TWO MEN IN ROWBOAT SWEPT OVER FALLS

NIAGARA FALLS. N. Y., March 6 —
Two men, thrown from a little rowboat
that overturned In the current of the Niagara
River, one and a half miles above
the Falls this afternoon, were swept over
the Horseshoe Falls.
Employees of the reservation saw the
overturning of the boat and watched the
men struggle against the current and witnessed the
efforts of one man to swim
out. The wreck of the rowboat was seen
a few minutes later below the Falls.
William Hill and James Cassidy were
at work on tho reservation when they
saw a boat not far from the Canadian
shore at a point known as Port Bay Hill
was working on the high limbs of a tree
and saw the boat distinctly. At that
time, both men in the boat were bending
over the oars with all t h e i r power in an
effort to keep the craft headed against
the current. At every stroke they lost
distance. The boat was too far out, and
in a place too dangerous for any aid to
be sent.
As the boat slowly slipped downstream
into the more powerful rapids, it rolled
over on its side, and the men were
tumbled into the water. One man was
seen again for a moment. Hill saw the
other come to the surface and struggle
against the fierce current with his head
above the water. Then he was whirled
under. The overturned boat bobbed like
a cork as it was swept toward the Horseshoe.
The supposition is that the two
bodies were caught in an undercurrent
and rushed on to the brink underwater
with the same speed that the boat was
carried over.
Arthur Alexander, an officer of the reservation,
is another who saw the boat
carried down the rapids, though he did
not see it until after it had overturned. A
party of tourists standing at Terrapin
Point saw in the gorge the splinters of the
boat in the rapids. Efforts to find out the names of the
two men were unsuccessful.

March 6, 1910 edition of "The New York Times"