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.1 J-I-V.A. .XV -0,-VJ.. cloudy; W 4 t winds. BANKER'S DEATH LAID 10 A CHEMICAL TEST Brother Denies Charles Courier Dickinson Perished by His Own Hands. ORGANIZED CARNEGIE TRUST Financier Is Said to Have Suc cumbed to Effects of Labora tory Fumes Inhaled in Scranton. rlwies rourtrr Dickinson, former president of the Carnegie Trust Com pany. Which he organized, died early rday morning in St. Luke s Hos pital, from pneumonia and heart failure, brought on. his doctors said, by inhal isonous gases in a laboratory at ScranMii. Pcnn.. on May K>. while v atohine a v emical « t periment on the tion of V. VV. B. Hedgepeth. vice president of the Tippecanoe Securities my, of that city, and an old friend of Ike banker. In a dispatch from Scranton late last nipljt Mr. Hedgepeth was quoted as say in? that fumes from acids used In one of the experiments in the laboratory there •ner* responsible for the illness which re sulted in the death of Mr. Dickinson, >ir Ht>d?repeth himself was prostrated as the result of inhaling the fume?, and V.as been in bed for more than a week. "I brought Mr. Dickinson and his brother ■ere." said Mr. Hedgepeth, "es iycially to see an experiment of Dr. £ TV. Lanpre's on a non-corrosive metal vlikh he is perfecting. Mr. Dickinson •«\as interested in the metal and in icnded to promote it if the invention r roved practicable- During the ex periment the fumes were strong and caused us to cough. •The Dickinsons intended to leave that night for New York, but C C. Dickinson, like myself, was too ill to make the journey. It is not true that Dr. Lange was affected. 1 do not know the nature of the fumes which caused our illness." The unusual circumstances surround fag Mr. Dickinson's death gave rise to re p. m that he had committed suicide, but ' hie brother, Stanton C. Dickinson, said that these rumors were ridiculous and entirely without foundation. The Visit to Scranton. V- brother and I." said Wanton C. ( ..Dickinson, woh is treasurer of the Car negie" Trust" Company,- "were invited by zri old friend of my brother, V. W. B. j Hedgepeth, to visit him for the purpose of witnessing a chemical experiment of seine kind. .Just what it was I don't kn'^. because my brother was taken violently ill before it was oyer. and we had to take him away and I never saw the end of it and did not understand jvliat it was about. I think, "however, that it had sonic connection with some ta«u«try In which Mr. Hodgepeth wanted to get my brother financially interested. "W« arrived in Scranton a week ago - Bits', and in company with Mr. Hf-dgepeth we went to th laboratory of T>r Langs to witness the experiment. >!< brother Mood close by while the ex pwiment was being conducted, but T. not beins so much Interested, stood some distance away and did not see much of tvljat was done, but I know that in the «>ur« or the experiment some kind of sas was formed: what it was 1 don't kao-R". but nay brother inhaled some of it tad Mas overcome. "TV*: had to. carry him back to his hot«»l. Kfeerc be became violently 111. so much BO that we wen? unable to return 1. New York that night, as we had planned. I brovuM him back on the fo!lo-»ing day, but ho was still very ill, Bn<l his family physician. Dr. James K. Unrlish. .-ailed Dr. Delafield and Dr. jtaieway in consultation. They decided that it wild be best to remove him to a toepital, and on Wednesday he was tt\>*n to St. Luke's. 'Th' gases he inhaled seemed to have poisoned his system, and his lungs were ■■HiSlld. and In spite of all that could 1* done for him he grew steadily worse and died at 4:K> o'clock this morning." Brother Not Affected By Gas. Mr. Dickinson added that he himself vas not affected by the gas generated 1' the experiment, which he attributed to *.is ding so far away. Dr. Lange, the chemist he said, did not appear to suffer *ry ill effect, but he understood that Mr. H*dß*peth also had been made ill. He Vtat»»d that there had been no explosion f>f anything of that kind during the con •M of the experiment and that every- Hbsj in connection with it appeared to be proceeding smoothly up to the time Ms brother was overcome. What chemicals were used in the ex lThnent he did not know, and the gas, »l;at»-ver it was, he said, must have been colorless, because he was looking on and taw nothing, although he detected a very disagreeable odor. In. Jiiniev R. English, of No. 65 Cen ■sl l-.,r1. treat, the family physician who Mr. Dickinson after he arrived in this <ity from Scranton. made a state- BKM to a TribuTie reporter at his home Kht. in which he told what he kn*>\> about the ease. Mr. Dickinson arrived in this city on Tuesday evening last, and on Wednesday tfteruoon went down to his office in the '"arnegie Trust Company, apparently suffering no ill effects from his cxpe 'ience.' On Wednesday night, however, *>* became 111 and was taken to St. Lufce's Hospital, where he was attacked "Hh pneumonia and nephritis on Thurs •** night. . ,'■** Charged with Zinc Fume*. -'When the nature of Mr. Dickinson's ness was learned, Dr. Lange, of Scran 1»n.1 »n. who had conducts the experiment 1 » his laboratory, was summoned to this 'hy in an effort to learn the nature of th e rases which Mr. Dickinson had in hale, lie arrived here on Thursday fti^ht, and said that the gases arose n ' m an experiment with metals, and lft a» they were heavily charged with zinc fumes." .''' English added that hr was told **^ Hed«epeth was also affected by the •** lumes ; and is now ill at hip home C.ntuju«-d on third p»g«c M *^ Tr c *m ™ '^^^^^^^^^34^^^S9^B^8^^^^3^^^5^h^^H!^^B^9p^NIhH^^^^^^^hi^^^E2?'^b k^bW^sm^-^ MH. ROOSEVELT AT THE REVIEW OF GERMAN TROOPS ARRANGED FOR HIM BY THE KAISER. The Kaiser, on a while horpp, 1? speaking to Henry White, fornier Ambassador to France, while Mr. Roosevelt Is talking with a German general officer, one of the umpires. The review took place on May 11. on Doeberitz Field, near Berlin. (Photograph by Berger, Berlin.; WORLD'S PEACE SOCIETY Mr. Carnegie's Speech — Kaiser May Lead Movement. London, May — : Andrew Carnegie was the principal speaker at the annual meeting of the Peace Society to-night. He said that all nations were becoming interdependent and that no two should be permitted to disturb the world's peace. A proposal to start a world-wide peace movement bearing the name of the late King Kdward was made by Sir William Mather at a meeting of the society this morning. Tlie suggestion found prompt approval, and speakers who followed Sir William intimated that there was reason for the belief that Bmperpr William was de sirous of taking an important part, if nut the actual leadership, in promoting a peace league of the world. DR. H. C. DRIGGS KILLED Fire Tender Runs Down Retired Physician. The explosion of gasolene which was being poured into the tank of a Fifth avenue auto 'bus indirectly led to the death of Dr. Hiram C. Driggs, of No. 10S West 7."! d street, late yesterday af ternoon. The retired physician. who "for the last two years had been purchasing agent for the Valvoline Oil Company, of No. 11 Broadway, was run over by the tender of Engine Company 40, which was responding to the alarm sent in when the auto 'bus caught lire. • The 'bus ran out of gasolene at 71st street and Broadway, and Thomas Kin ney. the chauffeur, of No. 554 Kast o4th street, stopped it and began to fill the tank. He was pouring the gasolene into the tank when there occurred a sharp explosion. A sheet of flame shot up ward, and the passengers began a gen eral scramble from the bus. None was injured except the chauffeur, who was slightly burned. It was at this time that some one turned in an alarm of fir** from the corner of "I'd street and Broadway. Dr. Driggs had Just left the subway station and was crossing the street as the tender of the fire engine swept down upon him. The horses were galloping and the pole of the tender struck the physician. He was hurled to the pave ment, the wheels passing over his head. Patrolman Kcar, of the West GSth street station, called an ambulance from Flower Hospital, but Dr. Briggs was dead before its arrival. Dr. Driggs was graduated from the University of Michigan in 5Sr»4. He was eighty-two years old. He leaves a wife, four sons and two daughters. The body will be buried in Cypress Hills Ceme tery. PRESIDENT'S NEW COW Senator Stephenson Gives Fine Holstein to Replace Mooley. [From The Tribune Bureau.] Washington. May 24.— Although the President's celebrated cow Mooley is dead, the White House table is not to suffer for lack of dairy products. In fact, Mr. Taft is to have a cow that will make him the envy of the dairymen of the land. Senator Stephenson, of Wis consin, the oldest member of the Senate, heard with deep regret of Mooley's sud den ending. For many years Mr. Ste phenson has made a specialty of raising fine Holstein cattle on his model farm near Kenosha. A few months ago one Of his cows. Gertrude Wayne, broke the world's record for butter production. Mr. Stephenson offered to give the President a cow to take the place of the lamented Mooley. Mr. Taft was willing, and Mr. Stephenson wrote to his farm superintendent to ship Gertrude Wayne to the grazing pasture back of the White House. The superintendent suggested that as Gertrude was nine years old, at tached to the old farm, a friend of the children of the neighborhood, and all that, it might be better to send another cow. He suggested Pauline Wayne, which will be four years old in July. This was agreeable to Mr. Stephenson, and Pauline is now being groomed for h* r journey to Washington. Sho will not be shipped until her calf is born. but she •will be turned loose in the ultra-se lect pasture back of the White House : bssjm time this summer, and will be in prime condition to make her contribu tion to the White House table when Mr. Taft returns from Beverly. Mr. Stephenson Bays that Pauline is amply competent to maintain the rec ord of the Wayne family, and predicts she will supply from twenty-five, to twenty-six* pounds of butter a week for the President and hie family. NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, MAY 'l>r>. I'HO.-KIXTKKN PAGES. PRIMARY MEN HOPEFUL Cobb Bill Will Probably Be Made a Caucus Measure. WILL TAKE ACTION TO-DAY Organization Men as Much Op posed to the Cobb Bill as They Were to Governor's. |Ry Telegraph to The Tribunal Albany. May 24.— Following the action of the Democrats, who to-day bound themselves by caucus to oppose the Cobb compromise direct primary bill, the Re publican Senators in conference to-night voted to hold a caucus on primary legis lation to-morrow noon. This is inter preted by supporters of the Cobb meas ure as an indication that it will be adopted at the caucus, and thus be passed by the Senate as a caucus measure. This conference to-night showed that the supporters of this bill had not lost ' strength. Also It showed that several ! Senators, including men like Holden and ! Brackett, would not decline to enter the I caucus, although they were likely to be j bound to vote for that much of a direct ! primary bill, foreign to their notions. So i legislators who hope to put the Senate j on record in favor of some kind of a direct primary bill feel distinctly hopeful. Two votes were taken in the confer ence to-night. The first was on the M4ade-Pnillips bill. It showed that fif teen Senators were willing to support it j if it could be agreed on as the conference I measure. Next a vote was taken on the j Cobb compromise measure. That had twenty-two votes behind it. although last night and early to-day opponents of the direct primary wore predicting that it i would lose voter hourly. When it became i apparent that no agreement could be reached to-night, a motion for a caucus to-morrow at 12:30 p. m. was made. That was carried by a heavy vote. Organization Men Active. All the pressure available on the part of th<* Woodruff- Wadsworth-Barnes combination of Republicans is being brought to bear against the compromise bill, just as it was originally against the ! Governor's bill. None of the Assembly ! loader*--, least of all the Speaker, wants I th<' S'-nate to pass this bill and put it | up to the Rules Committee That body already is having its troubles from advocates of the federal income tax, who are pounding it for refusing to put the Davenport resolu tion before the Assembly for a vote. If I the Senate passed the compromise di | rect primary bill and put that also before the Rules Committee opposition to its policy of holding important meas ures from the Assembly would be re doubled. The Speaker is a good fighter, but he does not need much more trouble than he is having just now. Stories have been afloat charging two kinds of a deal in which the direct pri mary legislation is concerned. One was a revival of Representative Parsonss charge that the New York City election reforms were traded off by machine Re publicans for votes against the direct primary bill. This was brought down to daUe to-day by the defeat of one of Mr. Ward's bills by the lack of three votes. Mr. Ward was very sore, and declared that the Republicans deliber ately ducked the vote. The second was a report, originating among Democrats, that certain Demo cratic Senators had threatened to vote for the direct primary legislation unless the Rules Committee killed the most ob jectionable bills in the series designed to prevent oral bookmaking. The Rules Committee now has these bills in its keeping— all save one, the measure prohibiting bookmaking "with or without writing." The bill making directors or trustees of racetracks liable personally for gambing la those inclos ures has not been reported by the com mittee. This is the bill regarding whi<h the Democrats were said to have made thHr threats. Speaker Wadsworth, according to these reports, had given some sort of assur ance to the Democrats that they would not need to violate their feelings by vot ing for the direct primary legislation. May Kill Gambling Bills. Certainly they were feeling very con fident to-day about the -defeat of the anti-gambling bills. They did not hesi tate to-predict that the directors 1 liabil ity bill wouldn't come out of the Rules Committee. Also, they said the anti oral bcokmaking li! " would be amended Continued on arrond gag*. WILL ALIGHT AT BAM Curtiss Plans Flight from Albany with Stop at Poughkeepsie. STARTS TO-MORROW AT 4A.M \ Ambitious Aviator Expects to Avoid Skyscrapers and to Win $10,000 Prise. Glenn H. Curtiss will attempt on • Thursday the most ambitious flight over ! the water that has ever yet been es ! sayed in an aeroplane. Under the terms of competition offered by "The New York World" he will try to fly from Al bany to New York City with one stop, although two stops are allowed. For the last six months Curtiss has been manoeuvring for the prize of $10,- I 000 for a flight from New York to Al | bany or reverse, ■with one stop. Re : cently he has been conducting experi ! ments to determine the ability of his latest model to alight on the water and i float without upsetting. These tests are ! in themselves remarkable, for although ' other aviators have alighted in the I water it has never been by design. 1 Without airtight compartments neces j sary to sustain the aeroplane upon the | water Curtiss believes that he could fly from Albany to New York in one lap. Will Stop at Poughkeepsie. Oirtiss will start from Rensselaer Island, below the bridges across the I Hudson at Albany, about 4 o'clock on Thursday morning, if weather condi tions are favorable. He expects to ! break his flight somewhere in the neigh borhood of Poughkeepsie. His machine will weigh 1,000 pounds, including the weight of the pilot, 145 pounds. It was originally desired to start from New York, but the reports of the Weather Bureau show that northerly winds make up 28 per cent of all airs that blow from the ten points of the compass. The distance by rail is 1412 miles, but' by water it is estimated by river cap tains that, allowing for cutoffs which Curtiss will make across bends of the river, ISO miles will lie a more accurate measurement. The longest 'cross-coun try flight officially recorded is 125 miles, made by Paulhan on April IS, IDIO, from Orleans to Arcis-sur-Aubo. In his in terrupted flight from London to Man chester Paulhan flew from Litchfield to Manchester, in the second leg of his journey, 141 miles. The total distance from London to Manchester is 180 miles, of which Paulhan flew 45 miles in the first leg. Henri Farman flew 13»J.(>L' miles for the Michelin trophy, at Chalons, France, on November 3, 1900. and was aloft four hours, six minutes and twenty-five sec onds. Curtiss now holds the interna tional record for speed, which he won at the international aviation meet last sum mer at Rheims. France. Since then he has also established new records for quick starting and short starting. Expects to Land at Battery. The machine which he will use in his present attempt carries an eight-cylin der motor, developing frt) horsepower. The spread of surface of his machine. Curtiss says, is less than one-half of any other biplane now in use. New York, with its forest of skyscrap ers and bustle of harbor traffic, is one of the most difficult spots for an aviator to land in. Curtiss has announced that hi will attempt to descend at the Battery, on the extreme southernmost point of Manhattan Island. If he starts his flight early in the morning and stops for gasolene in the neighborhood of Pough keepsie, he should finish in the after noon of the same day. If he begins at night and stops before dark at Pough keepsie he will not resume until the next morning. MR. TAFT'S RELATIVE IN COURT Child Said To Be Distantly Related Beaten by Italian Father. Omaha. May 24.— Little Rosa Libprati. granddaughter of Dr. Solomon Taft, of Greenville, N •'.. who is said to be a cousin of President Taft. w;is in the juvenile court here to-day, and, because of having been beaten by li»^r father, was tuken from him and placed In a city In- BtltUtiOQ. T\\f child, who is only nine years old, was punished by her father he cause she played with children of whom lie did nut approve. Rosa i: the issue of a romantic marriage between Edward Llberatl. an opera singer, and Lena Tuft, daughter of the North Carolina physician. f.iberatl was left stranded and Rtet in 'Greenville, and was nursed by Dr. Tuft and. liU daughter, the «uarriasu resulting. ROOSEVELT SEES QUEENS Alexandra Thanks Ex-President — Meets Editors. London. May 24.— Theodore Roosevelt spent a busy but quiet day. His move ments about London were not made public in advance, and he escaped the crowds. In the morning he was re ceived in audience by the Queen Mother. | Alexandra, and the Empress Dowager i Marie of Russia at Buckingham Palace. I He had a long conversation with the i Queen Mother, who told the ex-Presi dent how much she appreciated the sym pathy shown for her In America at the time of her bereavement. Subsequently the Queen Mother re ceived Lord Strathcona, High Commis sioner of Canada, whom she asked to convey to the people of Canada an ex pression of her gratitude for their love j and sympathy. Accompanied by Frederick C. Selous, R. J. Cunninghame and Seth Bullock, Mr. Roosevelt previously visited the British Museum. George Earle Buckle, editor of "The Times": Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Owen Seaman, editor of "Punch," and L. J. Maxse, editor of "The National Review." joined Mr. Roosevelt at luncheon at the home of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur H. Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt drove alrne to St. George's Church. Hanover Square, which was the scene of their wedding. The ex-President's throat, which yesterday was in bad condition, showed' great improvement to-day. URGE BRYAN FOR SENATOR Petitions Suddenly Appear Throughout Nebraska. [By Tp;pgraph to The Tribune.) Lincoln. Neb.. May 24.— Petitions urg ing William J. Bryan to be a candidate for the Senate from Nebraska made their appearance in practically every county of the state to-day, and are be ing circulated by admirers of Mr. Bryan. C. W. Bryan, Mr. Bryan's brother, says the petitions are not authorized by the family. The movement seems to be in the hands of State Representatives Wilson and Evans, both of whom are sup porters of the Bryan policies. Signa tures of fifty thousand persons are sought. Common reporf is that the scheme ■was hatched some weeks ago, and only awaited the departure of Mr. Bryan for Europe, from whence he could not interfere. When he returns his friends expect him to consent to become a candidate. MIDDIES ON "JOY RIDE" Career in Stolen Handcar Soon Cut Short. Annapolis, May 24. — For having com mandeered a handcar lying on a siding of the Maryland Electric Railway Com pany's tracks and going on a "joy ride" during the morning four midshipmen, all members of the freshmen class, are con lirted to their rooms at Bancroft Hall under close arrest to-night. The young men, whose names are withheld, were taking a "cross-country walk in the far edges of the academy limits known as the government farm this morning, when the handcar and its promise of a morning's outing proved too great a temptation. They were soon ob served dashing across a road just out side Annapolis, and the policeman who saw them notified the railroad officials, who in turn called up the superintendent of the academy. While Lieutenant Commander McVay. senior assistant to the commandant oi midshipmen, went one way, Midshipman Lamont, officer of the day at quarters, j was sent in pursuit down the line of the old abandoned Hay Ridije branch of the railway, whither the "joy riders" were headed when last seen. He walked most of the four miles to Bay Ridge before j overtaking the truants. They will re main under arrest until their cases are taken up and disposed of by th<- Navy ' I >. |;irtmeni. « WATER POWER NOT CORNERED T. C. Martin Says from 75,000,000 to 150,000.000 Horsepower Is Available. St. Louis, May 24.— That the "water power trust" has not cornered all the vast oppor tunities in the United States, was the dec laration of T. Comerford Martin, of New York, before the National Electric Light Association, which began its convention to day. Mr Martin, who is executive secretary of th<* association, said the amount of water force available In America for de velQpnisnt at a reasonable cost- was from «J,000,000 to lW,«JO,OOOJic>rsepo*cr. ' . rWI7» ' VT <»« City *t »w York. J«-«*y City »nd Hoboke*. * PRICE OjNJLi Vh> 1 . ELSEWHERE TWO (T->T< DRYDOCK DEWEY SUNK Damage Not Known — Engineers . . at Work on Raising. Manila, May '24.— A board is In-, vestigating the sinking to-day of the dry dock Dewey. Divers have been engaged examining the bottom of. the drydock. but the damage has not yet been de termined. - Raising operations will be begun immediately. Naval officers say that it would be easy for some mischievous person to evade the guard and tamper with the powerful valves, .which are operated by electricity. RECORD MORTAR PRACTICE Pacific Guns Would Have Bat tered Prow of Battleship. [By Telpgraph to The Tribune] San Francisco. May 24. — What is re garded as the best mortar practice on record in this country was made to-day by four big guns at Fort McKinnon, at the entrance to the Golden Gate. Ten shots were fired, at one-minute inter vals, from four guns at a triangular eight-foot target, from 3.000 to 4.000 yards distant. The target was moving at a speed of seven miles an hour. The percentage of hits was really 89, but as the. ninth shot just reached the target. without hitting it, the official score was 80. The- last shot missed the target. Experts computed that all ten of these shots would have hit the prow of an in coming battleship. This score was made by the 65th and 3Sth companies of coast artillery- AN ENGLISH ART SALE Notable Works of Barblzon School at Christie's. [By Cabl* to The Tribune. 1 London. May '24. — The final section si the Blackheath collection of drawings and pictures made by Alexander Young has been catalogued sumptuously for sale at Christie's. It contains three hun dred and eighty-six drawings and paint ings, chiefly of the Barbizon and Dutch schools, with about forty < 'onstables and English works. There are forty Corots and as many works by Daubigny, of fine quality, and Harpignies. Diaz, Millet, Rousseau and other painters of the Bar bizon school are well represented. Mod ern Dutch masters, headed by Israels and James Maris. are also conspicuous. No collection of modern Continental art equally comprehensive and with so few potboilers has gone under the hammer in recent years. TWENTY-FOUR LIVES LOST German Bark Sinks English Steamer in Channel. Southampton. May 24.— Twenty-four person? lost their lives as a result of a collision to-day between the steamer Skerry vore and the German bark J. C. Vinnen, in the English Channel. The Skerryvore sank. Only two of the steamer's crew wore rescued, one of whom died a short time later. The. bark arrived here. The collision occurred ahout 1 n'rlmk this morning off Hasting?. The night was clear. According to the account given fey the officers of the Vinnen. the Sker^ suddenly crossed the bark's bows. The Vinnen struck her abaft the mainmast. The Skerryvore's boilers exploded and she sank in a few minutes. Boats were lowered from the Vinnen and a search was made of the wafers where the steamer went down. Two men were found, but one died. The sole survivor says that the crew numbered twenty-five men. He and most of the others were in their bunks at the time of the collision. The crash awoke him. but the vessel sank befOFS boats could be cut away. He clung to the wjath agc and became unconscious. The Skerryvore had a cargo of iron ore. The Vinnen's bows were badly damaged. DR. R. 0. STEBBINS DEAD Explorer and Friend of Dr. Cook Victim of Bright's Disease. Dr. Roswell Otis Stebbins, Arctic ex plorer, traveller and chairman of the executive committee of the Arctic Club of America at the. time of the Cook- Peary controversy, died at his home, No. 4 East 434 street, yesterday, from Bright a disease. He had been ill for the I last eight months. Dr. Stebbins was born at "Wetumpka, Ala:, in IS.V>. He obtained a degree in medicine in Alabama, and about thirty years ago he came to New York. After a few years he became a graduate of the New York College of Dentistry. He gradually dropped his medical prac tice and for many years had been one of the foremost dentists in the city. From time to time Dr. Stebbins joined exploring expeditions. In IS7S he ex plored the south fork of Kings River, in the Sierras. He made a trip to Green land in ISS4, and was also a member of Dr. Cook's Mount McKinley expedition. He had also explored parts of Central America. He was a strong friend of Dr. Cook and was active in the arrange ments for Cook's reception. Dr. Stebbins leaves a wife, Mrs. Susan Stebbins, but no children.. He was .i ,T_'d degree Mason, and the Masons will hold a service over the body at Camp bell's undertaking place. No. 1241 West 23d street, on Thursday evening. The body will then be removed to Kensico. N. V.. where the burial will take placu on Friday. YI-YANG IN MOB'S HANDS * . ~* A Hundred Houses Burned — Officials Flee from City. Chang- Slut, May 24. — A messenger win has arrived here from :Yi- Yang reports that a hundred houses have been burned by riotous mobs. The officials have fled and the town is at the mercy of the mobs. The telegraph wires have been cut. and details of occurrences to-day are lacking. Bands' of rioters have advanced along the main road and are moving north ward. Several villages have been 'en tirely destroyed. > Shanghai. May 24.— Native riots occurred at Chuah-Clua. thirty miles northwest of ("hang-Slid, last Saturday. A large part of tin- city was ■-, ■,-.! including the Lutheran church. Tin general unrest and anti foreign sentiment art spreading. THREE (IF FIVE BOY MHOS LOSE LIVES Lark on Raft in James Slip Ends in Tragedy When Little Fel lows Plunge Into River. TWO BROTHERS RESCUED Do Not Know Lost Companions, They Say — Women on Their Knees Implore Men to Dive for Bodies. • . The capsizing of a small raft in th« East 'River close si the bulkhead of James Slip last night was responsible for the drowning of three little Italian boys and the narrow escape of two others, who were dragged from, the water unconscious. The latter were two j brothers — Antonio carl ■ seven year* old, and Joseph, five years. The identity I of the three who met death In the river was not learned, as the rescued 'young sters were suffering from shock and th» effects of submersion. There was great excitement when the news of the drown ing spread around in the Italian quarter, and the reserves from two stations were called out. Shortly after 7 o'clock last night th* two little Cartol boys, who live at Nr». 115 Cherry street, accompanied by threw young playmates, went down to .lime? . Slip, which was formerly used as the Old Slip ferry house, to take a swim. Th» slip is now fenced in, and the youngsters had a hard time climbing over it. Some I longshoremen loitering around pulled them across. Quickly slipping off their clothes, the boys boarded a roughly constructed raft and started out toward the end of the i pier, in order to swim into the slip. The* ! tide was just on the ebb, and as th* youngsters neared the end of the bulk head the raft capsized. When it. righted itself three of the boys were gone and the Cartofo brothers just managed to reach a loose plank. Michael Lacy, fifteen years old, of No. 15 James Slip, and John McGrath, six teen years old. of No. 31!) Water street, who were near by at the time looking for floating wood, realizing the danger of the youngsters, and not being able to swim | themselves began to shout for help. James Burke, of No. 120 Beekman street, and Edward Murphy, of No. lo*T» Park Place, both longshoremen, at tracted by the cries of the youngsters, got over the fence, plunged into the water and started for the two boys, who j seemed to be unable to swim. Joseph and Antonio were limp when the long shoremen succeeded in pulling them out- They were working 'over the boys when Patrolman Albert Smith, of the Oak street station, arrived a ...few minutes later. He sent a hurry call to St. Greg ory's Hospital. A physician from the in stitution revived them and they were taken to the Oak street station. The report that three boys had been drowned spread like wildfire, and in a. few minutes James Slip was packed with hundreds of men and women. Several women, who said they had not seen their boys since their return from school, and who feared that they were among those who were lost in the river actually felT to their knees and pleaded with the hun dreds of men who had gathered at the slip to try to recover the drowning boy». So thick did the crowd become thai , the big fence about the slip was almost pushed down, and- many persons barely escaped being thrown into the water. Lieutenant McCarthy, of the Oak street station, sent Sergeant Callaghan and ten men to the pier to preserve or der. Harbor Squad A. in command of Sergeant -Mulhall. who arrived soon afterward, grappled about the place the boys were last seen, but up to a tat* hour only the shirts and a pair of trous ers, presumably belonging to the boys, were recovered. The police were having much difficulty in making any progress in recovering the bodies because of th» obstructions in the old slip. According to the story told by young Joseph and his brother. Antonio, the five boys had just reached the end of the bulkhead and were about to go over board when the leader, who was only known to them as "Jimmie," lost hss) footing. In going overboard, according to young Joseph Cartoli. one of the other boys was about to grab him so that they could all go in the water at th« same time. As he did so. young Joseph said that the raft turned over and the five were thrown into the water. Up to a late hour this morning none of tIM boy's bodies had been recovered. The police believe that the three boys lost were caught under the raft and drowned before they had recovered from the fright induced by their sudden and unexpected plunge. BABY DROWNS IN WASHTUB In Similar Accident Another Is Seriously Scalded. one baby was drowned in a washtub .and another was seriously scalded in s> tub of boiling water yesterday. Both ac cidents were of a similar nature and oc curred in the same street. Alice Alliger, ten months old. .•• \■> 123 East 120 th stret. was in the kitchen on a table while her mother was wash ing at the stationary tubs. Mrs. Alliger ■ft the room to go to a grocery store. and in her absence Robert Conkl: years old. who lives next door, crawled out on HM Ufa escape and into the Al liger Hat. According to the story told by Robert later he picked up Alice and held her up beside the washtub. and doing so the baby slipped and fell into the water. When Mrs. Alliger re turned and discovered the body hi ' ■ ■ tub she fainted. The second accident happened at No. 33S East 120 th street, when. Walter Honckel, three years old. fell into a washtub of scalding water. His mother pulled him out at once, but not before hs> was badly burned. He was taken to Har lem Hospital. -- a : t