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\* T ]AX. ...N° 23,2«^5.
Chauffeur Who Pursued Car
That Hit Carriage Picks Him
Out as the Driver.
Coroner Schwannecke Denounces
Companion as Liar on the
Witness Stand at Pre
liminary Hearing.
j^e c result of th* preliminary hearing
..' -r Coroner Schwannecke. of The
Bronx, yesterday. Edward T. Rosen
gjjjJer! son of the late Julius T. Rosen
,_-. tne -wealthy needle manufact
urer, who was arrested at his home in
„...- ear yesterday morning in con
flfr tier with the death of Miss Grace
HPUfrh and the serious injury of her
♦*-c friends on Thursday night in a
collision between his automobile and a
csrriape, was held in ,«^.V»OO bail Cor
, - .. -- examination on September 7.
Mikon Fleisher, an artist, who was with
F.??enheimer at the time of the accident,
... held in $5,009 bail. He is charged
*^th being »n accessory to the crime.
( ----- mar. had been able to obtain a
lurety up to a late how last night.
A aumber of business men called at
Coroner Soh^anneke's office yesterday
afternoon and offered real estate bail for
■aseabehner, but as none of the men
vere known to the Coroner he refused
;o accept their bond. He announced
that unless some individual, easily iden
.£...- or personally known to him.
rffcred a real estate bond he would re
*u?e to accept ny other than cash bail.
- Between the hours of •"• o'clock last
■r c •;.•.-- night no one came with an
offer of either real estate or cash bail.
Notwithstanding Coroner Schwan
«Vef confident statement that a Mr.
c&raan. supposed to have been the
third it " i" the Rosenheimer auto
iqgloif. an; * Is said to livr in Kelly
fi.-fet.-The Bronx, would be in his cus
tody by P o'clock last night, Mr. Bchu
jnas *£ c ftill at liberty at midnight.
" : At 11 :,•• o'clock last night Coroner
fcfcuanneke went ,ip to the scene of the
'tctifierit. Pelham Parkway and Cleve-
Isrdavenijr. to take some measurements
EEC •- observe at what distance ■
vehicle could be distinguished In the
dark at that particular point.
Was at Wheel. Says Witness.
In Coroner Schwannecke's office yes
terday mornins: a witness swore that
Kcscaheimer was at the wheel of the
<zr -when it crashed into the rear of the
carrisr^ r«~cupicd by Miss Hough and
tf7 companions, and that Fleisher and
i third man sat in the rear seat.' One
Em, trbo Fwore that he had been close i
■■■-• the time -of the accident, testified
[ tiat th^ car did not lessen its speed !
after th? collision: but instead shot \
thead fit an increased rate.
t Hot- • le d^ath dealing machine was
chased through th» gloom of the night
■ arete of. more than seventy miles an
hour, in tire hope of learning the identity
cfits crivr, was told by John 1 <:an. : . I
tJacCeur. who drove up short i. after
•a* crash. Deans swore that he ■ was
Positive in his identification of Rosen
b?imr-r and Flei^i«-r as two of the men
fc thf c?r. When they appeared at taw
mlimlnyry hearing yesterday he pointed
■ accusing • jrrv at th<- prisoners and ,
his assertlcn that th«y were
tte men in the autotnobil".
*"-— FleiEher took the stand in his
•a defence he said that he had ieen
&c furst of Rosenheirrer on Thursday
' i- ■ -whrn the; latter took him out for
t n\r nn Pelham Parkway, but stoutly
«a<rd that the machine had struck any
ether vehicle or that he had seen any
£fCJd»nt. i.'prfflcr ESchwansecke, who by
*-ii? tirt!«-- was nettled at the witness.
naaner, went at Fleisher savagely and
£bs»d at him so rapidly that
SViEher became confused.
Saw White Horse :n Road.
' He finally «-aid that bi felt a slight
fcrk at the pnint where the accident hap
pen»r; and that when be looked back
to s*^ what it was that bad caused It i
'• only object in the road was a white
i^TE* 1 . This was regarded a? important.
K.^revious testimony had shown that!
the horp» driven by Miss Hough and her
"'ends- was a light zray in color.
Tkl?hT 53M that he h?d tatti d out
'■' in ■■ - ■ -< Ing with Rosejnheinrier
fi^arn hors- to run an automobile. They |
:'-: '-- r - rtoppri -l r roa<lhous«>. and turned
**' * tin *jeir vayhome about 6 o'clock. j
i%>caheiiner was driving the oar,
-^-■Eher sa'-J. and when they r- «■ bed
*' J * corner of Cleveland avenue the ma- i
et:iw- BTPeriTPd 'sHgbtly toward th left
w th" road. In regaining the centre of
■' parkway, the witness said, the au-
j. jrf -ci-nmined" •- . mething in
that Iced 111 a "-agon.
ftTitt j- r .». a? fO cijjrht. cording to
-•^;^^ r t!lsi? h - hardly paid any at
)^inn tr, It at tV time. A moment;
KrS* Q* itn<--ss paid, he leajßed over j
• J* * ror!l M ■ and asked Rosenh^imer ;
•vl^ :hrr l;?<5 ncar<J anything strike i
I - -* u^snoljilo. Tlie latter said he bad j
?jid th-n Flefsher leaned ov< r Uir
j f ' Slt -i" 1 ! raw the white horsed
rr ' ' joTi •-,*><- any dead bodies when
i^ '-oolieil tr...;ri'"' a*k-?-J Coroner!
• ■
rT> PW«hfr was ISked rtt whnt
*>^ Sc morh! n<: bad been ir-'ing at the j
' 14 ' rjitl'-er" th« jarring he-estimated
t, i 0'" «.tirt;;t fourteen miles an hour.
\-Z C " :xnr " r in(n .'•..., him whether
ihT <;3 '" *' nrr }llul put on speed after
_y KT:d Pleischcr ??ai'J lie had not
" /<1 " 't :; mch were the case.
Says Mod Guard Was Bent. ■
: t^ !l Me«ed by the -• rimer. Flcl'shor
"' n . E: ' 1 - >sict when the automobile wa.<
h? ltil :" the P^"tte garaae at Kosen
jjfcs* home the mud guard was found
A motni rit later k»-
Dist-ut Attorney Truiabull. r«'l>
' Jor-' fit:: '" l^* ' asc oT :h< State, drew
m^ 1 Ule Mateasem from Fleisher that
t « Iha :a:np s on the front of the ma-
■ 'iiiur^i on krcqprf v*f
1 I 0*;-".I 0 *;-". iT Tfiips ON STR 'ALB ANY.'
* A^C ' . - v - '--' D «>' Line last u-.ui L<*al.—
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Air Currents Compel Descent
Before Reaching London.
Tendon. Aug. 20._ M o| S!S ant. the . ay , a _
tor started on the last , rg of his flight to
London at 6:20 o'clock this morning, but
aftor a three-mile flight was compelled
by the strong air currents to descend.
Ho announced after his descent that he
would be unable to make a new start for
several hours.
Paris City Council's Offer for
-Country Contest.
Paris. Aug. 13.— The Paris City Council
to-day decided to offer a prize of $20,000
for an air race similar to that recently
conducted over the east of Paris circuit.
The latter race was for a prize of the
same amount, and was offered for the
aeronaut who made the distance from
Paris to Troves. Xancy. M^zieres. Char
leville, Douai, Amiens and back to Paris
In the shortest elapsed time.
A Fast Trial Trip Made by the
Zeppelin VI.
Friedrichshafen. Wiirtembcrß. Auk. 10
—The Zeppelin VI. which the director
ate of the Passenger Airship Company
recently decided to transfer to Baden
1 aden to carry out the programme for
passenger trips, has been fitted with im
proved propeller? and other features,
and mad" a trial flipht to-day. The hijt
diripible proved to he the speediest of
her type, hut her rate was not ascer
tainabie. owing to irregular winds.
With Reynolds Meets Party of
Officers — Warnings Issued.
Police Commissioner Baker vent to
Coney island last nighl to see how the
police in the seaside precinct are doins
their work. He was closeted for an hour
in the captain's office in the Coney
Island police station with Fourth Deputy
Commissioner Reynolds. Borough In
spector H"lohan. District Inspector
O'Brien and Acting Captain Eason. who
is in command while Captain Calvin is
ill. Jupt what the four men talked about
was n<«t given out. but it was believed
that the Commissioner planned an active
campaign against certain hotel and con
cert hall proprietors on the island.
After th° conference Commissioner
Baker left the Island with two friends.
■v ho accompanied him in h's automobile.
t<> catch a midnight train for Vermont.
Ir. company with Holohan. O'Brien and
Kason. Mr. Reynolds went over the if=t
and. paying particular attention to the
Bow cry.
The party called at several dance and
music halls and ordered their proprietors
to discharge certain waiters in each re
sort who had come under the eyes .of
police investigators sent to Coney Island
recently from New York. The proprie
tors were told that if they did not. get
'rid of the men designated they would
lope their licenses. All promised to dis
charge the n<en at once. It was said
that the waiters tipped the investiga
tors, whom they regarded as sightseers,
to certain things which are not regarded
with favor by the police.
Lost Child Drowned After Being
Turned Away from Station.
Paterson. N. J., hag. 19.— When the
body of. Oscar Goldstein, two years old.
was found in the river yesterday, a story
reached the cars of Chief of Police Bim
?».n that some children said they found
the little boy wandering about the
streets on Tuesday morning, when he
disappeared, and that they took him to
Police Headquarters.
Thi?= tale, unlikely a.« it seemed, was
followed up, and Helen and Frederick
Eattenatehi and Benjamin Barolsky were
found. They said they had taken the
little boy to the 1 police, and had been
told by the policeman they met in head
quarters to take him back to where they
found him. They did so. and left him.
Subsequently the child appears to have
wandered to' the river and fallen in.
Th ir story was borne out by Traffic
Officer Zimlinghaus, who said three chil
dren with a lost child passed him and
told him about the child, and he watched
them walk up the street and go into
headquarters, a block from his post.
To-night the children and Walter Man
son, who joined them and helped take
the lad to headquarters, all picked out
Patrolman Peter Murphy as the man
who told them to take the child back to
where they found Mm. Murphy denies
h . saw the children at any time.
Charges are expected to be laid against
Murphy . .
Body Carried to Sea on Floe-
Companion Found Dead.
Chnstiania. Aug. 19.-Flve members
of Captain Mikkelsen's expedition, which
was ■necked last winter on the coast of
East Greenland, arrived to-day at Aale
eund. Norway, on board a email motor
boa t.
The- Mikkelsen expedition left Copen
hagen on Juno 20, l*». on the Danish
Arctic skip Alabama to search for the
bodies of the I-:ri<-hsrn Greenland ex
pedition, two of whose member* per
is ,.,i : « in November. 10'J7. while trying
to return from the north coast of Green
land by way- of the Inland Ice
Tiif returning explore™ report that
Captain Mlkkeiseii and the engineer of
the Alabama went to North Greenland
after the vessel was wrecked. The bod:
f on- of Erlchsen's companions was
round on the Ice, but it is supposed that
Erichaen'fl body was carried out to we*
by -m- <>; the ice floes.
So Son Gets $850,000 Estate— Will
Written on Waldorf Notepaper.
(By T'lcfc*** I*l1 * 1 !o T*« TriUine.l
PJtt*burs,"Aii& I?-— l!y a brief will, writ
ten on a «nall rtieel of notepaper of th*
WaMorf- Astoria Hotel, New York, a'" 1
bearing no date, an estate estimated to be
worth IsJM" is dl -i" : -'' ••* by Florence
>\ C. Nimit k. of Plttuburg, who died on
juh . 21. Alexander K. Ninilck. * son, £ els
,he" entire estate With Hi. exception jf *
>^ minor bequests. Tic son refused
ii ..\r hi* mother aii'l imh;-, mhotigh in
itTc Vitlr = tco-tUul I'itubure sir 1 -
Drops Fifty Feet, and Heavy
Motor Misses Young Flyer's
Head by a Few Inches.
Crawls from Wreck Unhurt and
Declares He Will Try Again
— Shriver' s New Machine
a Success.
Philip W. Wilcox, the Columbia fni
versity student who has been building a
Farman ty Pc hiplane for right months,
fell fifty feet at Garden City yesterday
afternoon, and narrowly escaped death.
His engine missed hip head by only a
few inches. The engine weighs 'J."io
It was the fi r .<-t time that any aen -
plane had fallen so far at Garden. City.
Tt was the third attempt by as many
aviators to operate the Wilcoz ma
chine, and the second time that the ap
paratus was demolished for their pains.
But Mr. Wileox will continue to try to
Mr. Wilcox is the son of Dr. Sidney F.
Wileox. of No. 41 West 52d street. Man
hattan. He is only twenty-four years
old. tall, keen faced, dark haired and
feverishly absorbed in the science of
Clifford B. Harmon. Captain Thomas
S. Baldwin and George S. Russell were
holding the interest of the five thousand
spectators, including several hundred
who had come from the new building of
Doubleday. Page & Co.. where Theodore
Roosevelt had laid the cornerstone at
r> p. m.
Mr. Itoosevelt did not go to thf> avia
tion grounds, hut in expectation that he
might eight machines werr- on view he
fore fi o'clock.
Charles K. Ifamilton had taken his
seat in a machine huilt by "Tod" Shriver.
internationally better known as Slimm.
and had found the apparatus good be
fore the paint was dry.
Hamilton was flying inn fret up, while
Plimm tried tr. keep back tears of joy, It
being the first aeroplane Slimm had ever
made, and all his money and hopes be
ing wrapped up in the thing-.
Four men were sailing around in a
rather windy looking sky. and young
"*V!lcox said at 6:45 o'clock:
"The wind seems all right; gue?s I'll
try her. This is as good a time as any."
The TVilcnx aeroplane had been twice
tried with bad results since it was first
completed fix weeks ago.
L,ewis Strang. the automobile driver,
smashed it, and Hamilton, after running
it along the ground, refused to take it
up. declaring that th» construction was
When Wilcox raid that he would take
up his own machine several ( friends
showed concern. This strengthened his
purpose, and he took his seat.
"How do you spell your names?''
asked a reporter. ."One T or two?"
"That's a sad thing to toss at a man at
a time like this," he replied, laughing.
"I myself employ one "1." " - ..
Wilcox Takes the Chance.
He gaveUhe signal to his helpers, and
the white and yellow machine ran along
the ground perhaps on*- hundred yards
before leaving it. The crowd knew that
young Wilcox was at the wheel, and of
his long straggle for success, and he was
cheered heartily.
Fifty feet above Th.^ ground the plane
to the right hand of th« aviator dropped:
in an instant the whole contrivance was
pppn to be falling to earth sidewlse and
then to crash noiselessly ;is so much pie
Hundreds of spectators started to run
to the wreck. Hamilton had come down
and he ran for his automobile. Harmon
came down. Baldwin still was flying
and Russell was preparing to alight.
The Wilcnx machine fell half a mile
to the east of the grandstand. There
was, of course, no movement visible in
that possibly fatal heap. Men. as well
a= women, muttered and grew pale in
the suspense.
Wilcox was pinned to earth by the
lower left hand plane, but was unhurt.
In falliner. the motor, which fortunately
was not firmly seated in the machine, fell
out of it and narrowly missed the young
man's head. As -is weighs "'** pounds,
death would have resulted had he fallen
beneath it.
Six men helped Wilcox out of the
tangle. Hamilton got him in his auto
mobile. Harmon sat on one side, and
Gage V; Tarbell on the other, while the
white faced aviator came toward the
"Tve been in railroad wrecks, runa
ways and .steamship disasters," said
Wilcox, whose only mark was grease on
the right ear. "and now I've been In an
aeroplane accident.
Says He'll Try Again.
"I don't know how soon I can get the
machine ready, but I am going to fly
R- thp way" — to ;i nearby friend-"!
must gft ready to go to that dinner to
night. I'm all right. ['ye felt every
bone in my body. I pulled the thing the
right way, but if didn't work. I'm go
ing out now to look after the machine."
[n this latter he was dissuaded, aa
there were nn«' thousand persons doing
that at the moment
Hamilton then started off for the sec
ond time in Sllmm's biplane, equipped
with a fjO-horsepouer Kirkh;im motor,
and to the astonishment of nil faded
from view in the direction of the Sound.
returning after an absence of,ls}£ min
utes. It whs declared to be ■ remarkable
instance of daredevtltry to go off that
w ay with a strange machine of a friend's
Harmon flew several times in circum
spect circle* again postponing \. the
Sound trip, arid then It was dark and
the crowd hail gone away.
1 mr"f ne* bMp*. Comfortable staterooms,
' i,i, private bath", Cuisine th« best. Braad
m..rn.'nnde deck* Standard service to the
South ..ft- :i: r;rc.i(Jw:iy.~Advt. . •
Frank B. Harriman. Charles L
Ewing and J. M. Taylor
Give $10,000 Bail,
Would tfave Been Arrested
with Others — Railroad Graft
Greater than Political
Brand. Says Official.
Chicago. Aug. Ift. -Three former ex
ecutive officers of th^ TUinols Central
Railroad Company were arrested to-day
on warrants in connection with the al
leged frauds by means of which the rail
road lost, it is said. $1,500,000.
The men arrested are Frank B. Harri
man. formerly general manager of the
road; Charles L. Ewing. formerly man
ager of lines north of the Ohio River,
and John M. Taylor, formerly grnrral
storekeeper of the road.
The warrants, sworn to by President
J. T. Harahan of (he Illinois Central
Railroad, charge the three men with
conspiracy to < heat and defraud th*
railroad by false pretences and with op
erating a confidence ganTO. Harriman
and Ewing were taken to the Harrison
street poli.-e station Their bonds of
$10,000 each were pienpo by a profes
?ional bondsman.
The allegations in the graft case are
startling. The investigation began a
year ago. It reached a crisis last spring,
when President Harah;in bs'gan actions
to recover sums said to aggregate more
than $1;OOO.60O allege to have been
taken from the road by car repair com
panies with the connivance of high offi
cials of the road. Harriman. TSwing.
Taylor and many others of less magni
tude resigned their places. Much of the
money Is said to have been repaid pri
The name of Ira 'i. Kawn. who re
signed a rice-presidency in the Illinois
<>ntr;i! road to become president of the
Monon system, and who was found dead
recently at his home with a bullet wound
in his breast, was brought Into the scan
dal. Murray Nelson, jr.. attorney for the
Illinois Central, said to-day that Rawn"s
death, which it is intimated waa self
inflicted, headed off warrants which
would have been Issued for him.
Construction Frauds Also.
Private detectives, working under the
dire, tion of President Harahan. are said
to have unearthed frauds other than
those connected with padded car repair
bill?. The?e are said to involve the
diverting of f1.000.00G or more from new
construction funds. The investigators
ray they have procured several confes
sions which Will be used in their attempt
to fasten guilt on culpable person*.
To-day's developments bring the name
of Ewing into th^ ease for the first
"I have never been approached by any
attorney or detective engaged in this
case." said Mr. Harriman. "I am per
fectly innocent of any and all charges
made against me. I will admit that I
have been awaiting some such action as
this in order to refute the charges. T
an glad of the opportunity to clear my
name I have always been true to my
friends! and I want. them to know, as
will be shown in court, that I was al
ways true to the Illinois Central."
Harriman's connection with the Illi
nois Central covered a period of thirty,
one, years. He began, as a civil engi
neer's apprentice, served three years as
an • assistant ■ roadmaster. and arose
through the grades of construction, engi
neer, trainmaster and division superin
tendent to the general managership.
An official of the Illinois Central road
Intimated . to-night that other arrests
would follow: . . .
"We will get the last man In this con
spiracy, down to the fellow that drove
the 'spikes in the roadbed, if there be
any such, that bad guilty knowledge of
the scheme," he said.
, The same officer announced that lome
idea might be conveyed to the public of
the strength of the criminal cases that
have been worked up against the alleged
offenders by reason of the fact that the
road this week refused an offer of fTOO,
000, in return for which the complaints
were to be dropped and do public «x
poature of the alleged culprits made.
"The mass' of evidence against these
men and the others who will be arrested
later is so great that it demonstrate! that
political graft in' its palmiest conditions
pules into Insignificance beside the hood-
touJitilUHl mi fmirll! lintr.
Old Cigarmaker Claimed Kinship
to Colonel John Jacob.
A man who paid his name was John
Jacob Astor. seventy-four years old. of
No. 307 East ?9th street, died last night
in the city Hospital, on Blackwell's
Island. The dead man had long claimed
to be a relative of Colonel John Jacob
Astor. At th*> time he entered the in
stitution he gave the names of John
Jacob Astor. of No. S4O Fifth avenue: C
F. Astor. of No. -jon East P.ith street,
and Mrs. Lena Thomann. of No. 40S
Second avenu p . as his nearest friends.
The body will be brought to the Bellevue
Morgue this morning.
The name given by the old man, and
which appears on the records of the
almshouse, is not an assumed one. ac
cording to Mrs. Thomann. She said that
her husband. T,ouis. who is a butcher.
and Mrs. Mary Guntber. of No. 314 East
Ifith street, have evidence thai the dead
man .md < "olonel John Jacob Astor were
distant relatives. Mrs. Thomann said
that Colonel Astor's grandfather and the
old man's grandfather were brother?.
According to Mrs. Thomann. the As
tor who died yesterday was born in
Waldorf. Germany, and came to the
United States about sixty years ago.
He married a short while afterward, and
made his living at his trade, cigarmak
ing. for many years. His wife died
seventeen years ago. and then the old
man wenr to live with Mrs. Gun^her,
Who is related to his wif^ .»•*■
Two years ago his eyesight failed and
he had to stop work. He refused to ac
cept the offer of Mrs". <Jnnt!ier to live
in her home, and insisted upon going
to the City Hospital. He was an In
mate of . the hospital on Blackwell's
Island on several occastonst and at
times acted as an orderly there. He
last entered the institution on July 2'>
and remained until his death.
Purchases 117 Acres for His
Daughter, Mrs. H. L. Satterlee.
Bar Harbor. Me.. Aug. 19.- The famous
sand beach property on the Ocean Drive
here, the gathering ground of picnic
parties and Sunday school excursions for
many years, has jtist been purchased by
J. Picrpon' Morgan for his daughter,
Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee, of New York.
This property consists of about one hun
dred and seventeen acres, with a large
frontage on the ocean, together with
one of the very few extensive sand
beaches on Mount Desert. It is about
fotir or five miles from the village, and
forms an ideal site for a cottage.
Mr. and Mrs. Patterlee. who will come
in a few days. 3 re expected to erect a
summer home which will surpass by far
any of the villas now at Bar Harbor.
Mr. Morgan is now here on his yacht,
the Corsair, looking over his new prop
Must Be So Labelled if There's
Benzoate in Its Depths.
[By i*'eg-rar'! to Tie Tnbun«> 1
Philadelphia, Aug W. -A label on
every wedge, of pi p 'ontalning benzoate
of soda is the ultimatum of the state
dairy and food authorities.
Hotelkeerx^r-. rpptaurant men and
dairy lunch men who serve cuts of pie
whirh way down deep contain benzoate
must comply with th<= pure food law.
which prohibits its use in quantities
greater than one-tenth o{ 1 per cent, and
requires that all foods containing even
that pmal! amount shall advertise th"
Victim Left Home Ostensibly to
Hunt for a Job.
Scolded by his father, George Bolze,
eighteen' years old, started from his
home. a* No. -<>•". West 133 d street,
ostensibly to look for work. While
dressing, however, he had slipped on* a
bathing suit, and when he went out he
hunted up Andrew Nelson, of No. 806
Lenox avenue, and together they went
out on the North River from 14"ith street
after crabs.
After several hours of unsuccessful ef
fort George suggested that they go in
swimming. . Both j boy« then swam out
to a log about fifty feet from their boat.
A few minutes later Bolze gave a cry Of
pain and exclaimed: *
"I've got a cramp, 'Andy'! Help me!"
Before Nelson could reach his com
panion George sank. Nelson failed in
his efforts to tlnd the body," and later
police of the Harbor Squad grappled
without success.
i U g ,;..( (12.55 via \\'.-i Shore; ii;>"\i.i
\.~. Tork Central. 'I'imne I3lO> Mail)
Strike Breakers and Special Offi
cers Use Fists and Clubs
on Mob.
Two Innocent Bystanders Among
the Many Wounded in Series
of Fights, and Police
Guard Is Increased.
One woman was shot, a man was
| badly beaten and several other men.
; two of them innocent bystanders, were
I so badly hurt that they needed hospital
treatment last evening after thirty
strike breakers employed in the Have
i meyers & Elder sugar plant, special offi
cers detailed to guard them and a gang
of strikers had engaged in a battle royal
at • South id. and Roebliruj streets.
I Williamsburg. Another woman. Mrs.
I Julia Sobinsky, a strike sympathizer, is
; locked up in the Bedford avenue station,
"charged with throwing bottles at the
strike breakers. . .
The squad;' of officers and refinery men
[ were walking past the corner of South
, 3d street and . Driggs avenue, when a
gang of about forty strikers, made up of
all nationalities, ran to the street from
doorways and stores and began to call
them names.
The special officers advised the strike
breakers to keep moving:, though several
of them wanted to fight. But the
! strikers followed them up. becoming
! more abusive at every step. The special
i officers drew their clubs and threatened
| them. That angered the crowd, and as
the strike breakers reached the corner
of Roebling street. they massed them
selves and charged.
The Fight Begins.
The officers yielded their clubs right
and left, while the strike breakers
fought with their fists. Up and down.
South 'Jd street the mob of fighting men
ran, the special officers knocking every
striker's head that came within reach.
Men and women in the neighborhood
took sides with the strikers, and in a
short time another row started. In the
midst of the excitement several shots
were heard. Then Mr;,. Ray Gadsky,
of No. 2.°.7 South 2d street. r fell to the
sidewalk screaming with pain. As she
did so one of the special officers struck
Kocco DraggO, a striker, on the head
with hi? club, and he fell with a fract
ured skull, In his hand was a revolver,
and the officer who hit him asserts that
the bullet which struck the woman came
from the gun.
The riot had reached its height before
a call was sent to the police of the Bed
ford avenue police station. While the
police were on the way to the scene
Mrs. Sobinsky and others, the refinery
men say. grabbed bottles and bricks
and hurled them at the strike breakers.
Several of the missiles struck two men
v.ho were passing and trying to get out
of the way of the fighters.
When the police reserves reached the
corner they found the mob of men and
women still fighting. They drew their
clubs and the strikers broke and fled.
First Aid to Injured.
Ambulance calls were sent to the East
ern District Hospital. A surgeon found
that Mrs. Gadsky had a slight, but pain
ful flesh wound in her right leg. She
v.as treated and sent home with a po
liceman. I>raggo's skull needed imme
diate attention, and he was taken to the
hospital, a prisoner. Several other men
had cut heads and hands dressed and
left for their homes. One of the strike
breakers pointed out Mrs. BoMnsksr, and
the policemen took her to the station
A short time after the tow was over
a crowd of strikers attacked a squad of
mounted patrolmen who were escorting
strikebreakers at the plaza of the Will
iamsburj;-Bridge. The policemen rode
into the crowd, sending the men scam
pering in every direction. They brought
their clubs' into play, and frequently the
running men had to stop to pick up a
friend laid low with a well directed blow
of a policeman's billy."
Fighting was frequent during yester
day, as the strikers received some money
from the union.' which, the police say,
they spent in getting drunk. They
caused so much trouble that one hun
dred patrolmen and twenty mounted
men were detailed last night to keep or
der in the neighborhood In which. the
suear refineries are. ■
Think Beverly Will Give 4 'o!d
Guard" Unpleasant Surprise
Before Long.
Griscom and Fellow Leaders
Sure That Taft and Roose- ,
velt Will Work in Har
mony in State.
Progressive Republicans in this city
madeTthree significant statements yester
day regarding the much mixed situation
in their party BI this ?tate. These were:
That Vice-President Sherman ■ M
chosen by the Republican State Com
mittee as temporary chairman of the
state convention by a series of deliberate
tricks and misrepresentation?.
That Vic**- President Sherman's inter
view nt Beverly anenr. ex-President
Roosevelt and the progressive platform
he advocated did not represent President
TafTa views.
That President Taft had not broken
with ex-President Roosevelt over the
situation here, or abandoned his belief in
the wisdom and desirability of enacting
the Hughes primary and elect reforms
into law.
To these statements a significant pre
diction was appended: "Wait until you
see what happens at Beverly in th" next
few days."
"They played Taft for a sucker, and
don't you believe he doesn't know it.**
In that way one prominent progressive
described the manipulations, which left
the impression in the mind of Mr. Roose
velt that President Taft had joined
hands with the. "old guard" and brought
these close friends almost to an open
"They tricked Taft. and deliberately
sought to create the impression that,
while he had consented to the enforced
retirement of Cannon and Aldrich. he
had thrown over the Progressives in thH
state and Joined hands with Woodruff.
Barnes. Ward. Wadsworth and the rest
of the 'petty satraps.* That was the
comment of another man. who suspect 3
that Mr. Sherman is about to encounter
a few unpleasant moments when next ha
gets into communication with the head
of the federal administration for having
been taken in by his "old guard" friends.
Trying to Get at the Truth.
Meantime. Progressives here and Re
publicans not precisely so radical are
hard at 'work trying to straighten out
: what all consider a misconception of th*
true state of affairs, both by President
Taft and ex-President Roosevelt. ■ When
both men understand what went on the
■progressives believe there will be" some:
pretty hot shot coming to the "old
! guard" and a much better outlook for
the success of the Republican .. state
ticket in the coming election. Needles*
to say. IhSM men predicate their belief
in the ticket's success, on the proposi
tion that the standard bearer be a Pro
gressive and the. platform a Huzhes-
Foosevelt kind of document.
Lloyd C. Griscom will go to Beverly
soon to lay before President Tat> the sit
uation as the Progressives see it He
knows exactly Mr. Roosevelt's frame of
mind, though he will not be in any
sense an ambassador from Sagamore
Hill to Beverly. Mr. Griscom refused to
discuss his coming visit in any wav yes
terday. He threw up his hands and fled
from those who sought to ask him ques
Mr. Griscom has talked with district
leaders here and prominent Republicans
not directly connected with the political
machinery, ■• that his views are pretty
well known in political circles. They
agree with those of tlje other Progres
sives. The New York County leader •«
expected to ash President Taft la make
it clear that th, Sherman Beverly inter
view was not inspired, and represented
only the Vice'Presidenfs personal con
ception of politics, not that of the ad
ministration. "> .-.
Probably Mr. Griscom will carry ; " the
President the information that Mr.
Roosevelt considers the Sherman inter
view, delivered immediately aft**r a. tallc
with the President, as a repudiation of
the Presidents progressive, ideas for
New York State and an indorsement tt
the "old guard's" position. Added to thi3
will be the judgment of many of UN
progressives that the Republican ticket
in this state will be doomed unless Theo
dore Roosevelt lead the. fight. receiving
due recognition In the convention as Wei
an in. the campaign. That, it will c*»
needless to point out to the President,
would be a mighty bad thing t Jr him.
Expect Action fay Taft.
The Progressives* view is that "-
Roosevelt and his close friends will be
likely to keep out of this state situation
altogether unless it is made apparent
that President Taft did not inspire th»
Sherman interview. Some of them be
lieve that that interview was Just a part
of a general scheme of trickery and mis
chiefmaking designed by the "old guard~
to bring about a breach between trie
President and Mr Roosevelt. They ex
pect likewise that a demand that Mr.
Sherman step aside as temporary chair
man which has made its appearance
among Republicans will h<» echoed heav
ily In Beverly "before Ions:.
A bit of political gossip which is goinsr
the rounds has an interesting bearing on
all this. The story has it that a pretty
definite understanding has hern reached
among Mr. Griscom. Fro. l Grelner. of
Buffalo; Vice-President Sherman and
Representatives J. Sioat Fassett and
John Dwight. This was. roughly, an
anti-Woodruff alignment, and it is un
derstood that there was a sort of one
for-all-all-for-one offensive and defen
sive arrangement, patched up first when
the "federal crowd" was tryinjc to brtn.^r
about the retirement of Woodruff m
state chairman.
Recently, it is rumored, this agree
ment grew into a pretty hard and fast
division of spoils— the state ticket bein;
looked on as the reward for theße men
who njured thfy could control th* state

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