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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
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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
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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.
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