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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 274.
TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1913. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IB KILLED, 40
INJURED IN A
New Haven's Finest Train
Is Telescoped by Moun
Two of Sleepers, Filled With
Passengers, Are Crushed
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 2. Six
teen persons lost their lives and 40
were injured when the White Moun
tain express, bound for New York,
crashed Into the rear end of the sec
ond section of the Bar Harbor limit
ed, br-arlng sojourners from Maine
The wreck occurred on the New
Haven railroad Just outtslde the city
limits shortly before 7 o'clock this
merning. Failure to see a block
signal veiled In a thick fog is given
as the cause of the accident by Engi
neer Miller, who said as soon as he
realized the danger he did all he
could to stop his train. The brakes
would not hold on wet tracks, and
the train, running down grade, plowed
th.ougli two wooden Pullmans, splint
ered them into kindling and killed or
wounded most of the sleeping passen
gers In berths.
Sixty-five boy campers were In a
Pullman which overturned. Two ol
these, William Althschul of Norfolk,
Va., and Albert Green of New York,
Members of the girl's camp, drawn
from many well known families in
Washington, D. C, were also on
board, but none was injured, accord
ing to officials. The bodies of many
cf The victims were terribly mangled.
f'OI I.D NOT XTOI KINGIK.
The Bar HarUorT.mlteJ had stopped
in the block, but the last car of the
long train was Just on the edge of
the block limits. The signals had
clearel and the express had gotten
under slight headway when the Whit
Mountain express came along. The
engineer of the latter was unable to
t:cp the locomotive and crashed com
ph tely through two of the sleepers on
the P.ar Harbor train and knocked
the next sleeper over an embankment.
The shock of the collision was so ter
rific that linen and bed clothing from
berths in tjie sHcperg were swept out
of broken windows and carried to
telegraph wires and poles nearby
where they still hung when the
wrecking trains arrived.
The White Mountain express, after
a few hours delay, proceeded, arriv
ing here at 9:45 on the way to New
York. The two rear sleepers demol
ished were the Pullmans Chancellor,
Irom Kineo, Me., and the- Kasota,
from Portland, Me. There were 19
passpngers In tjie Kasota and 20 in
the chancellor. The overturned sleep
er w a the Chlsholm.
OXK ' I PIED m HOIK.
It was almost entirely occupied bv
a camping party of boys returning
from Monmouth. Me. The boys' homes
kre in Ne York, Phllade:phia and
various p .nts In tne south. Several
Lcdios were taken from this car.
The first Identified was R. A.
liotchkiss of New Haven. All the
lanscQgerg In bertjis were in night
lorhes and identification of the dead
was difficult. The dead and Injured
were brought to this city. The engi
neer of the White Mountain stuck to
his post and 'was only slightly Injured.
The two sleepers crushed by the
impact, were a mass of splinters a few
minutes after the wreck. The loco
motive ran on top of the wreckage
and remained almost upright for a
considerable time. The engine was
one of the new superheaters of the
type that figured in the re wreck
OMH OK IIt:TIFIKn DF.tl),
Among the dead Identified In the
wreck are R. w. Hotchklss, son of
Leonard Hotchklss, of the C. W.
Scranton company, brokers, New
Haven; Frank B. Butter, rice presi
dent of the Scranton Bolt and Nut
rompany, Scranton, Pa.; a woman five
feet six, 125 pounds, who wore a
gold ring engraved, "For life or death,
April 30. 1S74;" a young man six
feet. 200 pounds, 25 years old, ini
tials "S. C. F." on green stone gold
ring; Harold Avery, New York; Rob
ert Yahn, Philadelphia; H. F. Mar
tin. Bryn Miwr. Pa.
A woman. Miss Agnes White, Bos
ton, an unidentified woman, 25; an un
identified woman, 30? -,an unidentified
woman, 135 pounds; Charles Place,
a broker. New York: a woman, family
unknown, given the name of Mary
Harry K. Iam, a Japanese, died at
Coroner Mix began an investlgatlo"
of the wreck at 10 o'clock. He or
dered aU the dead collected at the
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina
Moderate variable winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 77; highest
yesterday, 99; lowest last night, 77.
Velocity of win at 7 a. m., four miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 49; at
7 a. m., 57.
Stage of water, 2.6; a rise of .1 In
Jast 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Loctl Forecaster.
Evening star: Jupiter. Morning
stars: Saturn. Mercury. Venus. Mars.
A bright cluster of stars In Cnpricor
mis. due south of zenith and low down,
may be seen to advantage in the early
street car barn, where the inquiry was
The track on which the wreck oc
curred is protected by "Banko sig
nals," a type which the public utilities
commission had ordered changed.
On the body of a young woman
who had a handbag with initials "M.
H. M.," or "M. M. H.," was jewelry
valued at $10,000, including 100 pearls
and three diamonds in an opal brooch.
A dead man wearing a ring bearing
the initials "S. C. F.," Is believed vo
! be S. Croaier Fox, member of a stock
DroKerage nrm wno resided in a
suburb of Philadelphia. Mrs. Fox is a j
champion golfer. II. F. Martin, one
of the killed, was a well known en
gineer. Among the injured is A. Mercer
Biddle, Jr., son of a social leader in
Philadelphia. His father was hurt in
an automobile wreck two days ago
and could not be told of the accident
to his son.
K.tLAl) RAIL FATAI.ITV.
Klrby, S"ephen, County of West
moreland, England, Sept 2. Fifteen
persons are believed to have been
killed and 30 injured in a collision of
two sections of the famous London
Scotland express early today on the
Midland railway, near Hawes Junction.
Official report3 accounted for nine
known dead, while correspondents on
the spot recorded 13. At least 30 pas
sengers were taken from tha wreck
age suffering from injuries, and burns.
The first section had stopped to get
up 6 team for a sharp up-grade, when
the second section dashed into the
rear, piling up on the sleeping cars,
which were crowded with passengers.
Almost Immediately .several cars
f'c'aMght fire. NTne charred bodies
were taken from the wreck. Both Bee
tions were southbound for London.
Washington, D. O., Sept. 2. The In
terstate Commerce Commission has or
dered "inspectors to proceed immedi
ately to investigate the New Haven
GOLDEN STATE IS
IN LUCKY WRECK
Seven Pullmans Derailed Going
45 Miles an Hour, but No
One Is Hurt.
Floris. Iowa, Sept. 2. The Golden
State Limited, southbound, on the
Rock Island railroad, consisting of
seven Pullmans, was derailed early
today near here. The train remained
upright and no one was injured. The
train was running 45 miles an hour
and the track was torn up for a dis
tance of a quarter of a mile.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sept. 2. Train
No. 444, southbound, on the Decorah
branch of the Rock Island, and due
here at 6 p. m., was wrecked two
miles from Maynard, at 3:45 yester
day afternoon. The entire train was
derailed, rolling down a 10 foot em
bankment. Two persons were killed
and 35 others Injured.
John Porter, Leota, Kas.
J. Hepworth, Oelwein.
Engineer W. W. Crawford of 713
Second avenue. Cedar Rapids, was
badly scalded and was taken to a
neighboring farm house.
The cause of the accident was the
spreading of the rails while the train
was going over a 10-foot incline.
As soon as the engine left, the rails
the coaches turned over and slid
down the embankment. A special
train was made up at Oelwein and left
Maynard last night, bringing the in
jured to this city.
The train was running between 25
and 30 miles an hour. Several rails
were broken as a result of the wreck
and the track was torn up for 200
LOBBYING A DUTY,
Washington. D. C. Sept. 2 John
KJrby, Jr., onc3 president of. the Na
tional Association of Manufacturers,
bluntly told the senate lobby commit
tee today he had worked to defeat con
gressmen whose views he disapproved,
had wcrked to elect others, and expEct
cd to take some sort of active Interest
in the future.
"I think it is my duty aa a ciizen,"
Habeas Corpus Writ Hear
ing Held Before Judge
RULES OUT THE PUBLIC!
Thousands, Drawn to City by
County Fair, Battle to See
Sherbrooke, Que., Sept. 2. Throng
ed with visitors to the county fair.
Sherbrooke was astir early today,
ready, eager and anxious to take what
ever part it might in Harry Thaw's
second battle In the superior court in
St - Francois county.
Thaw is resisting liberation from
jail on a writ of habeas corpus obtain
ed last w eek after a fight with his old
enemy, William Travers Jerome. Feart
lng a repetition of last week's demon
stration, the court room in today's
hearing was set in the privacy of the
judge's chambers. The curious, morbid
and hysterically sympathetic crowd
who began trooping toward the court
house at 8 o'clock, denied the court
proceedings, seemd determined to see
the famous prisoner. Plain clothes
detectives mingled with the throng.
John Lanyon. a private detective of
New York, clung close to Jerome.
There have been repeated threats of
attempts on Jerome's life. So sure
were the New York forces apparently
of a favorable outcome that a high
powered automobile was chartered to
rush Thaw to Coaticooke. The chauf
feur was told to be at the court house
at 2 this afternoon.
Once across the Vermont border, it
is the intention to bundle Thaw in a
hifr5 power car and head straight for
the New York line.. This -woukl ob-.
vlate extradition proceedings. High
handed though this appears, it is said
Jerome countenances It, Inasmuch as
Lanyon has been a special attendant
at Matteawan. As such he could take
charge of Thaw as a lunatic and take
him home as one would a runaway
When the judge reached his cham
bers shortly after 9 he said he would ,
admit four reporters to the hearing.
Ignorant that the hearing was to be
held in the chambers, crowds jammed
the superior court room corridors and
stairways, but the police kept order.
Outside the courthouse there were
fully 15,000 persons. Several ran tf
to shake T-'s hand as he was about
to enter but Jailer Laforce shoved
them back. Thaw looked ill at ease
over the possibility of early deporta
tion, which evidently worried him.
Immigration authorities, allies of
New York in the struggle, conferred
during the morning as to the manner
of seizing Thaw and rushing him to
Coaticook for a quick hearing in the
event of victory before Judge Hutch
inson. PROC EEDIXGS GO OX.
Over viol.-nt objection of Thaw's
counsel, Judge Hutchinson supported
the superior court today and ordered
the Thaw habeas corpus proceedings
brought by New York state should go
on. Aime Geoffnen, representing the
prime minister and attorney general,
then announced that the attorney gen
eral had intervened and that "this
matter must be decided at once. If
he is not liberated on the writ,1'
Geoff rien said, "other means will be
taken, as Thaw must not be harbored
in a Canadian jail."
Thaw's face fell, and his lawyers, de
claring the writ irregular, spoke in
turn pleading for adjournment until
"We must go on," said the court
"I represent the attorney general,"
said Geoff rien, "and it is of paramount
Interest that justice move swiftly.
Our jails are not public boarding
houses. It is the attorney general's
desire that this matter be settled in
stantly by the liberation of Thaw. '
SHOCK TO THAW SIDE. ,
"The appearance of a representative
for the attorney general is a thunder
bolt to us," said Attorney McKeown,
one of the Thaw counsel. "We did
not know of his presence until this
morning. We should like time to con
sult the law as to his right to appear."
"I sent for him," said the court
"The issues here are plain. First,
is the man illegally detained; second,
does Chief of Police Boudreau of
Coaticook have the right to petition
lor a writ of habeas corpus. Both
questions are points of law purely, and
I see no reason for granting an ad
journment" ARCrMEVTS ARK BEOl.V.
Arguments to sustain the writ then
were begun by Samuel Jacobs, appear
ing directly for Bondreau. and indi
rectly for Jerome. There was such a
crush outside thtt men's coats were
torn, hats smashed and collars twist
ed. In the court house yard a loud
mouthed orator was harranguing the
crowd at intervals to holler: "Three
FOR WEEK, FOUND
St. Iritis, Mo., Sep. 2. Henry J.
Fink, a financier of Belleville, 111., who
disappeared a week ago leaving his af
fairs in the hands of R. W. Ropiequet,
with power of attorney, was found at
the home of his s'ep-brother in St.
Louis today. He said his business
amounted to $200,000 a year. The as
sets, woujd' cover all liabilities, he said.
He stated he was in bad condition
from Overwork and would stay out of
Belleville until his business affairs
were straightened out. Ropiequet said
Fink had 1,000 clients, mostly elderly
women, school teachers, and small in
heritors. cheers for ' Thaw." At times the din
was so loud it was difficult to hear
Arguments were concluded at 1
o'clock, and to the great disappoint
ment of those representing New York,
the court reserved his decision. "It
is a matter of such grave importance,"
paid the court, "I have given it care
ful consideration. Possibly tomor
row I will announce a decision."
STAMP KING, DIES
Pioneer in Premium Business,
He Had Accumulated For
tune of Millions.
New York, Sept. 2. Thomas ssper
ry, who made a fortune out of trad
ilng stamps, died at his home here
last night. He was president of the
Sperry and Hutchinson company and
a pioneer in the trading stamp busi
ness. His fortune is estimated at
$10,000,000. He returned from Europe
a few days ago so ill he had to be
taken ashore in a wheel chair.
IN STRIKE WOES
Militancy in Michigan Copper
Zone Most Serious Worry
Calumet, Mich., Sept. 2. Militancy
of women strike sympathizers, who
attack non-union workmen as they are
leaving or returning home, has be
come the most serious phase of tfes
copper strike situation. Escorts of
deputies and soldiers are provided for
men menaced by striker pickets.
Sheriri Cruse stated some of the
deputies who participated in Monday's
shooting, which resulted in the prob-
iable fatal wounding of a girl, would
President Moyer of the Western
Federation of Miners left here last
'night for Chicago.
Chicago Hotel Burned.
Chicago, Sept. 2. Fire destroyed
the new Central hotel at Stat and
Van Buren streets today. The loss
I is $50,000. A man believed to be
i Thomas Yates, lost his life by suffoca-Ition.
THE LIFE GUARD
French Flyer Thrills Party
of Experts With His
DIVES LIKE AN ARROW
Maintains There Is No Danger
If Aviator Keeps Presence
Versailles, France, Sept. 2. Avia
tor Pegoud today repeated his thrill
ing feat of turning a somersault in the
air with his aeroplane flying at rapid
speed over the aerdrome near here.
The performance was witnessed by
about one hundred military and ci
"vilian aviators and a large assemblage
of the general public.
Pegoud ran the aeroplane to the cen
ter of the field and Indicated to a bat
tery of moving picture operators,
newspaper photographers the part of
the sky in which he would begin to
fly with his head downward. Then he er 1 ea bneppard. mechanician, and
took his seat and rose 3,000 feet Apperson No. 8, T. L. Evans, driver.
There he turned the aeroplane into aFrank Bft11- mechanipian, escaped un
vertical position, tail upward and I harmed, although they were rushed
dove to earth like an arrow. When through the wreckage at full speed.
he had descended to an altitude of
about 1,500 feet he began with the
machine to describe a vast letter "S."
The wheels of the aeroplane were
clearly visible in the middle of the
"S" sticking upward, while Pegoud
could be seen hanging head down. Ho
sailed . along in this position about
fifty second. Then the craft, with a
great sweeping curve, came again into
a horizontal position, this time the
aviator with his head upward. The
crowd broke into a tremendous cheer,
Meanwhile Pegoud spiralled to the
earth. He was in the air 10 minutes.
When ha climbed from his Beat a
number of women presented him with
flowers. Pegoud declared the motor
was running only quarter speed while
theiaeroplane was upside dovln.
The greatest lesson learned from
I the feat, according to experienced avl
i ators who witnessed it is that no mat-
j ter . w hat positon an aeroplane is D' a passenger train nr nr here jWter
S thrown Into while in the air by squalls ! dal' afternoon. The dead are Mrs.
ior accidents to machinery an aviator, Henry Hagerrnan. aged 24, and infant
J if he keeps his presence of mind, ! s"n of St Paul, Neb.
should be able to right his machine!
and volplane to earth.
Rheims, France, Sept. 2. Lieut
Lefrance of the French naval fly'.ng
corps and a passenger, Madame Le
Fevre, wife of thb French artillery
j lieutenant, were fatally injured in an
j aereplane accident near here last
night. The machine capsized, the
fuel tank caught fire, anJ the aviators
j were found under the wreckage s 'f-
fering burns. .
Hottest Sept 2 in Chicago.
Chicago, 111., Sept 2. Today was the
hottest Sept 2 in 32 years. It is 65
FOUR RACERS ARE
KILLED IN ACRASH
Leader Runs Into Fence
Nashville Rivals Plow
Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 2. Death
claimed a heavy tojl in the Labor day
automobile speed races at the state
fair grounds yesterday afternoon when
four of the six high powered cars en
tered In the 25-mlle free for all were
wrecked on the far side of the mile
track opposite the big grandstand.
Four of the racers were killed, two
received minor injuries, while four es
caped without injury of any sort. Two
of ; the cars with their drivers and
mechanicians flashed through the
tangled wreckage of broken cars and
maimed bodies at a speed of 60 miles
an hour, escaping injury.
The following racers were killed:
JOHN W. SHERRILL, driver of
Bulck car No. 3.
THOMAS P. BRIDGES, mechanician
of Buick car No. 3.
WILLIAM SHERROD, driver of
Slutz car No. 8.
"GOOCH" BROWN, mechanician
Stutz car No. 8.
Freeman Ormsby, mechanician. Mer
cer car No. 2; injuries not serious.
Clyde Donovan, driver and sole oc
cupant of Studebaker, "The' Whisk
broom," No. 13; slight bruises.
Edward Polk, driver of Mercer car
No. 2; slightly bruised.
All of the victims are residents of
Mercer car No. 5, Jake Ixiver, driv-
The horrible tragedy came without
warning to the 5,000 spectators, as the
previous races had been run without
The six cars were speeding around
the circular track at a terrific rate of
speed, with the Studebaker Whisk
broom about 200 yards In the lead of
Mercer No. 2. On the fifth lap Clyde
Donovan, driving the Whiskbroom,
about 200 yards In advance of the Mer-
i cer No- 2. feeling his
wheel give way after
2 fpl:rip" hi riht frnnf
avoid striking a negro boy, turned into
the outside fence to avo'd blocking
The v.icrk of the fence fell back
t on to tliC track In the path of the suc-
' cepdmg cars.
Grind Island, Neb., Sept. 2. Mother
and child were killed tnd the father
Eeriously Injured when an automobile
in which they were riding was ttruak
Rickro.-d, 111., Sapt. 2. The 6ix"n
annual convention of the grand lodge
of Scandinavian Good Teinpiars of Il
linois adjourned today after electing
(iottfried Bere of Chicago!
was chosen chief templar. Itwasvot-jat Geneva. Mrs. Gardner, the capi
ed to force vigorously the lodge's tallst's wife, who was Injured intern-
I edict against dancine.
LIND TO COME
Silence of Mexican Dicta
tor is Irritating to Am
WAITING AT VERA CRUZ
Secretary Bryan and President
Wilson Confer, but There
Is No Change.
Washington, D. C, Sept 2. Secre
tary Bryan was in communication,
with President Wilson at the sum
mer White house today over the
Mexican sitiuatlon, but declared it was
unchanged, and said no development
required the presence of Wilson in
Washington at this time. A message
received from John Lind at Vera
Crua made no reference to his plans,.
Bryan said. It was said in official
circles, however, that Llnd is plan
ning to return to the United States
soon, unless some move by the Huer-
ta government changed his plans.
Consul Hanna, at Monterey, has
been ordered to make a searching in
vestigation of the reported execution
of Americans at Torreon, on the or
der of Federal General Bravo.
REKlXiEES RECITE Ol'THACES.
Los Angeles, Sept. 2. Disregard ot
the American flag, a raid on an Amer
ican consulate, the murder of several
Americans and numerous robberies in
which Americans were victims were
recounted today by refugees from
Mexico. Sixty persons were brought
north from Uuaymas by the United
States cruiser Pittsburgh, landing at
San Diego and then proceeding hither.
T. L. Findley, on the way to hla
home in El Paso, Texas, declared that
a number of Americans had been
killed by bandits while attempting to
reach the coast from Durango, which
was captured by insurgents. He came
north on the steamer Benito Juarea.
A graphic description of the raid on
the city of Durango by a band of
6,000 rebels was given by Findley.
ROB AMERICAN (OXW1.
"There was a colony of about 150
Americans in Durango at that time,''
said Findley, "and they suffered like
the rest, all their money, watches and
jewelry being taken from them.
"The rebels did not even respect
the United States consulate. They
entered Consul Ham's residence and
forcibly took possession of all his arms
and ammunition, although they did
not molest his personal belongings.
"Immediately following this raiding
of Durango a number of Americana
left for Mazatlan by way of a moun
tain and never again were heard of.
The supposition Is that they fell Into
the hands of the bandits and were
C. K. Sigrells, another American ref
ugee, corroborated the story told by
Findley, who Is suffering from the
effects of a bayonet wound received
at the hands of an Intoxicated rebel
while Findley was ill in bed at his
home in Durango.
Leon H. Morrison, whose detention
by federals at Uuaymas occasioned
American state department action, ar
rived on the Pittsburgh. He lives in
Wealthy Iowa Bachelor Reliev
ed of $40,000 in Cash and
Waverly, Iowa, Sept. 2. Blood
hounds were used today in an effort
to solve the theft of $40,000 cash and
securities from the bedroom of Henry
Woodford, a bachelor, one of the
w ealthiest men In this section. Sun- (
day morning. Bonds to the amount of
$18,000 were found Just outside a win
dow of Woodfcrd's home, but there.
was no trace of cash.
THREE OF FAMILY
VICTIMS OF AUTO
Aurora Financier Follows Hi3
Daughter in Death and Wife
Aurora, 111., Sept 2. David I
Gardner of Aurora, a financier, who
was one of six in an automobile which
turned turtle yesterday on the Elgin
Aurora road, killing hla daughter, Hel-
en. Instantly, died today in a hospital
ially, is expected to die any moment