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when ho was Colonel of Enelneera. Ha
Rets his title because of his service in
Jeb Sttmrt's cavalry aa Colonel of tho
First Texas Cavalry throughout tho civil
' vr&r, he Bald, although he is a native of
Virginia. He had to leave Virginia many
years ago, ho said, Iwcauso of several
sensational duels In which he took a
prominent part.
Col. McCarty was averse to talldng
nbout hlmnelf when questioned about his
history, saying that he had entered Into
business relations with tho Sollgmans and
. other rich Now York men and that much
df his caroer, especially his Russian ex
periences, did not meet with their ap
proval. Tho Colonel did say that ho had
old to tho United States Oovernment a
powder manufactured by a swrot process
known only to himself mid that tho secret
of the powder "had liecn locked In tho
archives forever." Kor proof he showed
n copy of a bill Introduced In Congress
huthorir.lng the Oovorntnenl to buy his
powder, nnd ho announced that much of
tho great penetrative power of tho am
munition now used by the army and
navy is due to his powder, which is "guur
ROteed against lvickflre."
Mr. Jewell was asked about this powder.
Ho said that he went to Washington a day
or so ago to run down tho Colonel's state
ments concerning the powder and other
inventions claimed by (he Colonel, but ho
could find only that tho bill hud been
Col. Mccarty's office, which is a fow
doors from the oflico of the Kero-Oas Com
pany at y. Liberty street, has all tho set
tings for a convincing demonstration of
his gold extracting machine, which ho
calls the "MeCirly separator, condenser
and hirer " The machine ha a long
name becMtwe it does many things. In
one room of the Colonel's suite is a glaR
model of ill- machine and in another is
one built on a vcale to handle live tons of
wind a duv Mils larger type hasn't been
put in operation yet. but is likely to get
under way at any time.
The machin? lias some sixteen cylindri
cal coiiipHrtiiioiio,. In each of which, as
Mr. Wade described it. "there ara three
motions, the downward, lifting and
cycloped.il." The sand Is poured into a
funnel .at on? end of the machine and
-then forced through tho various cylin
ders by water pressure. In the (Irst two,
"which an- larger than tho rest, there is
.preasuro of sixty pounds, and this is said
by. Col. McCarty to Im sufficient to
separate the lighter sand from the parti
cles of gold and heavier sand. The sup
posed gold bearing sund is then sent
through the other cylinders by a smaller
pressure, depositing some particles of
gold in each, until finally the watercourses
through a filter at tho opposite end of the
machine, in which even the minutest par
tiolee of gold aro caught.
Wade, who had been called in by Col.
McCarty to aid in demonstrating the ma
chine to the inquirer, explained it in this
"You see, by this machine we get tho
flower or virgin gold, the richest gold
of all, which in tho ordinary methods of
extracting gold parses off into the air.
All that the Colonel has done here is to
harness up Mother Nature. Ho uses tho
name method of extracting gold by which
fho gold found by placer mining was
turned out He puts this water under
heavy pressure and keeps it there until
it has done its work."
if Col. McCarty exnlained that he re
cently tested ora from Kauth Carolina
mines which showed a value of only St
as as.iyea by tho usual methods. When
put througli nis machine there wus u val
uation of $23. The Colonel pointed to a
notice on the wall stating that tests or the
machine made by Prof. LocKe of Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology, with
Adirondack sand showed a valuation
of more than 14. He had tested the same
model in the Tochuology laboratory, the
Colonel said.
Nearly a year ago a man who had
bought more than llo.onn worth of stock
in Mr. Coop's concern, tho Wuverly Re-
auction Lompany. on the statements
by Copp and others as to what had been
done by Prof. Locke with tho McCarty
machine, wrote to Prof. Locke for infor
mation and got this reply:
Col. McCarty came to Tech. and It is
true that Ids tests showed a value, as stated,
but tests which have been made since he
went away have not "given any such values
and we are still working to determine
whether this difference is due to fraud
on the Colonel's part or lack of ability on
our part.
The sand problem Is far from belni
solved, and the chances are still very much
aeainst its becoming a paying proposition.
f you have money which you ure willing
to lose and can take a very long chance
I can see no objection to having you guinhle
in sand, just as you might gamlile In a
horserace or other event
Then after Col. McCarty reieuled to a
Son reporter the other day his storv of
tho results obtained by Prof. 1 ock';, u
letter of inquiry va, sent to he pro
fessor. Under date of February 17 tin
My experience with Col. W. i' .Mason
McCarty indicates that he Is a mnii of keen
intellect, who has had apparently u good
technical education. ruder his direction
I sent a sample of sund to New York to be
tested in his laboratory and went over to
see the test. The result wan a satisfactory
extraction of gold.
An aBsay of the sand before It went to
New York showed absolutely no gold value.
An assay of a sample of the same sand
after it had made the trip to New York
and come back again showed a value of
about SIS to the ton, using precisely tho
same method of assaying. You may class
this work as miraculous, and 1 will leave
it to j ou to draw your own conclusions.
The Waverly Reduction Company is
n New York corporation, but has Us main
office in I'oston. The company has been
i-ellins shares in lots of twenty at $10 a
sharo for the reason that twenty shares
mean an interest in two-thirds of an acre
of sand, thu company retaining one
third of every acre sold because of' the
alleged great wealth of the proposition.
The company has ficured out that under
tho tests by Col. McCarty and others
each two-thirds of an acre will be worth
StlOO.noo to the investor, and it costs him
but Sloo. That is why the company sells
two-thirds of it.
Not. long ago Mr. Copp sent out from
his office in Hoston a report of ulleged
tests by Col. McCarty stating that from
one cunlo foot of sand taken from the
cut back of the railroad shops at Santa
Clara Franklin county, the Colonel got
six grains of gold, or at the rate of W.73 a
cubic yard. Mr. Copp stated that $30,000
would build u plant capable ol handling
1,000 cubic yards a day, on which the
profit would bo je.OOO. The Waverly
Reduction Company's holdlnits aro stated
to be 1 ,054 acres in Franklin county, where
the sand avorat-.es over fifty feet in thick
ness and from which Mr. l.'opp estimates
'.'00,000,000 tons of sand can Vc taken,
The State geologist's offico sent out its
warning partly because of the avorly Re
duction Company s elaborate campaign
to sell shares in sand and lieeauso of tho
alleged result" obtained by Dr. N. S
Keith, a Philadelphia chemist, who was
working in mi nporimental mill at Croe
han, Lewis county, with money supplied
by Philadelphia men, who had a process
entirely different from that used by Col,
McCarty. Mr. Keith had reorted rich
recoveries of gold to bis backers, and
this interested Buffalo men who had an
Idea of becoming interested. Thoy got
permission lo have a llim of buffalo
mining engineers and chemists i-o to Or,
le th miu and check up his tests. 'I ho I with gold it probably can be used in con
I 'nil, do iron found the mill locked when tnectlon with working up precious metals
U'y net there, but us they had a written and in refining cloy for pottery purposes.
The Spring
Are Now on Sale
at all our retail stores, and by our
representatives throughout the world
" Standard since 1838."
order they forced the loett and pdt the
mill In runninc order. A letter written
subsequently ly one of the engineers
f liirliifr our first visit to this plant we had
fully discussed with Ur.Kelth his
and the method, of proceeding at each
sluice, full notes had lieen taken, and were
tollovced as closely or even more so than
Dr. Keith was in the habit of doitur. We
had no difficulty in making what would
lis considered a successful run. The ma
tnrial we used was out of a small tdt. exca'
vated hr Dr. Keith uesr tho mill and con
nected thereto liy a small trestle. He told
both of us repeatedly that all his runs on this
mill had averaged oror J?
After putting eleien tons of this tand
through the mill wo made n erv careful
cleanup and after retorting all the amalgam
secured and removing the resulting coppor
uy ncio re round a very small uilAiitity
of gold present, which would not n mount
to one-fiftieth of ,in ounio nd eould verv
easily liavo been soaped .from the bottom
of I hi amalgamating pan.
Mr Newland writes in the Knginrtrina
mm ..ilium' trJiiffFifi ill mo .mironuai'K
Cold Holds:
It Is evident that wltii the process In work
ing order, a Held Is opened that would soon
make tjouth Africa a second-rate producer
and in time might overturn our whole finan
cial system. Hut for some unexplained
reason, after the mill Is up, tho machinery In
plaee, and all made ready for operation, the
cold does not matorlallr.e-tn the Mock
holder. Then romes his unpleasant awaken
ing from dream to reality, and another
abandoned mill marks the progress or the
It may teem surprising that such schemes
should find support among the public, but
their vitality Is witnessed by the continued
Interest shown in them, as noted In the press
and in the recent reports issued by the State
Geological Survey. They appeal naturally
to thoso least able to assume the financial
loss which they have always entailed.
Tho aetual sums that have been raised
by these concerns must amount In all to
several hundred thousands of dollars, but
there Is a much greater economic waste
than is represented by the mere capital
outlay, as need scarcely be stated, 'the
extent of the craze that may seize upon
the people during the height of a boom is
well shown In the periodic scrambles for
the registration of claims, hi one Year
nearly 4.000 were filed with the Secretary
of State at Albany. The intereM alxo is
not purely local, ihnuiries In regard to the
matter have come from all parts of the
NO doubt, many engaged In the business
are acting In good faith, and there is no
intent here to question personal motives.
It seems, however, an opportune time to
throw somo light on a situation which is'
hardly creditable to the mining Industry.
KBno-OAB prospectus.
The Kero-fias Company, which brought j
about the complaint to the HtockExchanee
authorities against Mr. Jewell and Mr.
Qross by a man who had too shares of
stock that he thought Jewoll Stringer
by Wnd', who hd also promoted the I
comnanv. Whilo telllnir 1m: Snv man.
ab ut the gold extracting machine Wade
machine' invent ion"; "op'oL" '
Jewell A Stringer
pugm to miy irom nun. was incorporated , will be under the auspices of the New
InDohware i.i into as the Hydro-Carbon York Armstrong Association. The othor
Sfnira';0"' e"1 ?V1'3 K?f "Peakers will be Dr. H. D. Frissell. prin-
l lie utcraturo or the i;as machine com- uu" nu war aanoe Dy inaian
pany states that "kero-gas" is not only students in costume, a lo'e song and war
adapted for lighting but for heat and danco by Madikane Cele, a native Zulu,
power. Of the illuminating gas it is ho has attracted considerable attention
alleged that t0U cubic, feet can be made I wherever the Hampton students have ap
from a gallon of kerosene, which costs peareil, and a negro lalor song by a chorus
about 10 cents. "The ignitiou is operated of negro students. There also will he
by a preheatig utomi.er which is con- plantation songs by a chorus or Hampton
trolled by an ai pump uttuched to the ' cadets, and Wolf, an Indian, and Madi
stove, heater or furnace," states the cir- . kane Cele will tell stories or Indian and
cular. It will also produce 10 per cent. Zulu life. ,
more power per norse-power capacity of . The patronesses include Mrs. Andrew
un engine than any other gas produced. 1 Carnegie. Mrs. It. Fulton Cutting, Mrs.
will respond readily when starting a cold i W. Bayard Cutting. Mrs. Frank N. Double
engine und the gas making attachment 1 day, Miss Helen Miller (lould. Mrs. Kob
can bo applied to alljheating and cooking ert Hoe, Mre. Archer M. Huntington,
attachments. 1 Mrs. Collis 1 Huntington, Mrs. Arthur
C1UCDI.AR or JEWtXb 4 htrin'okr.
offerinir I
anv wd5 1
any said
The letter of Jewell A Strineer
stock in the gas machine company
We tske plss,ire-tn -ubmittlne for your; Douglas ltohins-n, Mrs. James 1Umk
caieful consideration what we believe to be , velt. Mrs. William Juy Schieffelin. Mrs.
the best investment offering we have ever
nuu i lie good lottiine to olitalu. After the
most 1 1 it Ul liuestlir.iiliiu r bu purrlinsed
a limited number of shares of the cupllal
slocl; of the Kero-Cas Company of Dela
ware. Wn believe that in extending to you
this opportunity to Invent wo are offeilng
you one of the best Industrial beciirlllus
on the market to-day.
1 he Kero-Cas Company is a holding coin-1
pany and owns a number of United States
patents on hydro-carbon oil gas generating
devices by which it generates all kinds
or petroleum oils into gas, msklae a fuel
suitable for heat, light and power purposes.
The results obtained by their patented
devices have been declared by experts to be
tho virtual solving of the fuel problem.
The fcallent features hereto attached will
give an Idea of Its many advantages.
The letter also stated that the company
expec.ted that in 1913 and subsequent
yoars, when the royalties begin to come
In from the gas machines, the minimum
amount of business done will amount
to not less than S per cent, upon its capi
tal stock of .i,tXKi.ixxi. "The management
of the Hero-Gas Company is in tho hands
ot seven directors, all substantial busl
uesa and protessional men or New York
ana uetaware, including bankers, mer
chants, manufacturers, lawyers, judges
and capitalists." says the lettor. The
firm reserved the right o reject subscrip
tions for more than 700 shares.
Mr. Jewell and his partner, O, F,
Stringer, talked trankly with a Sun re
porter when, questioned about the Koro
Oaa Company. Mr. Stringer said that the
firm not only had withdrawn tho letter
and sold no stock, but that as a result
ot the letter there wasn't a single appli
cation for stock. Both said they were
sorry that the firm took hold of the gas
Btook before looking up Wade, but said
that thoy have slnco retired from all
connection with it. Mr. Jewell said thut
no gaa mocninos nave been put on the
market yet, and he is afraid that the pres
ent investigation will kill tho sas maehlne
company even though the machine has
some merit.
"I intend to get out of the gold extract
ing machine company, also unless Wade
keens awav from the office " nnlH Mr.
Jewell. "He has no interest there except I
from holding a small amount or stook. :
He met Col. McCarty on the boat one day
and got to talking with him and heard
about the Colonel's invention. He asked
tho Colonel's permission to Interest a
few of his friends and in that way got Mr.
dross und myself interested. We are
putting our money into It now to carry
ahead the experiments. If the machine
is a failure we lose and If it Isn't we make
something out or it. If it Isn't a success
Shapes of
"We have tried very way possible to
keep Wadu out of the offices at 122 Lib
erty street, but. we can't eject lilm sum
inarlly because he Is a stockholder. Vfal
have tleolded that the olilv wav to net rid 1
or him Is to move the company's office.
and oven that may not succeed."
Henry Clav ltussell Wade sometimes
calls himself Harry Wade and sometimes
Henry It. Wade. He is now about IS
years old and is sufficiently supplied with
funds to live nt an otpenslvo uptown
hotel. He arrived In Wall street about
twenty-five years ago atter clerking In a
liochester drygoods store. He was ar
rested in l'fe- on u charge of passing a
worthless check but was discharged In
Special Sessions. The next year he was
convicted of pinning a buckelshnp ill
lower Broadway utrd was fined S.VXi and.
sentenced to three months imprisonment,
Ho had been indicted previously for
stealing a ring but was Acquitted on the
trial. In tone he was arrested ou the
complaint of a Canadian timber owner,
who said that Wade, its president of a
concern called the 1'inplre lloltd and
Securities Company, got him to nut up
money to float a company to develop
tlmlwr hinds. Wcdu hsd the bonds
guaranteed by tho Imperlnl Trustee
Company. fictitious concern of which
he was the head, which was connected
with the bog is' Hanover Rank of Moston.
The I'ost UDIcu authorities closed up
the timlwr land company as n fraud and
tde Canadian then went, after Wade. The
charge wasn't pressed, Pipers bearing
Wade's name were found in Vfred H.
(loslin's office when It was Added a short
time iHSfore. Wade was again arrested in
April. 1907. on a warrant Issued somtf
months before, on a charge of exchanging
n wortniess cnenc urawn on me fTieae
ninhe Tower Comiianv for a sood one
drawn by Oeorge !'. Tilvou and getting
the money. Wade spent two years In
Sing Sing for this and just after he got
out in 1909 he was arrested again. He
had offered to supply a man with capital
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1U1 lim 117 IIJM1I i-hi'i. vc.m
and cot no capital, but the complainant
was advised to hjb Wade, and the latter
turned his attention to larger llelds.
Uefore. Wade went into gas and gold
he was promoting the Automatic Machine
dun Company as Harry Wade. Wade
and others induced John Hays Hammond
to put ? 10.000 into this comtiauy. Wade
has never failed to enlist the interest of
business men who were willing to Intro
duce him tit thcl'- bau'ts and invest money
in his schemes. His success in that line
for several years past bus umnzed men
who knew his record. He wus able to
win tlie confidence of Mr. dross and Mr.
Jewell by his ac piainvinceshlp with men
known to them.
Mr. Choate to Preside at Meeting to
Purther Hchool Interests.
Joseph H. Choarfc will be one of the
speakers at n meeting to be held in Car
negie Hall Monday night on behalf of the
Hampton Institute. William Jay SchiVr
felin will prcnide at the meeting, which
cil,al of tlle institute, and Major Robert
II. Motou. the commandant, himself u
T" f-tures of the meeting will include
R love Bone' oeatn song, planting song.
i.iirtiss James. Airs. Morris lv. Jeeup.
-Mr8 Clarence H. Mackay. Mrs. V. Kverit
Mtt(7- Mni- J- Pierpont Morgan, Mrs.
ym .-eliowes Morgan. Mrs. Ivi
Lurtiss James. Mrs. Morris K. Jeeup.
I Morton lr- .I(u,I.m XI
(Jeorj'e Sheldon, Mrs. .Samuel Sloan
Mrs. William Doualas Hloane. Mrs. .lames
Speyer, Mrs. Francis l.yiuie Stetson,
Mrs. Frederic W. Stevens mid Mrs. Spen
cer Trask.
riiB loxes have been sold. Seats may
be obtained nt Die box office, 4 hose on
tho orchestra Moor costing SI each. The
gallery will le Tree.
Trafflc Suspended and Doien Trains Are
Htalled by Billiard.
Utica, N. Y.. Feb. 22. Aa tho result of
the storm that blew In from tthe West
and grew In fierceness to-day traffic on
the Itomo, Wa tort own and Ogdenaburg
division of tho Now' York Central system
is suspended, resulting in the isolation of
Watortown, Oswego, Ogdensburg nnd
other places in uorthnrn New York, Only
two ixisscnger trains passed over thu
division, these getting through early in
tlm day. Thereafter the snow plied into
tho cuts, imprisoning a down trains and
marooning isjssengers in out of the way
Tills city is in absolute darkness so far
as street lights aro concerned, tho gale
having broken down many miles of wite.
Buffalo tma been in the grip of a heavy
snowstorm for twenty-four hours. Two
deaths were reported there. Mrs. Anna,
Uoppe, 30 years old, Mng found lifeless
in a snowdrift and Michael Uloi being
killed by a train while blinded by the rail
ing snow.
Tnthe Mohawk Valley the blizzard was
the florcest of the winter. Central New
York towns are all but cut off from the
world. Commercial men Jammed the
Fort Plain hotels and many had to seek
accommodations in private houses.
The terrific winds did great damage in
Orange and adjoining counties. Many
fruit trees were ruined and buildings were
blown down. A large barn on a farm
occupied by Oeorge Dennlson near Pine
BubIi was burned and thirty-one cows
Christened Oeorge Washington, but It
'Wasn't That Kind of a Mama.
A baby llama made its appearance In
the Central Park menagerie yesterday.
It la the second llama born in the park,
Its mother, Mary, being the first. The
I m by 's fleece is pure white, its muzzle is
In their haate to christen the newcomer
in honor of tho day the keepers got the
sex, wrong and named the youngster
George Washington, Later in the day
the mistake was discovered and Oeorge
was changed to Martha.
At 90' Miles for Five Minutes
Many Hurt, Endless Dam
age All Over Town.
.Philadelphia Suffered Much Snow
Indiana No Wnrmcr Till To
morrow It's .Said.
A blast of hurrioone force thrashed the
city yesterday morning so wildly that the
eiperts on the weather Job on top of tho
Whitehall building wondered why tho cupa
of the anemometer were not njirrled nwav!
,' The wind, the swiftest ever recorded here
j,,llce the establishment of the Weather
Bureau forty-two years a go, for one minuto
attained the murvellous sed of 110 miles
Kor five) mlnutei-and all winds ure
officially recorded If they maintain force
for that period the wind averaged ninety'
six miles. In one minute of tliat period
ending at 1:00 o'clock in the morning, tho
record was 110 miles. Forecaster James
Scnrr, who Is familiar with the swift
breezes of Kansas, where he lived many
years, marvelled over the Incident. The
st Iff est wind, which was from the west,
hitherto felt In this district set the cup
spinning at eighty-three miles, on April
7, 1809. The marvel of the blast of yester
day, which was"from the southwest, was
that it did not smash morn windows and
that tho skyscrapers were unaffected by
its tl emendous force.
Kven after the stupendous spurt of 110
miles, the wind did not settle down to
ordinary gAle force until last night. All
through the day It blow from seventy to
eighty-two miles. The cause of the vis!
tatlon was the flight to the northeast of
the Texas-bred storm that dragged into
its maw the secondary disturbance cen
trul in Washington on Wednesday night
The two created for this neighborhood
Ithe extremely low barometer of 28.83 In-
chea, exceeded only thrs. times in the
meteorological history ot the city. Tho
low of the secondary storm, almost aa in
tense as the original Texan screechcr,
passed this neighborhood in coalescing
with the great whirl about 2 o'clock yes
terday morning.
To fill the vacuum created by so steep
a gradient the air had to do some travel
ling, and that is why there was wind. The
united storms went swiftly on their course
and at 8 o'clock yesterday morning were
central over Montreal, bound seaward
to hamper navigators. The barometer
at Montreal was 28.80, which beats any
thing that ever has been measured here
about and indicated that folks afloat
in the steamship lane are going to have
trouble for the next several days.
After the wind had smashed records
it shifted quickly and came, still howling,
out or the northwest. There were snow
and sleet squalls for a few minutes and
a rew flashes of lightning. The tem
perature, which had been at 48, dropped
quickly and it was below freezing before
daylight. The effect of the storm, al
though far away from this latitude at
8 o'clock last night, was still felt here,
the barometer measuring then 29.79
inches, but rising. ' The wind then was
fifty-two, miles, which is considered
pretty swift under ordinary circum
stances. Washington predicted last night:
"Fair weather on Friday nnd probably
Saturday; rising temperature on Saturday,
diminishing west winds, becoming varia
ble "
There was no disturbance of any con
sequence on thowmther map last night.
The barometer was rising and the local
prophets sjid that a high in the South
was scheduled to give us what Washing
ton says we may have, The wind at 11
o'clock was fifty miles from the north
west and the temperature 22 degrees,
fcil-ast night sent more wanderers to the
Municipal Ixdglng House on East
Twenty-fifth street thau'has any other.
Kven the record of the sharp cold or early
January was beaten. There are about
Too beds In the lodging house used for its
guests, and they were all taken early
in the evening. The overflow was di
rected to the pier at the foot of East
Twenty-fifth street to seek lodging
on the st earner Thomas Brennan, moored
there. About 425 were sent to the pior,
and at midnight there were still seventy
five or a hundred standing in line wait
itig their turn.
Down the bay yesterday morning, when
the wind, roaring tlirough rigging ut u
seventy-five mile rate, wus churning up
the whitecaps, two big steamships,
both ot the North. German Lloyd fleet,
the Berlin from the Mediterranean nnd
the George Washington, biggest of Ger
man packets from Bremen, dropped both
bowers to hold them against dragging.
They were listed heavily to port by the
force of the gale.
The Royal Mail steamship Arcadian)
from Bermuda, Capt. Custanoe, while
ooming from Bermuda on Wednesday
night ran into the ferment that smote
us yesterday morning. The skipper said
the wind blew more than 100 miles and
that he suddenly ran from a temperature
of sixty degrees to ono below freezing,
eo that he came in frosted from water line
to truck.
Frank Coffyn s hydroaeroplane, made
fast on a float in tho yacht basin at th
Battery, was torn loose at 2 o'clock in the
morning and was damaged before it was
secured. Tlie float broke in two and the
machine was dashed against the seawall. ,
The tail and the lower right wing were
carried nway.
Men of the nre boat, forcn from the Bat
tery Park station helped to haul the plane
to sarety.
Trains of the New York Central from
points west of Buffalo were delayed by the
severe storms and many trains due la;
evening weren't expected until early
this morning
The second section of the Eastern Ex
press from Chicago due at 8:33 o'clcoli. last
night, wasn't in until 4 o'clock this morn
ing. The Chicago exdrtes, due at 1:48 P.
M got in at 7:15 P. M.; the Lake Shore
Limited didn't arrive until 1 o'clock this
morning and the Knickerbocker Speoia 1
due at 5:40 o'clock last evening got here at
3 o'clock this morning, as did the New
York Central Limited.
The New York and New England Ex
press due at 3:43 o'clock 'yesterday after
noon, came along at 1 :43 o'clock this morn
ing and the Metropolitan Express, due at
b:u0 o'clock last evening, arrived at 9
Evidence of what the storm did to the
Erie Railroad is the faot that the third
section of Train 4, due in'jJersey City
AthtTllU. Tnn HenOrolllf,
"Tke Usd of Ike Hk."
Th tr clstr soil dir. full ( oione, eleatrlo
hwUlni. Pellttatful hotel. Itesehed quickly by
Southern Railway. lnformsUon N, Y. Office
at ruth sv cor, 2tth il.-4.
23, 1912.
CJh,thT plc!'
heat for the entire 24
hours at a saving in fuel.
This covers the story of the
Spencer Steam or Hot
Water Heater. Equally
effective in small or large
HPr.M KIt lll-.ATI'.R t o.
Office. SOI mth A v.. car. 42d Nt.
N. V
at 3:J5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, was
bulletined last night as expected at 7:2(1
o'clock this morning. This train was
held up west or Marion, Ohio, Hourly all
or Wednesday night, it has Pullmans
and a dining car.
The Krie suspended freight traffic west
ot Meadville, Pu., yesterday, got out all
its rotary snow ploughs, supplied eacti
passenger train with three locomotive
and smashed away ut the drifted snow
that had plugged uveiy cut from Chicago
into Ohio. It was said at the Erie offices
last night that It was the most trouble
some storm since 188s
All trains from Chicago were more than
three hours late. Trains from Cleveland
and Buffalo were coming through fairly
well but were fighting snow In the southern
tier of New York State. Wire troubles
bothered the despachors.
The Pennsylvania limited duo at C:S0
o'clock lust night arrived at 8:30. All
Pennsylvania trains from tho West were
Eight persons are known to have been
hurt 111 the gale that blew here. Two of
them, women, had legs broken. In the
afternoon Helen Finley, a seamstrbts of
8 Rivington street, was blown against a
railing at 32 Prince street und had a leg
nroKeii, .nioui me Mime nine .Mary
Canary of MS Grand street was b'own
over uy tlie wind on Greenwich street
near Houston. Shu hud n leg broken too.
uotn ot tnese women were taken to Helle
vtie Hospital.
John Fitupatrick op 221 West Fourth
street was struct: by a falling sign in front
oi irj eii street eariy in tne morning
and had his head cut slightly. He went
home niter his head had been fixed tip by
an ambulance surgeon. Joseph Jocks,
a messenger of 187 West Sixtieth Htreet.
was walking in front of the Circle Theatre
at Columbus Circle when a sign blew down
from the roof nnd landed on his head. Hn
was badly cut nnd went to thu Flower
The window of a store which takes up
one corner of the Buckingham Hotel on
Fif tli avenue was broken by the wind
and Albert Coleman, who was waltimr
for his wife to come out of St. Patrick's
Cathedral, was struck by the glass. Ills
neck was cut, but his wife came out or
church before the ambulance got around
and took him home. He lives ut S18
Manhattan avenue.
In Pelham Bay Pork thirty trees were
blown down.
The gale caused much damasn in Brook.
lyn. The large metal and glass skylight
on the Yoor or the Borough Half was
blown into the street. In the Krie and
Atlantic basins barges and scows which
nau uroaon loose iroin their moorings
were drifting about helpless nnd un
manned and two of them were seen bot
tom up between Governors Island and
tne nrooKiyn snore.
Prisoners in the Oueens countv tall
cane near getting a look at the sky when
a big section of the roof of that institu
tion was lifted from its fastenings and car
ried off by the gale. Tlie section of roof
llrst to take flight covered the bride
which connects the court house with the
jail. Late in tho afternoon tho south side
or the roof was torn off too.
Serct. Bernard O'Reefe. Hoventv-slxth
Company, Coast Artillery Corps, on a
Government train, whilo passing from one
car to another, was blown from the train
near Highland Beach yesterday 'after
noon. The train was on a trestle ut the
time and he landed on n calco of ioe. His
ankle was broken and he was hurt in
The wind across Jamaica Bav blew
down four houses In the Rockawavs.
slammed a big ovster sloon across the
trestles or the Long Island Railroad over
tho bay und blew so njuch sand on tho
trucks thut the railroad had to send men
out to shovel it off before the trains could
mnke headway.
In Newark the roof of the southern winir
of the almshouse In which most or the
city's wards sleep was blown to the
ground, to the terror of the Inmates.
Forty-five men and fifteen women were
sleeping in tho dormitories in this part
ot the building.
Arter uprooting the wing the wind blew
down sovoral yards or brick on the wooden
celling or a. ward, where twfnty-two
men wero sleepiug. The weight ot the
brick carried the ceiling down with it,
but not until the occupants had left tho
Min'kola. L. I.. Fob. 22. -The wind at
11 o'clock this morning completely
wrecked the three story hangar ot Babbitt
T. Hyde and injured his mechanician,
Walter Stugg, internally, besides breaking
ins arm. .n assisiani, iteorge itusso
was cut about the head und liudy bruised
on tlie body, lloliert J. Allen was badly
uui unoui inn iieau ana lace.
The wind broke the Btuvs which hold
tho building und caused ft to collapse,
heavy timbers falling on tlie three men
beroro they could escape. A new style
nerophinn which the men were building
tor Mr. Hyde and which had cost to date
mora than 110,000 was wholly wrecked.
The portable liangar of Sidney J. Beck
wlth was blown down nnd two biplanes
wrecked. A number or farm buildings
were blown down east of here,
Sixteen Mall Trains Abandoned Storm
Causes Two Deaths.
Dktroit, Feb. 22. Reports from all
parts of Michigan show that the bllx
zard which began early Wednesday
morning was general and caused death
and great Inconvenience. At Jackson
Thomas C. Faulkner, a Michigan Cen
tral engineer, fell dead as he stepped
from his engine, the cause belnsr over
exertion In lighting the snowdrifts nt
Mendon. A brakeman was killed when
two engines collided in a drift. Sixteen
mall trains have failed to reach Grand
Rapids and are stalled In the drifts.
Among them Is the crack Grand
Rapids-New York "Wolverine" due to
arrive Wednesday noon, which Is fast
In a drift twenty miles from Its rtetinn.
tlon, tho snow reaching nearly to the
Houses Unroofed and Two Churches
Wrecked Damage Elsewhere.
Philadelphia, Fob. 22.-Half a dozen
persona were Injured and property was
damaged to the extent of thousands of
dollars by the gale which swept Phila
delphia last night and early to-day.
Houses' wore unroofed, two churches
wrecked, signs and shutters torn down,
windows blown In nnd trees torn up.
Outhouses, ohlcken coops, ash barrels
and such were lirted by the wind and
carried nway. Several persons were
truck by these flying objects. Tho wind
at times attained a velocity of flo miles
an hour.
GiiKKNWicir. Conn,, Feb. 22. The storm
last night dostroyed the pier and dock at
.u t ji ' V9 Pltsure resort two miles
rSUi I"d a.n Hilr'!K Y3cht C1,,b on "to
3 000 UUnd- The damage was about
Old Dgminlon Steamer Hit by Nor
wegian Freighter in Gale
Noar Norfolk. '
Other Steamers" Blown Ashore And
Mny Boate Torn From Moorings
Srows Blown to Sen.
KoitroIiK, Va., Feb. 22.--Wlth only a few
inches of her main deck visible nbove the
water, the Old Dominion steamer Madison
lies in the mud between Bush Bluff light
und Lamberts Point, and three mudscows
owned by the Morris k. Cummings
Dredging Com puny, with two men on each
are somewhere at Bea driven by a forty
mile gale.
Tho Madison was rammed by the
steamer Hippolyte Dilmols, a Norwegian
rteighter, this morning. Tho Madison
had a hole torn In her starboard side
almost amidships, (.'apt. J. G. Hulpers,
her commander, realizing that his ship
would sink, turned her nose toward the
shore and signalled the engine room for
full speed ahead.
On board the Madison at the time was
President If. B. Walker of tho Old Domin
ion Steamship Company; W. H. Landon,
agent at Norfolk, nnd Bevenil representa
tives of the company from Newport News.
The Madison was bound to Norfolk from
Newport News. The steering gear or tho
Norwegian Btcamer became disarranged
by tho storm and her captain could not
steer the ship when the Madison came
The Madison was flood ei from her
freight hold to her cabins, and even if sho
Is floated she will have to be refurnisned
throughout. President Walker nnd tho
crew were taken off by the steamer Smith
field, which was summpned by wireless.
The Madison was built only last year.
She is of steel and is .153.3 feet long. She
was built by the Newport News Ship
building and Dry Dock Company. The
Hippolyte Dumols is a steel steamship,
228.3 feet in length. Sho was built in
Copenhagen in 1002. .Her agents are Ben
nett, Hvoslef 4 Co. of New York, by
whom Bhe is chartered to the United Fruit
Company. The Hippolyte Dumols is a
paMenger carrying steamship plying
between Jamaica and Baltimore and Phil
delphia. The Danish steamer Hermes was blown
ashore by the high winds and is high
and dry on the beach at Lamberts Point.
The Danish steamer Nordsjeman, tho
British steamers Elswlck Manor and
Strothallen and the Norwegian steamer
Cecil wero torn from their moorings
at !amberts Point and Sewalls Point
and driven ashore.
The quarantine steamer Jamestown
was torn from her anchorage in Hamptor.
Roads and driven nshoro at Thimbta
shoals. On board the Jamestown were
Dr. Cummings, quarantine officer at Fort
Munroe, and his family and tho crew of tho
ship. The Jamestown was without means
of summoning help, and but for the fact
that a guest at the Chamberlin Hotel
missed tho light the ship burns at night
her disappearance migat not have been
learned until davbreak. The revenue
cutter Onondaga, which was in the
vicinity of Hampton Roads nt the time,
found tho shin on Thimble nhnalit nnrl
stood by her until daybreak, when those
on Doara were taiten on.
The Onondaga also mode sovcral at
tempts to save tho three scows of tho
Morris Cummings Company, but the
high seas and wind drove tne scows at
high speed, and thev shot through the
capes as ir propelled by steam. Sovcral
ug ure now scouring me seas lor tno
three scows. Each scow has two white
men on board, und two ot them have
ramtlies at Hampton.
Scores of small craft are nileil un nn
the bench from Norfolk to Cape Henry.
All the wires aro down to Hatteras, and
it is believed that when communication
is restored there will come news of other
Business Practically Suspended and'All
Transportation Hampered.
Indianapolis. Fob. 32. Weather con
ditions throughout Indiana are almost
unprecedented. Snow is twelve inches
deep on the level and the drifts ore from
three to ten feet deep, making roads im
passable and causing much suffering.
In this city street car trafilo has been
practically at a standstill for fortyeight
liourtt, five lines being completely tied up
and three running irregularly nnd for
only short distances. The tracks are
covered with ice nearly tlirtu inches thick
nnd though several hundred men nro em
ployed, it has been found impossible to
get five of tho lines into running order.
Tho downtown stores havo been prac
t ically deserted by customers for two days,
all travel has been by carriago and auto
mobile and every kind of buslnoss is
severely handicapped.
Trains reaching the city aro from fifteen
to twenty-four hours late. Rural mail
delivery has been out of the question in
several counties and throughout tho State
almost all business is suspended.
Can you tell at a glance
whether your custom
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A card system, which we call
a customer's list, will give you
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Library Bureau has a hundred and.
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316 Broadway
Parade of the Exempts Brings Out
75 of the Boys Who Ban -With
the Machine.
Not a man of the red ahirted exempt
firemen who paraded with their htod
engine yesterday was under 99 years old.
tne oldest oi tno -Doys mat ran with th
machlno" was James T. Winman, who U
88. There was plenty 'of ginger In hU
ntrlde yesterday as ho hiked it uptown
and downtown for five or six miles. Hi
Bates, a former chief of tho Volunteer
Fire Department and an ex-chief of tos
present department, war a few files be
hind Winamn. Bates is 87 years old.
Peter J. Hlckey, president of the Asso.
ciatlon of Exempt Firemen of New York
city, was considered one or theyoungsters
or the old time lire fighters. He is on!;
74 years old.
"We are a tough lot of old men as in
fibre and wo didn't mind the long walk
ono bit, although the wind was blowiijr
almost a gale." said Mr. Hiokey when the?
eat back to hcadauarters in tho .TePTerv
Market building. "Wo were mad
tough by our early years In the volunteer
fire service. During the draft riots in
'63 wo wero five days at a time c:ntlnu
ouslf on dutv."
The exempts turned out seventy-flvs
men unaer communu oi roremnn liicxer
. uu ..nii.-Miin u . i ...v.. . . & it
In tho ranks were Deputy Chier Binns of
the present department. John McMami.
who left the firemen here and went In
Hartford. Conu.. und became elder of ths
Volunteer Fire Department there; Charl
Mulford. who beenmo chief of the 1'ire
Department or haugerttes; Deputy Chief
Jacob Vurgo and John Mulligan.
Thoy dragged old 20 engine, a hand
machine that did service in the ti:ne
of the civil war. After leaving head
quarters tnev ninrcnea up Hixtn uvenus
to Fourteenth street and then turned cast
to Union Squaro and halted in front of
Washington's t-tatue. They had brought
aiong u wrcuiii wuu wnicn 10 necorats
the statue, as they have been dolnt; lo:
years on tho anniversary.
After this ceremony they marched up
to tho stand nt Seventeenth street, where
they wero reviewed by Police Commis
sioner Waldo, former President of Pis
Rourd of Aldermen Patrick F. McGowni,
David O'Brien, superintendent of Mar
kets; William A. King, chief; the Larch
mont Fire Department and Charlw A.
Hlckey. secretary to Justice McCall
of the Supreme Court.
In front of tho volunteers was the Ninth
i i TTi.'r i l iijiiiii uiiii il drum 11 mm him mmj
of forty pieces, all young men. The
pnrndo then went west on Seventeenth
htreet and passed the quarters of ths
Fire Zouaves, who made up the two regi
ments the volunteer firemen sent to the
front during tho civil war. The parader
saluted the Zouave headquarters and
passed on to Eighth avenue and thence
up to Columbus Circle.
They circled the statu o there and turned
east and marched to Fifth avenue, passinic
around Sherman's statue. This thev
salutod and went down to Fifty-seventh
street and crossed over to Sixth avenue.
It was getting dark when the old firemen
got back to headquarters with a glow
on their faces from the walk and ths
strong wind. The women folk were
waiting for them with hot coffee and
a luncheon. Afterward there was t
vaudeville s ow.
Rnos R. Soule Adrift In Gale Much
Damage About Providence.
PnoviDESCK. R. I.. Feb. 22. An eighty 1
milo galo swept Block Island Sound Uet
night nnd to-day. Sovcral marine dis
iiBters nro reported off Block Island.
A barge Is behoved to have foundered
between MontnuU Point nnd Block
Island, "while another barge nnd n fishinj
schooner are ashore on the islands.
Tho Itargo which Is behoved to have swil
ls tho En os R. Soule, which carried four
At Point Judith the Massie wlreleH
station was blown down at 11 o'olock
this morning, tho gale not only tearinz
clown the aerials but levelling the shed and
the engine house. The surf at the Point (
was tho highest in years.
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