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HOBOKEN PEOPLE ARE IN PANIC AS BRANDS FLY IN AIR
HOBOKEH FLAMES LIGHT UP HEW YORK Thousands Line Riverside Drive to Watch Spectacu lar Blaze. RIVER REFLECTS FIRE Glow From Conflagration OIk served in Distant Long Island Points. The burning of Piers 5 and 6 at Ho boken could be seen almost the entire length of Manhattan, and thousands of persons, from housetops on the West Side and along Riverside Drive, saw the fames leaping high Into the air. Tele phone calls were received from as far a? Rockaway Inquiring about the lire. The most spectacular view was from the river. The flames lit up the river for a mile in each direction. As soon as tne flames were seen all the smaller river craft made for the burning piers. Tugboats from railroads and shipbuild ing companies formed a solid line next to the piers and played streams o V, iter upon the fire, but for a tirno it r.;ned as though this would have little effect. . .. Above the tugboats could be seen the vast sheet of flame sweeping several hundred feet into the air. It looked from the river as though all of Hoboken must be aflrc . The sparks and pieces ing wood, carried high and far by constantly shifting wind, fell over a dozen blocks of houses. Those who watched from the river said that the first they knew of it was * white, almost blinding flash as the burst of flame enveloped Pier 6. It did no move gradually, they said, nor were the flames black. The first white burst was brighter, even, than what followed Even persons on the harbor craft, who watched the fire a short distance back front the flreboats, were not sure that the Leviathan was safe. The flames, . thev tore through the barracks, seemed to have so much headway that the loss of the Leviathan for a while appeared to be inevitable. Although the wind was In their favor, the heat could be felt on boats several hundred feet from the Are. RED CROSS TURNS OUT FOR FIRE EMERGENCY Held in Readiness, but Ser vice Not Needed. Tollce Headquarters received a mes sage early last evening that Red Cross emergency service .might be needed at the Hoboken Are. The message was re layed to V. B. Draper, in charge of such service for the Hoboken district, at his home In Fanwood. N. J. He and Ellis Russell, director of disaster tor the Red Cross, who was also at his home In New Jersey, ordered out relief equip ment and proceeded to the Are. At 10 P. M. Acting Captain Helwig. in charge of the headquarters telegraph bureau, received a message from Russell informing him that after he conferred with the army authorities and the Hoboken police he was informed the fge was under control, no one had been .-?criously Injured and there was no ap parent need for the ned Cross services. The Hoboken authorities had taken all necessary action and the bodies on the pier had been moved out of dnnger, he reported. The Red Cross would remain, though, in case any need for It arose, he said. JACOB DREICER ESTATE GOES TO SIX RELATIVES Widow Gets Home Only as She Is 'Independent Th- will of Jacob Dreieer, founder of the Fifth avenu? Jewedry firm of Dreieer jfc Co., was filed yesterday. It disposed of an estate estimated to be not far from the $1,000,000 estate left by his son. Michael Dreieer. whose death on July 2fi was believed lo have brought about Jacob's death on August 14 in his eighty-third yoar. Unlike the son, who bequeathed art objects valued at $250. 000 to th? Metropolitan Museum of Art. the older Dreieer had most of his money invested In real estate and securities. Automobiles, furniture, paintings and personal effects in ths horns at 4 East Seventy-eighth street go to the widow, Mrs. tlltel Dreieer, In a clause which says no further provision Is made for her, as "her Independent fortune Is more than sufficient for her needs." A summer home at Lawrence. L. 1.. where Mr. Dreieer died, Is to go to two daugh ters, Mrs Frances Davidson and Mrs. Mannie Lazar, who live with their mother in Seventy-eighth street. These children and another daughter. Mrs. Regina Stelnboch of 11 Blast Sixtieth street, and two grandsons, James and Donald Dreieer. sons of Michael, divide the residue equally. IZZY EINSTEIN RAIDS JACK'S RESTAURANT Issy Elnateln, a prohibition enforce ment agent. went Into Jack's Tlestau rsnt at Sixth avenue and Forty-third street last night and arrested William Heinz of 5 Twenty-first street. West New York, S. J., a waiter, and William Perrln. of 53 Brooklyn avenue. Brook lyn, (ashler of tho restaurant, alleging that Heinz had sold him a bottle of whiskey f(?- $3. Perrln was charged with acting In concert, and both men were locked up for th? night In the West Thirtieth street station. Einstein entered the restaurant with a woman and two other men and star tled the diner* by suddenly Jumping to his feet and proclaiming his Identity nnd purpose. He then announced In a clear nnd resonant voice that Heinz was tin der arrest nnd after that hs strode across tho room and arrested Perrln. Tho restaurant was filled, but there was no excitement. FOR QUEENS PRESIDENT. W. H. Ashmead lleollnro?Justice Hn/elton to Accept. Warren B. Ashmcnd. Transfer Tax Appraiser In Querns, announced yester day that he could not accept the regular Republican designation for Borough President of Queens which had beer, taadered him. Ho sent his declination to the Board of Elections. (Municipal Court Justice Edgar F. Hazelton, It was said, has been selected to fill the vacancy caused hy Mr. Ashmead's declination. Justice Hazelton has already been designated for County Judge, hut will rl oolite this and accept that for Borough President. The Republicans believe Haxelton will give Maurlrc H Connolly a hard run for the position of Horongn JPyesldenL Fire Swept Hoboken Pier and Liner Leviathan. FIRE FIGHT GUIDED BY POLICE RADIO Continued from First Page. engines and did much to hold back the fire from that section of the waterfront. In addition to figuring in that bit of fire fighting stratagem the headquar ters radio was used for several hours to keep the New York Fire and Police departments in close touch with the progress of the fire. Messages were sent frequently by Inspector Hallock. and it was through him that the news papers learned first that one of the fire boats was being used to throw a water shield over the end of Pier 4, where the ooffined bodies of the American soldiers were lying. At another singe of the fire the Hylan stood by the Leviathan with a fleet of tugs ready to direct the work of towing her into the stream in the event that the flro in her superstructure should get beyond control. The offices of the International Mercantile Marine were kept Informed of the safety of the big ship through the police radio station. Throughout the progress of the Arc the patrol boat was able to stand in close enough to the burning piers to see Just how badly the situation was. The messages sent to headquarters by Inspector Hallock were based on infor j mation that the Hoboken departments I were unable to get and It was due to observations made from the Patrol that the force of Areboats was strengthened early in the evening. OFFERS VOTE TO JUDGE AND GETS SIXTY DAYS Deaf Ear for President of 'Hand Shakers James Finney, 37. of 190 Park Row was arraigned In the Night Court last night charged by Policeman Cannon of the Elizabeth street station with solicit ing alms at Park Row and Worth street. "What do you do for a living," asked Magistrate Max Levine. "Oh, I'm president of the Amalga mated Order of Hand Shakers." replied Finney. Magistrate Levine asked Finney what sentence he thought he ought to get. "Well, Judge," said Finney, "If you give be any more than ten days I won't be able to vote for you for Mayor." "Sixty days In the workhouse," said the Magistrate. WATER POWER LEAGUE ATTACKS FEDERAL LAW Preparations for a powerful attack upon the law by which the Federal Power Commission Is given regulatory powers over practically every navigable stream, on the ground that development of water power for commercial us<-s Is hampered by such regulation, were made yesterday at a meeting of a committee of the Water Power League of America at the Engineering Societies Building 29 West Thirty-ninth street. A report will be laid before a confer ence of public utility commissioners, of ficials of Chambers of Commerce, i nd manufacturers associations, which la to bo held in November at the Waldorf Astoria. Paul T. Hrady, of the Westing house Electrlc Company, said: t "Every development now considered is for steam. Millions of tons of cowl that can never he replaced will be burned while within easy transmission distunes of New York city 7,000,000 water horse power Is going to waste. It cannot he developed and never will be developed so long as the Federal power act Is what It Is." $1,200,000 EXECUTORS FIGHT $60,000 FEE Exceptors of the will of Mrs. Martha M. flrnaher filed an appeal yesterday from tIxo recent decision of Surrogate Wlngate In Brooklyn Axing 180.000 as the proper counsel fee for former Justice i Herbert. T. Katcham, who represented th.- executors In the contest of the will by a daughter, Mrs. Louisa M. Bain. Mr, Ketcham, who last February tried to ob | tain 1150.000 for his services In sustain ing the will, dissented Immediately from ? Surrogate Wlngate'i ruling and took an appeal. The executors evidently still believe i that Mr. Ketcham's fee Is too largo. The i estate amounted to $1,200,000, and th# bulk of It went to the fhurch Charity Foundation of Long fslsnd. The < xecti. tors are Edgar M. nought v. Herbert C. Smith and Floreage F. Du Val. aP%iafe>? # jFv '> t)&$?? ? * I -( < - W* ? , .. ?" ' > ? ?i -V"?.? @,k^pi. f laaai ?yHE upper section shows the great destruction wrought by the fire on the Hoboken piers, and the lower the Leviathan, with the flames almost cutting off the giant linor from the firemen and fire tugs fighting to save the ship. Brands flying in air caused panic among Hoboken people, who got ready to flee. 5,795 BODIES OF HEROES OF WAR SA VED FROM FIRE Continued from First Pa(,r. curtain of fire that blazed as though helped by a forced draft. They had nothing to do but run for their lives. Rut the fire did not extend out on Pier 4. Early in the night it seemed that this pier and its contents were to be saved. The wind was running west and northwest. Now and then it became pufTy and blew due north, j The Leviathan was lying in between Piers 4 and 5, but there was a fortunate leeway on both her sides. The Whcaton was tied up to Pier 4 and the Western Queen just to the south of her. The last two mentioned, pulled out into the river by tugs, went down the river before the real 1 danger arose. But the Leviathan was another proposition. To move her j required many tugs and, besides, it was almost impossible to get close i enough to her to fasten lines to licr. The heat was too intense. iiere and there her superstructure seemed to be on Are. It was not easy to learn the truth even if one had a commanding position. The big ship was enveloped by the heavy smoke and constantly showered by sparks. ' There were 30,000 rounds of small arms ammunition in the basement > of the storehouse in the army base between Piers 4 and 5. Soon after i eight o'clock this ammunition surrendered to the heat and case after dase exploded. The walls were heavy and not yet ready to fall. But with every explosion the overheated walls of the barracks and the bent and almost white hot metal sides and steel girders of Pier 6 sagged. Roar at Army Base in Hoboken When Ammunition Explodes in Fire Penally there was a subdued roar. Several ammunition eases were set off at once. The noise was not great Walls had fallen and muffled the de tonation. Besides, the ammunition was burled deep In the collar. But even the river boats felt the shock. And then the walls of the barracks caved in. It was the thing the firemen longed for. A bewildering downpour of sparks fell over Hoboken and the river front generally. Again the superstructure of the Leviathan seemed to be In llames. The fire boats New Yorker and Duane pumped tons of water on the hugo liner and poked their noses so near the Are that they were scorched themselves. In the meantime the tug John F. Jlylan, sent over the river early to take charge of the marine work, was cracking out bulletins to Police Head quarters in New York. Inspector Hal lock, commanding the marine division of the Police Department, sent the first bulletin when it looked to him and everybody else that all the waterfront and a large part of Hoboken were doomed. "The Strong and New Yorker Just arrived," he told Headquarters. "Fire now Igniting Delaware, Lackawanna and Western terminal. Pier 5 gone and 6 burning. Leviathan now on fire." But due to the arrival of the Strong. Duane and New Yorker the terminal did not go?or even catch fire. The Leviathan was only being scorched. The wind was continuing to blow land ward and at fhe suggestion of the New York Firo Department the Hoboken l department called for volunteers. I The volunteers came forward In ft platoon*. They could have had a thousand of them If necessary. They were pure amateurs and stumbled over each other, but they took vast chances and after the water supply had been replenished by the New York flreboats they manned the hoses on the houso tops on River and Hudson streets. They flooded those roofs. There will be some damage reported from water, but It Is not exaggerating to say that these zealous volunteers saved that part of Hoboken. Fire Boat Hylnn's Bulletin, The Inspector's second bulletin fron the llylan read: "Lying In stream east of Leviathan, I supervising fleet of tugs; making ready to drag I-evlathan out Into midstream If fire can't be extinguished. Better send two more flreboats." A little later the Inspector heard that there was danger of Hoboken burn ing. As a matter of fact, so fast did the sparks fall and so furiously did the flames from the barracks roar that resi dents of Hudson street began throwing their bedding and unbreakable thing.' out of windows. Valuables they stuffed into bags. They camped on the curbs, waiting for trucks and wagons to haui them and their portable property to the heights to the WWt. They believed, as the police did, that the city was about to burn. All this led Inspector Hallock to call for the Red Crbss, but the nld of that organization was not needed. At 10 o'clock the flie was under control. At 10:30 the flreboats withdrew and the engines that bad gone from Jersey City began to pack up and go home. The fire w?? not out, but sufficiently under con trol thet no further danger Impended. Finally when the fire was throttled and the blase prevented from spreading something like an accurate survey of the Leviathan was possible. Several of her lifeboats and rafts were partly consumed. Here and there an -Iron railing or a davit was bent out of shape. The heavy glass in the port holes was cracked and broken by the heat. The sides of the monster gave the appearance of suffering from bolls. Her metal was hot. Streams played upon her sides became lost In the steam that resulted in their contact with the iron plates. Her railing was as warped as the high iron fence running along River street between Piers 4 and 5. That fence buckled early. The uprights become white hot. The ornamental work at the top was too heavy to be supported by the semi-molten metal and the whole iron fence bent forward until it touched the ground. At 9'4.', when something like an esti mate of things was to be had. Inspector llallock ? tried another bulletin. This time he told headquarters: "Fire started near end of Pier 5. owned "and occupied by United States Army. Pier 5 destroyed and several ad jacent Warehouses destroyed on bulk head. Also several bargee. No more aid required. Three New York fire bonts still working with land fire forces." The "adjacent warehouses" referred to by Ha (Jock were the barracks and storehouse and guardhouse that com posed the home of the Thirteenth In fantry. The barracks once were bonded warehouse". There were fifteen pris oners in the guardhouse when the fire started. All were taken to police head quarters In Hohokcn and installed in cooler cells. At 9:55 Hallock decided that the fire was about to be conquered. He sent the following message: "At B :03 fire started Pier 5, which was destroyed: also adjacent lighters and buildings. No one hurt. Cause un known. Fife under control by fire boats from New York." IVlion tli-- flre was at its height Hobo ken became panicky. It called upon Newark for ham I stance and several com jnnles were sent from that city. It isk'cd New York to stand by ready to *?d as many engines aa the ferryboats could fetch across the river. They were assured of such assistance by 8mok> Joe Martin himself. Six companies were isM to b? prepared to leave Manhattan at once.' However, they were not needed. The three Are boats did the work. Hud it not betxi for them lioboken might txive been ashes to-day?-a great portion of It. at least. When It became obvious that the sol- | dlers could not take care of the army property that h\d to be removed frr?m the barracks and also move the bodies of the dead men on the pier volunteers were called for and 400 men responded. The coffins containing the bodies wero on the north side, near the centre of Wtm 4. ?? .Masks lard by Fighters. The lights had gone out on Pier 4. The. power had been cut off. It was not only Stygian dark on the pier but the.smoke was filling the place Some of the volunteers thought to wet hand kerchiefs and use them as gas masks for the smoke was heavy and uorid. Others just stumbled in coughing and half Minded. Lights would have done no good. The smake was too heavy. The coffins lay in batches. They had been sorted over and arranged for ship ping. The dead were laid out In rows according to their sections of the coun try. There wits no one In the party who knew just where the bodies were , except in a general way. It was a case of stumbling forward until you fell over them. Hut the volunteers fell over them and ] fell over each other. They nearly j strangled, and sorri? of them came out I clawing their mouths and eyes. But Anally they hid stumbled around ! enough. They located all the 5.7J5 ! coffinn and carried them across the pier and down near the end Last liable to 1 be destroyed. It was Impossible to carry , them oft the pier. Mo one could have j taken them through the heat that withered the entire block outside the I pfar. . . I SCENERY SMASHED IN CROWDED STREET Newark Rioters Stone Drivers of Trucks, Putting Them j and Helpers to Flight. Two pitched battles and a running as sault in which sympathizers with strik ing stage hands threw stones at drivers of two trucks and wrecked a lead of scenery took place In Market street, Newark, yesterday afternoon. Thomas Miner, owner df Miner's Theatre, a bur lesque house, had tried to move some scenery to the theatre preparatory to tho opmlng performance on Labor Day. The scenery was in the Pennsylvania Railroad freight yards?a carload of It Mr. Miner had appealed to Director of Public Safety, Mr. Brennan, for a police escort for the truck caravan, but Di rector Brcnnan, reported to be a itrong friend of labor, declined to furnish a guard. "I'll see that the peace Is not dis turbed," he had told Miner. The truck started out under the pro tection of private detectives, with ne groes to do tho heavy work. Oue hun dred strikers met the caravan in Ailing street. stoned both trucks and put the drivers to flight. Two new drivers were tverulted, and the procession went on to Market street. A monkey wrench . caled through the air and' crashed through the windshield of one of the trucks. The driver ducked, but remained at his post. Along Market street a crowd gathered and the curbs were blocked with the merely Curious. Mr. Miner, riding on tho second truck, despatched a detec tive to Sheriff Samuel Wilson for aid. The sheriff rounded up a posse and armed it. but the trouble had been ended. Quite accidentally a United States mall truck stalled In front of the first truck. Instantly the strikers leaped aboard, overcame the driver and the detectives, who took to flight, and smai+ied every bit of scenery la the load, ripping it with knives and jumping on It. The strikers persuaded the driver of the second truck to proceed to a ware house instead of to the theatre, and there the strikers helped qnload the scenery willingly. So far as Mr. Miner and some hundreds of other citizens of Newark observed, the i>ollce refrained from any activity whatever In the In cident. Mr. Miner saij he will seek an Injunction against the strikers to-day. SHIPBUILDERS DINE SIR J. W. 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