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\°' I.W N° 23,365.
Evprpss Drivers and Helpers
Vote to Stay Out Until Union
h Recognized.
Mayor Quoted as Deploring His
Attitude — Further Congestion
Imminent if Drivers Must
Be Licensed.
The situation in the strike of the driv
ers and helpers of the express companies
•was apparently unchanged yesterday.
Representatives of th« companies and
the labor leaders who are engineering the
f-trik«» conferred with Mayor Gaynor at
the <"ity Hall at different times during
•>. day. and there were further confer
ences in the camp? of the opposing fac
At the end of the day. however, the
employers and employes did not appear
to be any nearer together on the subject
of a settlement.
I monster mass meeting of the strikers
at the Teutonla Assembly Rooms, in
Third avenue, near 16th street, yesterday
afternoon lent an impetus to the deter
mination of the strikers to insist upon
recognition of t=<- union before they
wrould return to work. The men. two
thousand or more, who packed the hall
snd overflowed into the several en
trances, enthusiastically indorsed the ad
monitions of the labor leaders to fight to
the bitter end.
Daniel J. Tobin. president of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Teamsters, who
cam* from Indianapolis to look over the
»ituat^n. told the strikers that their con
dition here was *orse than in any other
ritv in the United States. He urged
Th.m not to return to work as individ
uals, but to stay on strike, no matter
how long, and insist on recognition of
the union. His argument was put Into a
resolution and unanimously adopted
Puts Settlement Up to Platt.
William H. Ashton. general organizer
nf the -. meters' T'nion. v.ho Is guiding
the striker?, put the continuation of the
strike directly up to Frank H. Platt. as
representing the companies. He said
that Mayor Gaynor had told him that
he greatly deplored the attitude taken
Irv Mr Platt. He also said that the
Mayor was inclined to think the strike
«ould ■.„-. settled in twenty-four hours
ascent for Mr. Platt's attitude.
At the mention of \.r. Phttt'a name all
sorts of epithets were hurled at him by
th* strikers. The audience hissed and
groaned for several minutes. until
severely < ailed to order by Chairman
■ ■•■',<■ express company officials held a
knrthy conference yesterday afternoon,
after which it was announced that all
the companies had offered to re-employ
the men in their former positions, upon
their individual application?, without
discrimination against any because of
their having left the service.
"Th*' rompanies know that many of
their old employes are loyal to them."
the siatem?nt continued "and are ready
t-< return, and would do so if they were
not intimidated. In regard to licenses,
the larger i umber r«f the wagon?, and, in
ihe case of some of the companies, all
r>f the wasrons. are engaged in interstate
<r-mmerce. and are not subject to local
Tfg'ilati^ns t:i peg ird to licenses."
Mayo- Takes Action on Licenses.
Mayor Gaynor yesterday had called to
the attention of Poice Commissioner
Cropsey the municipal ordinance requir
ing thai all drivers- of express wagons
Khould be licensed. The matter was re-
I<--rr*d to Mr. Crowell. Assistant Cor
poration Counsel, for an opinion, after
Assemblyman Hoes had taken the sub
jf < t up with the Mayor. Mr. CroweJl re-
Vrted that the ordinance was effective,
end undoubtedly related to the express
*nmpani« nd their employes.
According to the members of the Li
icnse Bureau, only three or four licenses
lave been obtained for express wagon
drivers? since the strike began. Viola
tors of the ordinance are subject to ar
rest and a fine of ?1O under the law.
Prom the statement of the express
companies it would appear that they do
rot consider the law applicable to their
employes and will make no effort to
rbtain licenses. If the Police Depart
rti^nt attempts to enforce the ordinance
to-day it « ill undoubtedly delay the
companies further in moving the wagons
until the qu< stion is definitely settled.
None of the large companies moved as
ir.any wagon* yesterday as "11 Ihe day
V^fore. and the congestion ■•'■ the princi
pal transfer depots of the Adams and
American companies, at Madison avenue
end 47th and 4Sth streets, was increased.
Flft* members of the I" Goods
Association call'-d on Mayor Gaynor yes
terday afternoon to ask protection for
tru-ir drivers from th« m* on strike.
The drivers at some of the department
ftorf-e have ■ •■).-• d to take out the <!< -
livery wagons because they feared mo-
J'Vtatjon from the strikers. Two of the
large ■ton yesterday got th«ii men to
promise that they ■ ■:,:■;..-. th" regu
lar deliveries to-day.
Late Conference at Ci«/ Hall.
A email ray of nope that a settlement
v. at- n'-sr at hand emanated from the
Mayor's office last night, when the labor
leader* appeared there In answer to a
rriessage from the Mayor. Vice-Presi
dent Stockton of the v.'. ■?•■■ Fargo Ex
press Company and Francis S. Bangs,
■ mad for the Adams Express Com
fany. had been in conference with Mayor
Oaj-nor during the afternoon.
A committee -11.111 the Bureau of M*edi
ttion and Arbitration of the State Labor
IV:}:artment had also called at the City
liall with a new proposition by which it
*'«s hoped to circumnavigate the dis
i ••• ■• question of recognition of th-
JPions. This plan, which called for an
?gre#>ment on the part of the companies
■«. receive committees of their employes
I' '3d not discriminate against their men
an account of membership in an organ)
t'.V,<fn, was taid to have been approved
C'jnlln'i*'! -Hi 'iirrl |I1C"
To-day, fair.
r,,orr m > uasrttlcd
Move to Force Government, Em
ployes to Rptnin Posts.
Paris. Nov. 4. It is understood that
the new Cabinet, although it does not
opposed the principle of trade unionism,
will propose a bill declaring strikes by
employes In the public service and by
state employes illegal, and providing a
penalty for persons engaging In such
St. Gregory's Patients Alarmed
by Nearby Blaze.
Mire than twoscore patientr- In Bt.
Gregory's Hospital, in Gold street, were
thrown into a panic for a while last night,
when fire broke out in a four story
buildine at No. 31 Spruce street The
r<=ar of the building face«= on th*> rear of
the hospital, and heavy clouds of smoke
from burning leather were carried into
the wards.
First Deputy Commissioner Driscoll.
of the Police Department, who had been
directing the police in their efforts to
r< »jjpve the congestion at the bridge en
trance, rushed to the fire in his auto
mobile, and established fire lines on
William street. He also pent a patrol
man to the hospital, to reassure the
patients. _______
Killed Spectator During Taft
Visit — Officers All Resign.
Dallas. Te\.. Nov. 4.— Sergeant .1 T >.
Maaley, of the Texas National Guard.
who fatally bayoneted Louis Richen
stein. a spectator, at the time of Presi
dent Taffs visit to Dallas a ago.
was sentenced to life imprisonment in
the penitentiary in the Criminal court
to-day. Manley pleaded that the killine:
was accidental. A. r the jury filed out he
.-hook their h.inds and thanked them for
the 1 i f"*^ sentence
As a pretest against Hartley's convic
tion all the officers of the 3d Resrirrcnt.
Texas National Guard, of which he is a
member, have tendered their resigna
tions to the adjutant general of the
Consists of "Football, Baseball,
Evening Balls and Highballs."
[By Telegraph to Th«» Tribune.]
Worcester. Msrss., Nov. 4. — That th*»
child of immigrant parentage is rapidly
outdistancing the American child in
school, that it has come to the time
when the American child's studies must
not interfere with his education, and that
education now consists of football, base
ball, evening balls and highballs, was
the charge made by Nathan C. Schaef
fer. Superintendent of Public Institu
tions of Pennsylvania, against the pres
sent American system of education.
Mr. Schaeffer spoke at the annual con
vention of Worcester County teachers,
held here to-day.
Police of Port Chester Charge
Youth with Abduction.
Gordon I'nderhfll and Mif-s Violet Wet
more, who eloped on Saturday from Port
Chester and for whom the police of New
York and Westchester County have been
searching, were brought back to Port
Chester last night by Chief of Police
Donovan nrvl Detective Curtin, of that
I'nderhill v. as <-harged wnh abduction
and locked up in th^ Fort Chester po
lice station. Miss Wet more, who is only
sixteen years old. went to her home.
Her father is W. S. Wetmore, an archi
tect, of New York City.
The young couple were married at Al
bany on SaUird;iy by a Baptist minis
ter and were found by the police at
Bchenectady. Underhili was working at
a hotel in that city, and was traced by
several letters which he had written to
relatives. When I'nderhill was arrested
at S< henectady on Thursday the police
say that the young bride refused to de
sert him and spent the night in the po
lice station.
Divorcee Confronted by Revocation of
Decree Which Set Her Free.
St. Louis, Nov. 4.— A divorce decree which
whs granted to James L, Powell, a wealthy
railroad contractor, on Tuesday was set
■side to-day by .ln<- : Hugo Muench.
Powell's former wife, Mary Louise Powell,
was married yesterday to C. Frederick Ek
felt, who was f»ed recently by Powell.
Judge liuench. In setting aside the de
cree, appointed a commispuiner to determine
whether there was collusion between Powell
and his wife.
Woman Says He Permitted $150 Judg
ment in a $50,000 Case.
|Xv TV-l»craph tn The Tribune. 1
Pittsburgh Nov. 4. — Mrs. Annie Gflmore.
of Jefferson County, Ohio, brought suit for
$10,000 damages here to-day against I 'to
Rodgers, an attorney, v.ho, she alleges.
mishandled a case for her In the Jefferson
Counts courts She says she bu«hl John C
Lashley for $50,000 and thai Rodgera let the
case - " to trial without ;i jury, and per
mitted a judgment to be entered in her
favor for 1150. She says »h« never got the
money, although rhe alleges Rodgei as
serted that he bad paid her $100.
Henry L. Stimson spoke at Catskill,
Poughkecpsie. New Rochelle. Tarry
town, Mount Vernon and Yonkers.
Theodora Roosevelt spok»> at Dcs
Moinrs, Davenport and other places
in lowa.
Mr. Roosevelt sent his third letter
in the controversy with Judge Simeon
E. Baldwin,
Lloyd C. Griseom, president of the
New York County Republican Com
mittee, estimated the plurality of Dix
in the county at under 40.000.
John A Dix spoke at Troy
Chairman Huppuch of the Demo
cratic State Committee declined to
confirm th» assertion of .John A. Dix
that he had signed a petition request
ing a higher duty en paper.
Henry L. Stimeon will 6neak at
Cooper Union to-night.
Mr. Roosevelt will speak at Cleve
land, Ohio.
NENV-VOKK, SATURDAY, N<>VKMBi:H 5, I»iO.— FOURTEEN PAGES. * PRICE ONE (T'.NT ' ' •..•-■■^^:';v^^"'
Refuses to Attach Criminality to
Killing of Grace Hough by
His Automobile.
Justice O'CrormaTi Leaves Second
Degree Manslaughter Only
for Consideration as
Trial Ends.
The Jury in the trial of Edward T.
Rosenheimer, who was Indicted for mur
der in the first degree after hie auto
mobile had run down rind killed Grace
Hough on Poiham Parkway last Au
gust, brought in a verdict of nut guilty
last evening after twenty-five minutes*
deliberation. Justice O'Gorman, on mo
tion of James w < isborne, Rosen
heimer's counsel, had earlifr in- the day
reduced the charge from murder in the
first degree to manslaughter In the sec
ond degree.
There was an affecting scene outside
the courtroom when Rosenheirher, who
had spent several weeks in the Tombs,
rejoined his wife and two children.
They had been excluded from the court
room with Rosenheimer' s mother in or
der to avoid a possible scene when the
jury should report Its verdict.
The skilful handling of the defence by
James \V. Osborne. formerly an As
sistant District attorney, so magnified
the "'reasonable doubt" regarding Rosen
heimer's responsibility for the collision
that caused Mips Hough's death that it
was thought to be almost a foregone
conclusion the jury would refuse to con
vict his client.
Frank E. Anderson, who was Juror
No. b\ expressed the sentiment that had
guided him and his fellows in the jury
room by saying that while there might
be grounds for a civil suit as the result
of the collision, the jury could not see
any reason to brand Rosenheimer as a
Osborne Relies on Mute Evidence.
Mr. nshorne made this thp keynote of
hip summing up, coupled v.ith the sug
gestion thnt George Feddon, the driver
of the buggy in which Miss Hough was
riding, wip more to blame for th<> col
lision than the defendant. He argued
that thf circumstantial evidence'of the
wrecked buggy and the battered autn
mobile In the courtroom would be <=uffi
ck-nt to acquit his client.
He pointed to this evidence as proving
that Feddon had been dri> mc across
Pelham Parkway from left to right,
where he ha<l DO bnsißeas to be, ■without
a light on the end of the buggy, con
trary to law. xxhr.il the Rosenheimer
r.ia<-hin<* hit the buggy.
"T'li r <=et my cape on this lamp," said
Mr ''.-borne, taking the lamp from the
right side of the machine.
"If the machine had smashed the
buggj full In the rear the front of that
lamp would i>e Bmashed," he said. 'But
it is intact in front, only the right side
being damaged, where it came in con
tact with the vehicle as Rosenheimer
tried to swerve his machine around it."
Mr. <>.«b..rne urged the jury to con
sider that up to the tinif of the acci
dent Rosrnheimer wan an innocent man,
and that the action of the court regard
ing the higher degrees of homicide had
relieved him of the charge of wilfully
Finasing into the buggy.
"Where and when did this peaceful,
homelovlng man. Supporting his family,
become a felon," he asked, "and en
titled to be sent to state prison among
criminals, with the felon's brand for him
and his children V
Case for the Prosecution.
In his summing tip for (he prosecu
tion Mr. Maynard insisted that the
prosecution had proved the buggy was
passing along the right side of the road
when the automobile, without warning,
crashed into it from behind.
In charging tho jury Justice O'Gnr
tnan contented himself with defining the
law, and did not review the evidence.
He warned the Jurors, however, not to
be carried away in their deliberations
by sympathy for the dead girl or her
family, but to decide the facts fairly
and beyond a reasonable doubt.
The jur: went out at 4:40 and returned
at ."•:<>."» o'clock. When it had rendered
its verdict Ropenheimer flushed and. ap
parently on the verge of breaking into
tears, controlled himself with a visible
After t)i<= i onrt and counsel had
thanked the jury. Rosenheimer. bavins
been formallj discharged, shook h;mds
with each juror. He then walked out Of
Uk- courtroom, a free man. to his family,
winch had received word of the verdict
His \y\U. mother, children and friends
vied with each other In embracing him.
All < ! f them were weeping and th<- |w>ii<e
had to make ;, way through the crowd
thai pressed around them.
When asked If h»- had any statement
to make, ' " enheimer replied:
"No, no. For God's sake, let m« and
mine go away for ;< timr "
with his family, hla lawyers and a
f, v friend a he was u»k»'u into a room
near by, where thej remained for half a
houi . congratulations. They
then lefl ""' building
Court Favors Republican in Contest
and Council Is Deadlocked as Result.
KnrwalK Conn., Nov. 4— The rejection
of fiftv-nln** ballots as bf , )ng nilgai by
Judge William Williams In the Superior
Court •' BridgepoT to-day, which assured
the election of ''I' nlea Quintard, - Repul-
Ucan, to (i ' ' council, ••■■ <r Daniel Tooroey,
n Democrat, by a "• ' »t<? of 54] to 538, leaves
the city without « v,.\or and no sppoint.v*
officers; as th» eoun-il m,,,,,], three Re'pufc
licans and three Democrat^ with no chance
of break** the deauloeli
I «*nv>P Brundage who „ r)? elected May
or by th* r^mocr.ts a » the last election,
died before inking th* oath of office, and
the only «■«>' of tllllng th * office is by vote
or council. At '"" f '"' "on Toomey wa« de
clared "\« Xf ' A Xi '"" vot ". and Qulntard
appealed to the Superior Court
Thousands of persons who use the bridge cars wpn» ccnmpllod to patronize Ikt trolley tMtm.
Candidate Is Enthusiastically
Greeted in Hudson Valley
and Westchester.
Telis How Republicans Have
Wiped Out Direct Taxes and
Increased Revenues
of State.
Speeches in Greene and Dutchess
counties yesterday and an automobile
dash around Westrhester County in the
rain last night wound up th" upstate
campaigning of Henry T,. Stimson, Re
publican candidate for Governor. Con
sidering the weather. Mr. Stimson'a re
ception was good wherever he appeared.
At Catsklll, where the candidate spoke
first, be criticised John A. Dix. his
Democratic opponent, mercilessly for his
"hypocrisy" in declaring that if he were
elected Governor he would lower taxa
tion and make it possible for the poor
man t<> lay by a little for a rainy day.
Mr. Stimson pointed out the fact that
under Republicans the direct tax which
had existed in Democratic state admin
istrations had been wiped out. and the
state's revenues from indirect taxation
increased millions of dollars.
"I wonder which tax Mr. Dix would
reduce— the tax on corporations?" he
queried pointedly. "Or would it be the
stock brokers whom he would relieve?"
•Think of the hypocrisy of such a
man going down to the East Side and
shooting off talk like that in general
terms." cried Mr. Stimson. in indigna
tion, at the disingenuousness of the
proposition He railed for specifications
as to where and how Mr IM\ would
reduce taxation, as he has be^n callinsr
for specifications of how Dix would ef
feet his promised reduction in state ex
"I got no answer to those questions
and I expect none to this one." said Mr
Stimson 'Hut if l>ix is silent, his ticket
ppeaks for him." Then he denounced
the pretended reform «>f the Democrats,
with Sohmer. and Gradjr. and the Sul
livans. and Bensel on the ticket with
the "immaculate Dix."
Commissioner Austin Presides.
Mr. Stimson left Albany yesterday.
morning. With him were Superin
tendent Hotchkiss of the Insurance De
partment and Speaker Wadsworth. It
wns raintng when the party started, but
by the timo ('atskill was reached there
was a young deluge under way The
theatre wher»- the meeting was held
<> is wHI tilled, an.l the crowds greeted
the candidate and the oth*r speakers
warmly. H Leßoy Austin, whom Oov
ernor Hughes recently appointed Forest.
Fifih and ilamc Commissioner, acted ;is
chairman of tht meeting, and intro
duced M r Btinwon.
The candidate declared himself em
phatlcally ■ Progressive Republican of
the Hughes brand
■[ want you to know my views," he
'said, "because I don't believe a man
should slide into the great office of Gov
ernor by keeping silent."
"That's right: " crime an approving
voice from the audience.
Mr Stiinson then took up the allega
tions of extravagance raised by the
Democrat* in an effort to discredit the
Hughes administration. Would the
Democrats, he asked, reduce the appro
tonlinucJ ou MC««d pj?e.
Hp Figures Dix Plurality in New
York County Will be Under
40.000 Votes.
Prentice Thinks Republicans Will
Win by Much Greater Plu
rality, but Is Not Ready to
Give Final Estimate.
After a meeting of the N>w York
County district leaders yesterday after
noon at Republican county headquarters,
Lloyd (Jriscom said that, basing his
figures on the estimates received from
the leaders, be would figure the plural
ity for John A. Dix in the county at
something under 40,000.
"Dixs plurality in New York County."
said Mr. Griscom, "will not be more than
Although bis political jurisdiction does
not extend outside Manhattan and The
Bronx. Mr Gliscom said that, from the
reports on Kings. Queens and Richmond
COUflties, he thought that, roughly ap
proximated. Mr. Dixs plurality in the
entire city would run from around 7^.000
to not higher than 75.99*.
In IJWS New York County gave Chatt
ier, the Democrati ■ nominee a plurality
of 49.234. and th^ entire city gav«> chan
ler n plurality of 59.9f>4. 4.234 of this com
ing from Kings County. 5.040 from
Queens. ;ind 1.390 from Richmond.
Reckoning Queens and Richmond plu
ralities at about the same approximate
figure as the Hughes-Clianler figures of
two years ago, the Republican leaders
are estimating Dixs plurality in Kings
Count-, at something in the neighborhood
of 20.000 to 'J.-».«K»o.
Even the most conaettujive of eatt
mates given so far by the Republican
leaders from ;ill sections of the state
place th° Stimson pluraJity outside of
the greater city at JUMXiO. and the an
nouncement of Mr. Uriscom's estimate
on the city's vote was enthusiastically
received at state i.eadquarters yesterday
as presaging s sure Stimson victory.
Ears P- Prentice, chairman of the Re
publican State Committee, was working
on his estimate of the upstate vote yes
terday, >n<l expected to have the table
completed to-day. His only prediction
so fiir \\:is lhi't Stimson would carry the
state b> something around 90,0nn. and
y. si. rdaj h p could say nothing further
than that H the report* coming in to
him continued as they had been a vic
tory for 'the entire Republican state
ticket was assured.
The state chairman thought that Mr.
Qrlscom's estimate was poeaibl? too con
s.rvative. but ho said he WOUM BOOMf
bavc it thai " : '\ than too rad* al.
Glovarni Caruso. resembling his brother.
Enrico, the famous singer. In every detail
except for the possession of a silky Latin
mustache. set foot in this country for the
tirst time yesterday, when be deserted the
Konigin i-"i.c for Hoboken. Caruso halls
from Naples, where, be says, he is a
writer. He has left his wife abroad, and
expects to spend the winter with his illus
trious brother
Enrico himself will not arrive for b(»v
*-ral weeks, When his brother will be on
hand to welcome him back. Asked If he
were ■ singer. Giovanni replied:
"So, you coultl not expect two singers
in on* family. «nd •saeeiaUy when one is
v.. ,-,. . a plnger as Enrico There is no
one hi c him."
Candidate Severely Shaken Up
at Waterviiet, N. Y.
Troy. N. V.. Nov. 4. — John A D'x.
Democratic candidate for Governor.
whil<= on the way from Albany tn this
city, to-night, figured in an avtoaaotata
accident. Th" machine in v. hich he waa
riding ran into a street excavation at
Watervliet, snd was badly damaged
The car was bowling alone- a f.^r
rate of speed, as Mr. Dix was late. There
is a slight curve In the street ar th ~
spot, and the big car skidded o n the
slippery pavement. One end dropped
Into the excavation, and the car cam
to a sudden halt.
Mr. Dix saved himself fram V.plng
thrown to the ground by grnsping th^
seat in front of him. He was badly
shaken up, but sustained no injuri*?.
Ex-Senator Charles A. Towne ;ind his
secretary were in th«» automobile uith
Mr. Di.x. Neither rvps injured.
The interrupted trip was resumed In
a livery coa- h
Captain of Warship WonnHrri in
Landing Near Chahbar.
London. Nov. 4.- A dispatch received
hpr? to-day by a news agency in Teheran
reported that a British invasion of Persia
had begun recently at Lingah. on the Got!
of Persia, and that the commander ,->pd
officers of the British cruiser Proserpine
had been wounded in a battle.
It turns out, however, that the affair
had nothing to do with Persia. Sixty
men who. had landed from the Proser
pine near Chahbar, in Beluchistan. had a
brush with Afghans, in which the captain
of the Proserpine and another officer
from the vessel wane slightly wounded,
'"hahbar is 3Rn miles distant from Lingah
and in another country.
Young Welshman Starts on Trip
Across Channel.
London. Nov. 4. — Willows, the young
Welshman who recently made a flight
of ll>o miles at night in a small dirigible
airship built by himself, and established
a British record, ascended in his dirigi
ble at Wormwood S'-rubbs at 'A: •_'.">
o'clock this afternoon and headed for
"Willows wa? seen near th* Kentish
coast at fi o'clock this evening, but since
then no news has been received of the
flight of his dirigible
Stabs Himself After Elopement
with Girl of Eighteen.
Dresden. Term . Nov 4 — Despondent
because he had been forced to surrend^r
his efghteen-year-oM bride, Thomas
Gaskinp. seventy-flve yean old. a
wealthy planter, stabbed himself with a
pocketknife at his home, near hero, this
afternoc-n. inflicting wounds whicfe will
probably kill him.
Following the death i>f his wife, three
weeks ago. flasklns. despite parental ob
jection, procured the consent of Lizzie
McDanlels to m<»rrv him. Tnall lilnj ha
rode to the McDaniHs hrntir astrMa S
mule, held the family at bay with a
revolver, and rode away with the young
woman seated behind him. They r.»:.'
four miles to Paris, wh^r.- they \\er»'
married thts morning.
Tn the mean tim»» thf» Sheriff, at th«»
request of the girl's father, wont in pur
suit of the elopers. When h.> erertaoll
them (iaskins submitted to .irrest. his
wife climbed into the buggy with the
Sheriff and the three continued to Dres
den. Gasktns riding ahead on hj s mule.
On the way Gaskins escaped, and was
found at his home several hour* Liter in
a d\ ing condition
PRIZE FOR C f HHirHr:;, .in
Son of Ex-Governor Secures Sears
Award at Harvard Law School.
(By Telegraph to Th» Tribune]
•"ambrldK-. Mass.. Nov. 4 -Charles Evans
Hughes. Jr.. son of ex-Govorncr Hughes,
has ••cured a Sears prime m th* Harvard
Law School. The Sears prizes, four in
number, were established in 1909 in memory
of Joshua M P*»ars. jr.. "10 be awarded
annually to students in the sch«tol who
shall have done the most brilliant work
In their classes "during the year.*' From
this gift four prises of m each are to be
awarded annually.
This Is 'he first year the awards have
teeu made.
Elevated 'dries Tied Up by Train
Jumping Track Just Before
Rush Hour Begins.
Crowds Orderly, bat Subway and
Surface Cars Prove Inade
quate, and for Two Hours
Service is Demoralized.
An empty train r.r the Brighton Bear!)
line left the stvaitrht and narrow path
defined by its track on th<* Brook'
Bridge at fh«» beginning of the rush
hour last nig>»t. an.] tied up all "levated
Imps across the r>id bride , compelling
thousands to wan across the •in in a
drizzling rain and ch?lJing wind, or to
crowd '•> suffocation in the Brooklyn
Bridge trolleys or subway to Borough,
Nearly all the Bronklynites who make
their wav home across Brooklyn Bridga
were caught by the mishap, as only a
small part of the fortunate "• o'clock
crowd had been whisked out of the sta
tion before traffic was stopped. All the
thousands that came later were stowed
beneath the bridge loop in a dense
human mass, disconcerted, anxious, jell
ing questions at the guard?, and yet not
willing to accept their answers m final.
and eagerly pushing: forward so as not.
to mi?s the least chance to get home tn,
time for dinner.
When every inch was blocked th*»
croud stood immovable for a few min
utes, as if hoping that the spell would
be broken by the announcement that the
cause of the delay had been removed,
and all could take their accustomed
Travel on Sbanks's Mar*.
But when policemen cried out at HH
top of their voices that no elevated
trains would run for a Ion? time, there
was a rush for the trolley cars and tr»
the subway, while an uninterrupted
stream of thousands!, who saw that they
had no chance of getting on a car. be
gan to pour across the span.
The active malcontents were the fir?t
to depart, and the people who remained
proved highly pood natured. The few
policemen who had to cope with the sit
uation until the reserves arrived, some
fifteen minutes later, had no difficulty
in diverting the human stream in the
proper directions. Hundreds of women
waited patiently along the 'walls of the
loop, prof erring this to the crush on th*
cars--, and as many hundreds turned back
to Manhattan to wait until the worst
.was over -'■"".; ■■ •- • * -.
Many could be seen inspecting their
pocketbooks anxiously to - make sur*
whether- the Friday night reserve of
funds was sufficient to permit the luxury
of a meal in a Manhattan restaurant in
stead of the belated feast at home In
Trouble Begins at 5:20. •
It was 5:20 o'clock in the afternoon
when a car of an empty Brighton Beach
train left the track in the Manhattan
terminal of the Brooklyn Bridge. Th<i
train had arrived on the centre track and
discharged its passengers. P. \V. Fagan.
the motorman. had gone from his cell In
the first car back to the last car. so as
to be ready to take the train to Brook
lyn again. Joseph Considine took Fa
gan's place in the first car to run th-»
train across the switch to the southern
track of the pocket. On the switch con
necting the two tracks the second car of
the train Jumped from the rails an.l ef
fectually blocked all further train move
The rush had already set in. and all
the platforms were crowded, but with
the aid of the police the guards suc
ceeded in clearing the station, after
which all gates were closed and nobody
was permitted to enter the platforms.
A wrecking crew was summoned, but it
was almost thirty minutes before actual
wrecking crew was summoned, but it
s almost thirty minutes hsiai • • ' '-
work began.
It was •". I.', o'clock before the wreckers
cut through the coupling between the
derailed car and that behind it. Then
the four cars were run back to the cen
tre track, and the eastern half of the
loop became available for train service.
At 7 o'clock trains were running across
the bridge again, though the schedule
was hampered by the blockade of ons
I Tha Crush at Its Worst,
while the huge office buildings si
lower Manhattan had closed for the day.
and toward « o'clock the nightly pil
grimage of returning Brooklynites de
veloped its highest force, and was aug-
Kped its highest ssffCSd and was aujr
mented by Manh.tttanites who tried to
reach the Third avenue elevated and th«
subway stations. Every Brooklyn trol
ley was tilled before it turned into SI
loop; the subway stairways and down-,
town . platform were dangerously
crowded, and the Williamsburc: Bridge
cars going up the Bowery received hun
dreds of unexpected passengers
Police reserves were called out from all
the ttve police stations of the inspection
district, and soon after their arrival
came First Deputy Commissioner Drla
coll. who rushed down from headquar
ters to take charge si the police force. A
large squad of mounted police cleared
irk Row of the crowds which
blocked the Third avenue cars, while pa
trolmen were stationed throughout the
op to keep the crouds moving and to
watch over their safety.
One of the tirst acts of Commissioner
Driscoll was to post a lieutenant and ten
policemen on the platform of th«» sub
way, to guard against the danger that
somebody might be pushed under a
Every Brooklyn train of the subway
was delayed, and soon the whole servica
fell thirty minutes behind. The trolley?
across the Brooklyn Bridge could not
make much headway, and for mo hours
the service all over Brooklyn became de
moralized. Reserves of two Brooklyn
police stations were caiieil out to help
the traffic squad at the Brooklyn ter
minal. . , „,,»,.,,
No immediate cause. for th- accisjssK
was found on examination ot the trac*.
The found or ascribed the misnap »o
engineer I mishap
the slippery condition of the rails or
some defect of the car. -

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