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PRESIDEN! WITHDRAWS 8.495.731 ACRES Fust Act cf the Administra tion's Policy of Con servation. ENGINEERING BOARD NAMED Water Power Sites, Petroleum and Fhosphate Tracts. Re served Alaskan Lands Also Withdrawn. Beverly. Mafs.. July — President Taft IP-<3ay took the first step in his mm conservation policy by sigmine orders of •withdrawal covering 5.495.731 acres of power site, phosphate and petroleum land?. The President also appointed the five engineer offerers of the army who are fed constitute a board which will pass on thp reclamation projects to be completed •under the recent appropriation of $20, nnn.nnn. *• Is hinted that there are other im portant announcements to con-* 1 with re card to the conservation policy of the :-,-?r-T!t administration. The President has summoned the Secretary of the In terior for a conference on Tuesday, when various phases of the work to be done In the near future will be gone over. An Administration Measure. The withdrawal orders signed by the President to-day are the first (specifically authorized by law. Mr. Roosevelt as President inaugurated the policy of with drawing public lands under the general theory of the right of the Executive to do anything in the interest of the public ,- _.,, not prohibited by law. President 7?.!' has acted in the same way. But »-.-. r, c of the Executive to make these withdrawal? has been questioned in suits now pending in the federal courts, and the President secured the passage of a bill by The last Congress giving him defi nitely the authority to withdraw lands pending special legislation for their dis position. The bill was made an admin istration measure and was finally ap proved the day Congress adjourned. President Taft also signed orders of withdrawal to-day covering public lands and lands in national forests in Alaska in which workable coal is known to oc cur, thus ratifying, confirming and con tinuing in full force and effect the order Of withdrawal made by direction of for mer President Roosevelt on November 12. 1905. Secretary Ballinger pent on the new orders of withdrawal from "Washington. In order that there might be no room for mistake or misunderstanding, he for warded photographic copies of the orig inal orders, in which there have been no modifications. The modified orders were specifically designated. This method also expedited the preparation of new orders. The water power site? withdrawn by President Taft cover a total of 1.454,499 acres. The phosphate lands withdrawn total £994.113 acres, and the petroleum '.and? 4.447.119 ares.a 'res. The areas involved in the power site withdrawn are as follows: Arizona, 107.530 acres: California. 47.519 acres; Colorado. 20L549 acres; Idaho, 2301971 res; Montana, 122.513 acres; Nevada, 34.r»01 acres; New Mexico. 14. T0! acres; Oregon. 178.721 acres; Utah. 379.912 ecres; Washington, 55.439 acres; Wyo ming. IQ3^M acres. The phosphate land withdrawals are as follows: Florida. 27.408 acre?; Idaho, 1.102.317 acres; Utah. 107.545 acres; Wyoming. 1.351.551 acres. Petroleum land withdrawals covered the following: Arizona, 1'30,40<J acres; California, 2,482,790 acres; Colorado, •^7,474 acres; Louisiana, 314,720 acres; New Mexico, 419.901 acres; Oregon, 74, 849 acres; Utah. .jSI.oG4 acres, and Wyoming, 255,461 acres. Engineering Board Appointed. The board of engineers appointed by the President to-day to examine and re port upon reclamation projects which it is proposed to complete or extend with funds provided for in the act authoriz ing the issuance of $20,000,000 in certifi cates of indebtedness is headed by Lieutenant Colonel John Biddle, who was until recently the engineer commis sioner of the District of Columbia, and who is now on duty at San Francisco. The other four members of the board are Lieutenant Colonel William C. Lang fitt and Major "William W. Hart*. Charles W. Kutz and Harry Burgess, ail of the engineer corps of the army. Colonel Langfitt is the commandant of tthe engineers' school at Washington. The order designating these officers to terve on the reclamation projects has been forwarded to the Secretary of War at Washington. The officers will be dir*-cted to report in person as early as practicable to the Secretary of the in terior for such data and information as will enable them promptly to make the required examination. Their reports as nzade will be forwarded to the Secretary of the Interior, who in turn will trans mit them to the President, with such recommendations as he may see fit. Must Have President's Approval. In the expenditure of the $»&&.<*** the Prudent is made the final arbiter. He must approve each project before any of the money can be expended. The act provides that "no part of this appropriation shall be expended upon any existing project until it shall have Wn examined and reported upon by a board of engineer officers of the army designated by the President of the Vnited States, and until It shall be ap proved by the President as feasible and l>racticable and worthy -of such ex r*n<siture; nor shall any portion of this £prropriation be expended upon any new Project." General William L Marshall, who yesterday was appointed consulting en gineer of the Reclamation Service, has keen requested by the President to lend euch aid to the board of engineers as .a compatible with his new duties. President Taft attended service? at Grace Episcopal Church in Salem to «*y. where the fortieth anniversary of *&* pastorate of the Rev J. P. Franks "p'fif celebrated. Mrs. TafU Mrss Helen Taft and Captain Butt accompanied the V * -^p^^^^3^*^gj^ ' f^BJS^t^^Hß^^^B^B^^S^^yißp^^^^^Bi^^%!C?A-^^^tf^Hfc^3B3BßJC^^^Bßß^^^BK^^3ii^^^^^ * To-day and to-morrow, thunder showers; • west winds. MR. AND MRS. FREDERIC KERXOCHAN THREE DIE IN BULLFIGHT Woman and Two Men Gored on Mexican Ranch. Pnetria, Mexico. July 3. — Miss Louise Puran. L,o U if Ruiz and Louis Floras were killed in a bullfight at the San Antonio Tezoyo hacienda yesterday. Ruiz was manager of the ranch and Florez was a cowboy. The fight was an amateur affair. Mis? Duran was in imminent perii. and Ruiz and Florez rushed to her aid. The bull gored the woman and th<= two men. WACHTER KILLED BY FALL Aeronaut's Wife and Child See Death at Rheims. Betheny Plain. Rheims. France. July 3. —The opening of the second aviation meeting to-day on the historic field of Betheny was marked by a fatal acci dent, the aeronaut Wachter being killed. Wachter was the first of the con testants to appear for practice this morning. In his Antoinette monoplane he battled long with the gale, amid the enthusiasm of the spectators, until the rain compelled him to make a descent. He resumed bis Bights in the afternoon, and was flying magnificently when sud denly an -explosion was heard. The wings of the machine doubled up and the monoplane dropped to the earth with lightning speed. The aviator was killed instantly in full view of the spectators, among whom were his wife and little daughter. The accident is attributed to the breaking of the wire stays, which were weakened by the tremendous strain in the morning. The prospects for the meeting, which will continue until July 10, are excellent. Seventy-two machines are entered, rep resenting thirteen types. The compet itors include Latham, Count de Lam bert, Sommer and other well known fly ers. The prizes amount to ?5<>.000. Americans won the best prizes last year at the first international meeting here, but this year there are no American en tries. It was at Rheims that Glenn 11. Curtiss won the International Cup, fly ing 12.42 miles in 15 minutes 15 3-5 sec onds. GLEN ISLAND BOAT AGROUND Passengers Taken to City Island in Lifeboats. While goir i£? to Glen Island last night, on ber l«st trip, the steamboat Princeton, of the Glen Island Line, ran 0O a sand bank about six hundred yards off the foot of Elizabeth street. City Isl and. She had about fifty passengers on board, about half of them women and children. When it was found that the boat was hard and fast on the shoal the passengers were all taken off in the life boats and landed on City Island No one was injured, owing to the coolness Of the crew The boat was still on the sand bar at an early hour this morning. The Princeton is s side-wheel boat and makes the trip between New York and Glen Island dally. It Is thought that h cross current stru< k her last night and carried her out of her course. When the passengers felt the shock -'is the boat grounded they bectfme frightened and started to rush for the life boats. Cap tan) John Newman and M^te William Roberts, however, went among them and calmed the more excitable. The crew took their places by the boats and helped the paaaeaajers overboard From City Island the passengers had to walk three miles to the Bartow sta tion of the New Haven road. The man agemenT <>f the steamboat line chartered , special 'rain on the New Haven to bring more than four hundred persons grfaO were waiting to return on the Princeton to the city. BIG SNAKE UPSETS BOAT. fßy Tulasissti to The Tribune.] Baahklll Perm.. July 3.-Jacob J. Seeds, former common councilman, and hi« broTher Thomas, a Philadelphia contractor. with the latter's two your,* daughters, nar ro^v escaped drowning in the Silver Lakes yesterday when • four-foot snake jumped nuarely into their boat, causing a panic. SSS r"solt that the boat upset and all witn mo the water Help was at hand THe.'HendHckHudson^Je^^ayL.ne —Ad •■• . -n ■: /; NEW-YORK, MONDAY, JULY 4, 1910.— TWELVE PAGES. SOCIETY AT THE SOUTHAMPTON AMATEUR CIRCUS, WHICH WILL BE REPEATED TO-DAY. MRS. GOELET GALLATIN, ON LEFT, DIRECTING THE PUSHBALL GAME. MISS AGNES EDGAR. AS A T?0WBOX." HOPE 10 LESSEN THE BIG ANNUAL CARNAGE Friends of -'Safe and Sane" Celebration of Fourth Await Result of Plans. AMPLE FUNDS CONTRIBUTED Mayor's Committee and Work men Sacrifice Day of Rest to Complete Preparations for To-day. PROGRAMME FOR THE SANE FOURTH. 5:30 a. m. — Reading: of Declaration of In dependence at Revolutionary Block House, Central Park. 6 a. m. — Flag exercises at Indian Field, Van Cortlandt Park. 9 a.' — Military and civic parade in eight divisions down Fifth avenue, from 26th street lo 4th street, and thence on Broadway to City Hall. 9:30 a. m. — Historic exercises in Alder manic chamber. 10 a. m. — Children's entertainments in 250 public schools, with literary pro- mines. 10:15 a. m. — Official review of parade by Mayor Gaynor from City Hall stand. 10:30 a. m. — First Fourth of July flag relay races on Speedway, tvrenty-boy teams from five boroughs contesting for borough championships. 11:15 a. — Literary and innsiral exer rises on City Hall steps, following the parade. 2:30 p. m. — Free athletic games in eighteen parks of Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Richmond. 3 p. m. — Forty-block relay race, down Fifth avenue, from 100 th street to 60th street, for city championships. 3 p. m. — Folk names by two hundred East Side children in Bryant Park, in West 42d ftreet. 0 p. m. — Fireworks displays in seventeen Manhattan parks and in Riverside Drive, and in three Richmond, six Queens, six Brooklyn and nine Bronx parks. Doctors, parents and all pubiic spirited citizens will watch with anxiety and in terest to-day the effect of the "safe and sane" celebration of the Fourth In les sening- the annual carnage in this city. 'r n <.Fi* in charge of the elaborate pro gramme of harmless entertainment are confident that the list of fires, deaths and casualties will reach only 10 per cent of the normal Independence Day number. And to prove that this estimate, is a con servative on<= th*»y can quote figures from thp experience of other great cities of the country which bave beaten Xew York to the reform by a year or more. In Xew York last year 7 persons were killed on the Fourth as a direct result of the celebration and 559 were injured. In the last three years 40 have beon killed in this city while bent on making the eagle scream and 1.297 have been in jured. The number of fires recorded by the Fire Department on July 5, 1909. which was the legal Fourth last year, was 109 Say only 1 person is killed, 56 ar" injured and as few as 11 fires are re corded as the result of th« "safe and sane" celebration this year, the Indepen dence Day commltt** will feel that the outlay in time and money on the public exercises will have hi-en amply repaid. The members will f p el fully compensat ed, they say. If only a fraction of this saving in life arid limb and property is effected. Workers Busy on Sunday. Across in City Hall Park carpenters and others sacrificed their Sunday rest to completing the inspiring decorations on City Hall. And up in the Pulitzer Building, looking out upon them, the ex ecutive, members of the Independence. Day committee" were equally busy gath- F. A. KUHN, JR., AND MRS. TYLER MORSE. (outinued on second page. ROOSEVELT PLANS PEACE WITH HONOR FOR PARTY To Outline Plan for Control by Progressives with Gov ernor Hughes, FIRM FOR PRIMARY LAW If Opponents Can Be Routed Be fore State Convention Battle Need Not Be Fought Out There. [By TVlegTaph to The Tribune.) Oyster Bay, July 3.— Mr. Roosevelt passed a day of almost uninterrupted study of the political situation in thia state to-day. Lloyd C. Griseom returned to New York late last night, when it be came assured that Governor Hughes would not be able to come to Sagamore Hill to-day. It had been expected that he would pass Sunday in conference with Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Griseom, and there were no other visitors. The big sheaf of paper that Mr. Gris enm brought with him yesterday was left behind, and occupied Mr. Roose velt's attention all the afternoon. He has come out decisively and unmistaka bly for direct primaries, but now that the Legislature has adjourned after re fusing to pass the bill that was agreed upon as a compromise measure, he wants to familiarize himself with all the features of the different measures pro posed before he adopts any particular one as that which he will advocate. This will be one of the principal sub jects to he discussed when Governor Hughes comes to Sagamore Hill. Though Mr. Roosevelt is very sincere in his wish that Governor Hughes re consider his decision to withdraw from politics and run for Governor again this fall, he considers that question settled by the talk at Sanders Theatre, in Cam bridge, and will not again urge the Gov ernor to change his mind. Instead, the talk will be for the purpose of mapping out the line of battle this fall to. hold together Governor Hughes' s following and to continue the work he brought so nearly to a successful culmination. Mr. Griscom's ideas were developed at length in the course of the long talk he and Mr. Roosevelt had, and very likely he will not now take part in the con ference when the Governor comes. His plans are made to start soon on a hunt- Ing trip in Canada, and he will be gon« for several weeks. Should the Governor have to delay his visit to Sagamore Hill. Mr. Griseom will go on to Canada with out waiting for the result of the con ference. Roosevelt as Peacemaker. A great deal of significance attaches to this purpose on Mr. Griseom's part. A way Is believed to have been found out of the difficulty that exists in the national situation, and there seems every reason to believe that Mr. Roose velt." acting In the role of peacemaker. will bring together the party In the state. This does not mean that there will be any compromise with the "old guard" who have fought Governor Hughes and his measures so bitterly, but that a plan of campaign will be adopted in which all the progressive members of the party can unite without reservation. The visit of the Governor will settle the final de tails of the. plan. Mr. Roosevelt will he fully acquainted with the Governor's views, and in the light of the long conference between Mr. Griscom and Mr. Roceevelt and the meetings heretofore held between Gov ernor Hughes and Mr. Griscom. a solu tion will he found which will enable the progressives to go out after the state Continued ou n-i unJ juigo. FOUR OWNED IN MRS ABOUT CITY Experienced Swimmers, All of Them, Caught by Cramps or Exhaustion, Succumb. NARROW ESCAPES FOR MANY One Man Goes Bathing and Only His Failure to Return for His Clothes After Hours Tells of His Fate. Three persons were drowned at Rock away Beach yesterday, another sank in the waters of the Hudson off 83d street, and there were several rescues in other parts of New York Harbor. The dead are William Hart, of No. 10 Columbia Place; Thomas Foster, of No. 6Qf) Lin wood street. Brooklyn; David Schwartz, of No. 402 East 4th street, and Esperos Ekonomos, of No. 227 Columbus avenue. Ekonomos. who was a Greek, was in swimming at Mohan's bathing pavilion, on the Hudson River, with his brother Nicholas. After swimming about for some time the latter left the water and went into the pavilion. "When he re turned his brother had disappeared. Nicholas could find nobody who had noticed Esperos. The body was not re covered yesterday. Hart was bathing with his father, Frank Hart, at Rockaway. shortly be fore 11 o'clock yesterday morning, when he lost his life. They were in the water off Long's Hassock, about a quaxter of a mile from the Rockaway Beach side of Jamaica Bay, when the father discov ered that he was alone. He heard no cry, and it is supposed that the young man was drawn under the surface, sud denly by a treacherous current caused by several deep holes. These were made a few years ago, when a lot of earth was pumped from the bay to make new land on shore. Disappearance of Foster. The death of Foster was mysterious, and was not discovered until yesterday mornlng. although he entered the water from Wainwright & Smiths pavilion at Seaside avenue late Saturday afternoon. His clothes were found in the locker he had rented, and his identity was re vealed by a postcard found in a pocket. The card was from a brother, and gave the information that the latter would arrive at Rockaway Beach cm Saturday evening and they would spend the Fourth together. Schwartz made the mistake of going into the water directly after eating a hearty meal, and although a. strong swimmer he was powerless to fight off the cramps which seized him after he had gone out to a point some distance beyond the ropes. His body was recov ered and taken to the Morgue. He was staying with friends at No. 19 Division avenue, who were entertaining a party over the Fourth. Three Were Rescued. At Coney Island yesterday. Hermon Leff, of No. 260 South Ist street, Will iamaburg. had a narrow escape from drowning, when he was seized with cramps and went down about a hundred feet from the shore. Several persons who had been watch ing Leff informed Joseph Alise, of the United States Volunteer Corps, and the latter, after a hard struggle with the ptrong tide that was running, brought Leff to the beach. Dr. Roff, of the Dreamland Emergency Hospital, re vived the young man after an hour's work. Assisted by her husband, Mrs Henry Schwartzman, of No. 2064 Third avenue, exhibited a lot of nerve yesterday when she fell Into the ' East River from a boat in which they were rowing near Ran dall's Island, and when she had reached the shore in safety she refused the treat ment of Dr. Richardson, of Harlem Hos pital, and w^nt home. Mr.=. Schwartzman lost her balance and foil Into the water when she started to change her seat in the boat As she came to the surface her husband pulled around so that he could reach h<--r out stretched hand. Because of th« treach ery of the current and for fear that the boat would capsize. Schwartzman did not try t<> pull her into the boat, rut toutiuucii ou fhird naeo. . ' TjTjTr'i^ Ayr r i T?'\r r T »n CUt of New York.. Jersey CMr and Hobokea. * * I tMC Tv OMj I F>> L I / -rVnHF.TJF TWO (t>TS THE BALTIC IN COLLISION Liner in Crash with Tramp in Midocean — Damage Unknown. Considerable excitement was stirrel up last night over a wireless message from the inbound steamship Baltic, of the White Star Line, which said she had been in collision. The report spread rapidly, and It was thought that the big liner, had been hit some time between I<>:2<> p. m. and midnight while picking her way through the fog from Fire Isl and to the Ambrose Channel Lightship. Wireless messages sent to the Baltic brought back the reply from the oper ator that Captain Ranson would not let him talk of "it." Asked what "it" meant the operator replied that "it" also could not be mentioned. It was learned at midnight, through a representative of the line, that he had received a message from Captain Ran son saying that the Baltic had been in collision with the German tank steam ship Standard, when I.SOO miles east of Sandy Hook. The collision mtist have occurred <>n Wednesday or Thursday. The Standard is in command of Captain Ruperti, and left Philadelphia on June U5 for Copenhagen. Captain Ranson did not say whether the crash was in a fog, but it was as sumed that thick weather caused the ac cident. The tramp signalled by mega phone after the vessels came together that she was not greatly damaged and needed no help. The Baltic was ex pected to dock last night, and her de lay by fog and the sudden report of the collision caused unusual anxiety at the White Star pier. The Baltic was aground near the Weal Bank Light about thre^ years ng« and remained there for about twenty hours. She was outbound at the time and had a big passenger complement. Among the passengers at the time was Andrew Car negie and his family. A tug representing the newspapers was sent down to her, arriving alongside at 10 p. m. All in formation concerning the grounding was withheld until Captain Ranson. her pres ent commander, came on deck and told how he had gone on the shoal to avoid collision with a tramp steamship In bound. The Baltic cane into public notice again more than ji year ago when she arrived here with the passengers ofi the wrecked White Star liner Republic, which was sunk in collision In a fog «ff Nantucket with the steamship Florida, of the Lloyd Italiano Line. A. S. COCHRAN'S SUCCESS The Westward Wins Another Race in German Waters. Travemiinde. Germany, July :».— The American yacht Westward, owned by Alexander S. Cochran. of New York, finished first in the thirty-mile race for schooners on Liibeck Bay to-day. The Germ.-Miia, owned by Lieutenant Krupp yon Bohlen und Halbach. was second, the Emperor's Meteor third and the Hamburg, formerly the Rainbow, which belongs to the Norddeutsche Regatta Verein, fourth. BAPTISTS IN ITALY HURT Missionaries Again Attacked — Mr. Sti^art Complains. Rome. July 3. — James P. Stuart, of St. Louis, who was sent by the American Board of Baptist Missions to Italy to in vestigate the stations in this country', and. with a number of other church workers, was attacked by a mob at Avel lino at the time of the earthquake, early in June, has sent a message from that district to the effect that tbe protection promised by the Italian government has not been forthcoming. After being escorted out of Avellino by a guard of two hundred soldier- Mr. Stuart went to Rome and had a confer ence with Premier Luzzattt. The Pre mier urged o n him the advisability of remaining away from the district until calm was restored there, and also the necessity of avoiding any retaliatory measures. He promised in return, th it the American missionaries should be BJBfrty protected. In his dispatch, re . red here to-day. Mr Stuart says: "Notwithstanding th» promise of the t;ov. rnrnent to grant sufficient protection, after my arrival in this region a BjHjatt< cal crowd attacked the Baptist BSSawMK aries, wounding several of them with stone* A detachment of soldk-rs re stored order temporarily*'' . . TRAIN HITS AUTO AND TWO GIRLS ARE KILLED Daughters cf Andrew Crawford Meet Instant Death at Railroad Crossing. FATHER AMD DRIVER HURT Latter Tried to Cros3 Ahead of Oncoming Long I3land Train When Brakes on Machine Refused to Work. Taking a desperate chance yesterday afternoon, when the brakes of his auto mobile went wrong, Charles MeejfH>> bauer, a chauffeur, tried to cross in, front of a Long Island Railroad train which was approaching the MerricJc Road crossing at high speed, and failed. The engine struck the machine at tha rear wheel?, throwing the four occu pants out. killing two of them. Miss Charlotte Crawford, nineteen years old. and Miss !fanet Crawford, seventeen, years old. of West 2"»3d street. River dale. Mengebauer and Andrew Craw ford, father of the young women, es caped with minor Injuries. The cross! at which the accident oc curred has ' long been known as one of the most dangerous to automobilists en the railroad. It was here, a few years ago. that several persons from Brook lyn were killed when the tally-ho In which they were riding was struck by a train. Since that time it has been known a3 "Tally-ho Crossing." Tha Long Island Railroad has made Im provements at the spot recently, so that it is possible for approaching automo bilists to obtain a fairly good view ■ ' asa tracks, both north and south of tha crossing. Despite this the car was driven directly across the path of the engine. Mr. Crawford and his daughters had been on a tour of the South Shore ye* terday and at the time of the a- law! ere bowling along the Merrick Road In an easterly direction. At the crossing there is no flagman stationed, but an, electric hell has been Installed which rings upon the approach of a train. Whether the bell failed to work prop erly yesterday has not yet been deter mined, but it is known that the auto- ; mobile approached the crossing with no lessening of its speed. Brakes Would Not Work. Mr. Crawford was on the seat hesid# the chauffeur, and his two daughters oc cupied the rear of the automobile. When the car had reached a point within a hundred yards of the track Mengebauer a i plied the brakes, gradually at first, then with full force. The machine had been moving fast and was now but a few yards from the crossing. When Mengebauer realized that the brakes would not check the speed of his car he determined to try to cut across the tracks in front of the train. With full power on, the car leaped forward with increased speed, and it seemed as though the Crawford party would escape the collision. By this time, however, the train was almost upon them, and although the engineer had put on his brakes so sharply that the train slid along the tracks with the wheels locked, it was too late, and tha heavy engine hit the automobile witU great force. The pilot of the engine struck the ton neau of the Crawford machine, crushing it and throwing the car more than fifty feet and clear of the rails. The youn? women must have, died as soon as ths collision occurred. Their skulls wer* fractured by the blow from the engina and their bodies were mutilated. Mr. Crawford and Mengebaper. seated in the front of th» car. escaped the full force of the Impact with the engine, but were tossed into the air and landed to the east of the tracks. Mr. Crawford was severely bruised, his ankle was sprained and a blood vessel was ruptured, Men?© bauer received internal Injuries- Father Crazed with Grief. When Mr. Crawford saw the bo.! ■•» of his daughters lying by the roadside, ha became crazed with grief and ccf. i make no connected statement about the accident. While he was endeavoring: to resuscitate them, the engineer of the train and the passengers, who hi i rushed to the side of the tracks, carried the bodies of the two young women to a field and sent for Dr. J. H. Foster, off Valley Stream. The physician saw that the young women had been instant! killed and then turned his attention to Mr. Crawford, trying to quiet him. Coroner DeMott arrived soon after-* ward and took charge of th» situation. He ordered that the bodies of th two young women be taken to an undertak ing establishment at Lynbrook. Menga bauer was taken to the Nassau Hospital and Mr. Crawford was sent to his home. The Coroner took measurements m or der to rind out how far it was posslbla to see a train from the road. These ha will use when the inquest is called. Mr.'. Crawford, mother of the girls, went to the Nassau Hospital in a motor car lat» in the afternoon. She was accompanied by a clergyman, and a few minutes later Dr. Titus, of New York, the Crawford farnllj physiclan, arrived. The first word Mrs. Crawford received of the accident said that her daughters had been badly hurt and were in the hospital. On reaching there it was necessary to tell her the truth. This- was done by th« clergy man, to whom the "facts were first related- Mrs. Crawford broe» down and wept bit terly for some time.--. She then hurried back to New York terse* her husband, •whom sha must have passed on the way out. BICYCLE RIDER IS KILLED Jolted by Towing Auto Between Another Machine's Wheels. Mlneola. Long Island, July 3. — A man. died in. the Nassau Hospital this after noon from a compound fracture of th-i skull, the result of an accident on tha Merrick Road near Massapequa. He was on a bicycle, rode in behind- a big touring: car and caught hold of or.a of the rear parts to get I tow. They were going pretty fast, when they struck a bad spot in the road, and the.bicycla rider was hurled from his seat and fell