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ward all available provisions, and a relief train is now going out- Bush fires are raging from Cranbrook to Crow's Nest. The wind vis blowing a gale. AH 'available men are fighting the fire, and west of Cranbrook it Is under control. Telegraphic com munication with Fernie. Hosraer and Michel Is cat. Four men lost their lives trying to save the Jmgc Gr»at Northern bridge, fifteen miles west of Michel, but It was destroyed. Two men from ---,... .-c mere taken to the Michel Hospital. It i* feared Michel also Is doomed, as the fire ie sweeping eastward down the Crow's Nest. -and unless th* wind shifts the whole Crow's Ne*t county will be laid waste. Peter Campbell, who reached Michel to-day. Fays that the whole country between Cranbrook and Michel is a seething cauldron. The body of Peter Miller was found on the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks near Mich Hosmer. Elko. Sparwood. Olson and Cokato are reported to be destroyed by the fire. The Canadian Pacific Railroad Is rushing re lief trains with doctors, nurses, food and cloth- Ing to the destitute. A bulletin from Michel says: "This town Is doomed unless the wind changes. Canadian Pacific Railway making up special trains to carry Inhabitants to safety." W W. Tuttle. Mayor of Fernle. ha? tele- Vaphed to Mayor Ashdown of Winnipeg for r-lief. saying there ar« six thousand persons homeless. CALLS FOR AID MET. 'Many Totcn* Sending Supplies- Fixe More Deaths. Cranbrook, B. C, Aug. 2.-W. Carswell. as- Fi slant superintendent of the Great Northern 1 Railway, arrived here to-night from Fernie. haling" made his way out at great risk. Part of the trip *'a* made on a handcar and the rest on foot, the railway line being destroyed. T^-ery stick of timber along the line ie gone and not a living' thing is left. The bodies of Scott Miller and Louis Fratina, a section hand, have been brought in and four dead Italians have been found beside the track. Mr. and Mrs. Fcreseter and twenty-five men |M Arrived at Campbell's Siding:, having been forced to give up their fight to save the Spar wooo Mill. Five members of the party died and the others escaped only with the greatest dif ficulty. They travelled all night by the light of the burning forest, making their way in places long the bed of the creek, -where the -water protected them in part from the terrible heat. They are not yet out of the danger zone, and locomotive will h# sent in for them if possible. The whole population of the region is clearing out. Fire is not the only danger which the people of the burning area have to /ace. Star vation has been added to the terrors. When the people left their homes for the protection camps few provislonF were taken, and now there are pome Fix thousand on the prairies with nothing to eat. The Mayor of Fernie hap sent out calls for assistance, which are rapidly being answered. This? afternoon a special meeting of th* Council nt Cranbrook was held, and within an hour a car was loaded with provisions, clothing and tents. The Canadian Pacific Railway ha* a lo comotive ready, and the train win be pushed at top speed. Other cars will follow a« rapidly ' a* they can be loaded. . Word has been received from Vancouver, Calgary, Medicine Hat and l>ethbri(sge that «-ars are also being loaded there, and several of them will be at the end of the undestroyed railroad by morning. Calgary is Rending two cars. Medicine Hat two and Lethbridge one. Mr Brownlee. general superintendent of the * Canadian Pacific Railway, is on his way to the scene, and has left orders that all provisions "and supplies are to l>e rushed. The call for assistance, ha^ been sent" fast as far as the head of. tbe, Jakes, and dispatcher indicate that they are being readily ..met. \ The main diffi culty is th* distribution. - From the border of the. burning area to- the destroyed town* there is no means of communi cation except on foot or by mule team. The bridges are down and the trails are hemmed in by the burning forest. Distributing gangs are frying organized, and thes« will go through as soon as possible. The Canadian Pacific Rail ; -way line is. open, to Michel from the east and to Morrißsey from the west, leaving a gap of ■lxteen miles. ; Extra gangs are being rushed forward by the railroad company to make repairs, a nd the com pany has telegraphed to all agents to accept consignments of provisions and supplies free of chance. It is liop<*d that a Train will reach the site • of Fern!- by daylight to-morrow. It has been rriade up. and will carry doctors and hospital , suppli«»* for the injured, of .whom there are many. Telegraphic communication with the head «.>f the burned area is cut off. Rough esti mates place the financial loss at $3,000,000 and the loss <•£ life at mor>- than one hundred. . ■ F ERNIE'S LOSS $2fOO JWO. Seventeen Buildings Standing — Many Persons Injured. Fernie. B. C, Aug. 2. — Five thousand people wore rendered homeless and property valued at '$2,500/100 was destroyed by the bush fire which got bej ond control about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Seventeen dwelling houses are all that remain «ta tiding in this city. The fire is Ptil! raging in all directions from Fernie, and in ►pile of the work of two hundred men who are fighting the flames' they continue to spread. The number of Injured is believed to run over one hundred. Five families living bark from the town are completely surrounded by the fire, and no hope is entertained for their rescue. It is re ported that the Great Northern bridge at Hn? tn*r, B. C. with 15*) cars of coai and coke, is burning, the Elk lumber yard and mill having . be»n totally destroyed. Relief trains have b*>en sent from Cranbrook and adjoining towns. Nel son has been afk^d for a^siotance The latest report* Fay the fire is spreading: to Coal Creek. a town of 1.400 inhabitants. MOTORMAN ARRESTED FOR SPEEDING. . Charged with ruiiiilnjr his ear at a speed of «ghteen and twenty-one, miles an hour, Martin Davy, a znotorman on the Columbus avenue and Broadway line, »m arrested by Detective* Lehane and Coleman. at the Wwt Cfcth street police sta tion, last night. Magistrate Harris paroled Davy for examination In th« West Side court to-day. Many complaints have been received by the police «>f the high rate of speed maintained by the card in the upper section of the city, and the arrest of Davy lit expected to wake the motorra«n more caution*. OPINION MAKES HASKELL WROTH. I Hv Tel^rapb to The Tribune.] Guthrie, Okla . Auk. 2. — "The opinion amounts la nothing." said Governor Haekell to-day of At torney General Bonaparte's decision; "why should not the ' Washington official* oppose the guar antee bank deposit law when they have selected George Sheldon, of No. 2 Wall street, to be na tional treasurer, on Wall Street's promise to raise J2.000.000 for their campaign fund in return for the Republicans *>tandins pat on the tariff and opposing guarantee for hank deposits?*" ■ WiFE STOPS WHIPPING WITH BULLET. canonsburg. Perm., Aug. 2. — While whipping his Tiife during a domestic quarrel early to-day Frank Talmer was shot through the abdomen by . Mrs. Talmer. lie was taken to a hospital, prob ably fatally injured, while the woman is at her Hoate in an unconscious condition from her in- June*. XO WATTERSON GUESS SHIES BRYAN PREDICTION. -Marse Henry" Say* II /* Too Early to Discuss Election Result. Colonel Henry Watterson, of Louisville, the vet eran editor of "The Courier-Journal," called on Norman E. Mack an<} Urey Woodson, chairman and secretary of the Democratic National Com mittee, at the Hoffman House yesterday after noon. Colonel Watterson has been appointed chairman of the press committee of the national committee, and he is here to consult Chairman Mack and some of the New York publishers about the general policy of the literary bureau of the national committee during the campaign. "The press committee." *aid Colonel Watterson later, "will consist of about twenty members, and our work will be largely advisory. That is to nay, we shall pass on the important productions of the national committee before they are printed." "What do you think of Bryan's chance?" Colonel Watterson who had not expected a giant firecracker of this sort straightened up in his chair, looked solemnly at the reporter, and then gazed out of the window before saying: "It is too early in tne campaign to make predic tions, and I am not the one to make them, any way. lam always in a fight to win, and I al ways expect to win." Chairman Mack left town late yesterday arter noon to call or. friends One of his callers at the Hoffman House before his departure v.as Borough President Oder. . who if being talked of as the candidate for Governor. Mr. Mack will leave New York thig evening for Chicago. He h» s tentatively engaged the second floor of the new part of the Hoffman House, although he does not expect that the committee will need all the space. At Chicago Mr. Mack will announce the names of the sub-committee for the Eastern bead quarter?. From Chicago he will co to Lincoln to take part In the notification of t»e candidate. He Paid that he expected to call on Chairman Hitch .-o,k of the Republican National Committee to lar He also will see Charles F. Murphy. Mr. Hitchcock called on Messrs. Byran and Mack in Chicago. One of the hurnlng question* at the Hoffman House these days is whether the national com mittee shall take a chance on asking Martin W Littleton to make some speeches for Bryan Bryan's policy of opposition never suited Littleton, and he made a speech before the New York South ern Society in im that makes the Bryan men hot ur.der the collar every tim" they hear of it. In view of Mr. Littleton? penchant for "speaking out In meeting.' the Bryan men don t know whether they want him to take the stump or not. An o.d cllppingr of the "roast" he gave the Democrats four yean ago was dug up yesterday at the Hoffman House. He said, in part: While the war b<-lwo.?n th» United State? was In progress It [the Democratic party] attempted to swim against the tile on a policy that decl, a red the war a failure, and met that fate which all parties have m*t that attempt it. . F The Democratic party sought, to destroy the e\il of some monopolies by assuming: an antagonism attitude to all large corporate concerns just at a time when th,- business of the country was being conducted almost wholly by corporate agency, and it went down under the Influence of a '«<*-,. ,_ It attempted to arrest the course of events in the Spanish- American War just at a time when «ur fleets were fighting and our armies marching, and it went down again under the influence of a fa iV endeavored to undo events which had taken Place in 'he Philippines, and to reverse an «c ?ompllsned thing. an,, it went down under the Tt^r/ht Change th. money standard of the '.;... from gold .to silver, just at a time when the. powerful nations of the earth were holding Or changing to gold, and it went down under the In fluence of another fact. Mr. Littleton is regarded as one of the best of Democratic spellbinders, but Mr. Mark and Mr. Bryan have a horror of asking a man who deals In facts as Mr. Littleton handles them to go out on the stump this year, when Bryan is opposing about everything the Republicans stand for. Roger C. Sullivan, the Illinois member of th«» national committee, left the. city for Chicago ve=terday afternoon. Josephus Daniels, of North Carolina." who will have active charge of the press work, is expected here, soon, and Colonel Watter son will await his coming. . HEADS LITERARY BUREAU Richard V. Oulah/in Named by Chairman Hitchcock. chairman Hitchcock of the Republican National Committee, through his assistants, Messrs. Will iams and Mcllarg. announced last night the ap pointment of Richard V. Oulahan a? the head of the national committee's literary bureau This is regarded by .ludge Taft and Mr. Hitchcock as about ihe most important of all the bureaus to be organized by the national committee. Mr. Oula han will assume charge of the bureau to-day His work will be almost entirely in the Kast. Mr. Oulahan lias for several years been at the head of the Washington bureau of "The New York Sun ' He is a warm personal friend of President Roosevelt and Mr. Taft. his friendship for the President dating from the time the Presi dent was Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Mr. oulahan also enjoyed the friendship and confi dence of President Harrison and John Hay. He is a memb-r of the famous Gridiron Club, of Washington, and universally well liketl by promi nent public men. Mr. Oulahan is a native of the District of Colum rin. He i« about forty years old. His chief as sistant will be Francis Curtis, of Springfield. Maps., who will have charge "f the editorial work of the national committee. Chairman Hitchcock yesterday afternoon went ( n spp Cornelius N. Bliss, former treasurer of the national committee, who is spending the summer on the New Jersey coaft Mr. Hitchcock will re main with Mr. Bliss overnight, and be at the national headquarters this afternoon. Frederick \V Vpham. assistant secretary of the national committee, went to Chicago yesterday afternoon. LITERARY BUREAU CLOSED. Washington. Aug. Z.— The Republican national and congressional committees' literary bureau, which has been conducted in this city under the direction of Francis Curtis, has been closed, the furniture and documents having been shipped to New York. Mr. Curtis will go to New York to morrow and will remain there to direct the liter ary branch of the campaign until after election. ASSAULTED. EOBBED AND ARRESTED. Theatrical Man Says Policeman Ignored His Story of Attack. John S. Berger, a theatrical man, wlio lives at the Hotel Albany, was arraigned In the West Side «-ourt yesterday on a charge of disorderly conduct. The policeman who arrested him said Berger was drunk OB Saturday night and called him vile names. Berger told a different story, under oath, and was discharged. He said he would lay the matter before the Police Commissioner. Berger Bald that he and his wife were passing a drug store in Times Square, when Mrs. Berger asked him to get her some medicine. Berger went in the store and when he came out was set upon by two men and beaten. He saitr they took away his cane and pulled a ring, valued at 1800, from his finger. "I told this policeman of the robbery and as sault," Berger said to the magistrate, "and he called me vile names and told me to 'G'wan,' and then arrest -d me." Berger swore positively that he had not beer, drinking. His wife told the name story. BROOKLYN CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY. Six Trained Nurses Added to Staff— Three Assistant Matrons To Be Engaged. Six trained nurses have been added to the f>r-e of the Brooklyn Children's Aid Society, a ra:o.ijt leport of the Department of Health showed a Co cr.?as» of 3'» per cent In the death rate. Tarco assistant mitrons are to be engaged this week, a nation was opened on Saturday in the Eastern District Hospital and Dispensary, at No. 108 South 3d ttreet. At five itations babies' clinics are conducted un der the direction of physicians' and nurses. The mothers take their children for examination, and receive special Instruction regarding their care. XrtYWOKiv V-AILY TRIBUNE, MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 1908. BRYAN ON BANK OPINION Sty* Bonaparte's Decision Shoot Need of Legislation. Lincoln. Neb., Aug. 2.— Attorney General Bona parte's opinion, delivered yesterday, holding it to be Illegal for national banks of Oklahoma to con tribute toward the guarantee fund for the protection of depositors or to avail themselves of the other provisions of the state banking act, was the sub ject of a good deal of discussion here to-day. lead ing Democrats of Lincoln averred that, following so closely on the heels of the Standard Oil rever sal in Chicago and the contempt cases against the labor leaders in Washington, the opinion of the At torney General still further strengthened the Dem ocratic party in the present campaign Mr. Bryan said, with reference to the opinion: "It accentuates the issue and emphasizes the ne cessity of legislation from the standpoint of the depositor rather than from the standpoint of the banker." Tie wouUl talk no further on the subject, but ■ I ■ that he wcild give It liberal treatment in hia forthcomins speech at Topeka. Kan., some time in the present month. The usual Sunday quiet prevailed at Fairview to-day. In the morning Mr. BryaJi, accompanied by his wif<>. went into Lincoln and attended the services ;t; Westminster Presbyterian Church, where the candidate aUd he heard a spiendid ser mon, the text being -How shall we escape if we neglect so sreat salvation?" There were very few callers at the Bryan home, but a large number of persons rode out and strolled through the grounds. Havinp practically got his acceptance speech off his hands. Mr Bryan is directing some «>f his thoughts to his farm. The principal object of in terest with him just now is a large field of alfalfa from which in a few days he expects to gather the third crop of the present season and which, he thinks, will yield still another. Plans for the platform In the Capitol grounds. where the notification exercises are to take place on August 12. have been completed and work on its construction will be lwgi:n early in the week. The committee having in charge the arrangements Is much gratified over the prompt acceptances of the invitations to the Republican state and city officials lo take part m the ceremonies. WINSTED BADLY HIT. Incendiary Fire Causes Considerable Loss ami Endangers Many IJves. IBy Telegraph tr. The Trlbunn. 1 Winsted. Conn., Aug. 2.— Alleged incendiaries early this morning: started a fire in the armory, the largest hall in Northwestern Connecticut, which dertroyed property valued at ?<SO,OOO and endangered tho lives of a score of persons who were taken by firemen and policemen from third story windows in the Odd Fellows' Build ing:, a five story briok structure situated dt rectly In front of the wooden armory, in Main street. Nobody was seriously injured, although many had narrow escape? froni falling walls. William Brennan. living on the fourth floor of the Manchester block, next west of the Odd Fellows' Buildine, was aroused by the barkinsr of his dog. His apartments were full of smoke, and after waking his family he proceeded to alarm other tenant?. Ai policeman turned in an alarm of fire. Py the time the firemen arrived the whole roof of the big armory was a seeth ing mass of flame?, lighting up the entire bor ough. Heiwy Cady. Joseph Tonguay and Lieu tenant Frederick Scholtx, of Company M, 1M Infantry. Connecticut National Guard, and their families, living on tho third floor of the Od-1 Fpllowp* Building, found every avenue of escape cut off. In one window were Mrs. Thoma.s Tonguay. of Hartford, who was visiting her brother. Jo seph, and her baby. Karl. In another were K. W. Stone, a veteran of Holyoke. Mass., and his wife, who were visiting Mrs. Stone's brother. Henry Cady. Eighteen In all were taken down the ladder?. Mrs. Lucy Eaton, an aged widow, living on the third story of the Manchester Building, fought Policeman Bond when he tried to get her out of the burning building. She declared she wouldn't go till she got her silver ware. Policeman Woodworth took the woman under one arm and carried hf-r down the smoke filled hallways to the street. Three thouaan<l rounds of ammunition be longing to Company M. Ist Regiment, went off without hurting any one. The flames com pletely devoured the armory and Odd Fellows' Building, and the Manchester Building and the former home of ex-State Senator S. A. Herman are wrecked. Other buildings were badly dam aged. The police have no clew to the firebugs. Since the year began sixteen burglaries have been committed here. SWEARS VENGEANCE OVER BODY. There was a dramatic moment yesterday at tho funeral of Owtn McCarthy, whose body was found a week ago in Sheepshead Bay. The funeral wa.« held In an undertaker's shop opposite the Coney Island poli'-ft station. Among the mourners was his brother. Thomas McCarthy, a patrolman, at tachedto The Bronx Park station. Just ac the priest had finished the service, for the dead, McCarthy nsked the others to leave the room for a moment, so he might be alone with his brother's body before it was taken to Calvary Cem etery. When all the others had left the room Mc- Carthy took an oath that he would not rest until h« had run down hi? brother's slayer. Commis sioner Binghani lias granted an indefinite leave of absence to McCarthy. KILL THEEE WITHOUT KNOWING IT. < 'lf-velaind, Aug. 2. — Three men were run down and killed, two in the < 'ollinwoixi yards and one close by the Union Station, in this city, last night l.y th" Lake Shore express train due in Cleve land at 11:30 o'clock. None cf the three has been Identified. The man killed in the city was struck undeif the West 3d street bridge .The two men killed in Col- Unwood were evidently laborers uho were walking through the yards. In neither case did the engine crew wm to know that they had struck any one. WOMAN MISSING: HUSBAND SOUGHT. A Pole. Stanley Mo3okavith. is believed by the police of Frooklvn to know something of t he woman whose body was found In the old dump at Greenpolnt avenue and Humholdt street, Williams burg. According to persons living in the Polish neighborhood of Williamsburg there is a possibility that the body may be that of Mrs. Mosokavith. They suy that Mosokavitli disappeared suddenly two days before xac discovery of the body, and that. whil« he had been seen recently in Green point, his wife's whereabouts were unknown to bet intimate friends A Mrs. Josie Dzlemborski told the police that Mosokavlth was a dangerous man, and that he was known to have several times threatened to kill his wife. The police have found that he sold his furniture for $3 to a neighbor living in the same house. Two Polish men have been arrested. One of them la thought to be a cousin of the missing woman. Both said they were farm hands. They were seen loitering about the dumps, where the body was found, and when asked what they want ed replied that thf-y were looking tor a good place to sleep. A Polish woman identified one of them as Julian Kusliilhkl. anil said he was a cousin of the mlssinK woman. He will be tiiken to head quarters and put through "the third degree." The two men are said to answer the description of the men who were seen at th.- dumps unloading a bundle from a grocery wagon and sotting fire to it. POLICE STOP ASCENT WITH LION. IP. Telegraph to The Tribune.] Boston, Aug. 2.— The state police have under ar rest a full grown lion and a lion tamer. The latter, whose name Is Ferrari, planned to-day to make a balloon trip, accompanied by the lion, from Xan tasket Beach. Th« brute, unmuzzled, was tied into the swinging trapeze below the parachute atul Fer rari planned in sit beside him. The police ordered the ascension not to taUe place, but Ferrari in sisted. Jn^t as he was about to start he was ar rested. The state police ordered him to put the. lion in hi* cage, and Ferrari refused. As a result the lion was muzzled and taken to the police sta tion and put In an empty cell, while Ferrari vent into the adjoining one. FERRY BRIDGE FALLS POLICEMAN RESCUES SIX. Fort y Persons Pulled Out of Water at Rockaicay Point. Had it not been for the bravery and great presence of mind displayed by Edward C. Law ler. a patrolman of the Bth Inspection District, no less than twenty persons would have been drowned yesterday when the ferry bridge at Rockaway Point broke with a great crash^ hurling at least forty persons into 12 feet of water. He rescued six persons himself, and his coolness and activity spurred others to acts of bravery, which resulted in no lives being lost. The accident happened at 4 40 p. m. Just as the ferryboat Belle Harbor was landing her passengers, taken on at Sheepshead Bay. About 125 persons had landed from the boat and there was a wild rush up the bridge to Reid's Hotel, which is on the' shore end. Without warning there came a crashing of timbers and those who had got to the hotel were horrified to hear piercing screams, and turning around see a mass of helpiess men, women and children struggling In the water. Several women at the shore end of the bridge fainted and many of the men wuo were safe on land lost their heads and were absolutely useless in assisting in res cuing the unfortunate women In the water. Lawler. who is on his vacation, happened to be one of the spectators on the pier. A second after the bridge broke he flung his coat and hat to a man standing near him and jumped into the struggling crowd in the water. His act inspired others on the unbroken section of the bridge to do something in the way of res cw. and jvlthtn three minutes there were will ing hands to help film. Many of those who fell from the bridge hung to the shattered section, and thos" who were hurled beyond the timbers were promptly dragged to a place of safety by Lawler. The first person to receive his attention was Mrs. J. Carroll, of No. ISO 2 Atlantic avenue, Brooklyn. She had in her arms when the bridge broke her infant. Evelyn, one year old. Mrs. Carroll struggled to keep the child's head above water, but she was completely exhausted when Lawler grabbed the baby. A few swift strokes took him to the edge of the bridge, and willing hands reached down for the child. Law ler then swam back for the mother, and soon assisted her up over the timbers to the crowd on the bridge. Lawler was greatly exhausted, but kept at hi* work of rescue until he assisted to safety every one who went overboard. Charles J. Smith, of No. 45 Broadway. Manhattan, who helped Lawler, found that he could do better work by getting Into the water himself, 80 he jumped in after Mrs. Carroll's baby was res cued. Many of those who ver« thrown into the water hung to th« spiles and were dragged up to the bridge. Others hung to ropes that were thrown over to them by men on the unbroken section of the bridge. Six persons were greatly exhausted after they were rescued and a call for an ambulant was sent to Bt Joseph's Hospital. When it. arrived, however. the surgeon found that no one needed medical attention. Many who were thrown into th« water sought shelter at the hotel without giving their names to Cus toms Inspector Barry, who was on th« Belle Harbor to see that she did not carry more passengers than the law allows. Among those rescued ware Mr. and Mrs. J. Hayes, of No. 13ft Keap street. Brooklyn, and Mildred E. Smith and Charles J. Smith, of No. 83 Cornelia street. Brooklyn. The Belle Harbor is owned by the Sheepshead ' Bay and Rockaway • Company and was in command of Captain George Weston. TRACTION PENSION FUND. Whitridge Plans Establishing Provi dent Association of Employes. Tf the employes of the traction lines !n New York which are now under the charge of Frederick W. Whitridge, as receiver, are willing to do their *hare Mr. Whitridge and the committee of the honhrlders of the roads will establish a provident association similar to the one formed some years ago by the employe* of the Metropolitan system, and to the one which formerly existed among the Third avenue railroad company's employes. A feature of Mr. Whitridge's plan, "to convince the men in the employ of the Third avenue system that they now have a better job than they ever liad and that the men will consequently endeavor to convince us that we are getting better service than we have ever received." is to contribute from the funds of the companies under his charge an amount in proportion to that given by the men themselves, this amount to be directly dependent upon the interest with which the proposal for <he formation of the provident association is received by the men themselves. In the circular which has been distributed to tHe employes of the Third Avenue Railroad Company, the Dry Dock. Kast Broadway & Battery Railroad Company, the Forty-second Street, Manhattanville & St. Nicbolai Avenue Railway Company and the Un'on Railway Company, Mr. Waitrtdge says: Each employe is to be asked to subscribe the sum of 50 cents a month. If to per cent or the men join, the companies will pay in at tho end of ea_h month 50 per OWI Of the amount of money contributed by the men" If 78 l»er cent of the men join, the com panies will i-ay la at the end of each month ... per cent of the amount contributed by the men. If Su per cent o»- more of the men join, the companies, at the end of each month will pay in 100 per cent, or an equal amount of money to that contributed by the men. This money will be placed with the (VntrMl Trust Company, of No. 5* Wall street, for investment under an agreement with the board of directors. Mr. Whltrldse's plan for the formation of the association and the contribution by the companies to the funds given by the employes is one of the means by which he hopes to give the best possible service to the public. The plan has been approved by Judge I^acombe of the United States Circuit court and the bondholders. The association will be. under the management of seven directors, four of whom will be officials of the company: Edward A. Maher. the general manager of the four roads; James W. Roosevelt, his assistant; Edward Sage, cashier, and Anton Si.ydstrup. jr.. superintendent. The other three members will be chosen from among the employes. The first three will be chosen from among the men who have been longest In the service of the roads, and after the first year the three representatives of the employes will be elected by the members of the association itself. The purposes for which the money to be contrib uted by the ♦•mployes and by the companies will be used, as stated in the circular, are: Hirst To compensate men when they are 111, at the rate of $1 60 a day. In the case of serious 111 ness or accident, this payment will begin at once. For slight illness or Indisposition, only after the la Second-To provide for a payment to the family of a man who dies in the employ of the company. Third— For the establishment of a pension fU The insurance and pension features of the as sociation cannot be expressly defined until we know how many men will join and what the de mands on the association are l«ely to be -The association will also employ a physician ana the members will be furnished with a clubroom in the. new office building, at 129 th street. Mi 'Whit ridge does not intend to call for any payments from the employes before October, but all who want to join the association are finked to signify their wishes to Mr. Roosevelt. Although Mi Whltridge had ported in the cars of his lines a few months ago signs bearing the admonition. "Every conductor who docs not turn In fares col lected steals," "tie says In his circular: It Is my desire and thai of the bondholders. In instituting this association and In making the large contribution from the companies to its re source*, to treat the men as wo should ourselves Wish to be treated. M. E. INGALLS GOING TO LINCOLN. Columbus. OMO, Aug - •— T. ri. Arnold, of Co luinbiana County, to-day designated M. K. Ingalls, of Cincinnati, to take his place as Ohio member of the committee to Inform W. J. Bryan at Lincoln on August 12 of his nomination. SEE FAEMAN FLY FREE PKIV.ITE" TEST ton >MO. Aviator Refuses to Disappoint Crowd That Misunderstood Plans. Those persons who went to «M.-off remained to praise Henry Firman, the English aviator, and his white-winged aeroplane at the Brighton Beach racetrack yesterday afternoon. A flight of about six hundred yards was made wltH the machine, twelve to fifteen feet above the ground, at the rate. Mr. Farman said, of thirty-five or forty miles an hour. The machine left tho grass of the Inner field of the racetrack at 6:20 p. m.. and. when it again touched ground, the crowd loudly applauded Mr. Farman. It had been announced at the racetrack on Sat urday afternoon that there would be no public flight until Monday at 4:30 p. m. The newspapers yesterday morning printed that announcement. About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon Farman and men representing the management of his exhibi tions in America sauntered into the grounds for a private trial of the aeroplane. They were surprised at the size of the crowd that had been waiting at the main entrance for at least two hours. No pro vision had been made for ticket salesmen or po licemen at the grounds, or. in fact, for any public demonstration whatever. Those at the gates said they understod Farman was going to make a trial flight if th* weather permitted, and they were will ing to pay to see him. The management was non plussed at first. It was finally decided, however, by T. R. MacMechen. personal representative of Mr. Farman. that the best thing; to do would be to open the gates for all who wanted to go through to do so, admission free. It was estimated that there were three thousand persons in the grandstands at 5:30 o'clock when the machine was taken from Its tent, where It is cared for with the solicitude hitherto believed to be In spired by the Arabian horse only, and the wary search for the best starting- point was begun by Its owner, and. as was soon made apparent to all. its master. Something about the shape and awk wardly graceful wabble of the machine, so like a huge bird with outstretched wings measuring forty feet from tip to tip. together with the announce ment of a barker that Mr. Farman had just said he would positively make a flight in a few min utes, caused a hush of expectancy to fall over the audience. "Kindly remember it is Sunday." pursued the barker, "and that there are no police present. On behalf of the management I request you to re strain your enthusiasm within bounds of the grand stand limits and not run on to the infield." The admonition was well received and observed. As the setting sun burned a golden red across the level infield of the racetrack the aviator mount ed the tiny compartment in which, at a short dis tance, he looks like a small part of a huge. breath ing thing. The propeller was started, slowly at first. Increasing In speed until it sounded like a gale, and the machine began I* move along th* ground, went rapidly for a hundred yards and then went up. Then the three thousand forgot to observe the earlier anti-noise suggestion of the megaphone man. A great cheer went up. "He's still flying!" yelled the crowd. The machine swerved to the right to avoid an .obstacle. "Look at ' that dummed thing!" yelled one excited man. Then the machine slowed down, appeared to choose an especially <*hoic<» piece of pasture on which to alight, and did so. "Three cheers for Farman!" one man proposed, and th« cheers reached him without delay. Hundreds ran onto the field and congratulated the aviator. "It was only a trial flight to-day." said Mr. Farman. as he coolly lighted a cigarette. "The weather conditions are good for aeroplanes. The wind is only about a three or four mile one. I shall hope to do much b-tt-r than this many times at Brighton Beach." The. wind was from the west, the .lav cool, and, had it been known that Farman would try his ma chine. th« crowd probably would have been. large enough to make the promoters of the exhibition? enthusiastic. Weather permitting, the first public flight will be mad* by Mr. Farman at the Brighton Beach racetrack this afternoon at 4:80 o'clock. BALDWIN TESTS MOTOR His Dirigible Balloov May Have First Trial To-day. Washington. Aug. 2-With the Wright brothers' flying machin* on th« way to Fort Myer, the Herring aeroplane due in ten aays. and the Baldwin dirigible ready to fly. the army air ship tests have reached a point of added impor tance and expectancy, raptain Baldwin, assisted by Glenn tt Curtis?, the aeronaut and engine builder to-day tested the motor and propeller which will send the new military dirigible through the air, after which it was announced that at « o'clock to-morrow evening. IT a favorable wind prevailed, tho first preliminary trial of Captain Baldwin's Aeronaut would take pi&ca. The test of the motor to-day was satisfactory to both Captain Baldwin and Mr. Curtlss. A lit tle difficulty was at first experienced with a new carburetor, but this was soon remedied, and as the speed was increased the propeller almost pulled the 70-foot framework off the supports on which it rested. To-morrow the final touches will bo put on the motor, the rudder and the other parts. After the framework Is attached to the square mesh netting from which it will be suspended from the gas bag and the proper balance of the whole machine se cured, the airship will be "walked" up to the parade grounds, where the t*it which will house the machine has been pitched. Two small bal loons have been tilled with hydrogen gas, from which- the inflated gas envelope of the dirigible can be replenished at the last moment. Orville Wright will fly his machine at K..rt Myer in the government trials at approximately the same time that his brother Wilbur Wright will fly in the aeroplane which the Wrght brothers have had in France for the last year. The ma chine which Is coming to Kort Myer was built by the Wright brothers in Dayton. Ohio. TWO MEN OF SAME NAME IN MIX Wedding Check Intended for One Mystifies and Enriches Other — Settled in Court. Adolptl Antman lives in the rear of his clothes cleaning store at No. 114 L,ewis street, and an other Adolph Antman lives at No. SIT sth street. The latter got married about a week ago. and hi* friend Adolph Labtoner. who has a saloon at \n Jl3 ltivington street, cent him a check for |5. The mail carrier delivered the check to the Lewis street Antman. This Antman passed tho check In the ordinary course of business through his bank, and made a memorandum of the fact that there was nothing in the envelope with the check to indicate where It came from. When Labtoner met his friend Adolph he soon learned that the check had gone astray. Detec tive Goldberg traced the check through the bank to the other Antman. When the case came np in the Us sex Market court yesterday before Magistrate Wahle. ami the matter was explained to htm. lie said there was evidently no intention to defraud on the part of the Adolpli Antman who got the check, and he dismissed the case The three Adolphs shooK hands with each other and left the courtroom good frleoda. CONEYS'S WORK PRAISED. The tugboat Timmlns, chartered by the Treasury Department to enforce the steamboat regulations on steamboats and small power boats, made a long cruise yesterday under the personal direction of James S. Clarkson, Surveyor of the Port. Th<» boarding was done by Matthew M. Coneys, Deputy Surveyor of the Port. The Timmins overhauled twenty-five small craft and found no violations. The crowd on one of the small boats boarded shouted for Coneys. The skipper, who was a Ger man, yelled that Taft would be elected and that "dot fine gentleman Coneys would find no violations on his boat next year yet." Surveyor Clarkson said he was greatly pleased with the steamboat Inspection of Deputy Surveyor Coneys, and with the spirit of willingness displayed by the small bout owners to comply with the law. The Surveyor said that Coney»'s kindly and dip lomatic method of dealing with boat owners was largely responsible for the good results of the work. TEALV SMASHES ATJTC < ontinii'd from Br»f twig* rlott. who was driving the car. escaped wtcj serious bruises. The car was going at a lively pace over th« mountain road, when the brakes failed and Mar« riott lost control of the machine. It turned ove« twice, and Mrs. Fred Marriott was Instantly killed, as was also Gilbert. Fred Marriott Is the editor who was shot b? Thomas H. Williams several years ago beeaaa* he printed an article reflecting on a girl wh*i was afterward married to Truxton Beale. Beal<| and Williams visited Marriott's house and Win, lams shot the editor In the leg. The wound wag not serious. [£■■ Telegraph *» The Triton*] New Haven. Aug. 2.— Mrs. Marriott, who wag killed in an automobile accident in San Fran* cisco. was a niece of Mrs. A. O. Winchester. w.hq Is a daughter-in-law of the late Oliver 8. win, Chester, founder of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, of this city. WANTED CHAUFFEUR ARRESTED. Mary Crippen. sixteen years old. and her brotksa^ James R. Crippen. had a narrow escape from serf* ous injury yesterday afternoon. They liv* at No. 2212 East 12th street. Sheepshead Bay. They ha.; just alighted from a Smith street car when the;* were run down by an automobile owned by C. A. Duen & Co.. of No. S7 Broadway. There were about six persons In the autoewfc!!* at the time, including two women. These man* aged to get away, and left the chauffer to oars it out with a number of persons who had ttrear-» ened them as well as the chauffeur. Just Ist in* take them to the hospital," pleaded Us. chauffeur. But a number of hotheads could not see It th«i ■way. Just then a local physician happened along 1 , and after a quick examination found that r.elth»a of the victims had been hurt beyond a f«»w bruise*. The girl refused to make a complaint, an>i th« bystanders disbanded in disgust, all because the!* efforts to have the driver arrested failed. AUTO TRAP WARNERS VEX SHERIFF. Babylon. Long Island. Aug. 2.— Sheriff WeEa of Suffolk County came to Babylon to-day with h a automobile posse, Including Deputies Bedell *t>4 Mott and Dr. George W. Clock, the v»terar. timer. The. posse stationed themselves near Well^-ood ave nue,' where they arrested William Scrimpf, of Brooklyn, a member of the lions Island Automo bile Club. When arraigned before Justice Cooper he entered a plea of guilty. The posse later arrested W. D. May. Jr.. of Cedarhurst and Manhattan. He entered a plea of guilty and paid a line of 80. Newß of the trap soon spread aid rMs member* warred approaching motorists. Sheriff Wells ?<x>«c the number of the warning autolst's car and will proceed against the offender if his men are inter fered with in th» future. Tn Islip the squatf ar rested "John Dc»" for <*peedsnar over Tilsit Dam. Justice Tounar fined him J.". AUTO SMASH FOLLOWS WEDDEIG. [By T»l»«raph to Th« Trt!- ■ 1 Greenwich. Conn., Aug\ 2.— While carryfay % bride and bridegroom from Edgewocd to the rail road station here the big automobile ot*t?cl >r R. B. t>ula. vice-president of the American To bacco Company, was smashed this morning In % collision with another car at OM point where Mr?. Frank Jay Gould's automobile wa* wrecked !•• cently. Mr. I^ula's chauffeur was operating th» machine. The car was making the turn which has come to be. known as "smash-up curve" when it careened into a car belonging to the Greenwich Cab Com pany. The cab company chauffeur says that fc» had his car on the right side of the road, and !ays the blame for tne collision to Mr. Dula"s chauffeur, irho throws th« bl»m» on th- cab company chauf feur. AUTO SAVES WOMA2T FROM DEATH. Caldwell. X. X. Ai;ar 2 (Sp€C.tal>.— Mrs. H»nrr T>. Robinson, of Fairfleld. four miles from th! 3 $!ac«, ran her hand through a glass door last nisht an! was bleeding to death when neighbors found her, As her husband was hitching hi? nor** to a car riage an automobile from Paterson passed MM house. ■ The machine was stopped and the sirtxarion er plained to the pleasure seekers, who readily con sented to hasten to Caldwell -with the woman. At the rate of forty miles an hour the machine flew t» a surgeon's house, where Mrs. Robinson, then un conscious, had six stitches put in the wound. ARREST THREE "SMOKY"' CHAUFFEURS The publicity Riven the Park Commissioners latest ruling making it a misdemeanor to run * • smoky or "smelly" automobile in «V:ifra'. Fari kept many cars away from the park yesterday. Three chauffeurs were arrested and chare»l 1 ! having "smoky. malodorous taxic;ib» In their pos session in Central Park." Emil Vlelari, of No :;: West 3«th street, said he owned his otrn mica*. Harry Schurd. of No. 115 East 4Mb street, said h» was employed by a taxicab company. Alfred L>-> rentz was driving one of the taxieahs of the Ne"* York Taxlcab Company. The policeman said h;» automobile "was smoking like I chimney afire." All three were locked up. In Yorkville court yesterday morr.in? the ?tx chauffeurs arrested on Saturday in the park fw similar offences had their oases adjourn^ until to-day. Magistrate Mm announced that if tha Park Department could not furnish more evidence to-day than it already ted he wouM disrharga the men. WILLSON TAKES A il.lSlh Will Send Troops. Without Applica tion, to Prevent Lynching. Frankfort. Ky . Aug. 2. As the result of the I ruhing of the four negroes at RasseHvill* yesterday an Interchange of telegrams took place last night between governor Willson an-i Sheriff Rhea of Logan County with reference t<> the protection to be afforded the nesro Kuttts Browser when he la taken there for trial ™ Monday, charged with the murder of J. F. cvi - ningham. . ._ The Sheriff, in — Ml—, the Governor * tn quiry as to the force he had to protect Browser. said that the local authorities were amply «. to take care of the situation. The attorns p . Browder Informed the Governor that un,e*3 • negro was protected by troops ** " a! " c< * rta ' he would be lynched on Monday. In a telegram to the Sheriff the Governor in dicates the policy he will pursue, saying: If the- prisoner is guilty, * lawful «^*«2S2 absolutely sure. Lynching is murder. *»«£,; the prisoner is guilty or not. The law J^, the Governor to protect life. The good £**„ the state is stained by lynching, and »*"r government is obliged by law to take all "JT £_ sarv precautions to prevent a lynching. "£ after the state will take it. whether «V***s* not. upon reasonable ground for feann* suc^ a ._ unlawful action, but it always prefeß^ nish help to local authorities. If no lua " nii is made, troops will report to the o««nrf. £[£ recognize no other orders except from mm through their officers. It Is expected here that troops of the Ist Regi ment, at Louisville, will b<» sent Mi guard Browder during hi* trial at Russellvillo. TAKE BULLETS FROM MANS BRADI. . BellevTie Physicians Successfully Perform Series of Daring Operations. As the result of a series of daring operation* by Dr. Dudley Conley anl Dr. Miller, his first as sistant. William Wild, who fired two bullets ■ S his brain on July 13. after firing two » hot! *; Veronica Meghan, a stenographer. in front ©r ne home. No 701 East ISth street, because she re fused to marry him. will leave Bellevue H.^pitai soon a comparatively welt man But it will »•■■ face a' charge of fhootlns the girl and an •••* tional one of attempting his own life- The bullets entered his skull in the loft •!<»• and lodged into the left uphenoidal temporal lo»«- They were removed, and then several operation* were necessary to take the bone splinters out •» the brain tissue.