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Brooklyn Standard Union
25 August 1928
HORRORS OF WRECK STUN CITY AS TIMES SQUARE YIELDS DEAD
Teeming Subway Labyrinth Transformed in Second to Scene
of Torn Bodies and Agonized Survivors
It happened. And Times Square, the spot of spots on the street
of streets, became in one split second a shrieking shambles in which
humans, blinded in a horror of darkness, fought madly for their lives.
All that dread imagination could conceive it to be - it was. New York City
awoke today sick with the realization that yesterday's nightmare was not a dream.
FOUR OF KILLED FROM BROOKLYN; HURT TOTAL 150
Police, Transit Commission, Interborough Company, District Attorney's
Office and City Press Separate Investigations in Times Square Disaster
Rumors of Hedley's Arrest Sweep City After IRT President Visits Manhattan
Police Station - Walker Puts Responsibility of Placing Blame on Banton
W. E. BALDWIN, IRT maintenance man, responsible for supervising the repair
of a switch which was known to be defective five minutes before it caused
the wreck of a southbound subway express train as it left the Times Square
station at 5:12 o'clock last evening, was awaiting arraignment on a charge
of homicide in Jefferson Market Court at noon today.
BALDWIN was surrendered to police last night by President HEDLEY, of the IRT,
after Mayor WALKER had ordered the arrest of executives of the road unless he
With the confusion which resulted from the rush-hour wreck of a southbound
subway express train as it left the Times Square station at 5:12 o'clock last
evening gradually clearing away, the official death toll was set shortly before
noon today at fifteen. About 150 are thought to have been injured, though an
accurate tabulation has not been made yet. Forty-five are known to still be
FIRST WITH THE NEWS
First news of the subway disaster was furnished newspaper readers in
Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan by the Standard Union, with an edition that
was on the streets at 5:50 o'clock last evening. The wreck occurred shortly
after 5 o'clock, but reports of the magnitude of the horror in Times Square
tube were not forthcoming until 5:40.
TOLL OF DISASTER - DEAD
KEANE, Anna, 312 Fifth avenue. Died in Polyclinic after leg amputation.
NEATHERFORD, Alice, 167 Hicks street. Died on way to hospital.
RABINOWITZ, Isidore, 19, 322 East Ninety-first street. Died at Bellevue Hospital.
WHITMAN, Mabel, 30. Died at Bellevue Hospital.
BURKE, James, 18, 210 Avenue A, Inwood Park, Long Island.
Identified at French Hospital by father. A brother, Gordon, is also hurt.
ZITZ, George, 11, 29 West 144th street. Died at Polyclinic Hospital.
FREY, George, 35, Rockville Centre, LI. Died at Bellevue Hospital.
HAINES, Mary, 57 Linden avenue, West Brighton. Identified by
Arthur BAKER, of 257 Demarest avenue, SI.
MEMGUES, Vincent, 21, 175 Trintle avenue, Clifton, New Jersey. Died at Bellevue.
CONE, Joseph, body at Morgue.
Woman about 25 years old, white, five feet six inches tall, 130 pounds.
St. Vincent's Hospital.
Woman, about 25 years of age, white, five feet four inches tall.
Woman, five feet three inches tall, about 25 years of age, 120 pounds,
black hair, wore tan crepe silk dress. Polyclinic Hospital.
Woman, about 35, white, five feet two inches tall; 110 pounds; dark brown hair;
tan coat; yellow dress; at French Hospital.
Unknown white woman.
TOLL OF DISASTER - INJURED
APPELBAUM, Harry, 35, 350 Thatford avenue. Contusions and fracture of both legs.
BLOCK, Edward, 1103 Rutland road.
CHLERIN, Lewis, 594 Amboy street. Contusions of the scalp. Home.
DE NAIR [no first name given], 34, 1632 East Firty-seventh street. Knickerbocker Hospital.
DOLAN, William, 487 St. Johns place.
FINKELMAN, Irving, 693 Logan street. Lacerations. Sent home.
BLANCHARD, George, 25 Willow street.
KREUTTNER, John, 71 Willow street.
GOMEZ, Ricardo, 28, 75 South street. Home.
GERRETY, John, 29, 353 Fifty-seventh street. Strained back. St. Vincent's Hospital.
GOLDSTEIN, David, 35, 39 Park place, Brooklyn. Internal injuries. Home.
HANSON, Elias, 3253 Dowell street. Lacerations. Home.
HARVEY, Lillian, 27, 964 Eastern Parkway. Internal injuries. New York Hospital.
HAVILAND, Edith, 202 Clermont avenue. Lacerations of limbs. Home.
KAMILLE, Theodore, 34, 1750 Fifty-seventh street. Sprained ankle. Home.
KWARTKOWSKI, Walter, 517 Third avenue. Sprained back. Sent home.
KELLER, John, 23, 241 Horton street, Brooklyn. Contusions of the knees. Home.
MASTERETO, Emilio, 44, 614 Hudson street. Injured forehead and knee.
St. Vincent's Hospital.
MOSCARSI [no first name given], 187 Butler street. Contusions of the back. Home.
NEWMAN, Edward, 48, 1254 Park place. Contusions of the back. Home.
McGROARTY [no first name given], 53, 20 Remsen street. Fractured skull and contusions.
O'HARA, Mary, 35, 176 Prospect place. Sprained back and lacerations. Home.
PRICE, Moses, 52, 712 Crown street. Sprained back and lacerations. Home.
RABINOWITZ, David, 16, 585 Powell street. Lacerations. Home.
SAEOWITZ, Bernard, 30, 145 East Ninty-sixth street. Contusions. Home.
SMITH, Julia, 19, 258 Myrtle avenue, Brooklyn. Contusions of the right leg. Home.
STERN, Morris, 31, 697 Montgomery avenue. Contusions of the back. Home.
VAN ZANDER, Charles, 583 [left out a line] of the skull. French Hospital.
SIEBOLD, Elizabeth, 19, of 333 Eighty-seventh street, Rockaway Beach.
BORG, Emil, 1202 Clove Road, Sunnyside, Queens.
Contusions of the knee & internal injuries. Home.
BURKE, Gordon, 17, 210 Avenue A, Inwood LI. Lacerations. Home.
BELL, Ernest, 31, 201-02 109th avenue, Richmond Hill. Contusions. Home.
BOGARTY, Daniel, 24, 8809 101st avenue, Richmond Hill. Contusions. Home.
KENLEY, Charles, 35, 108 Rockaway blvd, Rockaway Beach. Fractured shoulder.
New York Hospital.
LIEBERMAN, Samuel, 28, Westwood NJ. Contusions and abrasions of the left hip.
Treated and sent home.
MURRAY, Eric, Central Islip. Amputation of left leg and fracture of left arm.
OBRIEN, Michael, 7, 23 North Center avenue, Rockville Center.
Contusions and internal injuries. Sent home.
SIEBOLD, Elizabeth, 19, 335 Eighty-seventh street, Rockaway Beach. Bellevue.
BECKER, Mrs. D., 237 West Twelfth street. Bruises. Home.
CABEROLL, John P., 233 West Nineteenth street. Serious. Bellevue.
CONDON, Arthur, 34, 80 Bank street. Fractured nose. Home.
CONDON, Isabel, 29, 80 Bank street. Contusions of the side. Home.
CORNELLO, Anthony, 53 Avenue B.
BRANSON, Mrs. Bertha, 24, 127 West Forty-fifth street. Condition serious.French Hospital.
CODROL, James, 235 West Nineteenth street. Serious. Bellevue.
CHANIN, Aaron, 635 East Twenty-first street. Fractured skull. French Hospital.
GREENWETSKY, William, 32. Fractured collar bone. Home.
GREENWALD, Gustave, 40, 703 West 184th street.
Taken to Polyclinic Hospital suffering from shock and abrasions.
MULCAHY, Edward, 30, 134 West 104th street. Internal injuries. Home.
LAWRENCE, Virginia, 32, 320 8th ave. Compound fracture of the right leg.French Hospital.
MARTERICO, Emilio, 634 Hudson street. Contusions. Bellevue.
MITCHELL, William, 30 West Eighty-second street. Cuts. Polyclinic.
PARKINGTON, Richard, 706 West 180th street. Contusions. Home.
PLANGE, Alexander, 24, 193 Bleecker street. Abrasions of foot. New York Hospital.
ROURA, Joseph, 25, 137 West Houston st. Contusions of the chest and legs. French Hospital.
ROSENBAUM, Max, 30, 320 East Ninth street. Contusions of the back. Home.
ROSENDAHL, Marilyn, 2, 603 West 191st street. Lacerations of the scalp. Home.
SEIDENBERG, Joseph, 27, 821 East 173d street. Refused medical attention.
TRUNKETT, Guy, 18, 703 West 184th street. Cuts. Polyclinic Hospital.
WEISMAN, Louis, 37, 81 Nassau street. Contusions of the limbs. Bellevue.
ZITZ, Marion, 29 West 144th street.
BRATHWAY, Martha, 236 Berkshire ave. Surrering from internal injuries at French Hospital.
BRATHWAY, Edgar, 236 Berkshire avenue. Internal injuries. French Hospital.
JENNYSON, William, 3140 Goodwin Terrace. Fractured leg. French Hospital.
MEDAN, Cecelia, 1181 Walton avenue. Contusions of the back. Home.
SANCHEZ, Marcus, 38, 211 Hawthorne avenue, Yonkers. Abrasions of the legs. Home.
SCANLON, Daniel O., 28, 216 Washington street. Lacerations of scalp.
Treated at the New York Hospital.
25 August 1929
MEDICAL STUDENT, DYING AFTER SUBWAY HORROR, AIDS IN OWN OPERATION
Irving RABINOWITZ, who died last night in Bellevue Hospital, a victim to the
Times Square disaster, after surgeons had amputated both his legs and after
he had undergone a blood transfusion in a vain effort to save his life,
was a medical student at the Long Island College Hospital and a graduate
of Columbia University. He observed his twenty-fifth birthday the day
before the crash. Just before he was wheeled into the operating room,
he asked the nurses and doctors not to inform his parents unless he died
for fear that they would worry over him. Before he was given an anaesthetic,
RABINOWITZ attempted to aid the surgeons in making preparations.
Jean M Foster
1928 DEATHS September
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