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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
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
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
[£■■ 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»
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
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
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
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.
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