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Third Person Is Injured When
the Flash Conies Out of
a Clear Sky.
Victims Viewing Damage Dona by
First Bolt When Tree Is Struck
a Second Time.
While viewing; the damage which
had been done by a bolt of lightning
a few minutes before. Augustin J. S.
* Bourdeau. member of the editorial staff
of the Review and Herald Publishing
Association and a Seventh-Day Advent
ist of note, and Edwin Julius Andrews.
fifteen-year-old son of Charles
"SI. Andrews, also of the publishing
association, were instantly killed yesterday
afternoon, when a second bolt
of lightning struck an oak tree standing
in the garden before the administration
building of the Seventh-Day
Adventists* group at Takoma Park. Md.
Marguerite Bourdeau. nine-year-old
daughter of the man who was killed,
was severely burned and rendered un,
conscious by the bolt. She was removed
to the Washington Sanatorium
at Takonia, where she quickly revived.
Her condition is not serious, it is
Out of a Clear Sky.
The second bolt of lightning came
from out of a clear sky. the severe
storm of yesterday afternoon having
subsided a few minutes before. The
first bolt struck the tree while the
storm was at its height. It cut off a
strin of l>ark of thp- trunk of th#?
from its topmost point to its base,
where the bolt entered the ground.
The second bolt tore off a second, strip
of bark extending the length of the
Less than a half a minute before the
second bolt struck the tree Elder A. G.
Daniells, president of the General Con>,
Terence of Seventh-Day Adventists,
the world president of the Adventist
Church; C. M. Snow, associate editor of
the Record and Herald Publishing Association.
the publishing organization
of the Adventist Church; T. K. Boren,
assistant secretary of the foreign missions
board, and L. A. Hansen, assistant
secretary of the medical department.
had examir.'id the damage done
by the first bolt. They had just walked
from the tree to the steps of the
administration building, less than sixty
feet away, when the second bolt struck.
Takoma Park Storm Center.
The tree under which Mr. Bourdeau
, and Edwin Andrews lost their lives is
a medium-sized pin oak, which stands
In the triangular shaped parking in
front of the administration building
and that of the publishing association.
The tree stands in thfe center of a circle
about thirty feet in diameter, formed
by a concrete walk, with which the
other walks in the park connect.
The storm which swept over the city
shortly before 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon
was particularly severe in the
neighborhood of Takoma Park. There
were scores of brilliant flashes of lightning
and the thunder which followed
was almost deafening.
While the storm wag at its height
the tree in front of the Adventist
buildings was struck, and the lawn for
some distance around was showered
with bits of bark that were torn off
by the bolt. "When the storm subsided
and the rain stopped members of the
clerical, administrative and mechanical
forces of the printing association and ,
of the administrative force of the general
conference of the Seventh-day
Adventist denomination, whose offices .
are in the building adjoining, walked
out on the lawn to view the damage
which had been done. While there
they were joined by Prof. Bourdeau
and his daughter and Edwin Andrews.
The Bourdeau home is at 117 Willow
xf>v(?nue. less than a square north of
Adventist buildings. The home of
M. Andrews, father of the boy
i.no i killed, is at 116 Willow avenue.
jusr across the street from that
of the Bo- -denus. All three had been
at their hom v while the storm was in
Cleared. Following Storm.
When they reached the parking in ,
front of the Adventist buildings the ?
sky was clear and the sun was shining. ;
All three were standing but a short
distance from the tree when the second
holt struck. Prof. Bourdeau was standing
about six feet from the tree looking
up into its branches. The Andrews '
boy was about the same distance from
the trees, but on the opposite side from
Prof. Bourdeau. Marguerite Bourdeau
was standing near the circular walkway.
arid was more than ten feet from;
the tree.
Eldrr Darnells, and Messrs. Snow, j
How en and Hansen were standing on'
the steps of the administration building!
discussing the damage which had been!
done by the storm. With them also!
was W\ L. Kurgan. publicity agent of
the publishing association.
Without warning of any kind ther*. j
? arne a blinding dash and w ith it a i
reafening clap of thunder. Those on !
the steps of the bu'lding saw Prof.
Bourdeau and the two children struck !
to the ground, where they lay mo- :
Probably Killed Instantly.
They immediately rushed to the as- :
9 stance of the stricken ones. Prof. !
Bourdeau and Edwin Andrews appear- j
e-i to be dead. Though severely burn
cd Marguerite Bourdeau was still alive.
Medicai assistance was summoned. '
nd in a few minutes Dr. H. W. Miller, j
medical superintendent of the Washington
Sanitarium, which i? conducted
b\ the Ad% enlists at Takoma Park ;
Dr. fieorge V. tfeald, who was in the
publishing association's building at the
time the second bolt struck the tree,'
and I>r. Alfred V. Parsons, who lives
but a short distance away, were on the
* -else. The physicians w.*re of the op n- |
ion Prof. Bourdeau and Edwin Andrews |
had been killed instantly by the light- i
lung fiash.
Girl's Injuries Not Serious.
Investigation showed that Marguerite
Bourdeau had been burned about the j
left temple and left hand and that she
k was suffering from severe shock. She'
regained consciousness before being rcmiivxi
to the Washington Sanitarium
]t was stated today at the Courdea.
home thai Marguerite Bourdeau wi\ '
remain at the Washington Sanitariu- .
f?>r several days yet. although eh#1 i..
lot in a serious condition. It is believed
the burn on her temple will no:
b-*\e a scar and that she will not be!
?J;*flgu red.
An examination showed that I'rof.
Bourdeau had' been burned from the '
top of bis head to the soles of his feet. ,
I.d that the Andrew s boy had suffered
likewise. The bolt of lightning in'
easing the;r bodies r.rrd entering the!
v round bad burned the soles of their
iO#s to a crisp. A gold watch carried i
i?v I'rof. Bourdeau was uninjured by '
ine flash, and was running on correct?
time when examined more than an J
*i??ur after the bolt had struck.
Was Native of Vermont.
Augustin J. H. Bourdeau was forty,
j tars old. and was a native of Burke,
'?. He took the A. M. degree at Battle
reek < Mich > College, the denominalional
educational institution of the
Seventh-day Adventists. He was graduated
in the class of 1&D."?. He came
to Washington six >ears ago last
February nom .Mountain view, <_a!., I
where he ?had been connected with the!
* big publishing house o? the church lo-1
caterl there for a number of years in
the capacity of writer.
Prof. Bourdeau served at the central
publishing: establishment of the Adventist
Church at Takonia Park both
in the capacity of a writer and editor
and also as circulation manager of its
periodical department. He had just
given up the latter position, .-cs he had
planned to leave in September to accept
an assignment from his church to
the chair of English at South Lancaster
Academy. South Lancaster. Worcester
county, Mass. During the past few
weeks he had been engaged in the work
of revising a book on spiritualism.
In addition to his church work at
Takoma Park. Mr. Bordcau was the
editor of several publications in the
interest of temperance and patriotic
movements. He was an accepted authority
on Roman history, a journalist,
author of several religious works and a
writer for magazines.
Leaves Wife and Three Children.
He leaves his wife, a daughter. Marguerite,
and twin sons four years old.
Edwin Julius Andrews was the grand'
V A n Via firot fAPOlCn
missionary of the Seventh Day Adventists,
who. in 1874, was sent by his
church to Switzerland, where he remained
a number of years advancing
the work of his church in that country.
The death of Prof. Bourdeau and of
Edwin Andrews has brought sorrow
to the entire Adventist community at
Takoma Park, which now numbers several
thousand persons. Prof Bourdeau
was well known by members of his
church throughout the country, and
was well liked everywhere, it is stated.
Funeral services for Edwin Andrews
are to be held at the home of his parents,
116 Willow avenue, at 10 o'clock
tomorrow morning. Elder G. B. Thompson
of the general conference is to officiate.
Burial will be in Rock Creek
Other Funeral in Afternoon.
Funeral services for Prof. Bourdeau
are to be held in the Seventh-Day
Adventist Church at Takoma at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Five elders
of the general conference of Seventh-Day
Adventists are to participate
in the ceremonies. They are A. G. Daniells,
world president of the Adventist
Church; I. fK Evans, president of the
Sorth American division of the church;
W. T. Knox, C. S. Longacre and G. B.
Thompson. Prof. Cleman Haraer of
Washington Missionary College is to
have charge of the music. Interment
is to be in Rock Creek cemetery.
Employes in the various buildings of
the Adventist group at Takoma Park
are to be dismissed at noon tomorrow
in order that they may be able to attend
the funeral of Prof. Bourdeau. All
who desire to attend the funeral of Uie
Andrews boy in the forenoon will be
permitted to do so.
Berlin Sees Threat to Allies.
BERLIN, July JO.?The speech of the
Swedish premier. I>r. Hamrnarskjold, indicating
that under certain conditions
Sweden might go to war, is regarded in
Berlin political circles as a warning to
Russia arid England.
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Frank S. Long Collides With Horse
and Wagon in Transcontinental Ride
Frank S. Long of this city, one of the
three motor cyclists who left yesterday
on the first relay of the transcontinental
motor cycle relay from the
White House to the Panama-Pacific exposition
grounds in San Francisco, was
bruised about the arm and cut over
his eye when his machine collided with
a horse and wagon at P'ulton avenue
and Pratt street in Baltimore. Long
continued on his ride without waiting
for his injuries' to be dressed. The
horse was slightly injured.
Long and F. L. Leishear and J. McL.
Seabrook, who carried messages from
this city, delivered them to three other
motor cyclists at North avenue and Gay
street in Baltimore. These riders then
carried them on to Philadelphia.
To Favor British Columbia Spelter.
LONDON, July 20, 3:45 p.m.- The suggestion
was made in the house of commons
today by Sir Edward Cornwall
that in the event of purchases of spelter
being made in America there should be
discrimination in favor of metal made
in the United States from ores produced
in British Columbia. The ministry of
munitions promised to consider the suggestion.
tion in
ility Only?'
Reduced Prices
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Distance Traveled and Not Air Line
to Govern. <
Postmaster General Burleson has inodi- j
fed the parcel post regulations so that ,
travel distance and not the distance in 1
a straight line shall determine the zone 1
to which a parcel is to be sent. This
was done, it is explained, to meet cases ;
where two offices but short air-line distances
apart are very much farther apart
when measured by the actual distance to
be traveled in reaching one from the
other. It is said that no big cities, ami
but a few of the small towns, will be
affected by the change.
Robert Bacon Visits Saint Die.
SAINT DIE, France, July 20. 3:10 a.m.?
Robert Bacon, formerly ambassador to
France, made a visit yesterday to Saint
Die. where he presided over the FrancoAmerican
celebration of 1911. He gave
10.000 francs ($2,000) to the relief committee
for the aid of the homeless.
Places Large Contracts for Cars.
BALTIMORE, July 20.?The Baltimore
and Ohio railroad has placed contracts
today for equipment that will
costapproximately $2,500,000. The orders
call for 2,000 steel hopper cars and
fifty cars for passenger service, and
immediate delivery is stipulated in the
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.vhere the Carranza forces have been
forced to evacuate Mexico City to meet
ien. Villa's southern column approachng
the city.
The report says that the second lot
>f supplies, comprising corn and lime,
for the United States Smelting Company,
at Pachuca. where there are
estimated to be 20,000 people, is on the
.vay from Vera Cruz, having left there
Friday, in charge of "a special reliable
Vmerican conductor." There is no telegraphic
communication, the dispatch
stated, between Vera Cruz and Pa'huca.
J. C. Weller. Red Cross agent, was
ixpected to leave Piedras Negras. op)osite
Eagle Pass, today to take to
Monclova the two carloads of corn and
jeans which were forced back some
lays ago by the fighting at Barroteran.
No Food at Monclova.
Word reached here today that the
ailroad was open and there was no |
ood obtainable at Monclova. ]
The Chinese legation asked the j
\merican Red Cross today to have
112,000 worth of supplies of food sentj
hrough to the Chinese residents in i
Mexico City. This was upon request '
)I me v nmese cuarge uauauo ?... |
Mexico, who said the Chinese were in
The request will be complied with at
:he Chinese government's expense as
soon as it is possible to ship relief
supplies into Mexico City, which railroad
interruption now prevents.
Carloads Awaiting Open Line.
There are five carloads of corn held
jp today at New Orleans and another
larload at Galveston awaiting: word of
railroad communication into Mexico
-ity, as Vera Cruz authorities have rejorted
that there are no facilities for
storing large quantities of supplies at
hat port. One of these carloads will
>e diverted to the use of' the Chinese
n Mexico City by order of the Red
Pross if they can get through.
An American, actij^ in business in
Mexico for nine years, wrote the Red
Zross today that judging from what he
tad seen in a trip from the west coast to
Mexico City, made .several months ago,
*a slow but ?sure starvation is staring a
najority of the poor people in the face in
he district I passed through, unless some:hing
is done soon to open up communication
by railroad and public highway."
Adequate Provision for Order.
"The movement in foroe out of Mexco
City, under the command of Gen.
Pablo Gonzales himself, has been prolected
for several days," said Eliseo
\rrendondo, confidential agent of the
constitutionalist government in Washngton
today. "Gen. Gonzales* forces
lias left the capital to meet and de?troy
a raiding movement to the northward
of the city by an inferior forca
"Adequate provision for the preservaion
of order in Mexico City has been
nade, and immediately the present operation
is completed, which should require
only a few days, the military
force will return to Mexico City, where
3en. Gonzales will re-establish head- !
juarters." 1
The Carranza agency this morning
received from the constitutionalist consul
at Douglas, Ariz., confirmation of
the capture of Naco, on the international
boundary. The dispatch recites
that there was only light fighting lasting
but a few minutes in the streets
of the town, and that the attacking
force so arranged their advance as to
prevent stray shots flying over the
border. There was no molestation of
American property and no Americans
tvere either killed or wounded.
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Now Control Strip of Country 150
Miles Long of Moctezuma District
of Sonora.
DOUGLAS. Ariz... July 20.?Xacozari,
Cumpas and Pilares. three important
towns of the Moctezuma district of
Sonora. have been occupied by Carranza
troops, according: to reports received
at Agua Prieta today.
This srives the Carranza forces under
Gen. P. Elias Calles control of a strip
|of country 150 miles Ions, including
| seventy miles of the Xacozari railroad,
I which was being prepared to handle
shipments of concentrates from NacoI
zari, El Tigre and other mining camps.
Gen. Calles himself telegraphed today
' news of another victory over Villa
! forces at Villa Verde, and notified his
i representatives here that he would conI
tinue on to XogaVis. headquarters of
[Jose Mavtorena. Villa governor, and
lay siege to that place.
Plan to Occupy Cananea.
1 Calles' representatives here said "their
chief planned to occupy Cananea,
where large American mining interests
are centered, before next Sunday.
In the meantime he hopes to drive
Maytorena out of Xogales. He will then |
have control of the chief Sonoru bor- ,
der points?Agua Prieta, Xaco and No- j
Carranza Takes San Luis Potosi.
LAREDO, Tex.. July 20.?Tampico advices
today confirmed the taking of
San Luis Potosi by Carranza forces
under Gen. Xovoa". Some fighting occurred,
hut there was no heavy loss of
life before the city was evacuated by
Villa troops.
A large smelting company sent
eighteen carloads of bullion yrt? the
United States here today, making a
total of forty-two cars this week.
Supplies at Monterey Are Ample.
But Prices Remain High.
LAREDO, Tex., July 20.?Distribution
of Red Cross relief funds at Monterey
ended Saturday. Passengers arriving j
here reported food supplies there j
ample, but prices high. ;
Twenty-five carloads of silver, lead I
hull inn wer#? shinned vester- I
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day from Neuvo Laredo to an Eliz?abethport.
X. J., refining plant. Another
twenty-five cars is expected to be exported
through Neuvo Laredo this
An offer of 35 cents for Mexican silver
dollars brought out an unexpected
American Medical Men Will Tonr
Central America.
ST. LOUIS, Jul* 20.?The departure
of a party of St. .Louis scientists for a
six-week tour of the disease infected regions
of Central America will mark the
inauguration of an investigation to provide
the medical fraternial with data and
information tihat will enable to combat
tropical diseases.
The party consists o'f Dr. Edward Nelson
Tobey, bacteriologist; Rev. John P.
Coony, chemist, and Rev. A. M. Schwitalia,
an instructor, all of St. Loujs
University. The men will go to New
Orleans and sail Thursday.
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Expedition to Search for Donald B.
MacMillan and Party.
NEW YORK, July 20.?Word was received
here today that the schooner
George B. Cluett sailed yesterday from
Sydney. N. S.. to carry a relief expedition
to Etah. Greenland, to find Donald
B. MacMillan and his party of explorers.
Mr? MacMillan headed a company
which went to the arctic regions in
search of Crocker I.and. The Cluett '
will stop at Battle Harbor. Labrador, ]
and at other points on her way north.
Deputy Revenue Collector Says August
1 Is Dead Line.
Proprietors of theaters, public exhibition
places, commercial brokers, owners
of bowling alleys, pool and billiard
parlors, commission merchants, tobacco
shops, keepers of retail liquors and
al^ persons who handle opiates, which <
i nplllilAS nhv siciune and (lriicrcrieta li-hn 1
have not paid their special revenue tax
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same is not received at the internal
revenue office. 713 G street northwest,
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This tax was due July 1. and it is
the opinion of Deputy Collector Perkins.
in charge of the local office, that
many are not aware of the fact that
L'ncle Sam will place a penalty on their
hill if they do not pay up before th?
1st of the coining month.
Thomas F. Farnan, former marshal
of police of Baltimore, died at his
home there of intestinal hemorrhage
He was born there March 15. 184*.
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