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"All the News That's Fit to Print." THE WEATHER, Fair; 1 ght north winch. - ' VOL. LIV....NO. 17,257. NEW YORK. MONDAY, APRIL 24. ; 1905. FOURTEEN . PAGES. rx-vvTT n-nx?m tm Gmir JTew -Taste- Ui JCJ V-EJi. X Jersey CI ex. ifMk. TV. a JOSEPH JEFFERSON DIES AT HIS FLORIDA HOME End Comes After Day of Anxious Watching by Family. ILL ON VISIT TO CLEVELAND Csught Pneumonia While on Trip to . Meet ex-President To be Buried . at Buzzards Bay. WEST PALM BEACH. FU., Aptll 23. Joseph Jefferson died at 6:15 o'clock tonight, at. his home, The Reef. Palm Beach, of pneumonia. At his bedside with the medical attendants were hla wife; two of hla son,. Charles B. and Frank; hla granddaughters. Marion Jefferson and Mrs. C. Symons. and his faithful old servant. Carl Kettler. Mr. Jefferson had said before noon that he could not live, lie was conscious urtll a few minutes before he expired. While too weak to converse, with those at Ida bedside, he uttered coherent sentences and said farewell. - He expressed a desire to see the ocean during- his last few moments, and wanted to be left to die as peacefully as he had lived while at The Reef. The parting wl'.h his family was" calm and resigned. - The body will leave Palm Beach tomorrow night on a special train for Bustards Bay, Mass.. accompanied by the members of the family who are here. The train will reach New York on Wednesday morning; and Buzzard, Bay that game evening. Since his last sinking spell, after a rally en Thursday morning;, which was followed by an apparent Improvement until Friday, the family had' been waiting for i he end. Mr. Jefferson's condition on Saturday night grew steadily worse, and the family, who had retired, were summoned. The patient's condition continued to grow worm all through to-day. and the brief bulletins fmm the bedside contained no words of encouragement. The sickness was contracted, it is believed, while On a recent visit to Mr. Jefferson's son. Charles B. Jefferson, at Hob" Sound, a few miles above Palm Beach, where the actor went to meet ex-Prrsldent Cleveland. It Is believed that from n flight indiscretion in eating there he suffered an attack of Indigestion. MR. JEFFERSON'S CAREER. Joseph Jefferson waa of the fourth generation of the Jefferson family of actors. The first of the family whose name Is recorded In the theatrical annals of Great Britain wws Thomas Jefferfton, who waa born in 1728 and died in 1807. He was an actor of more than respectable repute In the time of Garrick. The second of the Jeffersons, Joseph, a on of Thomas, born In 1774, crossed the Atlantic Ocean In ITiW. and for nearly two-score years .thereafter was one of the bcat-llked actors In this country. With the famous old Chestnut Street" TAP air gp In Philadelphia, his name la Inseparably connected. , This Joseph Jefferson was a comedian pf versatile powers. He had many children, i Thomas, hla eldest son. was an actor, who died In his young manhood; John, another son. also an actor, died young; Euphemla. who became an actress, married William Anderson, and was the mother of Mrs. O. C. Gcrmon and Mrs. Judah. and the grandmother of Effle Germon; Elisabeth was an actress of distinction. The other children of the first Joseph Jefferson did hot take to the stage, except Joseph, his second son, who was born in 1804. He married Mrs. Thomas Burke, lie was a country manager, often In hard luck., and an actor of respectable attainments. His son Joseph, born Feb. 30. 1829. In Philadelphia, was the Jefferson of our own era. the great Rip Van Winkle. HIS CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH. Toung Joseph, besides having a theatrical ancestry from whom he might have been expected to Inherit the dramatic gift, was trained to the footlights -almost from his Infancy. The celebrated " Jim Crow " Rice employed him In his darky song and dance when the child was only four years old. He was carried on the stage In a large bag. from which he emerged In the guise of a little colored person, the very counterpart of the grown-up Jim Crow, whose singing and dancing; be Imitated to perfection. In 1S37 he took part in a broadsword combat, a la Master Crummies, on" the stage of the Franklin Theatre. In New York, where his parents were then engaged. During the next twelve years the family were strolling actors, traveling In the West and South. Joseph passed about three months at school in all his boyhood. He suffered many hardships and privations, but he mastered his art. He made his first appearance as an sctor In New York Sept. 10. 1840. as Jack Rackbottla In the play of Jonathan Bradford" at Chanfraus National Theatre. The . cast Included .Charles Burke, his half-brother, a. comedian of great promise, who died In 1854. Jefferson was married May 19. ISoO. to Margaret Clements Lockyer. an Englishwoman, who was also a member of Chanfrau's company. Mr. and Mrs. Jefrerson acted together at the old Olympic Theatre early in the Autumn of 1M0. For awhile. In the sea-sea of 1851-2. Jefferson waa attached to the eompany of Mme. Anna Thllion and tae Irish comedian Hudson, at Nlblo's, here he was associated with Mr. and Mrs. John Drew, w. R. Blake. MaUJda Conovtr, (Mrs. J. H. Stoddart.) and Charles Wheatlelgh. He had laid by enough money in the Summer of 1836 to afford a trip to Europe. He visited the theatres of Paris and London, and studied the methods of acting prevailing in them, AT LAURA KEENE'S. Meanwhile Laura Keene had become the manager of a new theatre In New York which waa already a formidable rival of fashionable Wallack's. The house, afterward known for years as the Olympic, until It was torn down In 1879. was built by John Trimble, and was a handsome nd luxuriously appointed theatre for those days. Miss Keene began her second eaon Aug. Si, 1837. and on that night Joseph Jefferson made his first appear- i T' INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. . Amusements. Page V. Arrivals of Out-of-Town Buyers.-Page . Page 1InteUI'nce nd Porclg-n Malls. w Corporations. Page 10. ' Society. page 0 -ther Report.-rage 9. Testerday'g Fires. Page 2. DIG UP SILVER UNDER ROCK. Defective Get $2,000 Worth in Jersey Stolen from 'Harlem. Detectives McAvoy, Hawthorne, and Hayes returned from Edge water. N. J-, early this morning: with 92.000 worth of silverware, which they had dug up under a boulder at the edge of a little brook. The silverware Is the result of a number of flat robberies which have occurred In Harlem during; the last month and for which four boys, said to be "pale" of Sandrock 8mytb. the Woers hold-up man, have been placed under arrest. The boys are Victor Ahlgren of MO West One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Street; Charles, alias "Squint." Gallagher, address unknown, and Walter and Eric Hammer of 306 Miller Avenue, Brooklyn. Ahlgren was arrested yesterday afternoon, and. according; to the police, con-fesket". to having looted the flat of Mrs. Adolph Karlman of 2,139 Seventh Avenue and having burled the stuff where the ; police found It last night. It was after j oara wnen me. Doy lea me detectives to the fpot where the stolen silver was un- Aarthed. and the sleuths bad to do their r a.-t- .... The boy told the detectives that there was more silverware burled in the vicinity, but the searching party was unable to locate It In the dark, and will make another trip to-day. W. G. TIFFANY FOUND DEAD. Lived at the Grenoble Heart Trouble Probable Cause. William G. Tiffany, sixty-three year old. a cousin of Perry Tiffany, was found dead In his room in the Hotel Grenoble, Fifty-sixth Street and Seventh Avenue, late yesterday afternoon. He had been living there in a single room two years, the hotel people said. Two pawn tickets for $5 each on & watch and a ring were among his effects, as well as' a bank book showing he had S260 in the bank. Mr. Tiffany was seen about the hotel until a few minutes after midnight yesterday morning. Then he went to bed. His cousin. Perry Tiffany, called In the morning, but, satisfied that the man waa asleep, went away. At & o'clock the body was found. Coroner Scholer and his physician, Dr. Albert Weston, concluded that Mr. Tiffany's death had been caused by valvular disease of the heart. It was said that all the relatives of Mr. Tiffany were in Atlantic City, and the Rev. Dr. Parker Morgan of the Church of" the Heavenly Rest was summoned. He took charge of . the body for the Tiffany family, and sent It to his sexton and undertaker. A. Davidson, In West Forty-sixth Street. . On Mr. Tiffany's dresser was a Ions letter addressed to " O. W. Barron." It was introductory, and mentioned Perry Tit-fary, and told of mining experiences of twenty years ago. BOY LANDED IN SEWER. Human Chain Rescued Youngster Who Fell Through Barrel Over Opening. Max Snyder is three and a half years old. and he lives at 8 Willett Street, some twenty yards from Grand Street. Yesterday morning he spied a barrel standing, for no apparent reason, on Its end In the middle of Willett Street. The top of the barrel looked inviting, and Max decided to see what sort of a perch it would make. He trotted across the sidewalk, grabbed tho top rim of the barrel, climbed up, sat down, and then ! I The bottom dropped out of the world It seemed to Max. Before he knew what had happened he was twenty feet below the pavement at the bottom of a big sewer, yelling with all i the power of his lungs. The barrel was still with him, but he was underneath it instead of on top. " Ow! Yow! Git me out! " he shrieked. Immediately the block was In an uproar. " To the rescue! " shouted J. Wittenberg, the corner grocer. Wittenberg grabbed Samuel Levlne of 138 Essex Street by the collar and dragged Mm to the hole, through which young Snyder's cries reached the outer air. "Come on!" Wittenberg called to a third would-be hero. Then the grocer, who is a n an of Ideas, made Levlne grasp htm by the ankles and let him down headforemost Into the sewer. " And you catch Irvine's ankles!" he ordered the-thlrd man.. 8orrehow they did the trick. In a minute Max Snyder, frightened nearly to death, was being pulled to the surface. Meanwhile an ambulance call had been sent to Gouverneur Hospital, and Just as Max's round face was peeping- over the edae of the street the clanging wagon came up on the run. "Bad case of fright; nothing; worse." was the physician's verdict, and he drove off. ' TRAIN DASHED INTO BUMPER. Passengers on Third Avenue Elevated Thrown to Floor. A south-bound Third Avenue elevated train dashed into the bumper at City Hall Station about 4:30 P. M. yesterday, and passengers in the seven cars who were standing ready to leave the train were tumbled to the floor in heaps. An ambulance was summoned from Hudson Street Hospital, and Surgeon Hale found two. men who said they were unable to walk. They were Harris Gold, forty-nine years old. of 312 . Madison Street, Hoboken. and Louis Hochsteln. thirty-nine, a tailor, of 30 Riverdale Avenue Yonkers. Both went home. A: young woman who fainted recovered quickly. Latest 8hipplng News. The Atlantic Transport Line steamship Mlnnetonka. from London for New York, was In communication by wireless telegraph with the station at Slasconsett. Mass., at 11 P. M., when the vessel was ninety miles east of Nantucket Lightship. The Red Star Line steamship Kroon-land. from Antwerp and Dover for New York, was In communication by wireless telegraph with the station at Slasconsett. Mass. at 12:30 A. M-. when the vessel was forty-five miles esst of the Nantucket Lightship. The steamship Carlbbee, from Bermuda Anril 20. arrived at the bar at lO P. M. Passed Steamship Kaiser ' Wllhelm II.. Xew York for fiyrooum. tnerDourg. anu Bremen, was In communication by wireless telegraph with the station at the Lla-srd st 10:4O P. M.. when the vessel was seventy miles to the westward. nrJUrhtfnl ter Snsppre ec 11aei Maa. . Tavlors RestaeraaU . tnt. B ay nd 11 th St- Famous for good thing. Unlqn. Cafe. Adv. . - - - . . . .. - POLICE IN CARRIAGES DESCEND ON CHINATOWN Movement Masked Until Biggest of Raids Is Under Way. BREAK INTO NINI PLACES Eggers and Howell Direct Operations Over Heada of Local Commanders Treat for Sightseers. The biggest raid ever made in Chinatown, and. according to some police authorities, the biggest ever made in all New York, was conducted last night by Acting Captain Eggers and Mr. Howell, secretary to Commissioner McAdoo. It took fourteen carriages filled with policemen to make the actual raids, and It took all the police reserves in the First and Second Inspection Districts, which means all south of Fourteenth Street, to gather the prisoners after the doors had been smashed and the Chinamen made to realize that they were under arrest. Nino places in Mott Street, two In Pell and one In Doyer Street were Invaded. In each the police arrested from seven to fifty prisoners, and the number distributed among seven police stations was bo large that up to a late hour Police Headquarters did not know the total. The raid was over the head of Acting Capt. Schulum of the Elizabeth Street Sta-Statlon. in whose precinct all the alleged gambling houses were located, and without the knowledge of his superior, Acting Inspector Hogan. Capt. Kear, commanding the Elizabeth Street Station, is out of the cly. The raid whs witnessed by thousands of persons, mostly Italians and Ch-rrse, who filled the streets of the quarter evtn before the police arrU-ed. Several of the big " Seeing Chinatown by Night-" automobiles, loaded down with men and women mostly the latter In th-?ir Easter finery were In Mott and Pell Streets when the raiding was start-i-d. The women at first feared that they were going to be arrested, but when assured that there was no danger settled back and watched the police work. They got a bargain counter quantity of excitement for their fare. Early' in the evening each of the patrolmen detailed to the several kinds of clerical work at Police Headquarters received a note from Secretary Howell asking him to meet him at Central Park West and Eighty-first Street at 7:30 P. M. Each man concluded that the Secretary had a little private Job to do, and felt elated at the Secretary's selection. When the fifty or more men reached the rendezvous a llcht began to dawn upen them. There they found fourteen closed carriages, a big automobile. Acting Capt. Eggers. two of his Roundsmen, and Secretary Howell. They were quickly distributed among the carriages, one nan being put in command of each vehicle. In each they- noticed' a' crdwbar and an axe. THOUGHT IT A WEDDING. Curtains were drawn, and, headed by the automobile. In which rode Eggers. his Roundsmen, and Howell, the strangest raiding party of McCleHan's administration set out. Knowing the facilities of Chinaman for getting news of raids, the route was deviously laid. It lay up through Harlem and then down through crowded Manhattan In zlrfZag fashion. When finally the long line of carriages pulled into Mott Street a detective from the Eldrldge Street Station, who said he was " looking for evidence," called Policeman McMurty of the Elizabeth Street Station over. " Say, Dan." said the detective. " alr.'t that the funniest looking Dago wedding you ever saw? " Dan had hardly time to reply that it was when the raiders began. Each carriage rolled up to the house to be raided, and then waiting until all were ready. Eggers gave the command to " Go in and get 'era." It was done with a military precision. Out of each carriage juiupeC four big oluecoats, one with an axe, another with a crowbar. The lookouts were caught In many cass before they could get Into the room where the players wert. Never had the restoxuui of lhat quarter seen glass smashed and doors broUen In so fast. In every place the police had t.wo stool pigeons, and to prevent thlr Identity from beins dii closed thfy were treated with no mote consideration tnan tne real prisoners. The police of the neighboring precincts were riot called with their patrol wagons until the raids were well over and the captives in hand. The work of taking the Chinamen to the station then went on rapidly. In many places the police found whoiu arsenals or weapons. , CHLNAMAN A DETECTIVE. Superintendent McCllntock of the Park-hurst society told the reporters that the evidence was gatnered by one of his Chinese detectives named James Wang, who for several years was a lay reader in the Methodist Church. He worked with Detectives Murray and Hamilton of Eggers's staff. While Eggers declined to say what had caused the raids, it was generally told In Chinatown 'that It waa nothing more than Another battle between the - warring Tongs the Hip Sing Tong. made up of Chinese laundry men for the most part, and the On Leong- Tong-, made up of Chinatown's merchant,. Tom Lee. the " Mayor " of Chinatown. Is the acknowledged leader of the On Leongs. while Mock Duck Is leader of the other society. The On Leongs are credited with controlling the gambling of the quarter, and three weeks ago Commissioner McAdoo received a detailed but anonymous letter which declared that the On Leongs were working with the police of the precinct. The Hip Sings, it is alleged, enlisted the Park hurst society in the present stage of the warfare. As late as midnight the count of the prisoners had not been completed, but Secretary Howell said that between iOi and 3oO would be a conservative estimate of the number taken. Acting Captain Schulum of the Elizabeth Street Station and Acting Inspector Hogan said they did- not care to express any opinion. Schulun and Hogan stood on the other side of the street and watched the raids. Just as Eggers's carriages entered Chinatown Detectives Minchin. Caddell. and Corr of the Elisabeth Street Station stood in the shadow of Park Street, opposite -J Mott Street, waitlnjr for Detective Curran of that precinct to give a signal that he had been able to enter the place. They ran across Mott Street, dodging one of Ergers's carriages, and ran Into the hallway and to the rear. where they were surprised to find Eggers's men chopping down the doors with axes. Eggers's men again raided one place in Molt ftreet two hours later, showing that the game had been resumed after the first raid. To provide against an assault upon the members of the Hip Sing- Tong in their rlubrooms at 12 Bowery, last night after the raid. Egaers had two policemen in uniform placed at the street door for the night- WHALE GREETS FISHERMEN. Anglers Get a Good View of Leviathan from Fishing Banks Boats. . Two steamboats and about BOO anglers went down to the fishing banks off Sandy Hook yesterday, and a whale came up from the deep to greet them. His whale-ship did not bite, and fortunate, no doubt, it was for the anglers he did not look for bait. He merely came to the surface, looked around, blew off his astonishment. i turned a scmersault, and disappeared. I The whale's astonishment was mild , compared with that of the anglers, who, j accustomed as they are to telling big fish ; stories, were f orced to acknowledge their Insignificance In the presence of the monster. He was fully sixty feet long, and as he crossed the bows of both steamers close aboard he fairly startled the fishermen with his huge body. The appearance of whales about the fishing banks, though unusual. Is not .unprecedented. Capt. AI Foster of the Angler says he saw. five at one time some years ago. MAY SUE STEEL TRUSfT Wabaah Said to Have Had an Agreement with Carnegie. S fecial 10 Tht New l'rk Tttrnts. PITTS BCRG. April 23. When the Wabash Ratlr.jad completes Its connection to the West Side Belt Line the officials of the Wabash. It is said here, will demand from President W. E. Corey of the United States Steel Corporation that he lift the ban against their road. Should this not be done there will be, according to jthls report, a lawsuit, with Andrew Carnegie as the star witness for the railroad company against the concern which took over the business he once ruled. When Mr. Carnegie was head of the Carnegie Steel Company the Pennsylvania Railroad Company was always making excuses about car shortage and freight congestion. George J. Gould and Joseph Ramsey talked to him about connecting the Wabash with, Pittsburg" and Mr. Carnegie told them to go ahead, offering to sign an agreement that one-fourth of the tonnage going and coming from Pittsburg from the Carnegie Steel Company should be shipped over the road. The road was built Into Pittsburg and the agreement signed, but the connections with the mills have never been made. Mr. Carnegie Is said to have assured President Ramsey and Mr. Gould that as long as he lived the agreement would stand. HIGHWAYMEN ROBBED PASTOR Asked Him About Cars, and Then at Pistol Point Got $35 and Watch. The Rev. George A. Leggett. pastor of the Oak Street Congregational Church. Richmond Hill, was held up and robbed of $33 In cash and a 100 gold watch Saturday evening about 9 o'clock at Myrtle Avenue and Oak Street, only a block or two from the. church. The two highwaymen got away. v.. A little after 9 o'elock Saturday night the pastor starteaOut"fTOni Tils home, 4'JO Oak Street, to visit a friend. He walked along the dimly lighted street. In the direction of Myrtle Avenue. When he came to Myrtle Avenue he noticed two men standing near a tree on the corner. When he got within a few feet of the men one stepped out and accosted him. Whatcars run on this street?" the stranger asked, politely. Myrtle Avenue cars." replied the preacher. " Can we get to Jamaica on them? " " No, they stop at Richmond Hill: to get to Jamaica go over to Jamaica Avenue and take a car there. In ten mni-utesj-" But the minister did not finish the sentence. Instead, he found himself gazing down the muzzles of twb hefty-looking revolvers. The men. on the other side of the revolvers were no longer. Interested In Myrtle Avenue cars. " We want everything you've got." mumbled one of the men In a low voice. " and be quick about It." It took the pastor about two second to see that this hold-up was no Joke. He began to dig down Into his pockets. " Hurry up! " directed one of the men. He hurried. The results were several greenbacks and a gold watch. The timepiece was a valuable family possession. " Now you can go," said the highwayman. " but be careful not to look back." Pastor Leggett roused the police of the Johnson Avenue Station, and the Ser- i geant turned out the reserves. The mount-j ed men Joined In the search, but the high waymen were not found. SAT ON RAIL TRAIN HIT HER. Woman May Have Been Asleep-Hurled 20 Feet, but Still Alive. A woman who was a stranger In the neighborhood sat down on a rait of one of the tracks of the Staten Island Rapid Transit RallroaS at the St- Nicholas Avenue crossing at Mariner's Harbor yesterday. Several persons saw her sitting there, but as trains are few her danger was not considered great. A little later a Baltimore and Ohio freight train, bound from the yards at St. George to Cranford Junction, came along. The engineer could not see the woman until it was too late to stop his heavy train. Although he blew his whistle frantically, she paid no attention. She sat with her hands clasped between her knees, but no one was close enough to see whether, she was sleeping. The engine hurled her twenty feet- She was picked up alive, but her skull was fractured. At St. Vincent's Hospital, where she was taken, it was said that she had but slight chance to recover.' She was poorly clad snd carried a visiting card on which was the name Carrie Van N os t rand. FIRE AT GEN. SICKLES'S. His Library and Study Said to be Practically Destroyed. - Fire practically destroyed the library and study of Gen. Daniel E. 81ckles. at 1 East Ninth Street, last night. Although the police put the damage at $1,000, It is likely that the loss to Gen. Sickles will prove much more serious. He said last night that be could not estimate the damage until be had gone over the books and papers left intact. Gen. Sickles lives st S3 Fifth Avcr.ue. but his library snd study la tn the adjotn-in house, at 1 East Ninth Street, on the first floor. A vestibule connects the houses at the rear. Some of the patrons of the Hotel La-fayette-Brevoort. on the corner, were alarmed at the clang of the -engines, but here was tittle excitement in the notcL FATAL CRASH OF CAR AND SIGHTSEEING AUTO Young Man Killed and His Fiancee Hurt by Jumping. AUTOMOBILE RAMS A HOUSE Disabled by Collision, Crowded Seven-Ton Car Mount Pavement at 8th Avenue and 57th Street. One passenger was killed and another hurt by Jumping from a seven-ton sightseeing automobile at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a collision with an Eighth Avenue car at Fifty-seventh Street. The dead man was Charles P. Koeter. twenty-one years old. of 1SS Eighth Avenue. Miss Annie Finneran. eighteen years old. of the same address, his fiancee, was Injured. The automobile, which Is owned by the Park Carriage Company, Is propelled by electricity. It was In charge of Joseph Flynn. who has been in the employ of the company six years and Is regarded as one of Its best men. W. L. Brldgemsn was the snnouncer. The car took on thirty-eight passengers at the Bartholdl Hotel. Twenty-third Street and Broadway. Among them were Koster and Miss Finneran, who sat with the chauffeur. There were ten in their party, George Casper, 246 West Twenty-sixth Street. Thomas Lewis. of Pier 34 East River, Mrs. J. C. Vetter, her daughters, Mina and Dora, and J. H. Hartenbrac, all of 23 East One Hundred and Seventeenth Street; Grace Cathcort of 137 West Fifteenth Street, and Mamie Williams of 210 Fifth Avenue. The usual touring party photographs were taken at the start, and Miss Flnneran's friends told ber . that it was good luck for a girl to have her picture taken on the Easter Sunday previous to her wedding. The picture taking over, the huge automobile went rumbling up Fifth Avenue, that the sightseers might have a good view of the parade of Spring- millinery. After a ride through the Park and on Riverside drive the automobile started on the return trip. At Fifty-seventh Street and Eighth Avenue Flynn, the chauffeur. Intended to turn east, and called to the announcer asking If the way was clear. As the man with the megaphone rides with his back to the driver he can see what there is in the rear of the machine. Bridgeman told Flynn that It was safe to turn. According to his story there was then a south-bound car seventy feet to the rear moving slowly. As the automobile turned around broadside to the trolley the motorman seemed to lose control of his car, which, gaining speed, struck the machine Just behind the forward wheels, throwing it half way round to tho west side of the street. The women in the street car and the automobile cried out in terror, and at this minute the chauffeur found that the steering gear would riot work. He also seemed unable to -turn off the power. The auto mounted the curb and dashed Into a little shanty, used as a fruit store. - Koster called to his sweetheart to Jump, and they-leaped Just as It hit the house. Both struck - on their heads. Koster s skull was crushed, and he died Instantly. Miss Flnneran's "heavy 'hair acted as a cushion as she hit the sidewalk and saved her from death. The two were carried into a drug store st 577 Eighth Avenue. In the meantime the badly frightened passengers were being helped out of the wrecked touring car by the crowd that quickly gathered. They were more frightened than hurt, and most of them got away without giving the police their names. The little house that was rammed by the automobile Is on the southwest corner of West Fifty-seventh Street, standing above the athletic grounds of. the West Side Y. M. C. A. building. A supporting beam running to the roof of the one-story structure kept the automobile from tumbling Into the Y. M. C. A. field, which Is much lower than the sidewalk. While the young men from the Young Men's Christian Association building were assisting the passengers to alight they heard cries coming from the Interior of the wrecked house.: One of the men climbed through a window and found An-gelo Romano and his wife in a state of terror. The woman was badly bruised. The wrecking wagon of the street railroad, assisted by two powerful electric cabs, after a long struggle pulled the touring car from the wreckage, snd . It wss towed to the garage at Fiftieth Street and Seventh Avenue. The police allowed the motorman of the trolley car. T. J. Keegan of 315 West Fiftieth Street, and the conductor, William Bryan of 219 East Fifty-ninth Street, to finish their run. Tho street car was little damaged in the collision. The body of Koster was taken to the West Forty-seventh Street Police Station. He had been employed by the Reliance Tea and Coffee Company of 516 Hudson Street. He had boarded in the house with Miss Finneran. and they were to be married next Wednesday. The girl is employed In a department store. Miss Finneran was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where It was found she was not as badly hurt as at first supposed. At the offices of the automobile com Eany In the Bartholdl Hotel It was said ist night that Flynn, who had been sr-rested and bailed out, persisted that if the motorman of the trolley car had obeyed the .ordinary rulea of the road there would have been no accident, CRANKY AUTO UPSET. Child Pinned Beneath It and Taken Out Unconscious. GLEN RIDGE. April 23. Mrs. Job F. Angell of 28 Hlllcrest Road went out for a ride in her automobile yesterday afternoon, accompanied by her two children. hey had proceeded but a short distance when the automobile got cranky. It ran into a large stone and upaet. throwing the occupants out. One of tho children was pinned beneath the auto, and was unconscious when taken put. The mother snd other child escaped unhurt. -Rockefeller Takes Plant to Church. Sfttmt to Tk Xrm Ytrk Tim.-. LAKE WOOD, N. J- April 23. John J. Rockefeller entered the Baptist Church this morn tax. carrying in his arms a lare potted asalla in full bloom. Closely behind him came his secretary, bearing a potted lily. Mr. Rockefeller cordially greeted several members of the congregation and then walked down the aisle Snd placed his floral offering on the pul-nit platform. The secretary did likewise. The Rockefeller offerings were prominently displayed In the decorations. ml VuUI. Is the leader the world over. Use so ether. Adv, . ; , . . . . 1 " CZAR REPEATS HIS PROMISE r Dec (area He Means' to Convoke the People's Representatives. ST. PETERSBURG. April 2X In receiving the Marshal et (be Nobility of Kostroma recently. Emperor Nicholas ordered him to communicate the fotlowlnc ases sage to the nobieg. " My' will regarding the convocation of representatives of the people Is unswerving, and the Minister of the Interior Is devoting all bis efforts to Its prompt execution." WON $4,000; LOST $4,100. Dr. Cassidy Had Lucky Day at Track, but Disastrous Journey Homo. Dr. Thomas Cassidy, brother of Borough President Joseph Cassidy of Queens, went to the races at Aqueduct Oa Saturday with $100. He won $4,000. . On the way home he lost It all. and Is positive thst a clever pickpocket took the money. Three men who were noticed fotlowlnc Dr. Cassidy about ." the betting ring at Aqueduct will be arrested If they appear at the track to-day. VANDERBILT BERRIES GONE. Eight Gardener Dismissed When Loss Waa Discovered. William K. Vanderbllt. Jr.. has discharged eight gardeners from his place. Deepdale, L. I., because they were unable to account for the disappearance of strawberries from plants In which Mr. Vanderbllt was deeply Interested. Mr. Vanderbllt is an amateur gardener, and had a number of beds of hla favorite berry- under glass on hla big estate at Success Lake. Last Saturday morning, whm he expected that the berries would be ripe, he found that the plants hsd been strlpnedT Men who were at work close by were told that they might look for other places at once. Mr. Vanderbllt had spoken to friends of his flourishing strawberry beds and had promised to ship some of the berries. EARTHQUAKE IN ENGLAND. People Badly Scared, but Little Dams' age So Far Reported. LONDON. April 23. An earthquake lasting several seconds snd occasioning much alarm was felt about 2 o'clock this morning throughout Derbyshire snd Yorkshire snd in adjacent districts. There was trifling damage to walls and roofs in some places, snd movable articles were severely shaken, but nothing serious is yet reported. CASTRO NOT AFRAID. Says In a Speech That He Is Ready to Challenge Fata. CARACAS. April 23. President Castro In the course of a speech at Calabaso on April A? said: . . . -.r I do not believe there Is a possibility of a new conflict for the republic; but If, against reason,' right, and Justlce.any-thlng is planned, I swear to you I shall know how to draw inspiration from the memory of the valor patriots formerly exhibited on these plains; and If encouragement is wanting I shall seek It In the indomitable character of the Inhabitants of these districts, and. " so supported, challenge fate.' WRECKED IN HELL GATE. Tug Charles E. Soper 8trlkea Hog's Back Reef Four Times. The tugboat Charles E. Soper wss wrecked yesterday afternoon on the reef In Hell Gate known as Hog's Back. The tug did not sink, but three boats put out from the near-by life-saving station of the United States Life-Saving Corps to rescue the Captain and crew If necessary. The tugboat was going- through the Gate when she struck a smalt rock. Her engines stopped, and four times she was blown broadside on Hog's Back, near Ward's Island. Her anchor dragged In the strong wind. Fearing that she would be stove In. fires were drawn and the Captain and crew stood by until another tugboat arrived and towed the Soper out of danger. WOMAN DIED OF FRIGHT. Scared by a Mississippi Cyclone Which Damaged a Town. Special 10 Tht Ntw York Timet. MOBILE. Ala.. April 23. News wss received here to-day that considerable damage was done by a cyclone which struck the neighborhood of Newtp, Miss., yesterday and caused the death from fright of Mr."J. J. Nicholson. When the storm broke she fell unconscious in her yard and never recovered. Five buildings,- six stores, and numerous barns snd fences were destroyed. RUSSELL A. ALGER ILL. Senator Seized with Acute Indigestion on a Train. DETROIT. April 23. United States Senator Russell A. Alger -to-night suffered a sudden attack of acute Indigestion. At the time of hla seizure be was on a train Just entering Detroit on his return from a Western trip. At midnight It was announced that Senator Alger was not In a serious condition. The attack Is deemed similar to the one he suffered In Washington March 1 on the floor of the Senate. He recovered form this in a few days. MASSACRED BY TIBETANS. Chines Commissioner and His Rstlnue Said to Have Been Slain. ' LONDON. Monday, April 24. Correspondents at Shanghai give an unconfirmed Chinese report to tae effect that Fen-Chuen. the Amban (Imperial Commissioner to Tibet) and his whole retinue have been massacred by Tibetans at Batang. . President's Quiet Sunday. GLEN WOOD SPRINGS, CoL, April 23. President Roosevelt's bunting party. In camp fifteen miles northwest of Newcastle, spent a quiet 8unday. The party had been Invited to attend church services at j Newcastle, but It was decided that bunt ing attire would be inharmonious with Easter gowns. After a week In the saddle the sportsmen welcomed the chance to rest. . - Bear tracks have been sighted In several directions from the - present camp, and it la believed by the party that at least one more bear will be begged before another more of camp Is made. 2. CANNONADING HEARD NEAR KAMRANH BAY Russians Believed to Have Engaged Some Japanese Ships. . ADMIRAL ROJESTVENSKY ILL Three Warships Supposed to bo Japanese, Near Manila, and Admiral Kamlmura I Expected Thers. SAIGON. April 33.-The entire Russian fleet left Kamranh Bay yesterday at mld day. - t ; ... . ' . , At night heavy cannonading- was heard' out at sea. It Is supposed the Russian fleet was engaged with a portion ot the Japanese squadron. ; . ; . Before the departure of the Russian squadron Admiral Rojestvensky 'visited Admiral Jonquleres. ' (the French commander.) '. 'v- . . No Russian officer or sailor landed from the fleet In Kamranh Bay. The Russians had expected Admiral Nebogatoffs squadron, to arrive at any moment. - , . The officers and men of the Russian fleet expressed themselves sa confident of -their ability to meet any situation which might arise. It Is stated that Admiral Rojestvensky : Is suffering from dysentery. The natives were highly pleased with the great rise In the price of provisions owing to the Russians visit. PARIS. April 23.-The Minister of tha Colonies officially confirms the report of the departure of ' the Russian squadron, from Kamranh Bay. The Russian Admiral, previous to hla departure, called . on Admiral Jonquleres.' The meeting of the two Admirals was most cordial. A dispatch from Saigon to the. Temps reports that the Russian fleet outside Kamranh Bay opened a heavy cannonade, probably upon Japanese scout ships. The Russian transports Kiel, Jupiter. Knlag Gortschskoff. and KItai are attU st. Saigon, the dispatch adds. A private dispatch from Saigon ststes that Admiral Rojestvensky Is suf ferine from dysentery, but otherwise the offl-' cers and men of the fleet are in the best of health. . . . MANILA, April 23. Three warships are now off Corregldor Island. It Is supposed here that they are Japanese vessels. The Japanese Consul here la hourly ex-pectlng the arrival of Vice Admiral Kamlmura. LONDOtf. Monday, April 24.-A dls pstch from Manila to The Dally Mall, dated Saturday, says: f " Admiral. Togo's main fleet - will assemble south of Formosa on April 2V - " The Japanese Consul here i has re-. eeivsdjs long cipher message concerning Kaasiatura's squadron, which Is expected to-morrow. fSunday.) The Consul say the ships wflt not enter Manila Harbor, but will cruise outside. ' . . "There is great official activity here. The American Admiral, the Japanese Consul, and the General In command have held conferences. The Admiral will on Monday confer with Governor General Wright." Beyond a report that from Kamranh Bay the Russlsn Second Pacific Squad. rtm . Droceeded northward there - Is no fnews here of the Russian ships.' Thers have been rumors recently thst a portion of RoJestvenskys squadron was at Hainan Island, (at the extreme south, of Chins.) If these rumors are true ' It is thought that the whole squadron may reassemble there and endeavor la Chinese waters to continue coaling and other preparations. : Little attention la paid here to' reported movements of Japanese warships. It is considered that Admiral Togo la not like, ly to lift- the veil of secrecy except for the express purpose of misleading. The correspondent - st Saigon of The Dally Mail states under data of April 23. that the Russian squadron Is short of stores, that French and German ships are leaving Saigon almost daily with immense amounts of supplies and with dispatches, and that other steamers are being char tered for the same purpose. Saigon," the correspondent adds. is reaping a big harvest. . I believe thst a portion of the Russian squadron will meet the Japanese while the rest of the vessels make a detour to reach Vladivostok." ST. PETERSBURG. Monday. April 24- Admiral Rojestvensky continues his policy of strategic silence,, snd has answered the Admiralty's message of Saturday, pointing out the position of the French Government regarding neutrality, only by putting to sea. giving no in-' timatlon of his plans or destination. Large drafts of Black Sea sailors are arriving at Li ban to fill the complements of the ships of the second reinforcing; squadron, which is being made ready. JAPAN WAS FIRM TO FRANCE. But Dr. Motono Took Care Not ta Offend French Snsccptibilities. : ' Lokdon Times New Toxk Times , j special Cable. Copyright, 1306. ; , ; PARIS. April 23.--The Franco-Japanese Incident caused by the presence of the Russian Baltic Fleet In French territorial waters promises to leave no ill-feeling- behind It- . . The representations on the subject on behalf of Japan to the French Government wero conducted by- Dr. Motono, the Minister of the MlkadA. in an exemplary spirit of friendly firmness. XI made no attempt to conceal the consequences of a. prolonged stay by tho Baltic Fleet in Kamranh Bar. but be took care to perform his difficult task In such a manner as to convey the impression that Japan did not entertain the slightest doubt as to France being-gnlded by a sense of Justice and duty toward a friendly power. ' . If there la any difference In tho relations between Paris and Toklo sine the Incident it to a favorable one an Increase of friendly regard- By Tba Assorts Ud Press. PARIS. April 2X Some of the Paris newspapers, tn commenting upen the expulsion of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron from French territorial waters In Indo-Cbina, bold that France, in seeking to render exact Justice to Japan, has been anjust to Russia. "Hse Echo d raris. -which is .stxonxiy. V

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