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m the sir. fell directly on her head and
instantly killed her.
Over in Newark one man was killed
?n a similarly conducted display, when
an aerial bomb, half buried hi an iron
mortar, exploded prematurely, driving a
piece, of Iron through his body ss he was
running away after having lit the fuse.
In both Urn se instances the fireworks
display was stopped immediately and
■the police quietly dispersed the crowdr.
Brooklyn furnished two. and the only
Iwsj of the probably ratal accidents of
th» day. One man. fames) Frederick, of
No «?>?. President street, was accidental
ly shot behind the left far while watch
ing the display at th«> Washington Park
baseball grounds, and another. George
Wtsiilm. of No M Railroad avenue, was
accidentally shot in th«> left breast while
fitting in the yard <.f his bone.
May Los His Eyesight.
Probable lean of eyesight, accidents of
Inch there was none last year, but ten
the pear before, claimed a ear-old
boy in Manhattan yesterday. He was
Vlayins: with a blank cartridge, which
r?.ploded and burned his left eye so se
riously that he will probably lose the
sight of that eye. His name is Julius
Iteliwi and he lives at No. 245 East
«Oth street.
Abraham 3aasford. jr., the former ten
nis champion of Cornell University, nar
rowly escaped death from a stray bullet
when he was walking through SGth
street, between Madison and Fifth ave
nues, early last night. The bullet whis
tled past him. struck an iron fence and
bounded into the roadway, having lust
razed his face.
Cony Island, with 350.000. and the
other resorts swelling the total up to
something more than half a million, took
that many persons out of the city, some
of them going to escape what they
thought would be the customary chance
of accident in New York, others to get
to some place where they would be free
to set off fireworks as they pleased.
Up to midnight there had been no
fatalities reported from the water ex
cursionists, and the government in
spectors said that steamboat companies
bed abided Strictly by the rules as to
the number of passengers they carried.
The Halcyon, running to Liberty Isl
and, picked up a man who said he had
fallen from another excursion boat, but
except for the drenching- he was unhurt
by the accident.
Two men were arrested during the day
fee selling firecrackers ?nd six for firing
revolvers. The two salesmen were held
by police magistrates for examination
Even the Small Boy Satisfied.
In a general way Mayor Gaynor's
tcheme for a "safe and sane" Fourth
jk v.«f carried out as planned. Parades,
relay races, t-choolboy games and exer
cises, historic exercises, musical enter
tainments «nd evening displays of fire
works filled up 8 day which satisfied
<yen the ambitious small boy population.
Dr. Finley's Independence Day com-
Tnitte* laid out a programme which took
account not only of the amusement of
th^ youngsters, but also of the spirit and
history of the day a? it appeals to their
riders— the real Independence Day
In the morning the historic exercises
hi the Aldermanic Chamber of the City
Hall, the military and civic parade, with
the «=xerci?«s following it. and, simulta
neously, the children's patriotic enter
tainment and exercises in some 250
schools and recreation centres, brought
into the minds of young and old the
spirit of "T*> and the spirit of the days .of
The old-fashioned custom of reading
the Declaration of Independence, some
what lost sight of in recent years in
large cities, came into its own again and
was made a part of each programme of
the da:
Nowhere probably was this spirit more
emphasized than in the earliest exercises
of the day. the flag raisings and patri
otic exercises in the historic block house
In Centra! Park and on the India:: Field
•C Van Cortlandt Park. In the early
dawn at (t-^h of these two places were
gathered several hundred people, indent
upon the historic fcieniScance «>f the day
end thoroughly attentive to the cere
Country Homes
arc advertised in th«» Real
E*tete columns. If you don't
ccc anything suitable, insert
n Want Ad. and bring the
country home to you.
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Uptown, 2364 Broedway.
1 mony of th» raisin?: of the flag and th©
reading of the great Declaration which
dates from the 4th of July. 1770.
' Oldtime Spirit Alive To-day.
J It was the sane in the City Hall Park
i exercises following the parade. When
; Colonel W. H. D. Washington read the
1 Declaration and when Alderman Samuel
Marx read Lincoln's Gettysburg address
the crowd listened as attentively to
every word as they did to Mayor Gaynor
when he told them that he believed the.
spirit of those times was alive to-day.
The afternoon and evening entertain
ments were more for the young people,
a sort of expurgated and censored cele
bration handled for them, but not by
them. In the free athletic games which
I were conducted under the auspices of
I the Independence Day committee in
eighteen different parts throughout the
I five boroughs, the medals of gold, silver
and bronze which went to the winners
■ bore inscriptions commemorative ;of
I New York's first serious effort toward a
I real "safe and sane' celebration of the
I Fourth, and in the relay race down Fifth
avenue the object of the race was the
carrying of an American flag from run
ner to runner.
For those of the small boy population
to whom these mildly commemorative
! exercises did not furnish sufficient en
i tertainment, the committee conducted
; fireworks displays at night in forty-one
j different parks and squares throughout
: the ereater city.
Part of Small Bey in the Day.
Th<- small boy wss not asked about
th»» matter as a. whole, and it is not
known ju<=t how he views the "safe and
sane" idea. Th<? committee provided
substitutes for the oldtime methods in
the shape of marching soldiers, flying
nas:?. races and other athletic contests
and fireworks that were certainly more
spectacular than he individually could
hope to hay«» the pleasure of ■'setting
off' under the old way, but except for
tin athletic contests his part under the
new regime was only to watch. He was
not allowed to handle things himself,
particularly fireworks, and the "safe and
sane " argument made scarcely as much
impression upon his young mind as it
did on th^ minds of his elders.
City Hall Park, the centre of the ac
tivities of th« morning, was beautifully
decorated with flags, greens and flowers.
Broad canopies stretched from the edge
of the City Hall roof to standards set at
the edge of the plaza, and covered the
crowd in the reviewing stand and also
the guests in the more modest stands ad
joining. After the exercises there the
stands were stripped of their floral deco
rations and the flowers end green shrub
i cry were sent to various hospitals.
Children Delight Patients.
At Bellevue Hospital sixty girls from
Public School 14 entertained the OS7
patients with singing and instrumental
music, arranged for by Mrs. Isaac 1«.
The night displays, conducted by the
Pain Fireworks Company in forty-one
parks and squares throughout the city,
gave countless youngsters pyrotechnic
delights that they never would have en
joyed under the old order of individual
celebrations. Set pieces of the old fa
miliar type, flowfr pots, rockets, colored
lights and bombs were tnere in profu
sion, but. in addition, the small boy was
delighted with the display of more mod
ern and up-to-date pieces, many of
which were commemorative of the his
tory of the last year, such as the Hal
ley's comet rockets, the North Pole bat
teries and the Chantecler bursters.
Tremendous crowds greeted these dis
plays in every park, and the small boy,
though skeptical of the "safe and sane"
id<"a up to and throughout the. day,
westt to bed after the night exhibitions
satisfied with the work of the committee
and dreaming of future "'safe and
Fireworks Expert Hit by Flying
Pieces of Iron Mortar.
While in charge of a fireworks display
in West Side Park, Newark, last night,
Antonio dc Malic, of No. 270 Third ave
nue. Brooklyn, an expert employed by a
Jersey City firm, was fatally injured. De
Malic had applied a light to the fuse at
tached to a large aerial bomb placed in
an iron mortar. He started to run to a
point of safety, when the bomb exploded.
A fragment of the mortar about a foot
long struck him in the back and smaller
pieces hit him in other parts of the body.
Tn the crowd of more than 0.000 per
sons who had gathered In the park was
a Catholic priest. He ran to De Malie's
side and administered the last rites of
the Church. De Malic was removed to
the Newark City Hospital, and he died
as he was being placed in a ward. The
fireworks display was stopped, but a
band concert which was going on when
the accident happened was continued.
Town Swept by Flames: 69 Buildings
Destroyed: 30 Families Homeless.
[By Telerraph to The Tribune. 1
Bioomsburg. Perm.. July 4.— An exploding
firecracker, thrown into the barn of George
ClOSSlf]"- in the rear of one of the principal
residential streets in Benton, Columbia
County, to-day, caused a !ire that wiped
out the lieari of th« town. Sixty buildings
were destroyed and thirty families were
rendered homeless
Starting shortly after i o'clock, the
names spread with frightful fury, and it
was not until to-night that the fire was
und^r control. With no fir» protection
other than a bucket carle, and with the
water supply from the pumps soon becom
ing exhausted, th" plight was relieved only
by the arrival of the Bloomsburg Fire De
partment, which rushed a fire engine to
the seen* and. getting a water supply
from the creek near by. managed to subdue
the flame*. An estimate of the loss to
nigh* p!sced It at $300,000. with all the prop
erty owners carrying more or ievs Insur
Charleston, Mo.. July 4.— A third lynching
in twenty-four hours wa? threatened to
day, when a negro was captured by a crowd
tH citizens after he had used rough lan
guage in addressing ■ whit© woman The
negro's captors investigated hi" cas« and
decided that bis offence did no* iustify en
cther lynching, and he »-a» allowed to go.
Quiet appears 10 have teen fully restored
to-fdghi No soldiers were sent by Gov
ernor Hadley. (allowing the double lynch
inr of yesterday, as their presence was not
deenied nftcesssrv.
Iyßke Frovld*nc*. La., July 4— Two ne
|joca MN Wiled and ■ third wounded by
Henry Evan?, a ■white, man. at Enoka to
day. Kvane's brother *.*f. h*-iiig beaten by
& jipgro bart-nder hen Evans opened fir*,
killing- the negro A i>eco:id negro inter
it-r^d. an! lift *■ like fate. A negro woman
was Ftrjck by a stray bullet.
TaHulah, La, July 4 — When John Hob
erts, a conductor ort the Iron Mountain
Railroad, demanded fare of Enos Stetson,
a negro, near here this afternoon the lat
ter c.-jo* and probably fatally wounded
■Roberts. Btet*on lumped from the train
and is betng searched for by a large crowd
of armed citizens.
Continued from flrM i>as«".
street and Amsterdam avenue, ."id
street and Eighth avenue. 36th street
and Ninth avenue, in front of No. 16
"West Goth street, Amsterdam avenue,
from With to <>Oth streets. 40th street and
Ninth avenue and N.o. 537 West T»9th
The first gun of the night of rioting
was fired figuratively when two white,
men who were passing through West 36th
street got into an argument with two
negroes. The police were at a loss to
know who started the affair, and con
tented themselves with locking up the
two negroes and calling a physician to
attend to the wounds of the other men.
This was not done without considerable
excitement. A mob gathered to egg on
the combatants and guns were, flourished
and nightsticks Deed with telling effect
before the argument was settled tem
porarily and the crowd dispersed.
Shortly after this occurrence a patrol
man rescued a negro from a mob which
had pounced upon him and was getting
satisfaction through the medium of
punches and kicks. These incidents were
of such frequent happening that the po
lice lost count of the number of negroes
rescued from the clutches of the mob.
Try Lynching on Street.
About one hundred persons attacked a
negro at Ninth avenue and 3Sth street
when he seemed to be getting the better
of a white man with whom he had dis
agreed on the merits of the Reno gladi
ator*. The police finally rescued the
minority member of the- affray, but even
then he was not sale, for in the station
house his original white opponent made
four attempts to renew the attack.
At Ninth avenue and «9th street a
crowd hi whites fell upon a member of
the dark skinned race with malicious in
tent. When he drew a revolver and de
fied them to cor.:e on. one of the mem
bers of the attacking party pushed his
arm up and took the gun away from him.
Then somebody suggested a lynching,
another produced a rope, and when the
police arrived the negro was in a fair
n-ay to swing into eternity. The re
serves drove back the whites and arrest
ed the negro because he had been car
rying a pistol.
These and similar incidents mad? the
life of a patrolman in tho black settle
ments of the city exciting last night
Further up on the West Side the police
of the West 47th street station and the
staff of Flower Hospital had a bury
time, the one rescuing blacks from
white* and the other se^.-jng up the
wounds of the negroes. Nine stitches
were taken in the head of one kinky
haired individual who fell into the
clutches of two whit* men at Tenth
avenue and 40* street.
De Witt Clinton Park. Eleventh to
Twelfth avenue. 52d to 54th street,
which was under the surveillance of
Captain Palmer's men. was the upper
West Side storm centre The situation
became so bad there that after a round
up In which peven whites fell into the
clutches of the police Captain Palmer
made the park a sub-station and left
twenty men In uniform and ten in citi
zen's clothes to keep order and answer
calls for relief.
Chase in Lincoln Square.
Captain Thompson's- men of the West
Btth street station, had an ea3ier time
than thplr comrades of the neighboring
precincts, but their labors were more
than mildly exciting. A thrilling chase,
in which a negro was the quarry and
his pursuers a crowd which eventually
numbered about two hundred, enlivened
Square during the evening-
When the negro oontribi. sight of the
crowd he ran up the fW tform of the
elevated station at 66t hstreet. and as
the mob followed and knocked the ticket
chopper over in their haste to catch him
the black man jumped on to the tracks
and crossed over to the other platform.
Down to the street he ran, with the
crowd in hot pursuit. Through GT>tli
street he sped toward Central Park. In
an exhausted condition he reached the
house of Dr. A. Brown, at No. 15 "West
65th street The latter, seeing that the
negro whs in a serious condition from his
exertions and the wounds which had
been inflicted by rocks and miscellaneous
missiles hurled by his pursuers, brought
out his revolver and held the mob at bay
until the reserves arrived and took the
man to the station. An ambulance took
him to the Flower Hospital, where the
physicians were not optimistic of his re
Another serious cas" cam" to the at
tention of the same precinct police and
the same hospital staff. A patrolman
found an unconscious negro lying in the
gutter in front of No. 6 Amsterdam ave
nue. His body was a mass of bruises
and his face was beaten almost to a
pulp „— _ .
"Pearl Button Gang Out.
Up in the West 100 th street station the
police had one serious outbreak to han
dle. This occurred early in the even
ing and centred around Amsterdam ave
nue and 9sth street. The members of
the -pearl Button" gang, which hangs
out around 102 d street, went down there
as soon as they heard the tidings from
Reno. Their mission was to maul as
many negroes as they could find.
Five of them eventually were arrested,
an was one negro, who heard of the
trouble and came all the. way from a
point several blocks distant to maintain
the supremacy of his face as evidenced
by the Nevada encounter. He was armed
with a wicked looking knife, but before
he could do any daniase with it he was
scundly beaten by the force of over
whelming numbers and added another
to the list of members of his race rescued
by the police. He was charged with
disorderly conduct.
An unpleasant remark about Johnson
by a •white 'nan at 135 th street and
Eighth avenue last night brought a
crowd of negroes from a nearby saloon,
ready to fight for the name of their
champion. The negroes threatened the
man who made the remark and he was
joined by other white?- A general battle
started and lasted for several minutes.
Finally some one called for the police of
the West 125 th street station, and a
squad of men ran to the eeene of the
righting. They broke up the row and
too!? two of the whites Into custody.
When the polic6 arrived the Johnsonites
had the situation well in hand.
On the East Side, at Third avenue and
121et street, a white man felt the pain
of a black mans steel when he expressed
an uncomplimentary opinion of the win
ner of the fight. The assailant escaped
and the white man went to the Harlem
Hospital for treatment. The Harlem po
lice cleared up the situation pretty well
as the evening wore, and the majority
of blacks were content to manifest their
elation in their own homes.
Crowds Wait fop Returns.
The crowds of the afternoon, gathered
Is front of newspaper offices where bul
letins of th« fight were displayed, were
<S :—:: — : —
I in the main orderly and good natured.
I There were many n-^roes. but they were
not molested.
Large crowds attended moving picture
shows and frequented cafes and resorts
! for white, black and both races where it
had been announced that the returns
would be received. The East Side was
Interested, too. and the proprietor of a
I saloon in Chrystie street had to call upon
the police for aid in preserving order.
In. the negro resorts th© utmost con
fidence prevailed and high priced drinks
were the rule, patrons being sure that
they were going to bring home the
When the result of the fight was
displayed on the bulletin boards there
was a mad rush for the first editions
that told the story of the fight round by
round. The negro population, in its ju-
I bilation, paid all sorts of premiums for
their papers, and the newsboys soon
found out there was a rich harvest in
the sale of the right extras among the
blacks. The whites were not so anxious
to pay fancy prices, and in the majority
of cases were able to get their news
quickly, without extra charge.
As the blacks read the story of their
man's triumph, their pride mounted
higher and higher. At the same time
the disappointment of some of the more
rabid of the white population grew Into
anger, and then the rioting began which
marked the closing hours of the Fourth
of July, 1910.
Pandemonium Reigns in Pitts
burg — Trouble Widespread.
[Bj- Telegraph t" The Tribune.]
Pittsburg. July 4.— Riotous negroes and
Russians fought for two hours to-night in
the negro quarter, following the receipt of
the new?, "Johnson wins." Riots swept a
mile of the "black belt,'" along Wylie ave
nue and Fulton street. Police reserves re
mained in the quarter until midnight,
charging- through the streets at intervals.
Five negroes were injured, two seriously,
ami two policemen were hurt.
The negroes invade-1 the Russian quar
ter. They had a quarrel of some months'
.-■landing with the Russians. Some of the
latter, with their women and children, fled
from their homes.
The Wylie avenue district has a normal
population of thirty thousand negroes. To
night this was enhanced by half again as
many from other sections. With the word
of the Johnson victory the blacks went on
a prolonged "joy ride." Trolley cars were
held up and the white passengers jeered.
1 Negro women, flashily dressed, rode up
I and down the streets in automobiles. sing-
Ing ribald songs. Wylie avenue had won
big stakes on the fight, and was spending
Three riot calls brought reserves and de
tectives. The crowd blocked the paths of
the patrol wagons and detectives cut their
way through, the streets In a morgue am
bulance. The mounted police squad fol
lowed. When the police broke up a negro
procession in honor of Johnson they wer-?
attacked with sticks and stones. Finally
the police drew a cordon around the quar
ter. Taxicabs were excluded, and sight
seers in automobiles who insisted on in
vading the district were turned back. For
two hours the streetcars were detoured
around the scene of trouble.
Washington. July I.— Race riots were pre
vented with difficulty by the police here to
night. Many fist fights between negroes
and white men occurred in the streets in
arguments over the Reno battle.
In Pennsylvania avenue, near the Post
office Building, three* white men chased a
negro who had been shouting "Hurrah for
Johnson, champion of the world 1" In a few
seconds the wide thoroughfare was alive
with rushing men and women, and fight
after fight followed in quick succession.
The street policemen were unable to curb
the crowd, and a riot call was sent in.
Mounted policemen charged the crowds in
the streets, and two patrol wagons were
filled with righting white men and negroes.
Another outbreak occurred in Pennsyl
vania avenue a few blocks northwest of the
Capitol. Several negroes and white men
were injured and numerous arrests were
made. Police held in reserve were ordered i
In Pennsylvania avenue within three
blocks of the Capitol a negro *aloon was
badly smashed in a free-for-all fight be
tween a number of negroes who were in
the drinking place and some whites to
whom boasting remarks were mads as
they were passing-. A majority of the ar
rests were of young men, many of them
hardly twenty years old.
Philadelphia. July 4— Th« announcement
of Johnson's victory over Jeffries was fol
lowed by numerous clashes in this city be
tween colored men a.nd crowds of white
men and boys. In some cases the blacks,
exulting In the victor", were the aggres
sors, but in other cases inoffensive negroes
were attacked by riotous whites.
A crowd of white men were chasing a.
frightened negro in Chestnut street in the
centre of th* city, when another negro,
who was approaching from the opposite di
rection, was knocked down by some on*
in the crowd. He arose dazed and with a
broken nose. "That is what they call
brotherly love." he said, as he staggered
across the street.
Lombard s»r.»- •». the principal street in
the negro section, went wild in e-lebratlng
the victory, and a number of fights, in
which razors were drawn, resulted. In Ger
mantotvn I crowd Of negroes paraded the
streets and there were uveral clashes with
whits men.
Atlanta. July 1 — Th-s police arrested half
■ dozen hires and one n**ro to-night
Th* bl*c* jrtled "Hurrah for »£««£ !°! °
a crowded downtown street. H« held *
knife in his hand, and in an instant . •■£-
a i wWt« men had struck Mm. The police.
51 their clubs free! v 'after the whites
had chased the negro Into an all*>v
The streets are thronged with men ot
i boiJi racW in ■ nasty humor, but the po
, lice think they can prevent trouble.
St. .Loul?, Ju%? .-Rioting at Market
stre-t and Jefferson svenu* followed the
I announcement thai Johnson was th<* vie. or
| in th* Reno prizefight. The polle* finally
; clubbed back the negroes, "ho were block
i ing traffic and making threats.
tTialfls Oft-. July 4.— Three negroes are
! dead acd a number are wounded as the re
' sult of a race riot between negroes at ■
I crosstie camp and whites of this city to
1 night. Elated at th* attention paid the
! fight in Reno, and certain of Johnson's
' success, of which they boasted freely, the
i negroes cams Into town to-day and start
ied drinking heavily. Their no!- • conduct
; angered th« citizens, ana * posse was
! formed to go to the camp and arrest the
! leader, believing; .that th's would put a
i stop to the trouble.
As the white men approached the camp
they were met by a volley, which they re
| turned. After many shots had been ex
| changed the negroes broke and fle<3. leaving
| three dead and a number of wounded be
' hind. Several white men vere slightly in
| jured. ?.lore ammunition has been procured
j by the Whites, and the negroes will be fol-
I lowed
Chattanooga, Term. July 4 —As a. WSjsfll
| of the .Jeffries-Johnson fight there wen
half a dozen serious street clashes here to
night between whites and blacks. The
! negroes were the aggressors In every case.
The most serious affair was when a negro
j pulled a. "sporting extra." from his pocket,
on which was a picture of Johnson, and
' flashed it in the face of ■ militiaman from
] Mississippi, who was here attending th©
military manoeuvres at Chickamauga Park.
! The militiaman dashed after the negro, who
| started to run. and The soldier yelled for
some one to shoot. An officer was near
' and he thought it was a brother officer call
| in? for help. He shot at the negro and
almost killed a chauffeur, who was near hi
an automobile.
There were several severe fight?. The
j police force nas been doubled and all ne- !
groes are being- sent off the streets. It is j
feared that serious race trouble may follow, j
Wilmington, Del., July 1.-The victory of
Johnson was the cause of a serious race
riot here to-night. A number of the partici
pants were wounded. Michael Brown, a
White man. who started the trouble by. ar
guing the outcome of th» fight with a. nezro,
wps seriously hurt.
The affray started when a mob of whites
chased a gang of negroes. One of the J
' latter, Benjamin White, fled into a negro
apartment house. The whites began bom
barding the plan". The n^gToes replied in
kind, injuring several whites.
A riot call was pent in and. th*> police !
succeeded In dispersing the mob. which by j
that time numbered five thousand persons, i
White was rescued by the police, and then
the whites tried to lynch him. The police {
finally landed the man In the police station. !
The outbreak was one of the most serious i
that has occurred here in years.
Houston. Tex.. July 4.— Disturbance broke
cut Immediately to-night on the announce
ment of the Johnson victory at Reno.
Three negroes were hurt by white men in
side of an hour. Police were called to quell
several other disturbances.
Charles Williams, a negro, was vociferous
In announcing the outcome In a streetcar,
and a white man stashed his thrort from
ear to ear. The nesro almost bl?'l to
death before he reached h hospital.
St. Joseph, Mo.. July 4.— S. I. Sawyer
white, who took the part of a negro when
the latter was struck by another white
man, was mobbe<l by a crowd of whites to
night immediately following the announce
ment of the result of the Johnson-Jeffries
fight. Sawyer was rescued by a policeman.
Baltimore. July 4.— There were much re
joicing and considerable) rioting to-night
among the lar?e negro population of this
city over Jack Johnson's victory. Balti
more is the. home of Joe Gan?. the negro
ex-champion lightweight pugilist, who is
now fighting a battle with tuberculosis in
Arizona. Al Herford. former manager of
Joe Gar.s. thought Jeffries would win and
made a small bet on him.
Several cases hay» been reported of fist
encounters between whites and nesrroe< as
a result of arguments over the merits of
the contestants in to-day's blsj fight. More
than seventy negro<-s have been arrested
and the rioting continue?.
One negTo was badly «^ut by another and
two other negroes were assaulted and se
verely injured by whites in arguments
over the fight. Half of those arrested were
women in the "Black Belt."
Roanokr. Va., July 4.— Six negroes with
broken heads, six white men locked up
and on© white man probably fatally wound
ed is the nrt result of rac© clashes here
The. trouble started when a negro, who
had just heard the news from Reno .said:
"Now I guess the white folks will let the
negroes alone." A white man replied,
".No,' and the two clashed. Police Wad
difficulty landing- the negro in jail, being
compelled to draw their revolvers. Later
a negro shot a white man and escaped.
The» chief of police closed the saloons
at 3:30.
Little Rook. Ark.. July t.-Twci negroes
are reported killed by white men— one by a
Rook Island conductor, coming- into this
city to-night, and the other by a man at
2<l and Scott streets
Cincinnati, July 4.— There were several
outbreaks of race feeling here to-night as
a result of 'he outcome of the fight at
Reno. The negroes were hilarious in their
celebration of the* \i--tory. and this pro
voked the WhltSß. There were numerous
collisions, both in this city and in the Ken
tucky towns across the rfver. Reported
fatal encounters proved to he gener.il me
lees, in which noses were bruised and eyes
Dayton. Ohio, July 4 — Immediately after
the flash which announced Johnson winner
of th« fight, several negroes in tronc of a
bulletin board in this city assaulted a party
of white men. and as a result th" police
reserves were called out. ' Many battered
heads are the net result of the outbreak.
Bluefield, W. Va.. July 4.— Negroes at
Keystone, W. Va.. to-night are said to be
in possession of the town, the police be
ing powerless. a negro man has beer.
stabbed to death by a negro woman. Tele
graph and telephone offices at Keystone are
closed for the night
Kansas City. July ;>— Negroes boasting of
the fight result are being pulled from
streetcars at midnight to-night, and riots
are threatened hi the downtown streets.
Extra police are on duty to prevent mob
Clarksburg, W. v a , July 4 —Angered at
the demonstration of negroes celebrating
the Reno victory,, a posse of one thousand
white wen organized here to-night toon
after the announcement of th« news and
drove all the negroes off the streets. One
was being led with a rope around his neck
w.h»n the pohce interfered. AH the saloon*
were immedately closed and application
was made by the Chief of Police for stats
New Orleans, July 3— Two negro-* w«jr<
shot here late to-nifht by two white ruin
It is not thought that the negroes are mor
tally wounded.
A n»gro who s»nt up th- shout "Hurrah
for Johnson" was seized by a number of
youthful bystanders and severely b«at-P
but was finally rescued by policemen.
Hennas, 111 , July 4 -One dead and one
mortally wotnded is the result of au at
temrt by four n*gro«s to shoot up the
town In honor of Jack Johnsons victor
to-night, a rsesro constable was killed
v hen he attempted to arrest them.
Twenty-four Throughout. Coun,
try Against 44 Last Year}
Injured Number 1.294. While,
the Total from Last Year '3
Celebration Was 2,361 *
D»»r -a*
By fireirorks aad flrea •• ♦
By flr-anr* '. jj
!>r: f;F.O i
Ej- firework" «-$
Br cannon * ; . ; 103
Br flre«nn« m
Br cunpowd*r . 1^
By f>rpedo*s '59
Br toy pistoU 0-
By bomb cane*-..-.- ' 13
rsv T«l«arr£ph to Tat Tr:bur.» ]
Chicago. July 4 — The vflu* of a 333.
?ib!» and restrained observance 0; th«
Fourth has agrain been demonstrated by
the casualts* list of this year' 3 c*i»
bratlon. In almost every city and term
where the sale and explosion cf gre
■•■-or 1 -?; were prohibited or restricted
there has been a. decided falling cz \z
the rmmcf-r of dead and injured, com
pared with . previous 'ear?
This year's list of dead tiirogghast
the country, so far as reported, totals
twenty-four, last year the tame total
was forty four. The* ■'-/'■ nnnHaj ct
injured last year "-a8 2,351. This r?ar
there were only 1,294. The?? Qai •
show enormous conservation not only
of human life, but of lags, arms, ears
and eyes, which ar* so frequently ti?
battered tareets of destructive exp'/»
Casualties in Chicago and Its suburbs
showed remarkable diminution from th«
number of a year aaro. On* death &z*
to the accidental discharge of a piste!,
.wps» reported, although the day's «■«!».
bratlon must also be debted rith a
second death that resulted June 21 hsr.
from a wound self-inflicted while a boy
was cleaning a small rifle. On» d» a!i!
was also Chicago's record for the Founa
in MMft
It was in accidents that Chicago mzi»
its greatest gain by a sane holiday.
The injuries up to midnight were oalr
nineteen, whereas a year a?o the record
was forty-seven In all cinaaMcattsni
Giant firecrackers caused m«st of ths
hurts and there were few wounds from
firearms, owing to their banishment, by
order of the chief of police. The Srs
loss here was slightly over $309,000t?s
[By Telegraph to Th» Tribune. 1 *,
Philadelphia. July *. One, boy killed acd
several hundred persons injured, though a
smaller number than before, a?ains:.,J
killed and M injured a year a;?o. i 3 th?
contrast in casualties connected with th?
celebration of Independence Da as a re
suit of the energetic campaign that has
been v.-aged In favor of a safe and sane ob
servance of the day here.
The dead boy. Thomas frou tm yean
old. was himself committed to the sensible
method of celebrating. His death is placid
at the door of some person who fired tall
cartridges recklessly about the street?./ri < *
bullet pierced the lid's heart as he ■.n>sil
the street. Many persons openly defied X"
police order forbidding the use of revolver?.
even with blank cartridges. One other bcr
was hit by a stray bullet, but is expected
to recover. v .
Most of the injuries were of a minor
character, such as powder burns from fire
crackers, and no ill effects are expected.
Giant crackers caused many injurt".
some serious. A man who lighted one vrit!i
the stump of a cigar held in his moutli ma?
lose his sight.
In Camden, where last year ther* iv»r<
five persons instantly killed and thirty-*!
badly hurt, only five slight accidents
reported to-day. The safe and sar* FoSrtfe
of July ordinance recently passed ■»■»»
was rigidly enforced. ~ r -
[By Tel-craph to The Tnb'Jn-.J ; : -".'*j3i
Pittsburg. July 4.— The "sane Fourth ■
Plttsburg, remarkable for its few acci
dents, was ushered in by the killing by *
ten-year-old boy of his eight-year-oli
cousin. The tragedy took place early this
morning on Larimer "avenue.
Eight-year-old fkutj Farcin MM Us tea;
year-old cousin. John McKleg. what I *-*
tim« had, been arranged at the Far?*
homestead this evening. There were to '"•
fireworks of all kinds and descriptions. 1 "!*•
parents of M^.-Kieg had given nil inscrip
tions not to shoot oft flrewcrlcs. T^*
youngster went into the house, climbed ft
a. chair and got his father's old Civil I i
musket from the wall. He went to tif
front door and took careful aim a^ t!3
younger cousin. He pulled the trigger BSTJ
blew the younger fcoys head to tits. 3lc«
Kleg was knocked senseless by the r»ccl ! .
There nere no serious accidents in 7 ' r =
burg. There were a few burnt nn?»rs an*
scorched faces, but the police <?T.r?r:rl #1
regulations forbidding revolvers and dyna
mite cartridge canes. The JeOries-J :
right caused more bruises than ths *•" j
Boston, July 4.— While one year a_?o thir?
were four deaths and 145 persons injurrfa*
a result of the celebration, th* recof<s r^ r
to-day's "safe ajad sane'" Fourth u?\»
midnight showed no deaths and no «eT**?
injuries, the number of persona treated a {
th« hospitals numbering fewer thau ■»
score. Of the latter three were injiired W
bullets, while the majority had sUz&t s>- r=t
from exploding areerachers
— .
Caused by White Man Whseling Keji*
to Pay Tight Bet
Schenectady, N. T., July —A -white "■•?
propelling a wheelbarrow coataisin* •
negro through fh* downtown streets •""
to-night caused a race riot cere. »'- wiJ
in payment of » b«t as to the result *&
Jeffries-Johnson fight. Feeling ran M<&£!
several hours, and b*iore it subsided «*
negroes had been badly hand Fully :U£
a score nought n?iug€> at police h**™s2s
ters. In one case til? fugitive was p'rf*"* 1
to 'he very doors. v ,,»
Police scurried hither and thither. **
succeeded in arresting few of th* •»•*»
Pennsylvania Railroad
. . . ■ W*
Sunday. July 10. 1910-
Leaves West 23rd Street... ► { - ; A • >-•
Desbrosses and /
CortLmdt Street 7:15 A.3
1 Terniinal... ' - -'I
Returning ■ m ..". '~- A
Leaves Atlantic City . 7 "n** M

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