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to find the missile, and it had been de
cided to use the X-ray to place It. All
through the hospital there was anxiety
and fear for the news of the next mm;
; ute, fear of blood poisoning from the old
j and dirty bullet, fears -for. the result of
the operation that must be performed.
Tears for the course that the bullet had
taken. 1":
Ri;t the Ma><~-r lay <<n his bed and as
sured hi? friends th:U he -would soon be
«i; right.
I Am Feeling Fine.
"I am feeling fine." he said. "I think
I would like something to eat. My
throat is clear now. and I can breathe
He was so cheerful and so willing to
talk that the doctors* had to keep his
friends out of the room. Only the mem
bers of his family and one or two of the
most intimate members of his cabinet
were allowed to stay, and they had to
promise not to talk.
One son, Rufus. was with him on ship
board, intending to make the trip to
Europe with his father, and Mrs. Edith
Gaynor Yingut and her husband. H. K.
Vingut. who were married this summer
practically eloping, in fact— hurried over
to Hoboken from New York, while Mrs.
Gaynor and another 800, Norman, made
a record run from the (Jay nor country
home. at St. James. Long Island, by au
tomobile. Many of the city officials had
cone over to the pier to bid their chief
pood by, and most of the others hurried
over to Hoboken when they heard of the
The hospital was- crowded all day with
anxious callers, while in the afternoon
hundreds of telegrams poured in from
nil over the country, expressing sorrow
and sympathy and asking for w<Jrd of
the wounded man's condition. One of
the first came f r< m President Taft. and
this was soon folloved by one from ex-
President Roosevelt. It was not until
after the Mayor had rallied so strongly
late in the afternoon and asked for food
that the anxious ones began to fro away
loss anxious and more hopeful of the
The man who shot the Mayor- was
James J. Gallagher, a discharged em
j.ioyc of the Dock Department. who had
boen worrying the Mayor and other city
officials for months about the charges
asraiiiM. him. Steee hi.s final discharge
front the city's service, on July v.». he
baa written several letters to the Mayor
:*nd had called several times at the city
Hall. His last call was made last Fri
day, and Ihi ill ho was told by Robert
Adamfon. the Mayor's secretary, that
further calls would be useless.
Had Never Seen His Victim.
Gallagher had never seen the Mayor
before yesterday, and had to have his
victim pointed out to him by a stranger
en the boat, a priest who was going
abroad, who afterward lost the ship in
his anxiety to be of some service to the
roan with whose injury be felt that he
2:ad had something to do.
Gallagher knew Adamson. by reason
of his calls at the City Hall, and after
he had shot the Mayor his pistol was
turned on the secretary. Adamson,
however, was too quick and knocked
Gallagher's hand up before he could
"Biz Bill" Edwards, the Street Clean
ing Commissioner, was almost another
victim. He was the man who knocked
Gallagher down after the shooting and
M.ruggl«*d with the would-be assassin on
the dock. Etl wards caught the second
■bullet in his left arm, but got only a
tlicrht flesh wound. A third shot that
v. as fired went through the rail and did
ri<» harm.
While the Mayor was being attended
by the surgeons on the ship, Gallagher
■was hurried off to the Ilobokon Police
Court, where he was arraigned before
Recorder McGovein on a charge of
atrocious assault with intent to kill, and
was held without bail and sent to the
Hudson County Jail on Jersey City
Heights to await the result of the
Mayor's injuries. He occupies the same
cell that Porter Charltan had when ho
••■« fin put in Warden Sullivan's
On the way to the police station he
said to Commissioner Edwards: "You're
'Big Bill.' ain't you. You came near los
ing your job to-day, too."
Tn the office of Robert H. Bell. Acting
Police Chief of Hoboken. Gallagher
signed a statement giving his name as
James J. Gallagher, of No. 440 Third
svenue, this city. He Bald that he was
fifty-eigrht years old. and came to this
< ■try from Ireland .-.nd got employ
ment as a watchman in the Dock De
Tells Why He Fired at Mayor.
■ vine that the Mayor was Ruins;
' morning, after depriv'nc:
■H of :n> hr< ad and butter— not porter
steak—l was irritated to the point
■mill lng this act." the statement
"I do not know whether 1 fired more
than one shot or not. The revolver you
show me is the one that I did the shoot-
In^ wit};. 1 don't know how many shots
were in the revolver when I used it. 1
had tho revolver in my possession a long
time. 1 carried it when I was in the em
ploy of the city."'
After he was taken to court the pris
.... refused to answer any questions.
IN-cordcr McGovern had warned him
that thing he might say would be
used against him, and Gallagher said
that he would not say anything more
until ho. had had a chance to consult a
Is « yer. •
Mayor Gaynor stayed at the Hotel
Manhattan on Monday night, and went
to the North German Lloyd pier early
yesterday morning, where he boarded
The Kai«e r Wilh* 1m «Jer Gros.se with his
em Rufus, who was to accompany *him
to Europe. Rufus had decided only on
Monday night to make the trip with his
father, The two went •<> their state
loom. No. 1. on the starboard sid«\ for
v ;ir<j. and then out on to the forward
promenade «i«. k 1.. wait for their friends
who were to come 10 bid them good by.
About 5:4.". o'clock Robert Adam
•win; 'ii* Mayor's secretary, «-aine aboard
with Corporation Counsel Watson; and a
few minute* baler they were joined by
Health Commissioner r.^.-rir and Water
Commissioner Thompson. Commissioner
TUdwardf" ;.n<! Deputy Police Commis
sioner n<*yn<»ta>. in charge of t!,. Bor
<>tig\i of Brooklyn, wore the next arrival^,
mid more • ii; officials and friends of the
Mayor from Brooklyn continued to ar
rive us Ill" time for the sailing of the
►hip drew near.
"Billy"' Kennel Stayed Away.
Betvsasji McKittrick. of the I'm-, iia.il
.Squad, went over to bid the Mayor fa.re
v<!s. but Lieutenant "Billy" Kcnne!,
vhy Is detailed by tho Police . Depart
ment as the Mayor's police aid, was not
*n hand. Kennel was not invited to
*ro. anil felt doubtful about the pro
priety of his g"ii;s. The Mayor had
often been urged by his friends to have
Kennel with him wherever he went, but
Mr. Gaynor had always laughed at the
idea that he needed protection, and re
fused to have Kennel g:o about with him.
Kennel had often seen Gallagher on
his calls at the City Hall and knew the
man SMB. He was always on the look
out for suspicious persons about the
City Hall, and the Mayor's friends are
now regretting that they did not have
Kennel go with the' Mayor, even if it
had been against Mr. Gaynor's wishes.
At 9:15 O'clock; while the Mayor was
busiest with his friends, a heavy set
man with white hair and stooped shoul
ders appeared at the pier gate and asked
Hermann Grieff, the guard there. "Has
Mayor Gaynor gone aboard?"
"Yes." Grieff replied, "he has been
aboard since S:3O o'clock."
The man went through the gate and
disappeared up the gangplank of the
ship, •where he mingled with the pas
sengers. Tiie Mayor was then chatting
with President Montt of Chili, with
whom he was photographed. President
Montt. after a few minutes' talk, went
to his stateroom, while Mr. Gaynor
turned once more to his official family.
Kufus had left his father, who was
standing on the port side forward, near
the wave shield, and gone to the other
side of the vessel.
The Mayor stood in the centre of a
little group, with Corporation Counsel
AVatson on his right and "Big Bill" Ed
wards on his left. Mr. AdaTnson was
next to Mr. Watson ami Health Com
missioner Lederle stood next to him.
while Water Commissioner Thompson
was between Mr. Lederle and Edwards.
Forty-five or fifty passengers were near
at hand, and Rolph Bloomer, the former
Yale tackle, was saying farewell to some
friends a few feet away.
Mayor Talking to Lederle.
The Mayor was talking to Commis
sioner Lederle about a recent case in the
Health Department. An employe of the
department had assaulted a newspaper
man, but on the hearing of the charges,
v hen :t developed that the man had a
father and mother to support, the
charges were withdrawn and Commis
sioner Lederle dismissed the complaint.
"1 think you did the right thing.' the
Mayor said, when Mr. Lederle finished
his story. 'Which side is your heart on.
Lederle T"
As he said that Mr. Gaynor playfully
poked Mr. Lederle in the ribs.
Gallagher had found the promenade
deck and was just asking a priest, who
was one of the passengers, to point out
Mayor Gaynor.
"I don't know." Mr. Lederle replied to
the Mayor. "It has shifted since this ad
ministration began."
As he was saying these words the lit
tle group of officials was conscious of a
man stepping quickly behind the Mayor
from the left and passing to Mr. Gay
nor's right sid< . The man raised his
right hand and a pistol flashed within a
foot of the Mayor's ear.
Btfort' the Ftartled officials could move
there was a click of the falling trigger.
En an instant there was another click,
and this time a flash and the report of
a shot.
The Ifayor looked dazedly about him
and clasped his hands in front of him.
Still there was no movement from the
group, and Gallagher* turned his pistol
on Secretary Adamson. Adamson
knocked the gun tip and the men in front
of the Mayor recovered their wits.
Edwards jumped in front of the
Mayor and smashed Gallagher in the
face with all his strength. Gallagher
•real down against the rail with Ed
v ards on top of him. A half dozen or
more jumped on Gallagher and kicked
and pounded him, while Mayor Gay
r.or. slowly putting bis hand to the
wound, said:
"Isn't it a pity? Won't some one go
with me to my stateroom? 1 '
Helped to His Stateroom.
Jacob Katz, president <>f the East
Side Business Men's Association, and B.
F. Marsh, secretary of the Congestion
Committee, Jumped to thf Mayor's side
and supported him while he walked
slowly across the deck and through the
saloon to his stateroom on th<' other
ride of the ship.
Meanwhile Edwards and Gallagher
were still struggling or. the de. k, while
th< horrified passengers rushed in all
directions and thf women added their
screams i<» the confusion. The second
shot from Gallagher's pistol bad
ploughed its way through the fleshy
part of Edwards'* k-ft airm, and a third
shot went wild through the rail.
Ralph Bloomer cam^ rushing over.
a -k«-d:
"Can I help you. Bill?"
"Yea." Edwards said, "sit on his head.
Tli-- br-ggar is trying to bite me and he
la ?is stout as a moose."
Bloomer sat on Gallaghers head, while
Corporation Counsel Watson and H. C.
IfcMiUen. a newspaper man, wrested
his gun away from him. Captain Polack,
commander of the vessel, and two or
three of the ship's officers had come
running down from the bridge at the
sound of the shots, and shouldered their
way through the crowd. McMillan had
captured the revolver, and stood leaning
against the rail with the smoking wea
pon in his hand. The excited officers
were going to 4 arrest him at first, but
the stain of the case was explained to
them and then they demanded that Gal
lagher should be turned over to them as
their prisoner.
Grieff. the watchman at the gate, came
up and Identified Gallagher as the man
who had asked for Mayor Gaynor, and
August Degner, a special officer on the
pier, appeared with a pair of handcuffs.
"Is there a doctor her..'."" came a
ebout from Secretary A damson, at the
door of the saloon, and the ship's officers
dashed off for the Burgeons, while Dr.
Smith; of Brooklyn, who had come to
see the Mayor off, left the scene of the
fight to hurry to his friend's side.
Mayor Choked by Blood.
Tho Mayor was lying on the couch in
his stateroom, directing, as well us he
could for the blood that choked him, the
attempts to relieve him. The blood still
Sowed freely from his wound, and his
collar whs taken off and hi? waistcoat
unbuttoned. Dr. Smith had Just begun
to bathe the wound when the ship's
surgeons, Drs. Meyer and Static!) entered
the cabin.
"The blood chokes me," the Mayor
murmured. "Can't <on do something to
relieve me?"
Little <-ould be done for him on .the
s-hip except to bathe and bind up the
vvound. but after a superficial examina
tion the ship's doctors, said that tlie
wound was not necessarily serious.
An undertaker's ambulance was sent
for, and at 10:10 o'clock, half an hour
after be had been shot, Mayor Gaynor
was on the way to st. Mary's Hospital,
in Hoboken. As ho was carried out of
his stateroom In recognized Corporation
'•I come over to Hoboken at 0:20 tlm morning. I went to the steamship
pier, and I went on hoard the steamship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. I met
a clergyman on hoard of the steamer and I asked him to point out Mayor
Gaynor to me.
"He diii so. and shortiy after I fired a shot at the Mayor. I do not
knon- if I fired more than one shot or not.
"Knowing that Mayor Gaynor w^s going to Europe this morning to enjoy
himself after depriving me of my bread and butter, not porterhouse steak,
I Tvas i-ritated lo the point of committing the act.
"The revolver you show me is thr revolver that I done the shootios
at tlic- Mayor with. 1 don't know bow many shots were in iho revolver
wheu 1 used It. I have had (his revolver a long- time in my possession. I
carried it when 1 was in the employ of the city.*'
Counsel Watson standing beside the
door, and, smiling feebly, said:
"Hello, Watson. .I'm all right."
Thirty seconds after the shot rang out
the pier gates had been shut and the
gangplank of the ship drawo^n. It was
not until the officers were sure of the
capture of Gallagher that the gangplank
was again run out, and then it. was only
kept out until the stay-at-homes could
get ashore, and run out twice again, once
to let Gallagher off with his captors, and
again to let the Mayor be taken to the
waiting ambulance. Five minutes after
the Mayor was ashore the lines were
cast off and the big ship was under way,
fifteen minutes late on her sailing sched
Hie diversion effected by the call for
a doctor for the Mayor had let Edwards
make sure of his prisoner, and Gallagher
was soon being crowded through the
mob of passengers, with Edwards behind
him, twisting the handcuffs, and two
special officers close on the trail. Galla
gher wa. J taken to Commissioner Ed
wards's automobile, which was waiting
at the end of the pier, and in it rushed
to the Hoboken police station
Edwards Holds On To Prisoner.
Commissioner Edwards never let go
of Gallagher until he landed him in the
Hoboken police station, under the City
Hail, and literally dragged him before
Recorder Mfc Govern, who holds court
across the hall. Otto Schmottnshi, a
watchman on the pier, a special police
man and a newspaper man were also in
the car.
The prisoner had the old-fashioned
"nippers" on his wrists, which Commis
sioner Edwards got from Degner, the
special officer, and put on the subdued
man on the steamer. One side of Gal
lagher's face and his nose were badly
cut and bruised as a rpsult of his pum
meling after the shooting, and he had
lr,=t bis tie In the scuffle. He appeared
to b»> tii-' coolest man in the little court
room, and even smiled while the Record
er went through the perfunctory exami
Word that the prisoner was coming
had gone befor-- and a crowd of several
hundred men and boys collected about
the police station and nearly mobbed
Gallagher as he was taken from the
automobile and through the hall Into the
"Tliis is the ni;m who shot Mayor
Gaynor," Commissioner Edwards told
the Recorder, "and 1 saw him do it."
Gallagher BtOOd leaning over the rail,
cool and collected, except for a venomous
glance now and then at the big Com
missioner. He answered the Recorder's
questions with a note of defiance in bis
roice. He said he had no occupation,
but had been .1 watchman of the Dock
L>. partment, •■getting the magnificent
■alary of $2 a night, and was flred."
"Who fired you?" broke in Commis
sioner Edwards, angrily, "the Mayor?"
"No," replied Gallagher slowly, "the
Mayor didn't fire me. It was Commis
sioner Tomkins."
At that point Recorder MeGovern sug
gested that Gallagher be remanded and
]. eked up temporarily until the condi
tion of Mayor Gaynor was ascertained,
which would materially influence the
formal charge to be made against him.
Prisoner by No Means Penniless.
The prisoner was taken to the office
of Robert H. Bell, the acting police
chief, and searched. The contents of his
pockets showed that he was by no means
penniless and In need of bread and but
ter because he had lost his city employ
ment. Here Is the list:
Cash, 1618; a case of cigar?, pretty
good ones, according to some of the po
licemen who sampled them afterward;
a diamond horseshoe pin, ■ silver watch
and chain, two Dock Department badges,
Nos. 261 and 112: two small knives, rim?
and keys, Knights of Columbus pin; wal
let and papers, a tobacco box, eyeglasses,
■ comb and > ■;tH' 1 and — veral pencils.
in the wallet were several letters and
some newspaper clippings. One of the
tetters was a mimeograph copy boosting
the candidacy of George Gordon Battle,
who mm running at the time for the
oflic* of Di-strict Attorney. it was dated
October -5. 1009, and was signed by
Herman Heinz. Another letter we* from
Robert AdaniHon, Mayor Gaynur's sec
retary, in reply to a letter from Galla
gher asking tin- Mayor to reinstate him
in his place in the Dock Department.
11 was dated August -I. I'- 11 "- Jt read:
'•The Mayor desires me to acknowledge
the receipt of your letter of the Ist inst.
and to state that he can do nothing in
the matter of which you write."
The newspaper clippings indicate the
trend of Gallagher's mind recently while
he had been nursing his revenge and
working himself up to the point of com
mitting his desperate act.
One was headed. "Man Dies of Starva
tion in Riverside Park." It told the
story of Otto Oleen, an ironworker, who
was found starving in the park and
died later when taken to the hospital.
The other clipping was an editorial from
a local evening newspaper concerning a
letter advocating the policy of forcing
the minor employes of the city to wear
uniforms, in that way keeping them hon
est. The editorial suggested that it
might be a good plan to provide uni
forms for some of the higher officials for
the same purpose, rather than for the
minor ones.
Identifies His Revolver.
At the police station Gallagher iden
tified the revolver with which he shot
the Mayor and said he had had it for
a long time and carried it when em
ployed as watchman by the city. The
revolver was a .OH calibre, bar
relled, with rive chambers. Three shells
had been exploded, a fourth showed the
imprint on the trig-ger. but had missed
fire, and the fifth was unexploded
Gallagher was brought before Re
corder MeGovern for the second time
shortly after noon and a formal charge
of "atrocious assault with intent to
kill" was lodged against him. He as
sumed a jauntier air on his second
appearance in court and walked brisk
ly down the centre au«le to the rail
between two of the Hoboken officers.
He whs rather poorly dressed, in a
dark suit of clothes of cheap material,
and carried a Panama hat. He is par
tially bald and his hair is streaked
with grey. He looked calmly at the
Recorder while waiting for the ques
"What is your name"?- asked the Re
In a loud voicp, which sounded al
most boisterous, the prisoner answered,
leaning over the rail:
"James J. Gallagher."
Then the Recorder said:
"Gallagher, any statement which you
now make will be used against you. It
is the duty of this court to advise you
that you are under no obligations to
answer any questions put to you."
There was a pause In which the pris
oner clutched at his hat rather nervous
ly, and then the Recorder resumed:
"You are charged with an atrocious
assault on and an attempt to kill Will
iam J. Gaynor on board the steamship
Wilhelm der Grosse. Have you any
thing to say?"
Gallagher hesitated for some time, but
finally spoke up in a clear voice, which
could be heard all over the room.
"I hardly know what to say just now,"
he said. "I guess I'll leave it all to you
and take your advice and not say any
Held Without Bail by Recorder.
Then the Recorder formally committed
the prisoner without bail, and the nec
essary mittimus was made out directing
the Sheriff of Hudson County to hold
Gallagher in the county jail to awsit the
action of the grand Jury and the result
ot the Mayor's wounds.
Recorder MeGovern explained that the
Hudson County Grand Jury had been
held over during tiie summer and might
be convened at any time in extraordi
nary session to take up Gallagher's cage.
Or, he said, if the defendant chose to
phad guilty to the .-hnrgo be would bo
taken directly into the criminal .court
and the plea recorded without a grand
Jury inquest. Tn case of Mayor Gaynor's
death the grand jury would probably
convene im mediately and return un in
dictment for murder.
After the Recorder had held Gal
lagher he was hustled out in the patrol
wagon to tho Magnus Photo Company,
at No. 622 Washington street, the offi
cial photographers for the Hoboken Po
lice Department. A howling mob' followed
the patrol wagon through tho streets. Ho
v, as taken upstairs to the photograph
gallery and "mugged" several times.
Kcrgeunt Gutheil. who was with tho
prisoner, said that Gallagher made no
objection to having his picture taken,
except that he insisted on turning th.
injured side of his face away from tho
F»uia the photographers' the police
Who was one of the first physicians at
the Mayor's bedside.
took Gallagher to the hospital to have
Mayor Gaynor identify him. That plan
was blocked by the Mayor's friends,
however, and the patrol wagon went
back to the police station. A great
crowd awaited Gallagher's return to the
station and the police had difficulty in
getting their man through it to the door.
Men in the crowd taunted and jeered
him, but Gallagher didn't seem to mind
it. He looked straight ahead and
walked erect between his two attend
The prisoner had not yet been meas
ured by the Bertillon system, and Ser
geant Gutheil escorted him to a rear
room of the station for that purpose.
He was partially stripped and told to
stand on a platform while the measure
ments were being taken.
"f am sorry for what you have done, 1 '
said Gutheil. "I am sorry for you."
'T thank you very much for your sym
pathy." replied Gallagher.
"Sorry — But It Had To Be Done."
Pome, one mentioned that Mayor Gay
nor's condition was very serious.
"[ a msorry for that," said the pris
oner; "but It had to bo done. Hero is
this man going to Europe and leaving
me to starve without work."
The Bertillon records show Gallagher
to be 5 feet .%v 4 inches tall and weighing
152 pounds. He said he was fifty-eight
year old. He has protruding blue eyes
and large ears with unusually large
lobes. There is a long scar on one side,
which he said was the result of an
operation for appendicitis fifteen years
One of the detectives brousht the
prisoner a drink of water, and added
that it was good stuff to stick to.
"You can pay that Gallagher never
drank anything stronger in his life," said
the prisoner. "I have never been a
"booze fighter.' "
Some one gave Gallagher a cigar, which
he lighted and smoked with apparent en
joyment. After he was placed in a cell
he called for a pipe and sat smoking it
contenteiil> until he was taken on his
last journey of the day. to the Hudson
County Jail on Jersey City Heights. De
tective Sergeant Gutheil and Sergeant
Dennis Sullivan made the trip with him
in the patrol wagon shortly after 2
o'clock. Gutheil said that on the way
over Gallagher asked for another cigar
and remonstrated with the detectives
for takiner those which he had had away
from him.
"There were no signs of degeneracy |
or insanity nbout Gallagher, in my j
opinion." Gutheil said afterward. "He i
appeared lik^ a normal man, except |
that he seemed a little proud of the j
notoriety he was getting."
The prisoner was taken before Patrick
J. Sullivan, warden at the county jail. 1
and Sullivan took his pedigree ull over
again. After the usual bath given to !
new arrivals, he was assigned to cell
No. 4. in the main corridor, which is
next to "murderers' row." Gallagher \
preserved his self-composure. Warden'
Sullivan said thut the prisoner reminded
him, in his actions, of Andrew McGiath, :
who shot and killed Walter Aniinon, a |
wealthy manufacturer of Jersey City, in
the Pennsylvania Railroad station about
a year and a half ago. McGrath was ad
judged a paranoiac and was committed |
to an asylum for .the criminal insane.
Warden Sullivan paid that in the Mc-
Grath caM the prisoner had a positive
belief that his victim had impoverished!
him in business.
Dr. Hasking. the ii.sstMant county
physieiun. examined Gallagher at the jul
and said he found him HufTering from a
haflly bruii!<*d hip and decided abraHonn
of trite face nnd head.
"He must have had pretty rough usage
on the steamer,*" the physician i'om
Lawyer Calls On Gallagher.
Samuel P. Jack toff, v. lawyer, of No.
320 Broadway, who has represented Gal
lagher In sumo small legal matters in
this city, called at the Hudson County
Jail yesterday afternoon and spent two
hours with the prisoner. He said last
night he expected to look after Gal
luKhor'a legal interests in this instance
"1 went over to see If Gallagher was
Mrs. Gay nor' s 'Rash to Hospital
With Local Police Ordered Not to Hinder Auto' 3
Mad Dash. She Hastened to Stricken Husband.
Mrs. William J. Gaynor, wife of th<» ,
Mayor, was carried l>y automobllr ani j
brat to her huslmnd'H sJAi frf>in her ;
home in St. James. Long Island, at the
grpatest speed it was possible to make.
All speed laws were disregarded in thf
wild rush that carried th* wife to h<-r
stricken husband's heel in St. Mary's
Hospital, in Hobohcn. When she en
tf-rcd thf room where the Mayor lay the
wounded man was in a d* f p slfep, in
duced by opiates. Mrs. Gaynor was :>l
lowcd to look at her husband for a mo
ment, and was thsei led into an anf
room, where she talked ■■rill— hj with
Dr. John W. Parrish. the family physi
cian, and Dr. George K. Brewer.
It was v son of fame* Controller
Grout who first broke the news of the
attempted assassination of the Mayor to
'Mrs. Gaynor. While the wife of the
Mayor was still stunned by thf ."hock of
the news Robert Adamson, the >layor«
secretary, telephoned to her that Deputy
Commissioner Bugher would meet her in
his automobile at the approach to the
Queensboro Bridge. Thence Mr. Bugher
was ready to take Mrs. Gaynor to the
Cunard Line pier at Weal iStt street,
where the police boat Patrol would .bt.' j
waiting to carry her toSohohsn.
Mr. Adamson told Mrs. Gaynor to |
drive at top speed from St. James, and
said that Mr. Bugher had flashed word
to every police officer on Long Island to |
allow the automobile to go as fast as !
possible, without regard to speed laws.
Mrs. Gaynor's two younger daughters.
Ruth and Marion, clung to* their mother j
Imy former client," said Jacktoff. "I
' read about the shooting, and wasn't sure
lit was he. I talked with him a long time
I about the affair, and he seemed very cx
i citable and on the verge of collapse.
IHe asked me if Mayor Gaynor dead,
and when I told him he was not he said
' he w s glad to hoar it.
"He dwelt upon his grievance with the
! Mayor, and said that if he could only
! have got the Mayor to look into his case
j he would have seen he didn't have a
j fair hearing, and would have reinstated
him. It was hard for me to get any
connected statement from Gallagher,
I about the whole matter, and I think he
■ is laboring under some mental aberra
The lawyer said be would see Gal
lagher again to-day.
Robert J. Turnbull. a deputy assistant
in District Attorney Whitman's office,
called at the Hoboken Police Headquar
ters yesterday afternoon and offered the
resources and aid of the New York
prosecutor's office to acting Chief Bell.
Mr. Turnbull said that Frank Moss, act
ing District Attorney, had asked him to
see Chief Bell and deliver such a mes
The Mayor's son Rufus. Secretary
Adamson and Health Commissioner Led
erle rode in the ambulance with the
Mayor to St. Mary's Hospital. The j
Mayor smiled cheerfully on his compan
ions and assured them that he was all
"But I keep choking." he said. "I
can't breathe with this blood collecting
in my throat."
A Great Crowds Everywhere.
A great crowd had gathered around
the pier and all the Hoboken police re
serves were rushed to the scene or
strung along the route to the hospital,
and another crowd was waiting in front
of the hospital when the ambulance ar
rived there. Police reserves were sta
tioned there, also, to hold the curious in
Tho crowd remained ali day an«l in
quired of every one who came out of the
big doors. "How 13 the Mayor? " Mo*oi
men stopped their cars as they passed
the hospital and asked after Mr. Gay
nor's condition, while the passengers all
eagerly inquired i'or news. The news had
spread through the citj like wildfire an>i
brought a crowd from all sections. Be
fore, the Mayor reached the institution
a score of telephone messages had been
received from New York asking for any
nous there might be.
John Purroy BUtchei, the Acting
Mayor, who had taken charge at City
Hall yesterday morning, was only a lev
minutes behind the Major at the hospi
tal, and Mrs. Vingut. the Mayor's daugh
ter, with her husband, followed Mr.
Mltchel closely.
The Mayor was taken at once tr» the
elevator on his arrival at the hospital
and carried to St. John's room, on th<
fourth floor, which is close t<> the operat
ing room. Secretary Adamson tele
phoned at once for Dr. C. E. Parrish. of
Brooklyn, the Gaynor family physician,
while Commissioner I^ederl** put Dr.
and Fast
and Com
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All Parlor Car Train
It Is ImiwmlMo to nmilUll th.. unusual satisfaction or
travel on this train. AsMe from the modem couTehlcoca
which materially lessen (he «ptcted .ll^-omfort "of travel
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and' U*-fCK*><l to he allowed to make t^
trip with her. but Mrs. Gaynor wotj^
take only her son. Norman, telllnar tl^
girls that they would rx> *>jnt for shoaS^
their father's condition prove to be C r%
As soon as the machine had •*«(•
out into the Merrick Koad the chatiffe^
opened the throttle wide, and the rai>
was on. The entire trip from St. J,iai^
to the Queensboro Bridge, fifty-thre^
miles, was maae at the rate of mo*
than a mile a minute, and the automob^
was enveloped in a cloud of dust «a ft
swept down the country road 3 lik» »
When the throbblns car drew up at
the bridge entrance Mrs. Gaynor. h»r
face set find determined, "'• -■" sittin? be
side the chauffeur, and almost leaped tj
the ground arid Jumped into %
Bugher's car. Without th*- loss O Z\
moment the police automobile tore r '-'«r
the bridge and down into Manhattan
Mr. Bu?hfr eat on th- front eeat, hi»
gold badge pinned to his breast, in ca3 4
of possible interference.
The Patrol was ready, with steam up,
and as Boon as Mr? Gaynor and h«*r son
had gone aboard shot oat into the river
and'made for the North German Lloid
L.me pier, where another police automo
bile was waiting to WhMi th»: party to
the hospital.
When she reached the hospital Mr*
Gaynor had to be helped up the steps.
The strain of the rid"-, with the uncer
tainty, had exhausted her by that tins,
but she soon rallied.
Walter Bensel. sanitary superintendent
of the Health Department, at the worij
of hurrying the best surgeons in the city
to the Mayor's side.
Dr. William J. Arlttz. poliro su— eo-»
of Hoboken' mmi visiting surgeon of St.
Mary's Hospital, v/as th*> first to arrive,
while after him came Dr. Parrlsb. Dr.
Bensel suon had Dr. George E. Brew?
one of the surgeons who attended E. H.
Harrima.". and Drm George D Bta«as|
and Charles N. Dowd on the v.ay to Ho
. boken.
The first Uitag done was to relieve ftfo
hemorrhages in Mr. Gaynor'a throa:, and
; after the patient was made easier •;-■»
search for the bullet was besrun.
"I think I feel it here." the Mayor said,'
j rubbing the left side of his face. Bat
the doctors in consultation decided that
the only safe way was to wait for an X
ray examination. Dr. E. W. Caldwell, o!
No. 4SO Park avenue, was called, and an
appointment was made for him to £>
to Hoboken at 4 o'clock and tain several
X-ray photographs.
First Bulletins Reassuring.
At II o'clock the first official bullet!.i
was issued. It said:
"The Mayor was shot on the right *>&
Continued on rhtr-' page.
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