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NEGLECT OF ONE MAN KILLS 41 IN WRECK
American Athletes Ready to Roll Up Record in Olympic Games
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Where Forty-One Lives Were Blotted Out in Lackawanna Train Crash,
Showing Shattered Cars and Engine, and Bride Who Was Killed
WORLD'S ATHLETES READY
FOR FIRST DAK'S EVENTS
AT THE OLYMPIC MEET
March in Parade for the King
of Sweden To-Morrow
Before the Games Begin.
rrOCK!!OIM,July K. Stockholm him
set a standard for Olympic nrranric
mints anil hospitality which futuri
Olympiads hardly will bo able to cm
pais, not only In tin- .Stadium appoint
ments, -which are. the most IiimiiIiiun
for athlets ever known lit Kuropc, "tit
In the faclltles provided for the prcm
and visitors within the Stadium nml
everywhere about the capital.
Immediately after thn football games
were finished yesterday workmen bo
an to prepare thn great field for tlm
other sports: apparatus for gymnastic
dlsplayi, polo vaulting. Jumping
trenches and wrestling platforms being
The ceremonies of opening the ath
letic sections of the ganiee will bo
held to-morrow. After the march
part the King, participated In b
tha athletes of nil uatlnni. Crown
1'rlnce Gustavo ,dol,ih. the hoj-uriiry
president oY the Swedish Olympic Cum.
mlttee, will deliver an a Mrcs. T w
court chaplain, Clenii'im Ahfeldt. will
then read a fcrmim after which the
hymn "A Mighty I'n.'lress In Our ;!"
will be sung by the entile i.soetir.il.ie.
The weather tn-elny In rv.iln hot and
favorable to the Ainer'c.m athletes,
nearly nil of whom aie nature and
training for their particular I'Veits.
The King "f Sweden la Iniprened by
thl llflc work of tho Uuerl .111 le.iiu.
and has asked that one of (lie A .iter
.an rlflea be ent to lilm for a l -i.il
at tho targets.
The Swedes In-ilv c.ipttirnd all 1 1 :
prizes In the n..n!ai'r illle lmllvi I . 1
shooting lonipetll on : ll.e iilyn,''
games. I.l'i't. f.irl'c.g :vl :!'.' v
his 25 nhotr. at nii'tie. t iu wltrilt, ;
the Bold medal. l.l".it. II Int i-.-ircd '
and galnwl the :ivcr ir- lal. an I llngi
neer Hrllorun nrde Si.' and 'a nnuid
ed the bronze medal. An KnglUh tub man
was placed fourth. 'o iipelltiirs
from reveti nstiHiH. Inelialln'4 the
United States, jnitlel;ulid In the naii.it
Sweden also won Hist prize, thi' Hull
Olympic .Medal, In the tea 11 compMltl n
for miniature rill" slimllng. with mt
aggregate scare of l'2't. Ureal Ilrlt.xln'a
team wan second wltti a
nd the rnite.l fiutrs
honors with Ml,
SWEDEN PROTESTS AGAINST
CANADIAN OLYMPIC RUNNER.
Charges That Negro Howard Ran
Professional Race in
By I awson llobertson.
ISirHil t'sMe t Th? I'.renlnz U'nrM.I
STO 'It'll.M. Swe-I. n, July .". The
first "f it number of rvpf'ted l!ymp!c
ra'.nei prUcts was llleil t i-.l.iy when
-'ei'din ptotcHed to ! , II'. fit
against permitting Howard ,tho negro
memoe,' i. tlm ' .iniillaii l ain, lie... 11
contesting. Howard, who Is one of the
swlftept of the forelRn fprlrVrs, was
scheduled to start in tho V metres
run. IIo was greatly feared by tho
Sweden's) Olymp'.c Committee lodged
a form il irotet ngalnst the blael; on
the ground that he ran a profession il
ra"o "Kilnst Donaldson In South Af
rica, three yenri nw. rollowltiK that
race t re was a storm of protest In
amateur circles all myr the world, itii
et.c sharps clalmliiR tint the negro
hid turned pr.ifeli!i it by this wr
furniince. The Canadian association
heird the prolists but re'nstutcd their
T' ," H'tlnn of the .Swedish I'onmlttee
to-day liidli-Mes Its bellf that How
ard's n Inrt itiinent was not proper.
This ! not the Hint time lluwtinl has
been In trouble U"nn th Cir'adlan
team was In London, It was announced
t lat the 1 , St o had be 11 ".upcti If 1 foe
lusii -'in! m . .on 10 the ttalnrr s order.
was foislvt u and
with tho team
CUPID GETS PASTOR
ARRESTED AS THIEF
AS HE GOES WOOING
Constable Makes Big Catch, by
Heck, When He Nabs the
Rev. Mr. Smith.
I o ever, he
perni'tt dlii ontl.i le
to Stn kh"lm.
the "hue" cEoxniiTO oonsun
Ero.tdivay, cor. Borclay St., 01111. l'ojt
tel. 1 . h Ills 'II to..Ia. and Suttinlnv 1 Kim
Menu lilue Ker,.-e Hults, all wool, fast
I rnliif KU I'anteed, iilsn browns, blacks
1 Rtays mlMutes inanv satin lined: all
, kI,i .11 to II, worth 112 In any other
1 Ntni-c-. their prl" ti -Jay and Saturday
' S3.0S. linen SnturH'- nliht till in ,
Where to Live
That's the qucUinn that should Ix; of
treat concern tomwded NewVorkcrs
oni or idi
World Ibilldlnc Turklih llstlii.
ni mini. 1 1 a 1 1 1 iillb rthiitr rnii. XI.
irhmt All 'I Msnbnr'. ClilreoodUt la tl-
Votu! "To Let" Ads Last Month
8.185 more than the Herald,
Times. Sun, Tribune and Press
Isn't that the hind of a tjuido you
need vlii K'Kiltir.R for a better Apart
ment, di'iiv.', Store or Office?
ACT WISI'XY AND CONSULT
WOULD ADS TO-DAY
(Rperiil to Ttio Bienliil World.)
IlIVKIUIKAD, I I July n. Tec Itev.
fleorKB .Smith of AiiueboRuo was con
dplcuously absent from the streets of
this town to-day. Ho Is not expected to
come out before dark. Then If he does,
as It Is believed he will do, the Hew
Smith will rim out of his front Rate,
truudllUK his bicycle hrsldo him, and
will vault Into the saddle and scoot
nv.ay toward Illverhead.
Tho mishap which makes the Rev.
Smith so li v of company occurred
I rlKlit hero In UUerhesd last nlKht, and
was In part due to that name bicycle.
There Is a yemnR woman of Iliver
heid In whom the Hew Smith, who Is a
, widower, has recently phown more than
a pistora! Interest. Ilecausc of tho In-
I tense curiosity which always follows a
mm of the cloth when he Roes a'woolnR
(Smith has been unostentatious In his
visits, ne nas riuiien up n bade street
to tho store of a friend, conceilcd his
bicycle In the back shed ami has then
cto'sed hack yards an I slipped quietly
i.ltu the honeysiKk!e.?creencd porch of
the fair one.
I When he left last nlpht at 10 o'clock,
. Itlverluad was as desrrtel and silent itn
' 'ti-ool;l 11 at the same hour. The Hew
Smith stnln Into the back she) uf tlm
sUre. Ills bicycle hail been moved, Ho
htiimblnl about over crates and boxes
lonklnit for It.
Outside, skulklnfr behind tree trunks
I and back yard deirls, was fearless Po
liceman Hulse of the Itlveihead force,
A nenl: appointed patiolman, he saw In
the stealths actions of the prowler In
the shed an opportunity In mako his
Mist Impre son on his supi rlors. lis
susplel itn v.eio ver'lbd when Jm hiw the
llev. Sa.ltli, nlth his cap pulled donu
low tner l is r -es, ilinRirliu the l lcycle,
'b'eh be had at last foun I, out Into
t ic Unlit. Ilulse leapivl 011 him,
Thes rolled 1111 the .'round for a while.
Neither the dominie's liliick coat, the po-Kei-ii.'in'
unlfiirm, the blejvle or the
tonipern of cither eontestants were r.
lie 1 Iiilh improved.
' Hut I am NOT ,1 thief!" protested
, t ie llev Mr. Smith.
' Von enteied In the nlRht-llme. luok
i'u: as thoiiKh you was afraid some,
body would sen you and you como nut
' the siiini way, hrltiKlnK a bicycle," said
the policeman Hternly. "That's enouRh
for me, Ciimc alons now or I'll put tho
1 nlppi rs on you."
The llev. Smith went alonK, hy Jerks,
1 too, when his steps InKScd. Illcht at thn
epj of thcoIlcc itktlon a friend recog-
SON WON ILLINOIS
VOTES FOR WILSOIS
Youth and His Mother Felt the
Sting of Constant Lam
pooning of Politician.
(Spwltl from Stiff Oonrnpondmt of The
SRA OrHT, July U.-C.OV. WJlson
learned to-day tho "inside" story of
how the sou of HoBer Sullivan, tho Dem
ocratic boss of Illinois, had won for him
the flfty-elRht votes of tho Pralrlo &.ate
LeadlnR up to this story, the Gover
nor said he was anxious to see ymitiK
men ro Into political life. He renarils It
as a decidedly happy slRti of tho times.
VounR Sulllvnu and his mother, accord
Inn to tho story told to the Governor,
have I011K smarted under the constant
lampoonlnj? of tho Chlcano boss.
Mrs. Sulllvnn's health was broken by
the political attacks, The son, at l.w
rcucevlllo and Harvard, felt the matter
keenly. When tho Wilson boom was
launched he hurried homo and met his
father, whoso pride in his boy Is a domi
"Dad, here's tho way to crown your
life's work with honor," said the boe.
'Stand up for Gov. Wilson. Wo all know
him and he's worth a decent man's sup
port." Hut Hoser Sullivan's political lesson
had never 'been learned at koIiojI, polit
ical rontlllRcucles lined up Illinois for
Clark. The son vv cut to llaltlninro with
Ills inothc". He camped on his father V
trail, exhorlltiR him to help "old i'rixv
Wilson." Sullivan was not ready. Tut
ulsht before Illinois went over, the
Sullivan family dined to Rether. Ar.i.u
the son pleaded as he had day ami
nlKlit since the convention bcitan. lb
told his father that To: 11 TiRReri
son-in-law, 11 Yale nun, had Indmed
tho Indiana leader to switch to Vls t
Young Sullivan argued that his fath-i
owed peace and hipplncjs to Mrs. Suli.
van and Insisted he could only acco'a.
pllsh that by turulns' Illinois to Wlls m.
"Dad, It's the last favor I'll ever ask "
concluded the boy,
thillvali Wds silent, -Mrs. Sulllva i's
i)is w t-t ti moist. Th Chicago hiss
aroio iiuletly, took his hat from en
rack. "Sou," ho said, "yoti havo .jn
flfty-elsht votes for Mr Wilson. II
Rets them to-morrow."
Secretary Tumitlty anno'inced that a
staff of assistants would begin tn-d.v
to aiiMWer every telegram received hy
the Governor. They will occupy a
circus lent located on th street side of
the little whltn house.
TWO MORE AIRMEN
KILLED IN FALL;
DOZEN DIE IN WEEK
MISSED N LINER
ENGINEER IS BLAMED
FOR 41 DEATHS; FAILED
TO HEED FOUR SIGNALS
Wreck on Lackawanna Caused Sole
ly by Failure of One Man to Do
His Duty Properly, Declares
Official of the Road.
MECHANICAL AID USELESS
WITHOUT HUMAN AGENCY.
riVE DAYS' DEATH TOLL
IN RANKS OF AVIATORS.
AcroniuintH who huvo fnlloti to
dentil UiIr wcclt:
MONDAY MIdh IIAlllUKT
QIII.MHY and WILLIAM A. I'.
WILLAKD killed In a night In
HKNNO KOKNIO klllcil and
llirno other aviutortt Injured In a
llyliiB eontcBt In Alleina, I'rcHula.
Tt'KSDAV MICLVIN VANI
.MAN, lilfl lirothnr, CALVIN VANl
MAN; (IKOItUIC IIOUIULLION,
onglncor of tho Vnnlmnn balloon
Akron; KIIBI) UL.MKK, another
-nslnccr. and WALT 10 H (iUICST,
llnaiK'Inl hacker of Mclvln Vanl
man, all killed In a (light nt At
TIM'USHAY TIIO.MAS MOOHK
fallH nun thousand feet from u
parachute nt IHIovllli', S", J., anil
Is (tiihIk t to ilrath.
LIKI.'T. CAKANDA of the Itou.
manlan army killed at lliteharcst
hlli' Klvlnc an cxhlliltlon (light.
KltlOAV CAI'T. K. II. LO
UAINE and SHIU1T.-MAJOH WIL
SON of tho IlrlttEh army killed In
uractlco Illght nt HalUUury I'lalns,
Wealthy New York Woman
Starts Search for Gems Lost
on Trip to Boston.
nlzed hltn nd persuadud the vlKllunt
Hulsn there had 1 en a mistake.
Hut the llev. Smith Is nnt takliiK nuv
parlleular romfurt In tho way people
paasliiK his houso tneU have looked
at tne windows and at thei tilcyclei en
the front porch and laughed.
HALlSlliMlV, ICnglaiM. July
Two mote liven '.vero sai rliked to the
fcclenen of aviation tn-daj'. ('apt. H,
H, Lornlrn of tho Crcnnellor (iiianU,
an 1 Hnrst.-.Major Wilson worn In
btantly killed wlillii (lying lu an army
aerojilano near BtonahctiKei to-day.
One of tho side pianrit became wurpod
anil the UProjtlutiQ turned turtle. Doth
1 men were Jarred from their seats
I .1 .nt fr.11 inn tt.i,t sti.ri.i wiIumii u..n.-
killed tiiHtnntly, but Cant. Iralno
lived a short tlmo after
Captain Iiralne was one of
known nt the llrltlsh irmy
lli had made numerous HUhts thtiush
out tho country and as teientlv de
tailed us Instructor at the army aviation 1
field on Sallibury I'Ula.
ISi-lil tn Tli nrrnlni World )
liriSTfN, duly n. Miss Atala Thayer,
11 wealthy Netw Vnrle woman, hs re-
piirted the i f a ffi,l iearl neck-
l.ice, whl'h ills.ippe ired ilurlnu her trip
from New Vlifk til Huston nn the
le.-nn-r Hunker Hill. Miss ThajiT and
hei III. lid ere p.isseiiKirs Tuesday
nlitlij. Ml" Thayer ei-riiplnl romn SO,
Hi' of the hest on I111111I. While InnU
Inx over her Jewels piep uiilory tu le-iv-ItiK
the sleamer It was ellHenvi-reil that
tlm jieinls were mlsslllK.
Hhn was unithlo I" neeount for the
ntranK" dlsappeiranrei and thmixht It
polble tho necltlarn mlisht havo lie
come mixed up with so.ne. other articles
In her trunk. Mli Tluiyer went Im
mediately tn her ninimer hnmi In
N'l-w Hampshire. Hit i epresentntlvii
Visited the steamer tn-day to Inuulre If
iinythlnif had lie en le irni-1 reKardlim
th'- lust koiik. No 'inn iilm.iril the
Hunker Hill knew iiiiythltiK nlioilt them.
They had not lieen lelurneil to Hie
puiM-r ulid tlm Hlewiml 1 1 1 V 1 1 K 1 I. .in,'"
of that part of tin- Bt-.iir. r had mm 11
uotliliiK nt them. The pnllrx will lie
.isked to look Into the e-UKr.
M si Ate.ln Thayer has a fine resi
dence at port Washington. Iuin Island.
I Is 1 rii'i'lneiii an .1 .'iM'li ty worn in
rind 'tell hnoHti 111 yiichtlniT elrelos she
1 li a n tnrinher of tht New York
Vaeht eluli rfhe was amonK Ihe llrst
..I'eii Ciiintn riiHtlesI tj fly the lla of
(ill July -'. Mi's Thayer started for a
;s:t with telatlves In New Hampshire.
plimlliK to stop In ll"ton en -eft
1 1 r-r lirother. lleirge A. Th iver of I " f t
'n ' h.uxte 1 'all to-d.iy thit hu saw
!, slter off o'i the stea.'ner and that
vhlle he knew she had rntsdi'raM
...iri. he was unilile t. suy whether
.I put she owned so valuald" neeklaee.
Many New York People, Including
Two Brides, Among Victims of
Holiday Railroad Disaster.
George A. Cullen, general traffic manager of the Lackawanna Kift
road, 'after working all night in art effort to determine positively tht
cause of the wreck on his road aL Gibson's Narrows, earty-yesfaiy J
morning, when forty-one persons were killed and three scorp ia)MtM
said, to-day, it was another case of the personal equation that K tai
up to the engineer. All the elaborate and intricate mechanical contri
vances used by the Lackawanna to protect its passengers were sti at
naught, said Mr. Cullen, by the momentary neglect of one man's brain
to perforin instantaneously a specific duty namely, to catch his 3J.
nals as Ills train flashed by them.
"No matter how perfect is the mechanical department of a raft
road and how strict are the rules and regulations given the men, H il
impossible to get away from the fact that we have always to depmtl
on the brain of one man. It is the engineer in the cab."
crew of the stalled train, and 414 at
the. fin,, of two flajrmM. who
two thousand yards In tha rar of
tallod Huffalo Limited. Our aiaula
.... .. icreeciiy, w hav tu
talnMl that. The block systam t
" "ccauss jt la almple,"
Hurh was the slntenient to-day of
Mr. Cullen. n tin sat, hollow-eyed anil
eihnusti'd ufter 11 sleepless ntKht, try
IliK tn place thn exact Mamo for thu
"Itnllioail men have studied this
problem for years, unit always, nlwa
'we como to the same eiuestlon Is there
uny other tneniiM than liumiin aRenc)
that will protect perfectly the. Uvea of
thoHK 1 nil ui ted to our cars? Nn, theru
has Kut to ho the liuuian mind the
111. 111, Thn mechanical i-otitrlviilii-eM, In
thi'iiiMdveM, am purfeot, hut without thn
eo-opi'iullou of thu inail they are use
less. "Ill every accident It Is somo human
tnerhiinlHiii that la at fault! some liraln
fornot, or niBlected to work at the
proper time. Tho ateel und wire me
elmnlsm is never nt fault. That wa
thn case In this turrlble catastrophe.
Our slKnalN worked porfectly, all the
men on the road performed their pre
scribed duty, except una. and he lays,
In rxplauntlou, that he didn't sen the
sIkiiaIs. lie blamed the fog. He was
thn I'liKlliccr of the expreiss. No. 9 we
call It, which telescoped the Huffalo
NO EXCUSE FOR ENGINEER NOT
SEEING SIGNAL, HE SAYS,
"As lalliniul HUM), we llud It Impofc
tilde to accept his explanation. Anyulio
who has ever nit In tho e'.ili of an
enitlne known that there Is no fine that
Is thick enough to hldu a hIkihiI from
tint engineer, liu could utmost touch
tlii'tn frum Ills window. In this In
stance he run past the cautionary
slKUtil, which told him theru was a
SYSTEM TO BE PERFECT.
Mr. Cullen sent for some eharta
showing the block method of
Vheu tr,n ,ntar, a Wocfc
semaphore behind It automatic
thI',"Kh,"',',an',r- A' th" train Imtm
that block, usually a half mile) it
" yeuow oar remain rk
but the red bar dropa. That talla
viiHiuccr or tne train behind hi
proceed with caution. Am tt.
leaves the block ahead tha yellow
un.je, oui uie semaphore of Mi
behind ti act at dxmrer. Th
Ing train li always two blocka
ii 11 comes to a atop the alrnal
Is aet at full danger, and tha
oeiow oenotea caution. It la a.
and simple system."
"The proof of the perfection it
the using. On the Lakawanna wa teTw
killed only two persona In twelr ymim
Tho road has prided itself on Ita r6
nrd. This accident has hurt ui twrlbtlv
We cun't express our eorrow, yrmtit
are useless. Wo are doing aU w a
to help thu relative! and frlenda of U
passengers killed or injured. Any mm
can have free transportation to Mm
scene of the accident, to Identify or (
to me am or any of his frlendl."
l-'iltST l'..'i: T'i-e,
,. 1 . live lui .1.1 a i--l.) ind
I'lilii-vl II to ' even, l M
f.ird, I'M 1 IlilUVeUl. 'J to
r. UO (M
. tlrst. Her
lo 5, II to 10.
I10 was I
olid. I. IMe .lilli'ter, 1HI I.SliuttetiKi'r),
ii to I. r. to .' to tli'nl. T.me, 1.01 I-.'..
I'lyw. I'llysln. Miirlnii Allen. Martin
Miornui. I'o- Tiaev, Hid Itty. YenKhee,
Klthiiurne and TiTr hl.t Hill 11U11 ran.
r, ... .1...'. IL.I-...I Iturr. 1 i ll'wi. In.al-a.
Uom;itiidj'l!it"'rftlii'l'lllln Til 9IMII.-tnt.
llt KHT Oi l It'll ,
V ill r'otvii i" arl s.mth mrri,n in-l
It. . n. . 's s-.i" ui' Hurt. 1rnnl!tfs' ihwlti snil
in ' if ..ni. f. WniiAtr nl ln-rl chek mui
u.l. da m l 11UI1' TIk W.tll TM..I llimii.
I'lilltK-r lW.Kl.tl ll'ill.llnj. M 10 I'irk
llo, N, I. Tiltr&cct Uitsuiia ItOO. ,
Mr. Cullen, when asked about nmf
train two tilocks ahead of lilm. Tlun , advlslblllty of placing two men la tkm
he e 11 111 ii Into the next Mock and found ( engine cab, expressed the opinion that '
the danger Mgual sot full against hint, 1 such a system would be dmiwai
Mill lie, u iraiiiirfi, ca.-i inivni riiHiiicri, i I'rcuiinn u wuiuu give tne men tM WfV f
1,111 past und crushed into the truln pertunlty of conversing. Such a eoana '
ahead of him, without putting on any had been debated by many nllriM
ulr, una wuen tie suw wiei crusu was men, out It was decided unwise for
Inev liable, Jumped. I reaion, he usserted.
"i:e,ry ptiiuiutluti, eveiy rafeguard, I Thn Lackawanna Itallway gava tW
..Vi.ri' t lilt, mill 1 . illlllltllin. construct (Ml Iii.i1:,v u vllrrilArAnluu 3
. . . - ( ... .... i ."......v.f... -ii.imivm d
and liiu iilid hy thu rallro.id, nil utuless, the wreck, whlca again declared nagl'
uiiliil'iK, sluipl Iii'.iuno one mind, tho ; on the part of 'the engineer wai tha
uiue.ianisiii nt uiiu i. rain lanen to worK;ctuso or the accident.
piiipLi'ly. it Is u ten lulu thing lo con
template, hut how le.eultcaaly true It si
"What i.iti n do? Is them anything
that can supplant thu bruin In the en
Klnn c.ih'.' Is there uny mechunlciil can
tilvance that has eyes and cull see? No,
we'c gut to have a human brain In the
i'. ill, utnl there Is nothing that can take
Ita pl.teu, Uusp to all our worry una
care, alt our preparation and expense, It
Is up to one man and neither you nor
wo nor any railroad man can deny It.
"In this Instance, the t'liglnver not
only rm past his cautionary and danger
signal hut ho did not see a burning
fuse pUucd oa thu track if one of the
Wllila .ii Sehroeder of Klmlra, caataai
of tlm express train, was fifty.
yi-ars of age and had been on this p
tleular run over since it was established. (
tveeit.y-threo years ago, and had a moat
exrellont ifi'ord. sajs the atattment. At
tho tlmo of the accident lie had been oa
duty only about an hour.
"An official Investigation on th
ground disclosed that Knglneer Schroa
ilcr pussed signal C.7T3, whirl) atood at
caution,' Indicating clearly train JJo-i
was In tho next block ahead and f
ciulrlng lilm to -reduce speed and hold
his train under control. This he did not
do, but ni ran through tha block 4 tall