Newspaper Page Text
I i : K'' %^ . WPTOfc ,& &*? ?>:.^gWSHB ^BjWKa Wdi . *?^??1? Auto wreaked by explosion.? ham Belden, manager of the Fir streets, Newark. Belden said h? street while he visited a nearby sivea in the car. ILISTOST INBOMBSHOCK Eleven Huge Windows Hurled Upon Stock Exchange Operaj tors by Explosion. (Continued from First Page.) pital from bums. He is included in the list of thirty-three dead. On the assumption that the Wall Street explosion was the beginning of a wave of Red terrorism, public officials have been warned to employ bodyguards. Picked men from the police department are guarding the homes of public officials. Wall and Broad streets, the "financial capital of the world," is like an armed camp, with soldiers, policemen, and special armed guards on duty. The stock exchange building \ and the great banks in the Wall Street district are picketed. A new police "dead line" has been established. Every person who crosses it is closely scrutinized, as well as every vehicle. A general police alarm has been sent out for missing or stolen onehorse trucks, such as that in which the time bomb was carried to the Morgan Bank. The broken parts of the wagon, which was demolished by the detonation, have ben pieced together as well as possible, and the police are now trying to find the owner of it. That the plotters have an efficient organization with secret sources of information is indicated by the fact that the explosion occurred just twenty-four nours after the special bomb squad operatives of the police department were withdrawn from the financial district. CHECK UP ANARCHISTS. Lists of all the known dangerous anarchists in the United States are being carefully checked over by the Government sleuths. "The Federal end of the investigation is directed by William J. Flynn, head of the United States Secret Service, who is ob the ground in person. Poljce Commissioner Enright has divided the police investigation along the following lines: 1?Tracing the writer of the warning letters which are now in the possession of the police department; 2?Searching for the owner of the one-horse wagon in- which the bomb was carried to Wall street; 3?Hunting for an automobile in which the men who drove the wagon are said to have fled a few foments before the explosion; 4?Tracing the source of the clock which was used to set off the bomb at one minute after 12 o'clock, Thursday noon; 6?Hunting for the source of the "T. N. T." or other explosive that was used in the construction of the infernal machine: 6?Ascertaining where the bomb was constructed and how many persons were involved in the conspiracy. LETTER OF WARNING. The warning letter sent to Lieutenant Arnaud did not arrive through the mails. It was dropped through the slot in the door of the commission's offices at 65 Broadway on Wednesday morning. The letter was written with pen and ink and opened with the word "Greetings." It was contained in a small white envelope. Lieutenant Arnaud did not take the warning seriously. After reading it he tore the letter into bits, dropped It Into a waste paper basket, and forgot all about It?until after the Wall street district was rocked bv the most ghastly explosion In New York's history. Then he secured the tatters, pasted them together, and gave them to the jin'ce. The Jetter Intimated that "certain persons who had grievances" would get revenge by setting off a high power bomb between 2 o'clock and 1:30, but the exact date of the explosion was not given. The writer said he hnd the kindest feelings for France and for the members of the French Mich Commission, which accounted for his warning He sugpested that the commission's offices be closed and that the officials ? ? of Death a] w i * TVi % v *1185. y|Lt *' ?. ' jt-^vkit- '-'i"''1 ', &-*i. . ? fl " . >.# >yy # -The auto was the property of Dunemen's Pharmacy, Market and Broad s left the auto in front of 212 Wall office. He said there were no explo900 Won in Gold 50 Feet From Center Of Morgan Explosion NEW YORK, Hept. 17?Within fifty fret of th? scene of the explosion is more than $900,000,000 in gold bullion and coin, the greatest amount of the metal in any one place on earth. This great store of gold is being transferred from the Subtreasiiry vaults to the newer and larger ' vaults of the new assay office which adjoins the Bubtraasury to the east- ( ward on the north side of Wall , Street. The transfer Is being made by i means of a wooden chute which j ' spans the twenty-foot, alley between I the two buildings, the gold bars, . i each worth $6,500, being slid across | in boxes on a traveling belt. j ) The fact this vast amount of gold ; , was near flashed ijito the minds of I j many persons?particularly attaches , of the Subtreasury and as.say office : J ?-at the moment of the explosion I j and was dwelt upon later when the 1 bomb theory was advanced. ' stay away from Wall street. i The letter received by Mr. Ketchledge was mailed from Toronto, i Canada. Mr. Ketchledge at first re- t fused to make It public, but latef 1 gave it out. The contents, which are j brief, follow: I "Greetings: Get out of Wall I street on the gong stj-lke of 3 ( o'clock Wednesday, the 15th of s September. Good luck to you, Ed i Fischer." 1 PUT NO STOCK IN IJ. "I knew Fischer well, but I did < not put much stock ip hlB warning,",1 said Mr. Ketchledge. "He was a lawyer by profession, but was un- 1 ?ble to practice his profession for 1 many years on account of recurring 1 attacks of paranoia. He had been ' committed to institutions, but was 1 released as cured." "He had an intense hatred of Wall street That was th? form his mental * illness took. So far as I know, he never suffered any financial reverses | in Wall street I do not believe that 1 Fischer has any intimate knowledge 1 about this dreadful disaster. He was 1 not a member of any radical organi- 1 zatlon. It is probable that he was I suffering from one of his periodic c mental aberrations when he sent the ' warning and the fact that the explosion occurred about that time * was a coincidence." a Fischer is said to have gone to r Canada to attend a tennis match. 1 He has been in ill health recently J and his parents were attempting to [ persuade him to enter a sanitarium. " Eighteen of the dead in the explo- e sion were taken to the morgue. Tney \ included four women and a boy. v Medical officials who examined the ? bodies reported to District Attorney " Edward Swann and Chief Police In- v spector William J. Lahey-that there 8 was no doubt death was caused by a r bomb of tremendous power. It is be- d lieved that the infernal machine a weighed more than 100 pounds. PIECES OF IRON IN BODIES. t "In several of the bodies we found * pieces of iron, and these have been t turned over to the police," said Chief Medical Examiner (Charles Norris. * "They appear to have been made tl from window sash weights that were ? sawed into small pieces. There is no doubt that a bomb caused the explo- tl sion. The nature of the wounds t shows that." j p William J. Burns, whose detective a agency in employed to guard the o Morgan building, said he believed t that the bomb mechanism was sim- a ilar to that used in the McNamara ' f< dynamiting cases, when cheap alarm tl docks were used to set off the explo- si sive. It was the Burns agency that;j< ran down the McNamara dynamit- tl era. o! "The time clock was probably set k for 1U o'clock noon In this Instance," rr said Burns. "It Is possible that the plotters hoped to stop their wagon directly in front of the Morgan ri bank, but were delayed by heavy if traffic and were compelled to pull if up in front of the United States sub- tl treasury building across the street. J a "There were great crowds in the ' street at the time, as it was in the sl midst of the lunch hour. I believe \ the conspirators purposely chose w this time, knowing that It would be j w easier for them to escape In the^i crowded street They could not have i tl been far awsy when the hlast went rj off. So far as we can learn, the j wagon had halted only a few w minute* before the explosion. Im- rr mediately after the hlast the air fc was filled with the fumes of picric t> arid." - hi r^cl Destru ujoBTi *j :-.*: * *> j|H^H||Hr View of Wall street five minu burst.?The photographer took his showing steps of the United States The authorities have discarded j :he theory that a robber baud hoped > jo wreck the Morgan bank and the j United States sub-treasury and loot | he vaults under the cover of the ! general panic and excitement. It is j idmiited, however, that such a plot, ' if successfully carried out, would | lave yielded u rich harvest. There , vas $900,000 in gold bullion stored j n the vaults of the United States issay office, and $1,000,000 more in he United States sub-treasury. The itnount of gold bullion and coin in ;he Morgan bank and the nearby Jankers Trust Company is not definitely known, but is very largei With dawn today the army of Investigators on the scene of the catas:roph^"was reinforced. Renewed ef'orts were made to gain information is to the identity of the terrorists :hrough the horse and wagon which lad carried the bomb. The carcass jf the dead horse was minutely eximined. It was found that the aninal was newly shod and that it had -ecently been clipped. Detectives have l>e?n assigned^ to :ahvas8 all blacksmith shops in New 1 ifork to check up the owners of lorses shod within the past few lays. Detectives are making a sim- j ilar investigation on Long Island ind at various places in New Jersey ' vbere anarchists were formerly I mown to gather. BOMB VEHICLE YELLOW. The police department gave out Jie following description of the )omb vehicle: "A one-horse affair of the 'rack' rariety. The bed was enclosed in a letwork of slender poles and rails. It was painted yellow." Regular explosive* wagons are | tainted red, are entirely covered, arry a red flag, and are emblazoned ; vith big warning placards. All of the injured who are able to ! alk are being examined in hospitals j ind their horries by Federal and mu- j ticipal detectives. They have been ible to give information of some -aiue, but most of them said they lad noticed nothing until they were ; nocked down by the earthquake-like xplosion. Those who were in the immediate icinity of Broad and Wall streets aid that the chiming of the clock in Trinity tower had barely ceased rhen a muffled roar like a blast of trtillery broke forth. Buildings ocked and the air was immediately arkened by smoke and flying wreck&c A sheet of flame leaped through he windows of the Morgan bank and he Sub-Treasury. This flame had he appearance of coming from the ank, and it was this phenomenon hat led to the original report that he explosion had occurred in the lorgan bank. The echocs of the blast rang hrough the canon-like streets beween the towering buildings. A all of thick, oily yellow smoke arose s the streets rattled with the crash f falling glass. A great shout arose rom the panic-stricken people. Men nd women, aroused to frenzy by ear, began .running aimlessly 1 rough the streets, and above their houts rose the screams of the injred. In the excitement no one "lought to look for the perpetrators f the outrage. In fact, it was not nown at that time that an infernal lachine had caused it. SAW WAGON PASS. At 11:45 a. m. yesterday a wagon psembling that described as figurlg in the disaster passed the huildig being erected three blocks from le scene of the explosion at William nd Cedar streets, according to John , Meehan, superintendent of connection at that building. Meehan said the drive* of the agon exchanged some spirited ords with one of Meehan's truck len because of a slight traffic jam, >e driver evidently being in a hur- ' f to get to his destination. There was a second man on the agon, Meehan said, and both this lan and the driver appeared to be >reigners. There was something on i? wagon covered with canva?, Mee- . *n'k workmen declared. I etion Thai ^ Ajt ,ITwi l4J^ fiT^ t ^ '^'iJBS BP' JJH ^ pBy S ^ ^iLBB^L * 4BMBH ?^???^- 1 J I . , .U 1 II ) H ii " , | ,tes a ftp rthe death-dftling bomb 1 picture looking up Wall street. Sub-Treasury at Naasau street. ! List of Dead In New York Explosion Alrxaadrr, Mildred, !?w York city. Aubfbnry, Joseph, fwrnty-wvtB year*, 18 Skeraaaa avenae. the Bronx Dlrklamra. Ml? Cirallu, forty 7*"*?. 73 allaover Blrrrt. KlatkunraL, L. I. Itonovnn. Joka, of Brooklyn, buna. I>rn*7, .Margaret A., tweaty years, atrnorruphrr, Brooklyn. Kllaworth. Kr Kin a Id. West Or nirc, N, j. Kllaworth, Worth Biflrj, 1*38 Gerard atrffl, Waahlnrton. D. C. Qllle>. W. K, of Pelhnm, N. Y. Haarahaa. Charlea, aereateea yrara, meaaeajrer. Brooklyn. Ilutehlnaon. YVIlllaia T, Gardea f'i?7. L. I. broker, with offlees at 12? Broadway. Johaaon, Jolin, dfty-flTe yeara, , For the ] QjgSS) O N D A SyK schools lots of blossom out in of men. Lots of be wearing theii and their stock tor the first time. Those who we; be a distinct suci are styled for j They are long trc they retain the e; ly youth. Their Pep! This is the onl; in Washington. $25 to $60. Nationally Known Stot THE AVENUE Daily, 8:. &&&&?&&?& ; Followed B I ****>- i^^l ii^jSSSfcgj^j^w*? 4f| CJ|ri fl| *^^Si80Bc^s*yj^fMBSM^^Bi ^H^jj ^11 | A In the center of the photograph and wajfon and automobile which w< time. "Hie people shown in the pictu porter of B?k of Anrrlri, Stw r York city. j | Joyce. William. twenty.foar ycara, clerk la J. P. Morfaa * ?>, Brooklya. Krinrlr, Hrriard J? thirty ycara, rawufr for Jskaioa A Wood, A Brooklya. I.rlth, Alexander, of New York city. Lladroth, Charlea A. tweaty- t< nro ycara, bookkrrprr .Great cl KlUa. L. I. W Mayer, Alfred, ?w York city. a MrArlkuuro, Mr. ?? ,ao addrcaa. died la Broad Street lloapldtl. t< HcClarr, Colin Barr, lw?ly-i?* *>' yeara. banker, IN Artbar ilrftl, Yoakera. tr Miller, Frank. ?w York city. Miller. Raymond, addrcaa not flvn. m Neville, Colonel Charlra, (.'. 91. 4. 2 IJ, Watklagln, D. C. Dlrd la Broad Rlrrrt lloapltal. Otfrry, Thomaa. amaeicrr for Jokaaoa Jt Wood, Sew York Hty. Portions, Rudolph. twfnty-rl(ktk ycara, rlrrk, Jamaica, L. I. Hrkaltt, Joaeph. thirty ycara, clerk. Bayatde, L. 1Salth ,Lewla H^Arw York elty. Sweet, K. A., llaatlajrtoa. L. I. Weir, John W, of Stw York eMy. Wcatday, Robert, alxteea yearn, clerk, Slew Yorw Hty. five unidentified bodlca rem a la at the morjrue. They are all bodlea f men. ^yyyyyyyi ^ew Man Y, when the open, will see young fellows the habiliments youngsters will r trousers long ings otherwise, ir Pep suits will :ess. Pep suits ust that stage. )users suits, but irmarks of livename tells it? y Pep suit store Pep suits are ' for Men and Boy $ AT NINTH 30 to 6 &&&&&&&&i # in Wake n^nB^HiHnH T?M is shown what is left of a horse >re standing in the 'street at the ire are newspapermen and police. 'ALMER IN N. Y. TO TAKE CHARGE OF BOMB PROBE attorney General Will Take Personal Direction of Investigation Into Morgan Bank Explosion. Attorney (Jeni ral Palmer has (fonc ) New Vork and will take personal i harge of the investigation the 'all Street explosion. It was learned t hi* office today. The Attorney rjeneral had planned > leave for his home in Stroud*- j jrg. Pa., last night, but changed Is plans and took an early morning #in for New York. iUSE What' rather than Coats i Waistlines v has been thi notched. SI In shorl tailored to m lay and cost, Come i look like, in place you fir F Mu Nationa 1 of Bomb I^^BBBBCjBjH^z? ^J7yft^*IBy^i i U?*0c<tvx?*0 C UNOCH WO u Snuffed out without warning.? many cases, clerks in the brokerage to lunch. Many of the victims were building when the bomb burst, sendi however, lived for a few minutes. U WASHINGTON MEN DIE IN BLAST | Colonel Neville and W. B. Ellsworth Killed?Two Others Are Injured. (Continued from First Page.) before the explosion took place and Is thought to have been on a sightseeing trip through lower N*w York before taking the train for thin city. His mother via Informed of his inJury and immediately telegraphed to the boy's father, who wan in Philadelphia in connection with his work an superintendent of service, Postofflce Department. Mr. Kllsworth went on to New York last night. He announced the death of his son by telephone this morning. I^eo K. lirury was employed as a loan clerk in the United States Mortgage and Trust Company. 50 Cedar street. New York. He was leaving ithe building to go to lunch when the explosion occurred. He was taken to the Post Graduate Hospital, where he ?&&&&& j s What and LE this season is the si :yles are simpler; more nartness is found in ge in a few artificial detail will not hug the body /ill not be higher than ? e affectation. Lapels w loulders, natural in their t, the entire effect will easure suit?without th i n and let us show yoi the new styles. This id new things. '-B Men's Suits, $40 to $85 lly Known Store for Men a rHE AVENUE AT NIXJH Daily, 8:30 to 6 Explosion HHj^HRj^^^^Erffl a^p^V*' ^J^MjXSS^KaHi i T'i'T"' " 1 " c ~:.~TwSml These mangled victims were, in and banking houses on their way ! directly in front of the Morgan ng them to instant death. Some, was joined by hi* mother, who wa* In New York at the time. His father left last night for New York. Young Urury attended school at St. John'* College, this city,' and at Mt. St. Mary's College, Kmmltsburg, Md. He enlisted in the Students' Army Training Corps, from which he was discharged about four months affo. Uwrence L. Koberts l?, connected with the Newcomb Printing Company, of New York. He had been in one of the banks In the explosion zone anJ was leaving the building when the catastrophe took place. He was in- ) jured by a falling stone, which shattered his leg below the knee. Roberts was prominent in Washington athletics. He was well known a sa baseball player and was in the Union Printers' Hareball League for a time. tA the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the engineer corps, serving for about a year, after which he was transferred to the officers' training corps at Camp Gordon. OPEN SCHOOL CAFETERIA. AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 17.?A cafeteria will be opened at West High School this Fall. All equipment has been installed, supplies purchased and cooks hired. All food will be served at actual cost of preparation, school officials announced. Pupils will b* employed to aid in serving. E^yy^jyyi ; Where tyle of ease. "sensible." neral effect, Is. so closely. hie waist, as * 'ill be wider J drape. be that of a e added dei what you is the first nd Boys \ 4 f jyyyyy^.