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Sunday Evening EDITION Snow or Rain Tonight and Monday. NUMBER 6996. Yesterday's Circulation, 51,766 WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 19, 1911. Twenty-two Pages PRICE ONE CENT. 7 -".; 0fte TBaatoat cm Wimtz I dr ' v V A LIST OF SPEAKERS FOR CLERKS' RALLY NEARLY COMPLETE Representatives Bennet and Cooper of Wisconsin Agree to Address Meeting. EMPLOYES NEED NOT FEAR TO TAKE PART Gathering Cannot Be Construed as Violation of Gag Orders. Announcement was made today by Fulton K. Gordon, in charge of ar rangements for the mass meeting of Government clerks on Saturday ev ening, February 25, of two more speakers. They are Representative Henry Allen Cooper of Wisconsin, and Representative William S. Ben net of New York. The list of speak ers as now arranged is ghen in an other column today. Several other noted men have giv en tentative promises of attending Bnd speaking, provided their engage ments, during the rush hours mark ing the session's close, will permit them to give the time. The list of fpeakers will be extended from time to time by announcements yet to be made No Cause for Fear. Mi Gordon is especially anxious that Government employes be assur fd that there ts no possible reason for tlmidltv about attending the meet- No possible consti m-tion of an u fjtive older or of anv law." lie said toda. "could waiiant anv fear about the propriety of attending this meet ing It is called by a private citizen find is to be addresbt-d by men who nre themselves a part of the. Govern ment, and e&tlrely In sympathy with the efforts of the clerks and their friends to Improve conditions in Oov rrnment service." The extent to which svstcmatic work Jk hcing carried on anions the Govern ment employe"-, tii enlist suppoit at home, is a constant revelation to tho leaders in this movement. The bd of department cmplovcs in Washington is m great that activities of one group ne necessarily unknown to inanv fibers The Times is constantly brought lnio touch with the activities of per hons working by themselves. 01 with groups of associates, throughout all the if partmejits. Nothing like general co operation has been possible, owing to Hie constant corn-em about violating the Executive orders, but the work is foing on Call for Pamphlets. On Saturday. , for example, a letter tame to The Times, asking for 1.000 copies of the pamphlet setting forth the nse of the clerk as it has been printed in this paper. The writer said- ' 1 am asking for 1,0"" copies of this iiatler. and-promise that none will be wasted 1 am asking them in behalf of rmplovcs in this department who have not the courage to ask in their own be li.ilf lest thev come in conflict with irgvilatlons However, they are willing to make use of the material, for the j iirpose of c.irr.vmg on a letter-writing educational campaign such as The Times has outlined. They aie willing to do the work, but not to have their names known in connection with it." The literature was promptl.v supplied. This is the kind of work that has thus far had the most telling effect. It is now gTiIng on in all the departments, i hough in none to so gieat an extent as it should be. The cleiks aie coming to icalizc that results ate not impossi ble, and that woik is necessary to get them. Cheered By Cummins. The announcement fiom Senator Pum Tnlns. that his Committee of Civil Serv ice and Retienchment will take up and push next session the whole question of reorganization of the civil establish ment, has been received with real re .iii ing. Letters and personal communi i ations to The Times make clear tnat Hie deiks aie convinced that this Is a tvein. ndous step forward, and effoits sue being redoubled td press the appeal to the ounlry for a fair consideration of the Government clerks' case. Old Harvard Alumnus. BOSTON, Mass.. Feb. 19 Arrange ments are being made foi the funeral of the Rev William Ornewhite, the last of Harvaid's class or 1S40. The Rev Ornewhite died at his home in Brookllne jcstetda.v. WEATHER REPORT. FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. Snow or rain tonight and Monday; temperature near freezing tonight. ft TEMPERATURES. 8a. m S3 I 12 noon. !)a. m 35 I 1 P. m. joa. m "6 2 p. m. 31 a. m 37 TIDE TABLE. I Todav High tide. 12:23 a m. and 12:40 I n m . "low tide. C:tT a m. and 7:22 p. m. I T,I1. . U 1 .CO n ... nn.l TOmOITOW rilgll mur. I w a. m. mm 1 24 p. m. ; low tide. 7:32 a. m. and 8:13 p m. Sl'N TABLE. Sun rises 6:47 Sun sets 5:12 Speakers for the Clerks Mass Meeting SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25. CONVENTION HALL. SENATOR NORRiS BROWN, Nebraska. REPRESENTATIVES. HENRY ALLEN COOPER, Wisconsin. WILLIAM S. BENNET, New York. JOSEPH A. GOULDEN, New York. CHARLES C. CARLIN, Virginia. WILLIAM J. CARY, Wisconsin. C. R. DAVIS, Minnesota. Music will be provided by the Washington Institute of Music, an or chestra of fifty-two pieces having been pledged for the occasion by Presi dent Walter T. Holt, free of charge. lews 1 1G TO Must Beware of Legislation Enacted in Closing Days. DECLARES LOBBYISTS OVERRUN CAPITOL Compares Present Administration With That of President Roosevelt. xi:v r.ornEi.Ei:. N . Fci i GiiTord Pinchot, ir. speech tin. afternoon befoie The People's Fotum in this suburban village, issued a sen sational warning to Congress to be ware of the legislation it shall pass in the closing das of the present session. Iln said- "lb experience of Washington cov ers fifteen vcar-. In all that time I have never known a more numerous or hungrier set of lobbyists than the swaim which besets the dying hours of the present Congress. "The fourth of March will mark the close of an eia as well as the end f a Congress-, and for manv a man and many a pioject this is the final chance. "Water power men are In Washing ton eager to acquire without lue com pensation the propei ty of all of us, as lri the case of the Long Sault pro ject on the St. Lawrence river, where Min.noo horsepower is at stake. 'Sheepmen aie there also to ask that their grazing fees for pasturage on tin- National Foiests. alieady but a fruition of the actual value, shall be still further redm ed. "(if the numerous tiibe who picy iipmi the Indians, it would appear that few can have remained away from the fejst of rich fees anil rich ei lands "In a word. Washington is crowded with men trving to get Irom Congress what thev ought not to have. It is small wonder that theie is distrust." Reaction Under Taft. Mr. rim hut coir-pand the moral prog ress undc-T the Roosevelt Admintstia tion with what he called the reaction under the Taft regime. He said: "Ten jc.iis ago the effort of our peo ple to lehabilitate themselves, in then own sight was becun tinilei a Icadei whof courjge and devotion won the faith of cur ! pic I'liw'ei that leader ship the nation moved ahead. At Inst our progress w.is slow, but toward the end of the last Administration the leach and sweep of the progiessive movement convinced reactionaries of their danger, and thev bgan to oiganlze 111 their own defense. When the Reaction Came. With the end of Ihe Roosevelt Ad initustration came icaction. The power of a gieat leadership no longer held the special interests 111 lestralnt. Two vears ago the servants and the masters of privilege saw their chance. With open exultation tht proclaimed that power had returned to them. Willi open contempt of campaign pledges and I npular rights, lhe pioi ceded to a ie vision of the taiiff, revision so obvi ously controlled b spe lal interests that few attempt to deny the I act. "A tremendous awakening to civic 1 ighteousness lies at the rooc of present progress. The foundations for great progress have laid in the last two years. Some concrete gains have been made, but the most important advance con sists in the change of our point of lew as a nation toward certain fundamental questions. We have checked the Gug genheim efforts to absorb Alaska, and have opened the way for the use of va tsresources for the bencht of the people. Water Power Monopolists. -Within the last two years an effort of the water power monopolists to turn the water powers of the nation over to the Slates, whence they might more easily pass Into the hands of the men who always know exactly what they want, was born, flourished, and disap peared. 'There are nearly two hundred million acies of national forests In the West, but none in the East. The passage of the bill which will establish such public forests in the Southern Appalachians and White mountains, concludes in vic tory an effort which has lasted nine teen years. "The Forest Service has won its fight against open enemies and covert hos tility. Both the service and Its policies are "now more firmly established In pub lic confidence than ever before. "A sign of genuine progress Is the National Progressive Republican League, whose single object Is the spread of fiopular government. A year ago the eague would have been Impossible to dav It is merely the expression of a movement vital In everv State. The hope of our Institution Is that the people may use more of the power they have. Todav, in the light of what we know about boss rule, in the knowledge of the political power of the special Interests, the spirit of sel't-government is spread ing with a rapidity no man foresaw. And neither boss nor machine, nor all the power of privilege can top it." IG CONGRESS BOM TENEMENT S Panic Follows Explosion That Wrecks Whole Block in New York. WOMEN CAUGHT UNDER WRECKAGE Windows Shattered'and Doors Are Broken by Terrific Concus sion at Early Hour. NEW YORK, Feb. ID Anothei Black Hand bomb outrage in the dark hours this morning resulted in the maiming of a man and a boy In a crowded fo ment district In Oichard sticet The explosion, whii h shook the vhole block, broke doors and windows and sent hundreds of sleeping tenants si 111 r.ving to the slieets, o- urred on tho sixth floor of SI in looms o copied bv the Jin ano t.innly. So terrific was the fone of the con cussion that a great hole was torn in the root and the celling and walls were blown upon Calorio Jucano and his sou Frank, burving them In the ruins. Ilis wife and seveial smaller children weie jmprisoned In an adjoining room by the heaps of plaster and wieckage which blocked all means of escape. Call Help on Telephone. '1 he first intimation Ihe police had of the tioul.le were the wild calls for help sent in by telephone. The reserves of the Elizabeth stieel station were at once sent to the scene. On their arrival thev found the sticet blocked with paiuc stiiikm men, women ami childtcti, all of them in tneit night clothes, shivering in ihe "Ob' and paralvyed with teinr Ev-rv window 111 the block which Is .1 tvpical e-ist-sii'.c settlement, was snat tti'd '1 he polhe weie 1. liable for a If.Mg time to discovei wlcie the bomb had been placid. On investigation thev found that hun dicds or sleeping tenants had been blovvi, fiom thWt beds, but were unable to giv. anv (ohemit a "count of the disaster It was not until thev had gone through everv rcoii of No. sj that they dismv ercd .'uiano and his b unconscious and neai ly b.iried in Ihe debus en the tl'.l flooi. Dug Out By Rescuers. After an heroic effort the two were dug out and taken to Bellevue Hos pital for treatment. Meanwhile the debris was cleared awav sufficiently to lelease .Mrs. Jucano and the childien from their prison. Thev were unable to give any explanation as to the cause of the explosion and tho other Italians in the stieet were equally ignorant as to anv leason why the bomb should have been placed there. While the reseives were trying vainly to persuade the .shivering hundreds to return to their rooms, portions of tho bomb weie found Imbedded In the walls of the Jucano apartment. The Instru ment of death had been made of heaw piping and so terrific had been its force that It tore through the entire roof and ripped the walls and celling of the two rooms bare of every vestige of plaster. Escape Was Miraculous. It is considered miraculous that all the Jucanos were not Instantly killed, and that others in the building did not suffer a like fate. If the bomb had been set off on a lower floor, the loss of life would probably have been ap palling. It was believed difficult to trace the authors of the outrage, owing to the Italian fear of the Black Hand. Even if thev knew the reason for the plac ing of the bomb they would hesitate to say so lest they should come under the bad graces of the camorra. The scene outside the tenements which were rocked by the explosion resembled a gathering of condemned prisoners un til daylight, when the terrified occu pants finally stumbled Into their rooms. The police are making every effort to trace the perpetrators. Fishermen Are Rescued After Eleven Days' Peril BOSTON, Feb. 19. With their vessel a wreck and two of their men missing, the crew of the Gloucester' fishing schooner Cavalier was picked up by the revenue cutter Androscogin, after being at the mercy of the sea and wind for eleven days. The steamer, with the wreck in tow, was last reported south east of Cape Ann, making but four knots an hour. The cavalier left Gloucester about five weeks ago for a halibut trip to the Grand Banks. She carried a crew of eighteen men. and her captain, Robert B. Porper, who Is known to be a care ful skipper. News of the rescue was. received In Boston In a wireless dis patch by way of Halifax from Capt. H. M. Broadbent. Plot to Recrown Manuel. L.1SBON, Feb. 19. Fifteen persons. In cluding a lieutenant in the army, have been arrested here and charged with a plot to overthrow the republic and recall Kinc Manuel. It Is expected that more raids on th revolutionists will follow. Ml 1U BOY P AS ITJEARS LAND Pilot From Mazatlan, Mexi co, Found Inflammable Cargo on Fire. VESSEL UNINSURED, WILL BE TOTAL LOSS 'v Merchants and Society Men in Launches Rescue Those Who Plunge Overboard. MAZATLAN, Mexico. Feb. 19. With almost the entire population of the city lined up along the harbor front watching the spectacle, the Pacific steamship Benito Juarez, which has been plying between this port and New Inglaterra, steamed into the bay today a veritable mass of flame and smoke. One hundred and twelve passen gers jumped into tho shallow water of the bay and saved their lives, but lost all their baggage and other ef fects. Crew Fought Valiantly. The flames were discovei id on the steamer by the pilot, who boarded her outside the breakwater. Me found the coal bunkers to be on flic. The caigo nsist d mainly of tequila, wlih-h con tains a heav v pen entge of alcohol, and a heavy shipment of mutches. The matches weie ignited from the heat of the burning coal, the tlames qulckl.v spreading to tile tequila, and in a few moments the vessel was a roaimg mass of flames. The crew fought valiantlv witli the hose, while Captain Miranda got all the j.as.-cngers on deck to windward. The tlames became so hot that the sailors ceased pla.ving the strums of water on the Pi9 and turned them on the passen geis, whose clothing had begun 10 catch lire from thojlntense hPat. , Passengers Panic- Stricken, leanwhfle nil possible sied was be ing made toward the harbor -ind safety. When the ship came in dose in the harbor scores of lugs and launches manned by mtrchants, officials, and so ciety men, rushed to the assistance of the burning vessel. The passengers became panic sliicken ami Jumped .fiom the decks into the bav. They were pli keil up bv boits which had come alongside. None of the crew or passengcis was injured. When the sf-atner wa3 finally aban doned she was rnl a (barred mass The steamer and cargo were unlnsuiid The loss is com Die! e. Family of Seven Burn; Father Becomes Insane riIARI.KSTON . Va . Pcb 19 -A fire, whli h for a time threatened to consume the sreatrr part of the resi dence section of Sutton, a t-mall town near here, this morning, razed the home of a prominent lumber man named Harden, burninc Mrs. Harden and six childien to death The lire was liist discovered in tho liviiiR room of the family, and efforts were made to aiouse the sleeping chil dren on the top llooi. Befoie they could be saved, however, the lire had reached such proportions that rescue was im possible. Harden In trying to save hH wife and family, was badly burned and lost his reason Bay State Promoter of Boys' Bank Deposits Dead I..FF. Mass.. Feb. 19. Robert B. An drews a retired millionaire and promo ter of boy's bank accounts, is dead at his home here at the age of sixt -nine jiars. His generous offer last August to the boys of Lee to double every deposit they made in Ihe local savings bark Induced nearly a hundred lads to save their pen nies and start a bank account, and In cidentally won him the title of tho "Kids Philanthropist." If the boy started an account with a dollar the aged millionaire would add an equal amount to the account. Whatever the amount deposited a similar amount vvojld be added to the account without question. Threw Switch and Then Robbed the Passengers CHARLES TOWN, W. Va.. Feb. 19. As a combination coal and passenger train was leaving the yards at the city limits, shortly after 1 o'clock today, some unknown person threw the switch, throwing the engine and two cars oft the track. Several persons were injured. , score or more of passengers in one of the coaches were rendered unconscious. While thev were helpless, the person who threw the switch is thought to have robbed tern. Several hundreds of dollars in cash and jewelry were miss ing. Swedish Navy Training Watched At Annapolis Officials of the Navy Department are watching with interest the effects of the Swedish system of regular physical exercise, which has been introduced at the Naval Academy. The system is the same that Is in vogue in the British navy and is re garded with favor by physicians and athletes. PASSENGERS 01 II SHIP AFLAME HOUSE FILIBUSTER WILL BE KEPT UP THROUGH NIGHT Members Declare They Will Continue Om nibus Claims Bill Fight, Which Has Waged Since Friday. THE HOUSE SITUATION SUMMARIZED The filibuster which began Friday morning against the omnibus bill continues. The House has been in continuous session for twenty-eight hours and probably will remain in session all tonight. Filibustering tactics will be resumed this afternoon. The Democrats have the votes to pass the claims bill, but have been prevented from doing so up to this time by Mr. Mann of Illinois and a few able lieutenants. The galleries, which were crowded until 2 o'clock this morning, are again filling. Second Filibuster to Be Brought Forward If Mann Yields His Fight AfteT a continuous session of twenty eight hours, marked b a night of tui moil and disorder in the House, the Mann tilibuster against the omnibus war claims bill continued in the House this a I lei noon A timpoiai.v Mag of truce went up at roon todav when the Hois, agreed to t..ke a re e-s In order that eulogies, picvlousl aiiai.ged. might be delivered to the mciiioiKs of the late Senator ("lay of (icorpia and the late Represen tative Brownlow of Tennessee. At :i o'cloik, however, the debate and the lillbuster on the dalms bill is to bo resumed, and unless some agreement c-in be reached between the opposing fa'tionti another all-night session is not imp: finable. Following a night spent in many roll call.s and in debate that tanged all the wav from a burlesque to the serious coiisidt ration of a nation's legislation, it required from Z:& o'clock until 11 o'clock this morning to obtain a quo rum. Guarding Legislative Day. About a dozen Democrats and five Republic ,ms remained on guard after rtiyb eat. In ornf-t to lontlmie the I'g Islailve day Mr. Mann, who has led the filibuster of the Republli ans against the Demo cratic ilalms bill, hinted at noon today that an agreement mignt be reached dining the afternoon. This plan, how ever, rnav bo interfeted with, lK-fau.-ea double lillbuster Is now in progress. Mr. Mann had been tilibustering against the entire bill, which Included the Kreni h spoliation claims. Inserted bv the Sen ate in Us bill. The Democrats are not interested in the French spoliation claims, and at 3 .si o'clock this morning Mr Mann had no trouble In striking them troin the bill and securing con sent to take up instead the House bill, which does not mention them. Thereupon two other filibusters came to the fore Representative Gardner, of Massachusetts. and Representative Bennet, of New York, who are friendly to ihe French claims, and who will try to prevent the passage of any bill not including them. Second Filibuster Imminent. If Mr. Mann yields, therefore, the Gardnei -Bennet filibuster still remains to embarrass a wearied House. During the debate today it developi d that a so-called lobbyist was ejected troin the House coi rldors ll nlsnt be cause Representative Foster of Illinois lecognized him as a worker for the passage of the Flench spoliation claims At the time this man is said to have been attempting to send in certain data to a New York member in favor of the claims. In order that he might refute the arguments against them. Representative Edvvaids of Georgia called the attention of the House to this otcurrencc, and wanted to know what it meant. "Is the gentleman referiing to me? asked of Mr. Bennet of New ork. "I am not, ' answered Mr. Edwards, "I referred to another gentleman from New York." 'A sorrowful day has come in tho history of our legislation." declared Mr. Edwards "when a lobbyist can infest the halls of this Congress, while this bod it engaged in a struggle over tho legislation in which he is interested. This entire filibuster is a most disgrace ful proceeding and a discredit to the House. The will of the majority has been thwarted for more than forty eight hours by such a filibuster against legislation that ought to pass." Minority Works In Relays. nenresentative Tom Bell, the Demo cratic whip, is working the minority in relays. A sufficient number is aiwaya retained to prevent the Republicans i ; .,i,,o- while the relief coroa of Democrats steal away to the cloak rooms or t otneir omces mi a i.- .uu.. S The galleries, which remained thronged until nearlv -' o'clock this morning, are again tilling up this after noon with curious crowds in which handsomely gowned women, members of the families of the battling forces be low, are conspicuous. The omnibus claims bill carries about .-t.i i t..,i ..or- elolma The Senate added $2,000,000 in French spoliation claims that are a nunareu veais urn. This may prolong the filibuster. While the House has wasted three days upon this comparatively minor bill, six big appropriation bills are yet to. be considered and these will carry hun dreds of millions of dollars. , The situation in the House this after noon, therefore, increases the feeling that there must be an extra session if the appropriation bills and the tariff board and the Canadian reciprocity measure are to be passed at any time in the near future. Dorothy Arnold Suspect In Idaho Still Puzzle SAND POINT, Idaho. Feb. 19. While in general detail the woman in a hos pital here answers the description of Dorothy Arnold, the authorities have been unable to decide that she is. Her mental condition ia improving. Night of Bitter Debate, Incessant Roll Calling, Dialect Story, and Song By THEODORE H. TILLER. When the lights that had burned all night over the Capitol veie switched off and daylight crept through the stained glass ceiling of the House tcday, theie were seen below fifteen guardians of what will go down in legislative history as one of the gieatest filibusters the lower body has ever seen They were tired and sleepless soul, those fifteen. They weie hungiy, too. and they hail not the encigv to further amuse them selves by ringing songs or telling jokes. A night of incessant roll calls, bitter de bate, brilliant repartee, and, at times, uncontrolled hilarity, lav behind them. A day of verbal dueling, of drawn bat tle and a dogged determination to "stay here until hades freezf over," lay ahead. For the Democtats say they will pass the omnibus claims bill and some of the Republicans vow they shall not Some of the vigilant ones closed their puffed e; and nodded in their seats. Helm of Kentucky, one of the Demo crats fighting the filibuster which had been conducted by" Representative Mar.n since 10 o'clock yesterday morning, rested his head upon a desk and slept. Back In the rear the cloak rooms were daikened. Republicans and Democrats, respective, lay sprawled In chairs and upon the few lounges A nap of an hour 01 so and the sleeper was awakened in order that .-111 exhausted colleague might take lu place. Futile Effort to Get Quorum. Occasionally some straggling member who had not been delegated as one of the watchers came In The scrgeant-at-arms had awakened him at hps hotel, for the House had been w ithout a quo rum since 3:30 o'clock, and. prior to that time, much of the night had been wasted in fruitless endeavors to obtain one. The doors were locked, as is cus tomary upon such occasions. To re lieve the tedium. Representative Hughes arose and said, shortly after S o'clock this morning. "Mr. Speaker, I raise the ciuestlon of constitutional privilege. We should not be kept locked in, Tor we want some breakfast ' "The Chair cannot entertain motions in the absence of a quoium, ' responded Mr Staffoid. who had relieved Mr. Olm sted as Speaker pro tern. "Yes, I've been here all day yester day anil all last night. I want my breakfast too, ' shouted "Tomblgbee" Candler of Mississippi. Those who had the energy laughed, for Mr. Candler in an Indignant frame of mind alwavs amuses his colleagues. The doorkeepers must have been sleepy, too, during the morning hours todav, for now and then some member would absent himself and might soon be seen behind a cup of coffee. "Mann" Responsible Takes Nap. At 7:30 o'clock Mr. Mann came In. Just about dawn he left Representative Bennet and Mr. Dwighl, the latter the Republican whip, on guard, and the "Mann" responsible for the lillbuster stole quietly into his office and took a nap When he returned the fire of battle was again In his movemmw, and the House knew that he was prepared for another day of vveiryin,? parlia mentary tactics. Not since the turbulent all-night ses sion which marked the now famous rules fight of last March has the House been the scene of so many plciuresque episodes as those which enlivened the proceedings all night. In some respects the flllbustei is un precedented. "Never before, for in stance, has a page held up legislative proceedings while he sang "My Old Kentucky Home." Nor does the oldest House attache recall that ever before a page has been picked up by dignified legislators and carried upon their shoulders down the aisles in order that he might electrify the House again with "America" and other patriotic songs. Yet that Is what happened while the House battled last night. The page who sprang into fame and who has "cinched" hig position under Democratic rule Is Joe Merrick, a twelve-year-old lad. whose sweet soprano voice brought stillness out of confusion on the floor and in the crowded galleries, and who received an ovation that might have gladdened the heart of a grand opera 8 tar. Melody Succeeds Discord: Some of the members had begun to sing "My Old Kentucky Home." The effort ended in discord, and the House laughed. "Rather hear another roll call," said a voice from the rear. Then some one thought of little Joe, who .sings sometimes In the Washington churches. "Sh!" commanded Repre sentative Stanley. The hubbub ceased, the galleries leaned over a clear, boy ish voice rang out, and melody stepped In where a few minutes before acrim onious debate and bitter charges had been bandied back and forth. Then Mr. Heflln, of Alabama, regaled (Continued on Filth Page.) 1TC CRAZY TRAINS ON THREE Towerman on Pennsylvania System Lost Reason While at Work. PASSENGERS THOUGHT THERE WAS A HOLD-UP Choked Into Submission, He Seem ed Sane Again, But Terror ized Neighborhood. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 19. For two hours today trains of the Balti more Central, the Philadelphia, Bal timore and Washington, and the !West Chester railroads were at the mercy of an insane tower operator (at the junction of these three j branches of the Pennsylvania rail I road at Wawa. 1 Suddenly losing his reason, while I on duty manipulating signal lights, William Hurlinger, the tower man, plunged the three lines into the ! wildest confusion, all but sent a half (dozen trains crashing into each oth er, and finally flagged two Phlladel- phia, Baltimore and Washington trains, and plunged the passengers in deadly terror of a hold-up Sprang on Cowcatchers. The insane tower man sprang upon the cowcatchers of the flagged locomo tives, wild-ejed, veiling, and curiin,; the engineers, and Intensifying the ter ror of the passengers by giving them occasional glimpses of l.lmself as he darted across the glare of the head lights. To the cowering men and women peeilng from train windows it appeared as though the trains were surrounded b bandits The engineers first realized that Hur linger, who ia twenty-five jear? of age and of powerful phslciue. was insane Bringing all their cunning to bear on the situation, they gradually talked him Into a state of semi-pacification unci then sprang upon him. With the giip of fingers about his neck he cried like a child. They thought that his reason had returned. Once In his home, at Westchester, In a sort of stupor he sprang into frenzied life again in the grip of an attack of insanity as violent as the first Drove Family Out of Home. Brandishing a loaded revolver, he drove his wife and her father and mother. Mr. and Mrs. David Faddls. 'jo had been awakened by his unex pected return. Into the street in their i.ight clothes. In less than two minutes after he hart walked, apparently in his right mind again, up the front steps he was In sol, possession of the little house of East Bernard street. A crowd that blackened the street and the half dozen night po licemen on dutv collected. Suddenly Hurllngton flung himself half out of an upper window. He clutched a swinging shutter with his left hand while with nis right he covered the mob bel vv with the pistol. Tee revolver spat twice and the glass in a window across the street tinkled. Tl.e crowd dissolved and only the policemen weie left reconnoiterlng from conveni ent shadows and doorways. More Shots From Window. Two more shbts from the windows went wild. Then Hurllngton withdrew and for half an hour silent vigil was kept. The crowd gradually collected again at a safer distance. Finally two policemen gained an entrance through a rear doot. Not a sound was heard through the house, Hurlinger was asleep In his bed room. He awoke as the policemen a' tompted to bind him, but again seemed so docile they satisfied themselves wltn handcuffing him and imposing a guard until he is temoved to an institution for the insane for examination. It was close to midnight when the first signals started to go wrong. Half a dozen times when red lights instead of green shot Into view through the darkness, engineers of rushing lo comotives reversed their throttles with a jar that sent a shudder through the whole train. When the news that Hur linger had gone insane on the job was circulated today, more than one engi neer recollected that a strange cry seemed to come from the tower as the train sped by the signal lights. Vision of Maniac. Shortly after 1 o'clock, the first Phil adelphia, Baltimore and Wilmington train was brought to a full stop. While the crew of the train were waiting im patiently for explanations another train of the same division came snorting to a stop from the opposite direction. The engineers were not alive to the fact they had a maniac to deal with until Hurlinger shoved his face, the features distorted, and tfee mouth working In sanely, through the window of the lo comotive or the first train. Shrieking curses and waving hlsarms, he dropped out of sight. Just as the fire man was lifting his shovel. A few sec onds later he appeared at the window of the second locomotive, this time a trifle less violent. The engineer on the second cab started to talk to him reassuringly. Hurlinger quieted down, and the engi neer and fireman on the second train threw themselves toward him. At the first feel of their hands Hurllngton col lapsed and begged, sobbing, to be told what was the matter. ThisJ Will Interest Many. F. W. 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