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V" LXX. ...N° 23,233.
PROUD OF RECORD
President Taft's Capacity for
Leadership and Fitness for
High Office Amply Proved.
PARTY PLEDGES REDEEMED
Republicans, United, Face Cam
paign with Confidence of Vic
tory — Progressive Legis
lation Put on the
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. June 25.— The Hal Con
gress brought its first regular session to
a close at 11 o'clock this evening with a
record of legislative achievement to its
credit which has probably never before
lK«n equalled in a single session. Once
before in recent years the record of this
Congress was approximated, but not
equalled. That was in the fifth year of
the administration of Theodore Roose
velt, when the 59th Congress passed the
railway rate bill, the meat inspection
bill, the pure food and drugs act and
numerous other meritorious measures in
th* long session which ended on June 30.
]JX*L This Congress has passed a rail
way rate bill of infinitely wider scope
and importance; a postal savings bank
bill which gives promise of great bene
its, indirect as well as direct; has
provided abundant funds to enable the
Tariff Board to conduct an adequate in
vestication of the cost of producing at
horn* and abroad; has passed a state
hood bill which adds two new states to
th. Union and abundantly demonstrates
the willingness and ability of the Repub
lican party to rise above partisan con
siderations to redeem its platform
pieces: a conservation bill which lit
erally clinches the great policy of con
serving the nation's resources, of which
Theodore Roosevelt was the father and
William Howard ffaft is the loyal ex
ponent and executor; a campaign public
ity bill which is destined to remove not
only dishonesty but the suspicion there
of from the election of all federal offi
cials, and numerous other measures of
criy comparatively less importance.
Set in Motion by Roosevelt.
It had required five years of unwaver
ing determination and unceasing energy
for President Roosevelt to educate the
public and Its representatives in Con
grew to the importance of those great
fundamental policies which have become J
the bone and sinew of progressive Re- j
publicanism, to bring order out of chaos .
«nd harmony out of discord, but he set j
in motion a process of evolution which
will not cease, which has revivified the
Republican party and directed its -char
acteristic efficiency _and««constructive j
statesmanship into channels which are i
bound, in the future as in. the past, to ■
compel the admiration and support of a
majority of the American people.
It has required practically one year for |
President Taf t to demonstrate beyond
peradventure his capacity as a leader, j
his remarkable fitness for the high of
fice for which his party chose him, :
his ability and his determination to
carry on the work of his party and of his
predecessor along those lines of prog
ress with which he has always been in
heartiest sympathy, which he stanchly I
supported as he sat at the Cabinet table j
cf Theodore Roosevelt, and which as
President he has promoted with a sue- j
cess made possible only by his excep- j
tional attainments. In the first year cf j
bit administration President Taft has j
proved the wisdom of those who selected
him to lead his party to victory— not
only the victory at the polls, but the.
greater victory of statesmanship, as is j
attested by the legislative record of the j
Great Difficulties Overcome.
No adequate realization of the achieve
ment* of the year just ended can be
formed without due consideration of the
difficulties which have been encountered
and overcome. The beginning of the
•^SBion found the leaders of the House
confronted with a revolt which threat
***s to assume startling proportions.
The progressive spirit of the party had
cose to regard the "one man rule" of
She House with intolerance and was de
termined upon Its overthrow, "Cannon
iEm," which, was even more of a system
*fcaa a personality, was doomed; but
'tether it could be replaced with a sys
tem in consonance with the spirit of tho
P*ty by the peaceful methods of par
!I *»fentary procedure, or must be over
thrown by a revolution which would so
*ar dominate the session as to preclude
«E legislation other than the enactment
tf tie regular supply bills, was a ques
tion of the utmost moment.
Those familiar with the inner work
*■** of the party realize to the full that
tid « situation presented to President
T aft an opportunity for spectacular dis
play ■which would probably have won
*« him the cheers of the multitude, de
*PHe the fact that it would have blocked
fcoet— perhaps all— of the important leg
elation en which he had set his heart.
E « with that restraint and diplomacy
*■*** are his chief characteristics he
<£raiaed from stepping Into the arena.
*'&!« he lent diplomatic encouragement
to thost insurgents bent on revolution-
k^e the House rules, to which to-day
ti> *J' gladly testify. Thus he avoided in
vxring a hostility of the old regime
hi<h would have made impossible the
<oactnient of his legislative programme,
*fcile he succeeded in at once encourag
■* and exercising a control over the
which has led them to ac
■"•Ptish their end and, as has been
Kteted out editorially in The Tribune.
* etu *«: the Houyc to Its proper piace as
• «eHber*tive body, the representative of
tt « '- •■•' and the supporter of the Ex
Situation in the Senate.
-' *» ev*n more difficult situation lias
galled in the Senate, where the pro
*r*«h> pirit b as been used as a cloak
y. certain charlatans and demagogues
lC Promote their personal ambitions and
1 -__ Continued on third par*
"«tre«hlng, Healthful Summer Drink
v . _ I't-wey'H Pure Grape Juice
"-"' -, -"crag -■-*»■..
AXED TO RIDE IN AIRSHIP
Clergyman Sails for Europe with
Aerial Passage Engaged.
The Rev. Dr. Charles F. Aked. pastor
of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, who
recently recovered from typhoid fever,
sailed yesterday for Liverpool on the
Cunard liner Carmania. He appeared
weak as he boarded the steamship, but
he said he was regaining rapidly the
forty-five pounds in weight he lost dur
ing his illness.
"Already I have taken back some fif
teen pounds," he said, "and I feel that
my trip abroad wii! help me. I am go
ing to Switzerland, and after a visit in
the mountains I shall go to Munich. It
is here that I shall take an airship for
Oberammergau, a distance of about
"They are making regular trips in a
big dirigible, not the Zeppelin, between
these two cities, and I have already pur
chased my ticket for $38. I am anxious
to make the flight in the dirigible be
cause I think just such interesting ex
periences as these will be good for me."
Dr. Aked will return in August and
fish in Canada.
FINED FOR FIGHTING IN CAR
Court Officers Say They Know
Prisoner Was Patrolman.
Giving his name as John Brown, and
his address as No. 131 West 37th street,
a man whom court officers say they recog
nized as a patrolman was arraigned be
fore Magistrate Kernochan in the night
court last night, on a charge of disor
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cordero. of No. 128
East End avenue, and their friends, Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Ridder, boarded a Co
lumbus avenue car at Lenox avenue and
116 th street, about 8 o'clock. The car
was crowded and the couples had to
separate- The men tried to sit down
in the first seat, but they said they were
obstructed by a man who sat on the
end and kept his feet up on the seat
opposi-e. A row resulted and at the cor
ner of 107 th street and Columbus ave
nue Policeman Kamp, of the West 100 th
street station, arrested Brown.
Without revealing his identity in court
the prisoner paid a fine of $3 which the
magistrate imposed upon him.
SAVES 1,500 ON STEAMER
Captain Beaches Burning Missis
sippi Eiver Vessel.
Lacrosse, Wis., June 23.— With fifteen
hundred excursionists on board, the
Acme Packet Company's big steamer
J. S. caught fire in the Mississippi
River, between Genoa and Victory,
Wis., to-night, and although the steam
er was burned to the water's edge the
prompt action of Captain Streckfus in
beaching the boat when the first alarm
was sounded saved every person on
board. Only one woman was injured
in the mad rush from the boat to the
island on which the boat was beached.
The steamer brought one thousand
persons from Lansing. lowa, and five
hundred from intermediate points, to
Lacrosse to-day, leaving here on the
return trip at 6 o'clock to-night. The
boat caught fire when two miles above
Puttirg on full speed. Captain BtreCk
fus headed the boat direct for Bad Axe
Island in midriver. which fortunately
was only a short distance away. A few
minutes after the steamer had been
cleared of passengers and crew it was
a mass of flames.
The passengers are stranded on an
island 500 feet long and 300 feet wide.
PEDDLED GUM TOJUY FOOD
Five Children and Husband Sup
ported by Woman's Earnings.
M iBB Virginia Dauner.of Sear-dale wrote
a letter to Mayor Gaynor on Thursday, n
to cr Jie sympathy for herself as an aid
t0 M b ayorGaynor turned *• 'letter over to
C^ilsiouL Baker, who in tun, , nc > *ed
Xntain gantry, of the East Els-t fctreei
stat on Yesterday morning Patro!man
Shaughnessy placed the woman under • ur
£t Ld took her ..to the YorkviHe court,
Magistrate Krotel . put her. Jn the
c of Miss Smith, the probation officer
Tlss Smith found the prisoner was Mrs.
„, „; Sw MMi '-'" heard, and «»
missed Mrs. G«nn. • .-
Refr?;i ,n g .H r am.uJ a S. T c,O r( n,
H. T. l>e»ey,* S<m= Co, 158 Fulton St.. ft?!
NEW-YORK, SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 1910.
SWAMPING OF THE COLUMBIA FOUR IN BIG REGATTA AT POUGHKEEPSIE.
CORNELL CREWS AGAIN
SWEEP HUDSON CLEAN
Dusk Veils Stirring Finish in 'Varsity Race While Thousands on Shore
Cheer Winner They Do Not Know.
[By T^tejeraph to The Tribune.]
Poughkeepsie, X. V., June 25. — The ex
pected and the unexpected happened on
the Hudson this afternoon: Cornell
swept the river, as the most confident of
her admirers believed she would, and
Pennsylvania had the crew that gave
battle to the veteran and well trained
oarsmen from Ithaca to the end.
Rowed in the dark, with the water
rough, and under conditions that could
hardly have been worse, Pennsylvania
suddenly jumped into fame. Por three
miles, and all through that gruelling,
heartrending fourth, the Pennsylvanians
fought the Cornell eight, lo?ing out at
the finish by less than half a length
after as stirring and wonderful a spurt
as any crew has ever made on the Hud
Columbia, which has been spcond to
the winners for the three preceding re
gattas, was left behind at the two-mile
mark, when Cornell and Pennsylvania
forged to the front and fought it out to
the finish. The New York crew was not
outclassed; it simply did not have the
brawn and muscle in the shell to carry
it through the rough and heavy goins
of the course far out in the middle of the
stream. Syracuse and Wisconsin were
left in the ruck and lost in the gloom
that surrounded the crews when they
BWept across the line.
Race a Brilliant Duel.
The race was a brilliant duel between
Cornell and Pennsylvania, with the tide
of fortune favoring the one and then
just as quickly switching to the other. It
was much the same as a race here three
years ago, when Columbia had her sec
ond birth and came into prominence in
rowing after years of obscurity. When
the two crews swept under the bridge,
that monument of thp strength and
weakness of all crews that row under
it, there was nothing in the form dis
played by either to indicate the victor.
The Ithacans tried their famous spurt,
but they nad once again found a crew
that could match that spurt with one
equally good. There was a momen
tary gain for the Cornell shell, but it
was momentary only, for the Red and
Blue oarsmen gamely responded to the
call of their coxswain and sent up their
The Pennsylvania shell kept shooting
along in the same even tenor which had
marked its progress all the way down
the course, and for another half mile
the Quakers hung to the Cornell shell
with the perseverance of a bulldog; but
age and weight told at the three and a
half mile mark, and then the Ithacans
made the bid that pulled them half a
length ahead and kept them there to the
finish, which was shrouded in the murk
and gloom of an evening mist.
Cornell Makes a Clean Sweep.
It was a Cornell day from first to last.
Everything- went the Ithacans' way, the
four-oared race, the freshman race and
the 'varsity race. Cornell supporters
had all they could do to contain them
selves when their crews swept down the
stream to victory in the first two races.
When the crews were lost in the dark
ness near the finish line in the race of
the day and it became impossible to dis
tinguish who had won, their confidence
may have wavered for a moment, but
the flashing signals and bursting bombs
quickly told the story of another Cornell
"sweep," and the joy of the Ithacans
knew no bounds.
Aside from the wonderful perform
ances made by the Cornell crews, the
poughkeepsie regatta of 1010 will go
down as a colossal piece of mismanage
ment. Hat] it not been for the rowing
of the crews, once they were started.
Continued on eighth piiRP.
"ATLANTA— BIRMINGHAM — MEMPHIS.
i ctrlc Ui-'lit.-<] Observation Car ami
meeners. via Seaboard Air Une Ry.. leave
ie V. L&5 p. in; JsJl;'. Gfflc.e, 1181 IT way.
SOME CORNELL "R.OTERS" ON THE OBSERV
How Crews Finished
in Big Regatta.
'Varsity eight -oared — Won by*. Cor
nel!, ... Mitli Pennsylvania -second, t Columbia
third, Syracuse fourth and Wisconsin fifth.
Time, 20:42 1-5. ■ . ' , .-_ ■■, \'r ; .
Freshman eight-oared mi--f — by Cor
nell, with Columbia second, Syracuse third,
Pennsylvania fourth and Wisconsin fifth.
Time, 10:40 1-5. '
'Varsity four-oared raoo — by Cor
nell, with -Syracuse second, Columbia third
and Pennsylvania fourth! Time. 1:37 4-3.
HITS BOY AS AUTO SPEEDS
Bicycle Patrolman Arrests Bronx
Builder on a Double Charge.
BasiHos Busch, president of a building
concern, was driving his automobile last
night when he struck and severely in
jured a s-x-year-old boy on Willis ave
nue. According to the statement of
Joseph Michaelson, a bicycle patrolman,
he was attempting to escape after a
period of speeding when the accident
The injured boy was Victor Grumb, of
No. :SGT East 14^'d street. His leg was
broken and his nose as well. The bicycle
patrolman said the automobile was run
ning at the rate of twenty miles an hour
just before the accident. Mr. Busch, who
has offices at No. 1020 Tremont avenue.
The Bronx, was released on bail fur
nished by his wife. He was charged
with felonious assault and with violat
ing the speed laws.
OUTING AT_ADE'S FARM
Fairbanks and Beveridge Pitch
Horseshoes with Studebaker.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Brook, Tnd., June 25.— The annual outing
of the Indiana Society of Chicago to-day
drew five hundred members to Hazelden
Farm, the summer home of George Ade. A
special train carried a delegation of four
hundred f rom Chicago, including- John T.
McCutcheon, president of the organization.
Automobiles brought parties from Indian
apolis and other points south.
Among the first of a series of field events
was a horseshoe throwing contest, in which
ex-Vice-Preeldent Fairbanks and Senator
Beveridge were pitted ag-ainst John M.
Studebaker, of South Bend, and W. A.
Evans, Health Commissioner of Chicago-
Ex-Governor Durbin of Indiana acted as
referee. A bigr gallery of "fans" throe times
dij'putc'd his decisions and attempted to
drive him from the arena.
John C. Shaffer, of Chicago, was put off
the field because lie derided Mr. Studebaker
for wearing a blue necktie and red socks.
The South Bend man asserted he lost four
points thereby, and Mr. Shaffer was ef
ERIE'S NEW RATES HELD
Suspended Until October 15 —
Mr. Underwood's Refusal. -
. Washington, June 25.— The Pennsylvania,
the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, the
New York Central, 'the Reading and all
other railroads, with the exception 'of the
Erie, which ; had filed tariff schedules 5 in
volving substantial increases In suburban
rates between towns in Northern New Jer
sey and New York, have granted the ■ re
quest of the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion, and voluntarily extended the effective
dates of those tariffs until July 20. They
will go Into "effect" at ' that- time unless
otherwise ordered by the commission.
Great surprise was expressed at the office
of the commission to-night over the refusal
of President Underwood of the Erie to
comply with the. request. It was the only
road which refused .to extend the effective
dau-'of. its new schedule.- The commission
was It ft with no alternative, and an order
suspending the rates of the. Erie until Oc
tober IS was entered and served to-night.
Th.- commission, it IS understood, j will
without delay -begin an .investigation, and
will order a hearing on July 12, with a
view to disposing of, the whole' matter, be
fore July -"'■ ' ■ ; ■ ; ,
PAINS FIREWORKS FOR -VTH.
.U l'uik ftace, Tel. Uaicluy 71>G0. -- Aivt.
SULPHUR WORKS AFLAME
Bayonne Firemen Hampered in
Fight by Choking Fumes.
NEAR STANDARD OIL PLANT
Stubborn Blaze Rages Within
Fifty Feet of 50,000 Bar
rels of Naphtha.
Shortly before 9 o'clock last night, a
workman employed in the plant of the
National Sulphur Company, at Constable
Hook, Bayonne, discovered flames burst
ing from the mill.
Before he could give the alarm the
fire had spread across the yard and set
fire to the storehouses. In these houses
were stored several hundred tons of sul
phur. The man rushed to a fire alarm
box and sent in an alarm, and running
back to the sulphur plant he tried to
subdue the flames with an emergency
The crackling and roar of the flames
by this time aroused the watchman in
the plant of the Standard Oil Company,
which adjoins the sulphur works. The
watchman no sooner saw that the Na
tional Sulphur Company's storehouses
were ablaze than he realized the danger
of- the flames spreading to the Standard
Within fifty feet of where the fire was
raging the Standard Oil Company had
-five 'thousand barrels of naphtha, and for
a long time it looked as though those
barrels, with their highly explosive con
tents, would ignite and blow the whole
plant to pieces.
In this emergency the watchman blew
the whistle in the steam boiler room,
which summoned all the five thousand
employes to the works.
The men ranged themselves at their
fire posts and started in to fight the
flames. With more than seventy lines
of emergency hose, they played a con
tinuous stream of water on the shed
which housed the naphtha barrels.
While they were engaged in trying to
save the Standard Oil Company's plant
the entire Fire Department of Bayonne
rushed to the scene and played a heavy
downpour of water on the flames.
Warned by the glare over the waters
of the Kill van Kull, six river boats
rushed to the shore and trained their
hose on the sulphur works, but even
with this added assistance it was nut
until nearly midnight that the flames
were brought under control. This was
largely because the flr'e fighters found it
impossible to withstand close contact
with the choking fumes from the sul
phur. Many were overcome by the
dense yellow smoke and had to be
treated by ambulance surgeons and
phvskians in the neighborhood.
The western and northern shores of
Staten Island were lined with thousands
of people, attracted by the spectacular
sight, while many hundreds gathered on
the hills about the sulphur works and
watched the work of the firemen and
employes as they waged their battle
with the flames. It is estimated that
the damage amounted to mure than
RISKS LIFE AND SAVES BABY
Man Leaps with Child -from Trolley
; Car Tracks Just in Time. •
Two-year-o!d George Miller was caved
from, being crushed to death under. the
wheels of an Eth street erosstown car. last
night through the bravery and presence of
mind of a clothing presser.. Moses Rag.in.
The child had toddled to the tracks a short
distance from his home, No. 101 Essex
street,' and he stood between 'the rails an
the car swept down upon him. There was
no time for the motorman to check speed.
When the car was only a few feet away
Ragan ran for the youngster. Ho caught
him tup and leaped as a protruding section
of the vestibule struck him. With the boy
in his arms he-, was tin own clear of life
tracks. lit' was stuniu-.i by ihe fail, but
neither- he— nor the" baby wus much hurt.
Ku-^.iri did not wait for the praise of those
who had seen the rescue, but hurried away.
I POSTAL BANK BILL A LAW
President Uses Three Pens in
Washington, June 25.— President Taft
I signed the postal savings bank bill late ;
I to-day, using three pens. These were
afterward given to Representatives j
] "Weeks, of Massachusetts; Gardner, of •
j New Jersey, and Murdock, of Kansas, !
j the three members who worked indefa- i
j tigably for the bill in the form in which
j it was finally adopted.
TACKLES THE WRONG MAN
Car Rowdy's Opponent Turns,
Out To Be Police Captain.
David Mahoney, twenty-eight years
old. a driver, of No. 119 East 53d street,
became enraged at a man <,-n a Lexing
ton avenue trolley car last night, sitting
near the end of the seat, who made no
room for him, and grew abusive to him.
"I am not looking for any trouble."
said the man. "You had better shut up."
A wild swing at the stranger was Ma
honey's reply, but thp swing never
landed, and the next moment Mahoney
was yanked off the car by his opponent.
Patrolman Harris, of the East ".Ist
street station, soon was on the scene and
took them to the station house, where
the unknown complainant walked be
hind the desk and proceeded to take the
He was Captain Martin Handy, -.f the
Delancey street station.
BASEBALL UMPIRE A BRIDE
Boys of School in Orange Sorry
to Lose Popular Teacher.
Orange, N. J., June 2."> (Special).— Miss
II Louise Davis, the teacher of the
Cleveland street schooi. of this city, who
became famous for her ability to umpire
ix game of baseball, disappointed the
boys who havp idolized her by announc
ing that she had long ago been married,
and could not either stay through the
summer and umpire their games, as th^y
had asked her to do. nor return in the
fall to continue as teaoher.
She said she had become I rs. George
Giliert Wild last February, and was
going to meet her husband at Albany
this afternoon. After making the an
nouncement Miss Davis — or. rather. Mrs.
Wild— left Orange for the train, and is
now in Albany.
As a consolation for the disappoint
ment she was forced to inflict on her
boys Mrs. Wild extended an invitation
to them to go with her and Mr. Wild
some day next week to *cc a game of
baseball in. New York City.
Mrs. Wild not only is. well up in the
rules of baseball, but also can play the
national game and is a pitcher of no
GIRL SLAIN: I^RIVER MOBBED
Police Rescue Man from Excited
Italians After Fatal Accident.
Generosi Fermaka. of No. ,",;!7 East
108 th street, was locked up in the East
104 th street station last night, charged
with homicide, after having been badly
mauled by exHted Italians who saw him
run over and kill two-year-old Antoi
nette Petruzzellis, of No. 427 East lUth
Fermaka was driving an empty dirt
truck, and little Antoinette had wan
dered into the road, not far from hat
home. Before the driver could stop his
horses the wheels had passed over the
child's chest. j
The little girl's father, who was sit
ting on the stoop of his home, picked up
the limp body and berated the driver.
Other Italians began to pumm*-! Pbt
niaka, who was saved by the arrival of
FREIGHT RATE INCREASE
Eastern Roads Announce Ad
vances on August 1.
[Uy Te!«»i<ra;.h to The Tribune.]
Pittsburg. June 2.".— 5. L. Seymour, di
vision freight agent of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, announced to-night that l.">!>
i railroads in the Central Traffle Associa
tion,, embracing territory south from th
lakes to the Ohio River, west to Chicago
and eastward to the seaboard, would on
August 1 advance all freight rates, ex
cept on Iron and steel, from HI per cent
downward. The 'greatest advances, will
be made in the first class freights. Fifth
class rates, including perishable food
.stuffs, advance two cents a hundred
I pounds between New York anil Chicago.
The railroads claim that the Interstate
Commerce Commission- will not inter
fere and justify th. Increase on the
.ground of increased operating
According. to the provisions of the rail
road bin these increases cannot become
effective until their reasonableness is
passed upon by the Interstate Commerce
Hud'un River Ozy Line full summer sched
ule in effect- to-dp>rrow. -See advs.— Advt.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BANDITS KILL TWO
IN STREETS OF LYNN
One of Desperate Gang a Sui
cide, Another Probably Dying
and Third Captured.
$5,000 IN LOOT RECOVERED
Ten Thousand Persons Join in
Chase for Murderers of Shoe. %
Manufacturer and Police- \
Lynn. Mass.. June 25. — Three desper
ate bandits, armed with automatic' ■
I magazine revolvers of .30 calibre, to-day
shot and instantly killed Thomas A.
I Landregan, a well known shoe manu
[ facturer of -this city; fatally wounded
Patrolman James H. Carroll and ran
away with a bag containing $5,000 whict*
1 the manufacturer and policeman wera
taking from a bank to the shoe factory
of Welch & Landregan for the weekly
The robbery, which was the most dar
| ing ever perpetrated in the city, was
committed on a busy thoroughfare in -
the heart of the shoe manufacturing dis
trict. Hardly hail the noise of the re
[ volver shot and the powder smoke
I cleared away before the bandits were
i fleeing from an unorganized posse of tea
; thousand persons.
An hour later one of the bandits was
dead from a self-inflicted wound, a sec
ond was in the hospital bleeding from
I five bullet wounds, while the third was ■
I in the custody of the police, and Abra
; ham Lyons, an unsuspecting person,
who was 'wandering through the woods,
was shot in the thigh by one of the rob
j bers, who mistook him for a pursuer.
AH except ?T of the money that was
i stolen by the robbers was recovered.
May Be Jamaica Plain Outlaw.
The bandits were Poles, each from
twenty to twenty-five years old. It 13
believed that at least one of them was
identified with the Jamaica Plain out
laws who committed two murders and
caused terror in that suburb of Boston, .j
in July. 1008. The same bandits are
also suspected of complicity in a mur
der and robbery at Methuen, Mass. ,
The murder took place a few minutes
after 9 o'clock this forenoon. Accom
j panied by the policeman, according to
i his custom when returning from the
I bank with the money for the factory's •
! payroll. Mr. Landresjan had neared the
I factory. The three robbers were wait- -
i ing diagonally across the street front
the bank. As Mr. Landregan and Pa
: trolman Carroll started down Oxford
I street the robbers followed them. Whea»-
Willow street was reached the robbers
had come close, up. behind their vic
tims. Two of them .drew their maga
zine revolvers and began firing. The
manufacturer fell dead in his tracks
with a bullet through his brain. He
was also wounded In the left arm, and
as he fell a third bullet lodged in his
breast. Carroll staggered a few steps
down the street, then dropped uncon
scious. Seven bullets had lodged in his
i body. The fatal wound was through
| the left temple, the bullet having pene
\ trated the brain. He died about twenty
I minutes later while being taken to the
Robber Escaped with Money Bag.
The third robber seised the money
bag and started up Oxford street. Tea
bandits who had done the shooting:
made a demonstration with their re
volvers; waving back all those who gava
evidence of any intention of interfering.
Finally, these two ran after the man
with the bag.
By this time the pursuit was on.
Shoe factory operatives, automobilists.
grocers in their delivery wagons— in
fact, every one who had heard of the
shooting- joined in the chase. Hammers
and other tools were hurled from the
windows of the factories at the fleeing
men, but they were not seriously in
jured by the missiles. The bandits
headed for High Rock, one of the most
commanding heights in the city, threat
ening whomsoever they met and tiring
several random shots.
A horse belonging to Miss Bessie-
Baker, of Essex street, was being held
by a groom in front of the Baker home. i
As the bandits approached one of them
grasped tht ' horse's bridle, and threat- :
ening the groom with death if he in
terfered started down the street. Miss
Baker, hearing the disturbance, ran out
of the house, threw her arms around the
horse's neck and held on. The bandit
dropped the bridle and rail. A moment
or two later, when the police and other j
pursuers arrived. Miss Baker was able
to tell them the direction taken by the
robbers, and thus aided materially la
their ultimate rounding up.
Teamster Has Narrow Escape.
As the highwaymen turned from Ox
ford street into Buffum street they met
Kichard McGluo In a wagon on the
corner. The bandits apparently wera
as much surprised a* was McGlue. Be
lieving IBM MtUlue was trying: to head
them off. the robbers opened fire on him.
Several shots were fired at him, and the
bullets whistled uncomfortably close to
his ears, but none of them hit him. This
encounter was within one hundred yards
of the scene of the murders.
Teaching the summit of High Rock,
the bandits stopped long enough to
divide the stolen money. The silver was
left th«?re. scattered about, while the
bills were hastily divided. After leav
ing the top of High Hock the men sep
arated. By a circuitous route they man
aged to reach a Held off Ford street. It
was near this point thut Lyons was shot
by one of the bandits. His wound is not
In the mean time a cordon of polio*
ant! citizens had been thrown around
the entire section of the city. The po
lice discovered one of the bandits in a
thicket near Ford street. Several shuts
were tired at him and the fugitive re
turned the tire, Closlns hi on the cor
nered man, the police called on him to
surrender. His answer was to place the
muzzle of his weapon against his own
temple and send a bullet through his
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