
C -V V C ° nlest f<>r tll ° James Gordon Bennett
*«-t»r,i * f " Htrrin e the firm wool enter an
'**«<* tt* '" th * War I>e i <£irtl » erit ' s contest for
Th# °Ay ri «lit brothers are preparing bow.
*•'» la 4i re ' luirSt< is » machine which will stay
■astei *' th tvo nicn aboard, ynd develop
• tljj " f furt - v miles a:, hour." said Mr Her
*««ti *i> l a tr *- chine I shail take to Washlne
t, th^" r '"' fUn " much from this one," pointing
*"Wler "b^ Sh ° l 1 nn ' fr ' II vill be somewh '^
«««.« ijj* ui!l " avc 2 " engine of about the
la*,,. rv ' 1 " " fr This machine Is much
aaw^* 8 ' ; " Wli « *- They have a ma
tbrrjt . A>t <0 t0 * 1 l' )R S. about 6 feet high and
icros, ' dc<T ' This one is only 28 feet
4 l**t j ntas:tirea U* feet in height and Is about
*JJtti*, Our Washington machine aril bo
»*; £ liir* allCr " We flsrur< * \«.r- hav< " bscn Tnali
tbiijj h he' c raore speed than the Wrights' ma
thi, «i ! | l! , d «^fe2oped. We don't know whether
*St ;. Wrry two m *"' although we think It
*U^ * *" Btvfu ' rr-sponsibility for a fellow
' **U1«, u P an ' Jthtr nian. and we've rather been
■ - JT*~* ** oft.
*"• aill come," declared Herring, tak
* - C*jtUaged on third pax«-
t.«™. ftiTiS-iSSi — h w.-. NEW- YORK. MONDAY, JULY 19, 1900- TWELVE PAGES.
Explodes and Crashes Into Specta
tors at Berlin Races.
Berlin, July 18.— Four persons were killed,
more than twenty v •■;■ severely injured and a
dozen others were slightly hurt as ths result of
the explosion of a motorcycle and a fire which
followed it in a race at the old Botanic Gar
dens tnis evening. Thousands of spectators had
gathered around the track, which was opened
for the first time a few days ago.
The first race was over and the second, an en
durance race, was on. some of the best known
bicycle riders, including Stellbrink. Contend.
Ryser and St.'', being among the contestants.
After a few laps the tire of one of the pace
makers' motorcycle burst and the rider lost
control. The benzine exploded In a burst of
flames and 1 ■ machine leaped into the air and
threw Itself against the barrier, which broke
The rider was thrown off and fell against
other competitors, who wore pitched to the
track, several of them being severely injured.
So pr«-,TT was the speed of the motorcycle that
it continued on its course after the explosion,
crashing into th<» public stand, hurling specta
tors right and lefi and setting on fire several
woman's summer gowns. Two women were in
stantly killed, ajid their bodies, saturated with
flaming benzine, were burned to cinders. The
wooden stand caught fire and the flames flashed
in the faces of tlt<* bystanders, who. with cloth
ing: abiaze. rushed about shrieking with pain anil
fear, until cool headed onlookers threw them t-.>
the ground and trampled out the flames.
A panic endued, in -which a eat number. In
cluding children, were badly trampled. Eighteen
ro<T. and four women were seriously hurt, two
of the men having since died. The hospital sur
geons say that several others are in a hopeless
Bank Package Containing $10,000
Said to Have Disappeared.
Chicago. July 18. — A package containing: $10.
000, shipped by express from the National Bank
of the Republic of Chicago to the Second Na
tional Bank of Monrnouth, 111., Is said to have
disappeared from a Chicago, Burlington &
Qulncy through train some time last weak.
George Hutchinson. assistant general agent of
the Adams Express Company, refused to discuss
the story to-day. Robert M. McKlnney, cashier
of the Chicago bank said to be Involved, also
refused to talk about the reported ea.
One of McCafferty's Men Is Alleged to Have
Rebuked Chief.
It wa= rumored around Police H^advJ-irters last
nicht that a, shake-up In the detective, bureau
would be announced to-day or in th« n<?ar future
as the xesult of a controversy allec«vi to have re
cently taken plare between Inspector McCafferty
and his men. The story, had it that shortly aft?r
the Staber murder, in Brooklyn. Ins-pc-tor Mc-
Cafferty assembled his fore* and told them they
were not paying enough attention to their v irk
and that they must do better, whereon, according
to ta!k in po!ir«» rircies. one ii* the detextlvos
talked back. He is said to have, told his Rijperior
tbat the rebuk* was unmerited hecaur.e he <tht de
tectrve* had tipp*'! "ff McCafferty that fh* burglar
Esrsj; was working in Brooklyn three clays" before
Mrr. Staler wa* killed
According to t!i<» gos?ip. I>iei; tenant Detective
Androw McCarthy was the man «-ho answered,
the if!Fp*cror. hut this could not h»» ve.rl^ed.
Treasurer Treat's Delicate Operation on Two-
Dollar Bill Prevents Eviction.
[From The Tribune Bij'-avi ]
Wasii:nirf<-,r!, July IS— Herman Barer, six months
old. ch»w-ed up moat of a two-dollar Mil in this
city recently, and thereby almost caos»d his
mother to b* ej»rted for non-payment °' r r '" nt .
If Unite'l Ptates a si:r<>r Tr»at 'is.-; n- been
patient enough to pl*rn together th» numerous
particles of the bill. "Bh*rh wer* F«>nt to lilni for
re<l»mptiori, Herman and his family might now
b" ho'J£* huntinar.
In an explanatory letter to Mr Treat, Herman's
rnothT »ays thnt ph* wan hanjpnsr otjt clothes, and
bad left lj*=-r Bon in i liftrli chair near a taM» on
•which her pook<'ll>or.k lay. Th» pocketbook r^n
tained a • -dollar bill, a two and a one. She did
not believe that any six-nionths-old child could
open th* pocketbook. but litt!«> Herman could, and
did. With '-a:' 'j,.- retion lie drop the five-spot
on ■ li*» floor, ana <jid nut deign to «arr.;ile the otip.
But lie dc-vofd unasual attention to >h^ lucky
"t wo-fp»it," and vii^'i his mother turned arotmd
had fcucrecdod in reducing it to fragments. His
mother had bf-f-n saving fur her rent, and in her
letter to Mr. Tr«-at sue h^Ks^d him to t»de'-m th©
money to save h^r "humble tenement.*"
The Treasurrr found that 1h« c was onouch of
th" money to make it redeemable^ ami imir»»>rilßtely
mailed a crisp two-dollar bill to Mrs. Barger
Summer Colonists from New York Give Towns
folk a Scare.
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribune !
Waterbury, Conn., July IS.— Several Sen Yorkers
from ti;p summer colony in Lltchfleld <>n a "joy
ii<i»:" startled the borough of Torrlngton last
night by a series of speed dasli^s not seen there
since Captain Murphy ran 11 c racetrack. Many
had narrow eacipei from death under th« whoelf.
Before ti>e speeders wore taken into custody two
women, who accompanied the men, managed to get
out of 'he machine. There were no lights and the
registry number, they said, had been lost on the
way from LJtchfield. They gave the names of
Chirlts Doll and H. '.. Angle. They were flu- .1 $30.
fFJv Telegraph to The Trlburif i
I'ittsfield. Mass., July 18.— Because she wants the
time from 6 to 6:30 p. m. for rest and meditation.
Miss Emily Tuckerman. well known In Washington
society, and who is a Binnraer cottager at Stock
bridge, has requested the Selectmen of that town
to cease ringing the Field chimes, presented to
Stockbridge. in m l.y David Dudley Field, brother
of Cyrus Field. Miss Tucker man sailed for Europe
last week, but her protPHt was made yesterday at
the meeting of the Selectmen by a woman friend
of hers. Dr. Field left a fund of $5,000, the Income
of which is used to pay the operator for ringing
the chimes during the summer evenings. The Se
lectmen are to bold a public hearing on the pro
test when Miss Tuckerman returns.
Hackensack. N. J . July IS (Special).— Robert re
Clerc, the hotel clerk who came all the way from
San Francisco alone to give .himself up to the
Bergen County authorities at Hackensack when h-%
learned they wanted him for obtaining money
under false pretences, was released to-day under
"00 ball. When I^e nerc wais taken to his mother
»he at first refused to greet him. saying that his
transactions had ruined her, but she finally relented
and furnished the hail.
Paris. July 18.— Premier Clemenceau, as he was
leaving his residence, to-night, was attacked by a
man who raised a cane to strike him. A policeman
sprang forward and overpowered th* man. who
was an old street hawker, who. it is believed, was
half crazed by absinthe.
Representative* at 11S0 B'*ay, Tel. 4748 Mad.— >
W. F. Harding and Four Little Ones
Hurt When Brake Chain
Snaps on Steep Hill.
f P.i Telegraph to The TriTvjn'.T
Paterson. N. J.. July 18.— While running sixty
miles an hour down a steep hill near Green
Pond, about twenty miles from Paterson. an
automobile containing William F. Harding, a
paper box manufacturer, his wife ami four chil
dren, turned turtle. Mrs. Harding was crushed
to death. Frederick, a nine-year-old son. is
suffering from a broken arm and internal In
juries; Mabel, eleven years old. had both arms
and a shoulder broken; Alfred, seven years old,
ard Esther, mx years old. were bariiy bruised.
Mr. Hardinc. ho was seriously cut and
bruised, drasg^d himself to where his wife lay.
When he saw that she was lif'-leps he collapsed.
Fred and Mabel were hurried in ■ 1 automobile
to .Paterson and taken to the hoi of Dr. B. C.
Magennes, on Broadway.
The Harding family started out from their
home In Haledon shortly after noo*i, Mr. Hard
ing having planned to spend a few hours fishing
with friends who are summering at Green Pond.
Just before Green Pond Is reach* 1 en the road
from Hibernla there i? a steep hill about a
quarter of a mile long. As tha automobile
reached the crest of the Hill and Mr. Harding
was preparing to apply the brakes there was a
snapping of chains and he realised that the
brake and .«t«»ring gear bad been rendered use
Th« car meanwhile had g^ne enough down the
Incline to make It impossible to stop it without
the aid of a brsk<». The speed creased, and
Mr. Harding knew that nothing cuM be done
but trust to chance. As the car rear the bot
tom of the hill it turned completely over. All
but Mrs. Harding were tossed to one side Mrs.
Harding- was buried un<if>r a portion of the ma
chine, which was wrecked
The two youngest children were thrown about
fifty feet from the roadway, but they were less
seriously injured than the other two, who were
picked up near the scene of tho upset. Mr.
Harding, although badly hurt, infist^d . -ii re
maining with friends. •» lv> t>ok charge of his
wife's body.
That the runaway automobile did not cau«e
other fatalities is regarded as remarkable, as
there were a number of pleasure parties in auto
mobiles K°inEr up ard down the nt^cp hill. All
rranaK'-d to {ft ck-ar. however, in time to avoi-1
a collision.
The tragedy cart gloom over the Green Pond
colony, where Mr Harding and his wife are well
known, having made th» place their summer
home f"r a number of years.
Head of Rational Casket Company
Killed— Three Women Hurt.
Utica. N T.. July 15— « WM> <"h«prw!t. sixtv
oijjht years old. of r>nfid-«. presld'rt ©f the Na
tional Casket Company, and wH] knwn In h'2*?
ne.cp and social rirr>s throughout Central Nev
York, -.'-as killed in an automobile arddent on
the road to Syracuse, twr. miles o-jr of i 'ana*
tota. about 7 o'clock to-ni«;ht. and his wife and
two ■ten -In -law, who were in the parly, re
ceived serious injuries.
Mr <"'happHl. in avoiding a rolHsion with a
team which had mad* a short tut .1 In fror.t of
him. steered his car Into the dlf«-h arid struck .*.
telegraph pole! meeting with almost instant
death. In the car with him *c.re jtrs. Chappell,
both of whose arms and f.vo ribs were broken;
hf-r two sisters. Miss Florence \V <»!'.«". of Oneida.
and Mrs. f'ochran, of Onelrla <""<iMtle, and th*>
•••->- young pin. Miss Wells and lire. J'orh
ran v.tre hurt internally. Th" bnv waa not hurt.
Hurrying Motorists Wreck Two Ma
chines at Long Branch.
! By T*!»iT»ph to Tl.* TTibun* 1
[,ong Branch. N. J.. July IS. — RukMiik In differ
ent directions to escape a thunderstorm that was
breaking, automobiles owned by atenroe K. Roths
child, of New York, a summer resident of Long
Branch, and c T. Bulabargar, of Chicago, were
wrrcked In a peculiar manner to-night at the junc
tion of Brighton end West wood avenues. Both
cars had two eccopejita and one of the number.
Thomas Barton, a gardener, who wa* in the Roths
child car, was Injured. H© suffered a bad scalp
wound and was bunied to the Monmcuth Manorial
The Rothschild automobile strock Brighton ave
nue just ahead of the Sulzberger machine. It
struck ■ telephone pole and upset. The. Sulzberger
machine bumped the curbing Just above West wood
and also upset. Motorists who ware hurrying borne
to escape the storm halted, believing thai some one.
had been fatally hurt. Mr. lalabargar and bis
chauffeur have been summoned to appear in court
to-morrow morning to answer the charge of reck
less driving-.
Accident Occurs When Lumber Dealer Swerves
Machine to Avoid Collision.
|hy Telegraph to Th« Tribune.]
Palrrson, N. J . July IS.— To avoid running into
another automobile on the main road between Suf
fei n and Nyack, Richard Ben*en, a lumber dealer
of Pateraoa, who was out with his wife, his daugh
ter Dorothy, a son-in-law. William Hinchman. of
Preakness, and the latter"« ion, turned his auto
mobile to*-ari^ the edge of a narrow road and
was hurled Into a ditch. All the ooCMgaata were
thrown out.
lira. Hinchman was caught under the machine.
She died from shock half an hour later at a hos
pital la Suffern. N. V. Her son's leg was broken.
The others were not badly Injured.
Midnight Spin at Sea Gate Ends Disastrously I
for Party.
' When a taxicab skidded Into the curb and re- j
bounded Into a tree at Sea Gate early this morn
ing three men and a boy were thrown out and j
bruised. H. J. Ferris, of No. 14« St. James Place, j
Brooklyn, assistant secretary of the Home Insur- ;
ance Company, at No. 66 Cedar street, and E. l i . !
Walker, of No. 6 South Portland avenue. Brook- |
lyn, with offices at No. S3 Wall street, hired a i
taxicab at Coney Island about midnight and or- !
dered ttie. chauffeur, Harry Sperling, to drive them !
to the Atlantic Yacht Club, at Sea Gate. Not ,
knowing the way to the club. Sperling took along
a Ttie a party was making good time, and had passe 1
Th« party was making grood time and fcad passe i
through the entrance to Sea Gate when the ma
chine ran into the curb with such force that It
rebound*! and crashed into a tree Toe taxicab ■
was smashed, and the men and the boy were
thrown out. They WON taken to the yacht club.
where their bruises were attended to by a phi* - j
clan who happened to le present. None was seri- ,
ously urea.
More than Fifty Hurt After Seeking
Shelter from Rainstorm hi
Clare moni Par I:.
More than Qfly men. women and children were,
badly Injured and a wild panic was caused >■.-■.«
terday afternoon in the height of the rainstorm
when tlio cast porch of the Zhorowskl mansion.
In Claremont Park. The Bronx fell wjth a crash,
dropping more than a hundred and fifty persons
iriTn the cellar. A dozen ambulance surgeon**
cml ninny private physicians attended to th«
Injured, while the police reserves from the Tro
monk Hishbrldge, Morrisanta and Alexander
avenue station? were rushed to tlte scene to
assist the panicstrleken and maintain order.
The police were only able to obtain the names
of eighteen of the injured The rest were hur
ried away in automobile* and carriages, to be
attended to by private physicians at their home*
Foil ■•'. Ing is a list of the more seriously in
jured :
AURAM'jWITZ. Dorothy: n-vnfn year* old. N*. IH2
Washington a- cnu». Th' Bronx; rtiock. cuts ana
hruis**: wnt horn*
ADELPTEIV. Sarah, forty je«r. old. No **■ ?~* v 2Z\”
a\ fnn<\ Th* Bronx: internal Injuries *n<l bruises.
Lebanon Hospital.
pvmh-r France* twenty reari old, No UTC Wmli-
InrJnn avenu" Thi Bronx: left leg fractured and
cho.-k; -■■■■■' and nftit h^m*
c Lebanon
rr.rPEKWITZ. P.V 11. fifteen yirr "!<5. "■ ' 4 "j""*
Third «v#r.j». Th" Br^ni; severe r>rut»»s arfl
cho'k; home
DKOCKMAN. Iwidor. twenty-nln* r 'a r * •J*/:'?*- 9
Tth »trr»i. Manhattan: ih^ck ar.i braises: noni*
r.r.^PFAFF. ids. twenty-nine >»ar* e!<l. Ni. J^r
Washington av»nu<\ Th» Bronx: »hr>ck. »ent
GOODMAN". K. thirty-lire BIS M*. No. i.\r? Yiash
lnitton avenuf. The Bionx. bruits end cuts.
KAI.ANP. J'linl*. fnenty-sli rear! «»W N« V? 2 Web
*r* r iv«u«, Th» Bronx; bruise* md »nn<K. noro*.
KATPEB Erther. nlnefn ?»ar.« «M. No ;V;; V; H»nry
?•■'<■■ Manhattan; rut« and shock; n< mv _.._.
JAFFE. Rach*'. fOrty-BiM »«« old. No :;<;;* Third
tv« nu » Th« Bronx; en's »nd bruise*; nome.
I.IANSKI. T>tta. t«*ntv-*ix jre»W -"■■' }J'™ v^lV
cat* avenue, Tb<- Bronx, shock and brui*'*. bom*.
I.IEBKWITZ. Abr4-n. «ft»-r >»ar* r>!<i. No .V> East
1 r.,-,!v, street; jpratn^ii ankle. «n<l vlo**!v 10 **! n"m».
ni^E Ours!" twenty-ieren -a— old. No 4">S E . a **
171 st street. The Bronx, collarbone broken left
le« frartur-d and Internal injurl**; condition
»»rlou»; I^hiinon Hf>«r!tal.
fi'HWARTZ Mle«. twenty-four >»» r . old. No. »5>
" Tth street; Manhattan. Internal injurie» and shock;
Lcban'-n Hospital.
BH.VER I-en.. ntnr-trm rear. oMjjCo J**.^*;
tnitton a">n-i". The Bronx: roiiart»nn» a^d f«« "«
broken. Internal injurte* condljion •erlous; L'ba
nnn Hospital.
TTRKIP Mai a«r«nt«Cß van old. Sr IS2S Brooj
av.n.i-. Th« Bronx; both wrists fractured and
Fho<-k. home
WEKCHLER. Minnie, thirty >»ars o1«| N" *?* J-2*
over avenue. Th' Bronx: .-• and bruises, borr*
wnl.rr. pophl*. iwenty years old. No. *-2 B*i Mt*
Jireit, M»nh*ttsn: sho, k. ru's and bruise*; home.
It was an act of Providence that the list of
injured was. not materially added to. for when
the porch broke with the weight of the persons
gathered th'r^n the support of the heavy roof
overhead also gave way. and the heavy beams
hu*g suspended over the heads of the victims.
At ever}- moment then? below were threatened
by the faJlinp In of the roof, and it was con
sidered m miracle tha» It did not fall, carrying
drath and destruction in Its path.
The *'■*>!>• partook of «uch a rapid chan**
within the spare <i a few ieconds that thos«
•who wew chleflx concerned In it did nor realize
just what had happened for many tnfoutes after.
It wan a typical Sunday crowd that was gath
ered about th* old Zborowskl mansion. listening
to the band concert and Bitting about on th*
lawn and b-nch^s. When th- eloudi grew dark
and re«tenln« drops <•' rain b-pan to fall, the
drat thought at the hundred* of wofnen present
wa» to rush their small children beneath the
shelter of the wide porches of the historic house.
Although the house Is far mr>r« commodious
than in the average country Irnnif. it was n<>t
sufficiently aos>to admit of the crowd that
stormed it finding shelter. Many of tho 9 *« who
could not find their way into the larce living:
room on the Brmt floor took their children to tho
east wing of th« ample veranda, and there
watched the wild scramble of the others as they
beat a retreat to th<> house It was while every
body was laughlns and Joklnß at the sudden
flight of their friends and neishbors from the
element! that the a^cid^nt occurred.
Without even the creaking of a beam to rlv«
warning the mtlr» section of the porch where
the huddled crowd was standing pave way be
neath the strain with a grinding, reading crash.
instantly pandemonium reigned Where be
fore there had '■>• happiness and mild disorder
there now ensued the terrified shrieks of the
helpless as they were hurled into the ink >'
blackness of the cellar. Little babies only a law
months old. helpless in their baby carriages.
were torn from their mothers »d plunged Into
the wild mass of squirming, tortured bodies bo
low, v •»-#
So sudden was the drop and so complete the
Change from light to darkness that those who
found themselves in the darkened cellar were
unable even to hazard a guess as to what had
happened. AM they knew was that they had
been hurled into a black pit. their ears deafened
by the cries of the injured and the crashing of
heavy beams about them Mothers, separated
from their Children, became temporarily de
mented at their loss, and trampled over the
forms of other persons in their efforts to find
their own.
Those who had not been standing on the
porch, and so escaped the fall, were almost as
completely overcome by surprise and consterna
tion as their less fortunate friends. To those
who were grouped under nearby trees and out
houses It looked as though the crowd had been
suddenly engulfed in the bowols or the earth.
In place of the laughing holiday mass of men.
women and children who had been on the porch
only a second before, there was now a partly de- I
molished building, from the depths of which \
arose loud lamentations, while frantic mothers ;
rushed about on the edge of the great cavity in
the earth and Implored aid for their children.
Hardly had the crash of the wrecked porch
subsided and the clouds of dust that arose be
gun to settle about the ruins, when Patrolman
Sullivan, of the Tremont station, rendered first j
aid. He rushed to a signal box and hastily sum
moned the reserves from the Tremont station,
and at the same time issued calls for all the
ambulances in the rfheds. This done, he and
Patrolman Grosberger hastened back to the
building and descended Into the depths of the
pit. where they assisted the less seriously it
jured to reach the surface.
In addition to the reserves and ambulances
Sullivan also called Fire Truck 27. and the fire
men ran ladders down Into the cellar of the
Zborowski mansion, and in this way rescued
many persons. AS fast as the. injured were
taken from the yawning hole they were carried
to the west wing of the house, where the am
bulance surgeons worked swiftly over them.
It was at first feared that many were killed ,
— —
Continued on third pas*-
Will Deny Vicics and Admissions in
Published Article.
■ ■ n • Teles. to Ttie Tribune I
Washington, July IS. — The Japanese Amba*
?;idor is considerably concerned over the re
ports that he win not return to the United
States from his approaching visit to Japan, and
over a loner Interview which appeared to-day
and which purported to set forth his views on
Japanese -American relations, conditions on the
Pacific Coast, etc.
Baron Takahlra said to-day that he purposed
to make ,'i public statement to-morrow repudi
ating the views attributed to him and his al
leged admission that he would not return to this
m J
Adana Court Martial Will Hang 800
if Government Approves.
Constantinople. July 1?. — Th« report of the
court martial on the Adana massacre?, which
has just been made public, denounces the in
capacity and apathy of the vali and other local
authorities. Th>» report concludes as follows:
Fifteen persons already have been hanged:
eight hundred deserve death; fifteen thousand
f'^s^rve hard labor for life: eighty thousand de
serve minor ptonros. If it is decided to proceed
with the punishment we will cordon the town
and deal exp«>ditiously with the matter ■
In vf^w. however, of th» reconciliation between
the opposing elements. the report recommends
that c«>n*>ral amnesty he made the occasion of a
national festival.
Escaped Patient Fights with Leg in
Plaster Cast.
Ploomfleld. N. J.. July IS (Special) —Clad In
a nightshirt and with his leg in a plaster cast.
Andrew Holheck, a patient in th» Mountainside
Hospital, (scaped from that institution last
nfght. and when he was recaptured he explained
that he was mored to cult the place because h
hadn't been getting enough to eat.
Holheck had a hard tim* of it during hi? brl«f
period of liberty. When h» left the grounds of
the hospital he cut down a sapling and made a
cane of it. Hobbling along the road he met a
man who questioned hi? right to be at liberty,
and ho fought him off with th» cane. While th>>
light was in progress a policeman came along,
and Holheck 1 m obliged to give up. He was
returned to th* hospital.
Bandit Xearly Kept Oath to Kill a
Hundred Men.
Manila. July 19. — When Jikiri. the More ban
dit chief who was killed with all his followers
in the fight with troops and constabulary near
Patian. on Jolo Island, on July I, began his ca
reer as an outlaw h« swore he would kill a hun
dred men before he died. The records of the
murders he committed are not complete, but it
hi said in a dispatch received to-day from Zam
boanga that the bandit nearly fulfilled hi."< oath.
From the latest reports of th» fight all except
one of Th*> women in the cay« where the outlaws
mad" their last stand were wives of .Tiklri. and
only this one escaped. She was the wife of one
of Jlkin's fon^wrs, and accepted the safe con
duct offered by the Americans* before the attack.
Lieutenant Joseph A. Daw, of the 6th Cavalry,
those who saw the fight say, was th» hero of th*
action. His rescue of Lieutenant Arthur H.
Wilson, who was struggling with Jikiri when
Baer shot and killed the bandit, and his shooting
of three other outlaws, are the talk of army
Boston Women Design Insurance Against Pov
erty Stricken Old Maidhood.
IBj Telexr»ph t« Tho Tril>UTi» 7
Huston. July IS.— A hand of philanthropic Boston
women, beaded by Mrs. Glendo-wer Evans, who is
associated with a doz^n Boston clubs and other In
stitution*, i.« ahout t>» present to m»mb»rs of the
Massachusetts Insurance Commission plans for a
combination bank and insurance company to pro
vide pensions for spinsters who cannot or will not
wed. By this plan they hops to eliminate many
mercenary marrlai'-? the worry of penniless spin
sters about husbands and the Beat Jokes about
old maids.
In a nutshell the plan Is that a self-supporting un
married woman shall Dlaee aside regularly a sum
out of her earnins:?. cier>o«itini; it in the proposed
bank, and at th« age of fifty shall begin to receive
an annuity therefrom.
Favors Making Escape of Superior Wives from
Worthless Husbands Easy.
I By Tel**rerh to Th* Tribune. 1
Providence, July 18. — Judge Cliarlcs F. Steams.
after hearing several hundred petitions for divorce,
declares that the worthlessness of man 13 mainly
responsible for divorce, and that it is a matter of
wonder that so many worthless men succeed In win
nine wives who are so far above them in every way.
The Judge, says also that in 95 per cent of such
cases divorce is absolutely necessary to th« moral
and social wellbeing of the petitioner, and that
for this reason it is conducive to the public welfare
to allow a mild cause for divorce, such as the Ithod*
Island neglect to provide, so as to make it easier
for women to come into court who might be de
terred from doing so through dread of the notoriety
attached to the statutory offence charge.
Officials Deport American Man and Woman as
Undesirable Citizens.
TRy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Plymouth, Mass., July IS.— A novel way of dealing
with elopers was used In Canada in the case of
Joseph Bmythe. of this town, and Alice M. Aldrich.
of Kingston, who fled to Quebec a short time ago.
Smytbe is said to have deserted a wife and child
here, both he and the girl being under bond on
statutory charges. Warrants were Issued for the
fugitives and American officers armed with ex
tradition papers found them at Coatlcook.
They were arrested and taken to Montreal. There
the officers were informed that the offence was
not of an extraditable kind. Chief Davidson, of
Sherbrook. suggested that the elopers be deported
as undesirable citizens. Inquiry was made at the
immigration bureau and the plan was approved.
The necessary papers were made out, and Cana
dian officers took Smythe and Miss Aldrich by
train toward the American line.
Michael Kelly, eleven-year-old son of Patrick
Kelly, of No. 316 East 133*1 street, was thrown from
a pony at Clason's Point yesterday and received in-»
juries from which he died lat»r In Fordham Hos
pital. The boy was riding around the pony- track
run by Joseph Relber -when his pony balked and '
threw him to the ground, fracturing his skull.
Reiber was arrested, and will be arraigned this
morning in the Westchester court on a technical
charge of criminal negligence.
Tufr Rescues Ten When Craft Sinks,
Carrying the Rent to Their
Death in the Harbor.
Record of lives lost by drowning during th«
last six years in the metropolitan district:
IS *» . m 19<H I.V»
'••" ' M IMS 19
t9 °" SS 19»« ITS
The figures for 1904 do not include the lives
lost in the Slocum disaster, when nearly
twelve hundred persons perished.
Twenty-one persons were drowned yesterday
in the waters of the metropolitan district as a
result of accidents to boats and the seizure of
swimmers by cramps. Tb<» ruajoritj >>f deaths
were caused by the stuldeo squall*.
Dispatches from different sir record four
teen cases of death hr drowning in the twentj
four hours ended at midn;;:hr lastnicht. *me ma
jority el Ike victims were thrown into the water
fr<>m boats by sudden rusts of wind.
Thirteen persons, one-halj ed a sailing party
that wont out from Ulmer Park. Brooklyn,
yesterday morning in. the 35-foot excursion sloop
Roxanna. awn drowned yesterday afternoon.
when the sloop was capsized, by a sudden squall
about one mile north of Norton Point. The
ivors were rescued, with great difficulty by
members of th» crew of the haras* boat 'La
mont, 1 sprain Keyes. which was the only craft
within hailing distance of th.<» accident, although
It occurred in a spot which 13 usually crowded
with pleasure vessels.
The parly on the Roxanna was a neighborhood
affair, made up chiefly of Scandinavians from a
colony ■a South Brooklyn. They had chartered
the sloop a week ago from Captain Jacob Sam
ueison. of Atlantic Highlands, N. J.. owner and
skipper of the craft.
Owing to the fact that no one of the survivors
knew the names of all the persons en board ths
sloop. th« identity of the dead and missing was
unusually hard to ascertain. At an early hoar
this morning the following thirteen persons
were reported to. have been drrm ned :
ANt>ERSEN. Cacaaaaam
ESKALON". N- • No. ? Second Placr Brooklyn
KNI'DSEK. Selma. fonrte-=. Xi 9 Secoa4 Pl*c«»
KN> DaaSK, OtaSl taMtest ■» « £«coni placa. BrooTtlyß.
OLSEN. A!tiJ«. No. 195 i"ark»r>n street. Br-^atya.
SAMrELSON". Cbxtsttß* twenty-three. Br«a3«a Par*.
S -i
SANNES. OTaf. thtrtT. No. a Baeeai "P!mc#. BrwjStlya-
THOMPSON. Pt*r, X« SMS H-nrr mm. lmi«
TVILSON. Ben. Xo. 1(»7 Puma«T »v«.. Brooklrn.
Ten of th«» sim-ivors war* taken to the Smith
Infirmary, on Sraten Island Four were able to
go home after slight treatment, but the six fol
lowing remained at th» hospital:
HENDRICKSEN. Thrr*. iralrres*. rwenrr-!**. Jf«- *
First Rase. Bmoklvrs. ;*
JOTTNSEV. JMaaai rtmn«rftr, fwenty-t^r*"*. Xa 73
McD^ncru*!* »tr»*t. Bir>r»klv-n.
KNTrASEX. Tj»n*. housewife. ?ortT-t-w<». Vo. « ?*wnS
P!ac». Krookl>-n.
OI.SEV. -Gharri. twenty-"n«. 'Bar^f"'*. T '-
SAW aXatW Jarob. labore-. twretTrftwr. \vaaaV;
Hlshlaate It J
TOPITSSF.V. Anna. <Jr>tn»«itic. f»»ntj--9'. c. >'9. 2T3 Ktaav
ton »v»nu». Fnx>l»lj-n.
Non<» of these was tn damper at a 'at* hour
last night, except Mrs. Knudyen. whose- two
children t. ore drowned when the sloop capsized.
Mrs. Knudsen swallowed her false teeth white
in the water, and it took the doctors forty min
utes to extricate the t*eth and revive the?
woman. Bate became hysterical when toM that
her two little girls were missing.
The four survivors who left the infirmary last
night after slight treatment were:
CHKISTIAXSOX. Nell. >"o. S3> East 21st * ~~' *••"*
JVi"X>BSOX. Ar.na. Xo. ZT9 Ktny^lanS arciur. Bmptilju-
JArORSON. Herman. No. -TO arßfilinl avenue. Brook
SAML'ELPON*. Abram. Ka a» Vcion avenue, Brooklyn.
Captain Samuelson brought the sloop over t<>
Vlmcr Park Saturday night to get an early
start yesterday. The party went on board at It
o'clock and sailed about in the Lower Bay until
2 o'clock, when the return trip was* begun.
Every one was in high spirits, refreshments of
an invigorating nature having been served fre
quently. Off Swinburne Island somebody sug
gested that the sloop put into South Beach.
Statin Island, for more refreshments. An hour
was spent in following this suggestion, and It
was after 3 o'clock when the last leg of th%
journey was begun.
A stiff breeze was blowing from the south
west, kicking up a nasty cross sea against th«
ebb tide. but the sloop crossed the main chan
nel without mishap and was steering for T'lm»r
Park, when it was overtaken by a more «e.v«r*
squall than usual. Before Captain Samuelson
and his crew could shorten sail the sloop ■went
over. In a moment the surrounding water was
covered with bobbing heads. The men did their
best to assist the women to cling to the cap
sited sloop.
But almost immediately the cabin filled and)
the craft sank. It is thought that several of the
drowned were drawn down at the same tine.
When the Lamont reached the scene all wh»>
were on the surface of the water were pulled
out The survivors, thoroughly exhausted and
dazed by the shock, were taken to the Quaran
tine boarding station, on Staten Island, where
Dr Doty. Health Officer of the Port of Xew
Tork. did everything he could for them until th« '
arrival of ambulances from the Smith Infirmary.
at New Brighton.
Captain Samuelson. when leaving the hospital
last evening, said that there was a smooth »ea.
a steady breeze and no sign of a squall except
some thunder heads away off to the north, when
he started to make his way across th« bay and
Narrows. The members of his party were sit
ting and lying about the boat. She was a
sturdy craft, used to the rough waters of the
lower bay. -and of about thirty tons burden.
She had a cabin aft. and was newly rigged last
spring. Wh^n crossing the bay en the fatal
trip she had mainsail and jib up."
The Roxanna was about one mil* north ct
Norton's Point and two miles offshore when.
according to her captain, the squall came rush
ing across the waters upon her. It seemed; to :
develop on the water, and there was hardly any
warning. As Captain Sarauslson saw the waters ; :

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