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FEW DEAD IX FERNIE ESTIMATES CONFLICT. Michel and Hosmcr Still Safe — Property Loss Heavy. F*nn>. B. C. Aug. While the number of dead at Fernie may not be definitely known for day*. It Is not believed to be so great as was at f r*t feared- Up to 6 p. m. yesterday only four bodies had been found in the town, those vic tin-.s having been overcome by the smoke. Con sidering the fact that at times It was possible for a man to outrun the flames, it is believed the loss of life was remarkably small. Such was the force of the fiery tornado that one frame building seventy feet long was picked up, car ried across several lots and dropped into the middle of the main street. Amid smoking embers of homes and offices, with the great forest fire still roaring In the dis tance, the plucky men of Fernie are clearing away the ruins, pitching- tents, checking up the missing, and have begun to build a new ana bet ter town. A village of canvas— a village with mar,;.- men. but few women and children— was eeen before sunset to-day. The great wave of fire is still rolling east ward through the forest, following the lines of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. In some places Its path is only a mile wide; In others, three miles. Nothing can stop it apparently till rain falls, and that may be days or weeks. Michel, -.verity miles from Fernie, is the tcwrr. now in the greatest danger, but that town Fill! stands, and as the wind has fallen. It has a good chance of escaping. Fifteen box cars, loaded with women and children, have been taken from Michel to Coif Win, Blairmere and ether points. The men have stayed to fight for their homes. The town of Homer, between Fernie and Michel, was in great danger yesterday, some dwellings having been burned, but the main part of the ton was saved and will probably escape unless a stronger wind rises. y^'For.. B. ' '.. Aug. 3.— lt is estimate*! that tbe number of known dead as the result of the irreat fires will reach 125, and the property loss Is placed at $5,000,000. The exact number of deaths ray never be known, and there seems no way of obtaining an accurate list. Reports' are conflicting. Reports received at Michel place the number of dead at Fernie at 102, -with sixty-four others burned In a logging camp at Elk River. An unofficial statement, said to have come from F»rTi:°. places the official list of dead at Fernle and surrounding camps at 173, and the property loss at $5,000,000. Supplies of food and clothing are being lushed to th» stricken region from Vancouver. Nelson, Cran brook and Michel. The fires near Hosmer. Michel and Cranbrook, which threat ened each of these towns, have apparently been checked. TWO HUNDRED DEAD? Report? in Vancouver Place the Losses at -$'10,000,000. Vancouver. .4ugr. "— A report received h^re to day from th" Koot^nay fire «=wopt region says that the loss Trill exceed S 10,000.000 and that the total deaths ivill never be known. It is be l?pv«»<i here that at least two hundred persons perished. Vancouver MPETapheii j'.onn for relief yop'er day. and sent a trainload of supplies to-day. A dispatch from Winnipeg says that the deaths "Rill reach four hundred. When the flames were consuming Fernie nil the prisoner?, with the exception of five Black .Hand suppected persons, were released. Later they -R-ere captured and s*»nt to Nelson. i . . • FERXIES DESTRUCTION. Fezc Lives Lost in Toicn Estimate of Damage. ■ Winnipeg, Han., Aug. 3.— Estimates of the Ceac: In the E'k River district are one hundred and fifty persons. The property loss Is $5.- O"0.O0O la Fernie and six thousand persons of that <_.•;. Inhabitants are homeless. The resi dents have l>een taken in trains to places of ■flety a:: I are now destitute. Thousands of dollars have been sent by "Western Canadian cities this morning for the relief of the desti tute. Medical supplies are greatly needed. Ten cottages, two coal offices, the Western Canada grocery and the coal company's new ■■re! are all the buildings standing In Fen.:*. Within fifteen minutes of the time the ire broke into the city the place was a mass *f s*irl;p.£ flames. A dispatch from Fernie At : o'clock on Saturday afternoon the Fort StecJe Brewery, the :,-Ft large bunding to catch ' fie. was destroyed. Old Town, where most of the miners resided, boob burned and then the business eection caught fire, the flames spread- Ing to the residential portion after the mills of *• I-:;-. River Lumber Company had been de stroyed. , Tiie V. . st Ferula bridges across Elk River r'-lr '-l not be saved. Several persons lost their l!\>s trying to escape over the burning bridges. -' Itr --' itrrsons fled to the river banks and sought *afuy by wading in Cbe water. Others ran to ■toe Canadian Paciflc tracks, where special trains *ere '.railing to carry the people to Michel, but tiis trip could Dot be made because the bridge .between Hosmer and Michel had burned out. Saturday night was spent In getting the *«nwn and children on trains and starting them •or Cranbrook. During the night the wind went flown and on Sunday morning many of the men ■nd their wives came In from the hills. Many «arrowinif tales were told. One woman, of «cst Ffernie. had Just emerged from her hom<\ *'h!ch was on fire. She dropped dead from heart Ws*ase. rbt neighbors buried her in her par ■sa and then ran for their lives. In another X"art of the city an aged woman, an invaiio. was Banted a short distance, but the heat became too sreat. She bogged to be left to bar fate, * J '<s her relatives, wrapping her In wet blankets. £*& toward the hills. She was burn.-d to death. "♦•sides the Elk mill, the F.-rnie and Cedar Val ••>' companies' places were burned. , At Fernie the greatest loas falls on tho Cana ■«■ Pacific Railway, which lost a coal tipple, ''oal bunkers, depot, freight store, water tank *'•:<! one hundred cars; the Trite' h Wood Com |.eny, which lost a *tore and stock, and lumber rr 'n.\>nni+:K whose mills and stock were wiped !*«• Fully twenty-five million feet of lumber Is lost Two tra!r:loa(3s of provisions arrived a: Cran toook tbis raornine. A. cSspau-h from Michel Bays no one was i:i- Gavchsmf en (Uth pt*». To-day, fair and wnrmfr. To-morrow, fair; southerly wind*. II A R RIM AN ON RATES. Says Roads Do Not Receive Proper Return for Their Service. Chicago, Aug. 3. — Edward H. Harriman be fore leaving Chicago for the West to-night gave a short dlscussiGn of th« possibility of a general increase of freight rates in he United States. "The American people ought to be willing to pay the railroads a proper compensation for a proper transportation service." he said. "Such a service we are now performing, but we are not receiving an adequate return. "If the railroads are to go on extending their lines, improving those which are now operated and providing new equipment to take care of the country's business, they must have more revenue. "I am not in favor of a cold, calculating, cruel and horizontal increase in the rates. I am not a, traffic man, and I do not know much about such things, but I know that there is a proper way to go about a thing and that there is a bungling way to do the same thing." Mr. Harriman seemed to favor a general re adjustment of freight tariffs, rather than a gen eral increase. He believed that many rates were too low and should be increased, but he was opposed to a straight 10 per cent Increase In the carrying charges for all commodities. "Is there to be an increase in freight rates?** was asked. "How can I tell?" was the reply, accompanied by a despairing wave of the hands. "Well, if there Is to be no Increase in freight rates, will there be a decline in wages?" was the next question. "I don't care to talk about wages," said Mr. Harriman. "But the railroad laborer is in the same position that the railroad should be in. He is entitled to all he can get for his services, provided he gives the best servica that lies in him.- INDOMITABLE^ RECORD. Battleship Makes Wonderful Run Across the Atlantic. Cowps, Aug. 3.— The battleship Indomitable, bearing the Prince of Wales, arrived here at 9:40 o'clock this evening from Quebec Her speed for the voyage, including the trip down the river, averaged 21^ knots. She encountered a hurricane in the Strait of Belle Isle. Her average t-peed from coast to coast Is reported to have been 25.13 knots, exceeding the previous warship record of 19 knots made by the battle ship Drake, which carried Prince Louis of Bat tenberg to and from America In 19f>5. For four hours in the early part of the voyage she made 26.4 knot?. Although for the two thousand miles from land to land she has beaten the record of the Cunard Line whips, the vessel was not stripped to enhance her racing powers, but carried her heavy guns, her magazines full of ammunition and all the equipment of active service. The longest day's run was 605 knots. The en gineers consider the feat of the Indomitable a splendid tribute to the. Parsons turbines. Tho Indomitable passed more than fifty ice bergs, but encountered little fog after leaving Belle Isle, 1 Xo hitch occurred from the start to the finish nt the voyage. " The Prince of Wales took the keenest inter est in th*» speed trial end himself and all the officers took a turn at stoking. On her trial trip the Indomitable did 27 knots, and her captain was instructed to push her to the highest capacity on her present run. From the moment the vessel left Quebec the officers of the Indomitable were In wireless communi cation with the Admiralty until Saturday mom ine through the stations on the Canadian coast and since then through the Sciliy Islands. Ottawa. Ont, Aug. 3— Th« Governor Gen eral received to-night the following dispatch from th? Prince of Wales: ' C<nves, August 3. Arrived safely, after a most successful voy ace . We averaged over twenty-five knots from land to land. GEORGE. •— i GEORGE PETTIBONE DEAD. Operation Kills Companion of Moycr and Hayxcood. T>enver. Col., Aug. 3.— George Pettibon*». for yenrs prominent in the councils of the Western Federation of Miners, and charged, with Presl ri^nt Moyer and former Secretary Hay wood, with complicity in the murder of former Gov ernor Steunenberg of Idaho, died at St Joseph's Hospital to-night from the effect! of an opera tion for cancer. Pettibone had bees 111 ever since his confine ment in the Idaho penitentiary, which lasted more thar. a year before the trials at Boise. He was triei and acquitted at Boise after tho acquittal of Haywood. MOSQUITO BITE KILLS. Boy Dies in Hospital After Week of Suffering. Bitten by a mosquito a week ago. William Bienz. sixteen years oid. died In the Harlem Hospital, early this morning. Blenz was a clerk, and lived with his parents at No. 446 East 123 d street. A week ago, while In bed, hewes bitten on thfl upper IP by a mosquito. The lip imme diately began to swell, and the boy's mother ap plied home remedies. lor three days tha upper part of the lad's face was swollen to an abnormal size, and then the swelling gradually subsided. A day or two ago the boy began to complain of pains in his face near where the mosquito had bitten him. JJesplte all his parents could do, his face again besu to swell, and yesterday he became delir ious. He was removed to the Harlem Hospital, and died there, after being unconscious for more than six hours. BEACON TENDER MISSING. Ijfrhthousc Dark and Empty Boat with Coat Found. Oyster Bay. Long Island, Aug. 3— Cold Spring Harbor Light remained dark to-night «nd search has failed to reveal the keeper. It Is thought that he may be dead. Samuel Rawlings was the keeper. He went to a motorboat race this after noon in a power launch and had several friends with him. After the races he landed his friends and started for the light a half hour bflfor* it should have begun to shine. When half an hour after the lighting time had passed and there wae no light the Seawan'haka Yacht Club sent out a launch to investigate Not far from the light the party came upon a launch adrift. It was identified as the one Itawilngs used. RaT.-lings f s cont was found in it. The light house whs empty and apparently R.<-\ lli«2- '« <v!fe, who is usually at the light. Is visiting across ','r.o «oun.i NEW-YORK. TUESDAY, AT GUST 4, 1908.-TWELVE PAGES.— EIGHT DIE IS FLAMES FIFTY HURT IX CHICAGO. Fire in Elevator and Freight District i ' Causes $3,000,000 Loss. [By Telegraph to The Tribune Chicago, Aug. — The most extensive and dis astrous conflagration In Chicago since the great fire of 3871 swept through the elevator and freight warehouse district, bounded by 16th street. Canal street and the Chicago River, this afternoon. Eight men are reported dead in the ruins. The list of injured numbers more than fifty. Hundreds were hemmed in by the roaring walls of flame which, fanned by a wind amounting almost to a gale, swept through the district. An area of six city blocks was burned over. Armour & Co.'s immense grain elevators "E" and "F" and the Union Klevator Company's large elevator were destroyed. They contained 1.875,000 bushels of wheat. Between five hun dred and six hundred fre%ht cars, many of them loaded with freight, were destroyed in the Bur lington yards. The freight warehouse used Jointly by the Burlington and Pennsylvania railroads was burned, the freight house of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern was badly damaged, and that of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois was threatened. A conservative estimate of the property loss puts the figures at from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000. The fire started at 12:30 p. m.. when, it is said, a railroad employe tossed the stub of a lighted cigarette away. It happened to fall in some rubbish surrounding: a number of barrels of chemicals. The fire started quickly, and was followed almost instantly by an explosion which scattered the flames far and wide and gave them a tremendous start before the fire depart ment could arrive. Every available engine In the city was rushed to the scene, but so rapidly did the flames spread that the firemen were unable to make any head way in fighting them. Grain elevators, freight sheds, freight cars and buildings were swept away like chaff, and by 2 o'clock the flames had jumped the Chicago River and were endangering the railroad and manufacturing district on the East Side. An immense crowd of Klghtseers was packed along the east bank of the river, and when the flames leaped the stream many men and boys were injured in the wild scramble to escape. Twenty fire companins made a flank movs and were hurried across the river ten mlnut?s before the flames gained a foothold on the East Side. In spite of this the freight warehouse of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois was soon In flames and the fire threatening to work through the maze of railroad tracks and warehouses to Clark street. The fire was rendered more spectacular by the efforts of the firemen and salvage men to pro vent the flames from reaching hundreds of bar rels of oil and chemicals stored in the ware houses along the river. To prevent explosions these hundreds of barrel?, already almost too hot to handle, were thrown Into the river. The concussion, Blight as.it was. caused many to explode, throwing great columns of water high into the air and adding a weird aspect to the scene. ... ._-«. — - —^.~-._» (• .-.w>--. • i«w-« " "' -'■" V- Eight:' engine companies four-fifths of the city's fire fighting: apparatus— were at work at 2:30 o'clock in an endeavor to get th« fire under control, but with little success. From "West 14th street to West 3^th street, and from Lumber street to the river, a solid mass of flames prevented the firemen from getting Into the heart of the blaze. Four fireboats poured tons of water upon th« plants, but with little effect. The heavy streams of water were trans formed into clouds of steam, and the paint on the sides of the fireboats peeled and blistered from the intense heat. Finally the flreboat Illi nois was compelled to withdraw. The out freight house of the Burlington Rail road fronts on the west side of the river and is used to transfer rail shipments to vessels. The building was 150 feet long and built of wood. It rested on a dock surrounded by piles of in flammable material. It was in this building that the fire started. The explosions of barrels of chemicals shook the buildings along- the river docks and were heard for blocks. From the freight house the flames sprang to the hun dreds of freight cars. The fire was fanned by a high wind from the wept. The gale swept the flames to the Union Elevator, a ten story structure. Fire Chief Horan sent twelve en gine companies to save this building, but the structure and its contents were practically con sumed. Armour's two big elevators suffered the same fate. One contained 500,000 bushels of wheat, the other 300.000. Armour & Co. es timate their loss at $1,400,000. The fire was finally checked before it got beyond the railroad and elevator district Had It spread through the maze of yards and reached the south side, Fire Chief Horan declares, Chi cago would have witnessed a fire as disastrous —in the extent of property loss, at least— as the one which practically- destroyed the city In IS7L SCARE FOR POLICEMEN. New York Automobilist Resents Being Stopped Near Fall River. [By Telpgrapl' to The Tribune.] Fall River. Mass.. Aug. 3. — Two policemen of this city had the wildest ride of their lives to day, and Incidentally were almost scared to death by a man who described himself as James Smith, of No. 71 Fifth avenue, New York, and who drove an automobile bearing the New York register No. 47,11)1*. Smith drove right Into a trap five miles out of town this morning. Patrolman B. F. Nor ton, who was on duty, waved to him to slow down and Smith put en the brades. As the big car went by Norton and Patrolman Rock ins caught the tonneau and started <o swing into the machine. Smith turned around Just far enough to ccc the badge. Then he let out a yell and turned the power on full. The car dashed out Into the road, zigzagging back and forth, threatening everybody with Instant death. Norton asserts the machine went at the rate of seventy miles an hour, and that all the while Smith was yelling like a wild Indian. At last the machine smashed into a stone wall at an angle and one wheel was Jerked oft and the car wrecked. The occupants were not Injured. The policemen brought Smith Into town and ho was fined for running a car too fast. According to the automobile register. No. 47,- V.to Is the machine of James J. Watson, of No. 11 I'rince street, Rochester - I AMERICANS WIN CHESS MATCH. Oxford, Aug. 3.— A chess match, lasting- a week. bPtw«*n Messrs. Miller, Hughes and Whittaker. of the University of Pennsylvania, and four Oxford University players, Messrs. RoughtOtt, Ix>b, Petrle and Waterfield. the first Jnterunlversity match ever played over a board, resulted In an American vic tory of appoint* agnln«t. 6 ! /j points for ii«e Oxford men. HAAN'S Restaurant, Park Row B!dq. Cooled .by fcffecUv*. methods. Luncheon. Dinner, Music,— NO ACTION ON CADETS THE PRESIDENT'S DENIAL. Contrary Reports Erroneous, He Says — Hatn't Made Decision. Oyster Bay. Aug. 8. — Whether the dismissal from the West Point Military Academy of the eight cadets found guilty of hazing Is to be made permanent or the young men reinstated through action of Congress or Executive clem ency is still undetermined. This attitude of the government is set 'forth in an official statement issued to-day by President Roosevelt through Rudolph Foster, assistant secretary to the Presi dent, who is the acting private secretary in the absence of Secretary Loeb, who is on his vaca tion. The President characterizes as erroneous con trary announcements made earlier by Secretary Loeb and Secretary of War Luke E. Wright. To-day's statement explains that the President has not yet heard finally from the Secretary of War as to the latter's recommendations in the. matter and that therefore the national Executive has reached no final decision. By Secretary Loeb the President had been represented as ap proving the dismissal of the cadets. Subse quently, and following a conference with Mr. Roosevelt, Secretary Wright told the newspaper men that a decision to reinstate the offending cadets had been reached. THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT. The statement issued by the President Is as follows: No action whatever has been taken by the President in the cases of the cadets, the state ments that they were originally ordered dis missed and that they had been ordered kept being equally erroneous. An appeal was originally made to the Presi dent to interfere. He declined to take any ac tion or to interfere in any way until the Sec retary of War had expressed his opinion, the view of the department then being, seemingly. that th« cadets should be turned out. but the Secretary not having come to any final decision. The Secretary then notified the President that instead of making any report he would like to discuss the matter with the President In person. He accordingly came, and this discussion was held, but no final decision was reached, the Secretary stating that he was not able to make a final and definite recommendation as to all the cases, and preferred to make none as re gards any until he could do it as regards all. The President has not yet heard finally from the Secretary, and, therefore, of course, he came to no final decision. This Ig tha first announce ment that the President has made in the matter at all. and h© has never at any time come to any decision one way or th« other, excepting to state that ho would probably follow the views of the department. In the course of his daily .talk with the news paper men on July 25 Secretary Loeb said that Mr. Roosevelt had set his approval upon tho findings of the board of inquiry, the report of which had been forwarded from the War De partment In Washington for his examination. Secretary Loeb added that this action was final and explained that the cadets could be rein stated only by act of Congress. The President, Mr. Loeb said, had strongly approved the papers, which had then been returned to Wash ington. - RECENT HAPPENINGS IX CASE. On July 27 dispatches from Washington said that Secretary Wright expected to go to Oyster Bay the latter part of that week to confer with the' President on pending matters of Importance. These dispatches also contained the information that the papers in the cases of th« eight cadets whose dismissal was recommended by a board appointed by Colonel Scott, the superintendent of the West Point Academy, had been returned to the War Department from Oyster Bay bear ing: th« approval of President Roosevelt of the findings and sentence of the board. The dis patches added that Secretary Wright had not issued his order dismissing the cadets, and that he might not do so until he had discussed the matter with the President, who had expressed a wish to talk the matter over with the Secretary. The report of the board was received in "Washington at the War Department early in the week of July 19, while Secretary Wright was In Tennessee. Assistant Secretary Robert S. Oliver, acting for the Secretary, forwarded the papers in the case to Oyster Bay. Upon his arrival at Washington Secretary Wright found th« eight cadets waiting in his office. General Wright, after hearing a frank confes sion from the young men, promised to give the .whole matter careful consideration. Upon in quiry he then found that the records in the case had already been sent to 'Oyster Bay. Secretary Wright arrived at Oyster Bay late last Friday afternoon. He , remained over night at Sagamore Hill, and on the following tnornlng. just previous to his departure, he talked with- the newspaper men. To these men the Secretary said that as a result of his con ference with the President the eight cadets would be reinstated in their classes, and that their punishment would be administered ac cording to the regulations of the academy. Secretary Wright added that he had not pre vously promulgated an order for the dismissal of the men, but, at the request of the Presi dent, had. allowed the matter to remain open until the President and he could discuss the affair together. Following the publication generally of Secre tary Wright's statement that a decision had been reached that the cadets should be rein stated, there was some criticism of what was considered by some as a weakening: of mili tary discipline, and a desire to set the matter right Is supposed here to have, called forth the official statement that the President had reached no conclusion in the matter and that his views had been erroneously expressed by others. President Roosevelt, it is announced, will not attend the national encampment of the Spanish - American War Veterans at Boston the last week of this month, as has been reported. Washington. Aug. 3. — When seen to-night as to # the statement given out at the executive of fices in Oyster Bay to the effect that the Presi dent had come to no decision in regard to the dismissal of the eight West Point cadets charged with hazing:. Secretary Wright said: "Whatever the President say 3 is right. Ido not wish to discuss the matter further." In regard to the statement accredited to him on Saturday to the effect that President Roose velt and he had decided to reinstate the dis missed cadets, Secretary Wright explained that the decision might not have been definitely agreed upon. Colonel Hugh L. Scott, superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West -Point, Is expected in Washington In a few days to confer with Secretary Wright concerning tha punishment to be meted out to the cadets. Just what the nature of their punishment will be, if they are reinstated, has not been de termined. They may bo placed under arrest and required to do double guard duty; they may be required to perform additional duty in some other way, or they may be reduced one year In their classes. BUDWEISIR, The niont popular beer 'n th*> world. .There is i.-.-* profit to the (1— who sells it. because it coats most nt the brewery yet its dales exceed those of all other Bottled Beers, which proves that its su periority is recognized everywhere.— Ad vt. Copyright, 19OS. by The Tribune Association. STRIKE IN PARIS FAILS. Police Promptly Disperse Mob in Place de la Rcpuhlique. Paris, Augf. 3.— The strike ordered by the General Federation of Labor was a failure, ex cept In the case of the typesetters. The elec tricians did not strike, and a great majority of the men engaged in all the other trades, and even the laborers, who were largely responsible for the Vigneux riot, reported for work. Ail the afternoon newspapers appeared as usual. Singing paraders In the Place de la R6pub lique. while passing a caf6 this evening, an swered the request of tha police that they dis perse by hurling tables, chairs, siphons and glasses at the officers. Reinforcements arrived on the double-quick, cleared the areas and close the caf6. Several civilians and a number of policemen were hurt by missiles. There were no strikes in the provinces, except at Lens, in Pas-de-Calais, where a band of miners tried vainly to make the men quit work. The rioters fled from the cafe to the Labor Ex change, from the windows of which they threw siphons Into the crowd until the police dis lodged them. By 8 o'clock In the evening the Place de la Re"publique had been cleared and the extra policemen were withdrawn. An anarchist who shot a policeman in the leg was arrested. The failure of the strike to-day, taken In con- Junction with the ending of the strike at Vig neux. the original cause of the. trouble, is gen erally Interpreted here as a mortal blow to the General Labor Federation. The workmen them selves are reported to be tired of supporting a tyrannical organization, which they now realize Is actuated more by political motives than for the wellbeingr of the worker. It is also said that the government is considering a plan for the dissolution of the body. The federation has drawn up another violent poster, which will be placarded to-morrow. It congratulates the workers on the success of the demonstration and warns the government that further "crimes" will be followed ty a repeti tion of the strike. A few sympathetic demonstrations are re ported from the provinces, notably from Cojr rieres, where the workmen had a fight with the gendarmes, several persona on both sides being wounded. Demonstrations also are reported from Nancy and St. Etienne. FIVE DIE IN AUTO CRASH. Car Plunged Dorvn Embankment — Two Persons Hurt. San Francl?cr». Aver. 3. — Five persons were killed and two were injurei, to-day near Burl- Ingame. a fashionable suburb, when a large au tomobile, occupied by fiva women and two chil dren, plunged down a steep embankment as the result of the snapping of the brakes. The dead are MrsL Thomas A. Me<"ormick, Miss Clara MioCormlck. eighteen years old; Robert T. O'Brien and Ira G. O'Brien. Jr., three years old, and Mrs. Ira a. O'Brien. The injured are Mrs. BfcCanley. both arms broken, and Mis 3 Ethel McCormick. shoulders sprained. . The party had been on a visit to the home of Prince Poniatowsk, in the hills near Burlln game. and was returning to San Mateo, where both families have their summer homes. Com ing 1 down a steep grade, near Crystal Lake. Miss Ethel McCormick. who was at the wheel, endeavored to check the speed of the car by applying the foot brake, It failed to hold the automobile, which was rapidly gaining a dan gerous headway down the hill, and Miss >!<•- Cormlck hastily threw on the emergency brake. They snapped almost Instantly. Fearing that she could not guide the huge car In safety to the bottom of the grade because of the sharp turns in the road, the young woman endeavored to steer It against the high bank on the right, believing that the friction on the wheels would bring it to a stop. The front wheel, however, struck a large rock, swerved sharply to tho left, and the next moment the car plunged down the steep embankment, strik ing thirty-five feet below against a large tree. So terrific was the force with which the automo bile struck the tree that the occupants were shot out of the car as from a catapult, landing on another road twenty feet below. Mrs. McCormick was the wife of Thomas A. McCormick. president of the McCormick Iron Works, of Pan Francisco, and Mrs. -O'Brien's husband Is the proprietor of the Keystone Manu facturing Works. Both families ara prominent in San Francisco society. ONE DEAD 3 THREE HURT. Lane's Machinist Killed in Brook lands Auto Races. London. Aug. 3.— The motor racing at the Brooklands track this afternoon In the presence of a great crowd of people resulted in two seri ous accidents, one of which proved fatal. A Mercedes car, containing Lane, the driver, and his mechanic. William Burke, slipped side ways down the track, narrowly missed another car, and turned over, throwing It 3 occupants into a pond. Tha men were taken out alive, but the mechanic died before reaching the tteward?* roooi Lane had a broken arm and other Injuries. The car was burned. AH fur ther racing was stopped. Previously a heavy. Napier car, while running at a rate of nearly one hundred miles an hour, broke a rear tire. The driver of the machine, Reym Ids, and his mechanic were thrown sev eral ffet. They landed on soft srround, but were badly scratched, and. It Is feared, -were injured Internally. NEW YORK WOMAN HURT NEAR LENOX [By Telegraph to Th« Tribune.} Lenox. Mass., Aug. 3.— Mrs. Henry Ivlson Par sons, of New York, who has been at her country place In Stockbridge since early In Dm summer, was seriously hurt in a collision near the Lion Inn to-day. Mrs. Parsons was sitting In her carriage, when it was 6truck by a touring car driven by Charles Casey, of Lee, a son of John H. Casey, a wealthy merchant, which came up behind Mrs. Par sons's carriage and overturned It. Mrs. Parsons was thrown some distance and was picked up unconscious and carried to her home, where Dr. Thomas S. Southworth, one of the villa physicians, attended her. He found Mrs. Parsons Buffering from a fractured collarbone, bruises on the body and face and shock. KILLEC IN AUTO ON CAMPAIGN TOUR. llutchlnson, Kan., Aug. 3.— Judge George A. Yan derveer, candidate for the Republican nomination as Judge of the 9th Judicial District before the primaries to-morrow, was killed to-day when a Rook Island train struck the automobile In which he was nnl.-<hlng hla campaign. Rowel Taylor, who wus driving the machine, was injured, but wiil probably recover. WYOMING NAMES HUGHES DELEGATES. Buffalo, Aug. B.— The Wyoming County Republi can Convention at Warsaw to-day elected a dele gation to the" state convention Instructed for Gov ernor Hughes. Frederick C Stevens, of Attica* State Superintendent of Public Work*. heads the delegation. Robert M. M in Line, of Kagle, was itnominated far" member of Assemble pinn; tiikkk cknts. TArra\\\s^ speeches TALKS INTO PHONOGRAPH Records To Be Sent Broadcast — Taft and Sherman Tmns. [By TV:«rra;.h to Ta» Trlbur*. 1 Hot Springs. Va.. An*. 3. — Mr. Taffj voice wttf bo heard in the campaign from Maine to Cali fornia, from Minnesota to Texas. By the aid of the phonograph his words will be carried Into every city and most of the towns and village* oi the country, and the voters will be abl» to hear what he has to say on the tariff and labor ques tions and other matters Just as plainly and a good deal more comfortably than they could If they were to travel to him or he were to make> a rear platform campaign that would bring him to them. Mr. Taft spent two or threw hoars this after noon In the company of & phonograph expert. who brought a large number of record cylinder* to Hot Springs. When the expert left for New York this evening he carried with him ihr« speeches made by Mr. Taft. These speech** run from three to five minutes each, and deal with what Mr. Taft believes to be the most Im portant questions of the campaign. The speeches are selections from some of his former ad dresses. As soon as the records reach New York they will be duplicated several thousands of times, and within a few days the records containing tho candidate's words will be sent by express broad cast throughout the country. In a week or two. wherever phonographs are on sale or are for hire, the voter* may hear Mr. Taft's voice tell ing just what he belleve3 en the subjects they wish enlightenment upon. Phonograph men have been beseeching Mr. Taft for such records for a long time. Eve» be fore he was nominated at Chicago they were begging him for little speeches, and- -after h*» won the prize their Importunities became a mat ter of almost dally routine. Finally, some tlm* after the convention was over, he told them that he would repeat a few speeches for them if they would bring their record rolls to Hoc Springs. To-day's session with the wonderful voice-reproducing machine was the result <jf that promise. As Mr. Tn't has posed! for moving picture makers on several occasions, there can be «•■» excuse now for the voter who nays he cannot get acquainted with the Republican candidate. "With both his pictures and his voice at their disposal, the voters ought to get a pretty good idea, of what Mr. Taft looks like anil how he talks. The fact that Mr. Bryan's voice has been on tap In the phonograph shop* for a long time may or may not have had Its influence with Mr. Taft In causing his decision to talk for the bene fit of the country at large. At any rate, th* man who got the records to-day brought with him a few sample Bryan speeches to~show Mr. Taft what a phonographic campaign talk sounds like. It is understood that Mr. Taft was greatly interested in Mr. Bryan's arguments on th*» money, trust and labor questions, but It Is not understood by any one here that he was con verted to Mr. Bryan's way of thinking. Mrs. Taft and their son Charley -were both greatly lnterested in the afternoon's proceedings, and. were th«» only on"* tn hear the sp**»chp.« when they were repeated by phonograph for the can didate's edification. TAFT TO SPEAK AT RALLY. Representative Bascom Slemp. of "Virginia, and S. Brow*. Allen, marshal of the Staunton,: Va., district, called upon Mr. Taft to-day and obtained his promise to speak at a rally of Old Dominion State Republicans a\ Hot Springs on August 21. The meeting- is to i->» the real be ginning of the campaign In Virginia, and Is ex pected to start the ball rolling for the South. Mr. Slemp. who<, by th« way. Is the only Re publican member of Congress from Virginia, fays ha la hopeful that two or three mom districts will break away from their old alle giance and join the Republican column. Mr. Taft will make his speech from the little rustio pavilion overlooking the tennis court and the golf grounds, and will devote himself to th» questions that art* 'of peculiar Interest to the» South. What he says will. therefore, be re garded as a keynote for the Southern cam paign. A committee of the Bar Association, which is to 'beijiri Its twentieth annual meeting here to morrow, was received this morning by Mr. anil Mrs. Taft. While many of the members of tha Virigina bar differ with Mr. Taft in politics, he found man;.' persona! acquaintances and friends in the delegation, and an Interchange of felicitations took place. Mr. Taft was compli mented on bis evidence of good health. Th» subject of politics was not mentioned. Mr. Taft will address the association on Thursday. and he has been Invited to assist •.< the enter tainment at the banquet on Thursday night. Missouri came to the front with a rush to-day in the Taft baby naming contest. W. F. Hear cer, of Lebanon, Mo., announces himself the proud father of twins. As a good Republican he has undertaken to perpetuate the whole na tional ticket and the state ticket by naming one •boy Howard Taft Heavner, in honor of Mr. Taft. and the other Hadley Sherman Heavner. to honor the second man on the national ticket, as well as Hadley, Missouri's Republican can dldadte for Governor. The twin 3 were born, the second day after Mr. Taft's nomination. SAYS MB. TAFT IS A UNITAKIA*. Cincinnati. An*. Z-— Th« early campaign reports that "William H. Taft had no particular religious belief are without foundation. Mr. Taft was a member of the" First Congregational Unitarian Church, of Cincinnati, of which the Rev. George A. Thayer Is pastor, ■when ho was a young man. So far as Mr. Thayer knows, he is still a member. Mr. Thayer. when asked about 'Mr. Taft's church afflltatlons last night, said: " 'Will' Taft's father. Judge A!phonso Taft. and Mrs. Taft. bis wife, were Unitarians and were embers of the congregation of ■which. I ana now the pastor. Judge Alphonso Taft was a trus tee of my church for many years and was presi dent of the board of trustees for some time. Will iam's father did not attend church very regularly during his latter years, principally because be wa.» absent from Cincinnati a great deal of the time, his duties as a government official calling htm away. -When he was In the city, however, I saw him, frequently at his home. Mrs. Alphonso Taft. •Will's' mother, however, attended church regularly. I officiated at her funeral a few months ago. "Will" Taft attended my church regularly when he lived In Cincinnati, but he has bad no opportunity to do so since he has become a wanderer on tha' face of x the earth— having trotted over all this 01.l ball on government business. Ha became & mem ber of th© congregation of which I am minister when ha was a young man. 'Win* was a very enthusiastic member of tha Unity Club and once took Dm part of a fairy in a fairy play given by the members of the organization in the church. 'Will' must have weighed about 173 pounds then, and ha made a very plump fairy. to bo aura. No: 'Will" has not been In my church this summer. X suppose he would have visited us, however, had our church been open, but we closed on July .1 for the summer on account of the hot weather." DEWEY'S BLACKBERRY BRANDY 13 PURE. • Safest and best for bowel troubles. H T. Dewey & Sous Co.. ISS Fulton St. New Tori. — Advt.