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H ANfD SUN-TELEGRAM. VOL. XXXIII. "SO. 142. RICHMOND, IXD., 3IOXDAV EVENING, JULY (5, 1908. SINGLE COrY, 2 CENTS. EXPOSED TO FUMES ENGINEER TAKES A THRILLING RIDE BRYAN WILL GET DYING WITH HEAT COMMONER GETS Convention Hall and Men Who Will be Conspicuous on Floor SAEE WORST LI Eleven Deaths Reported in New York in the Past 24 Hours. ON FIRST BALLOT HE EVER RECEIVED nn MAJORITY SHI G ICNmDs Outside Cab While Pennsy Train Is Running Sixty Miles an Hour, and Escapes Death. t FIREMAN JUMPS AND IS PAINFULLY HURT. father Than Face . Death in The Seething Engine Cab, Fred Arn Leaps and Is Found Later Unconscious. ' ' This morning Panhandle passenger train, No. 18, due In Richmond at 5:12 fa. m., was running between Straughns iStation and Dublin, a pretty stretch ;f track, at the rate of about sixty niles an hour. Engineer Frank Mar tin, hand on throttle and head out of 4the cab window gazing intently toward- the sky line, was "jockeying" his steel monster to its utmost speed. Standing in the cab Fireman Fred Arn "was Just about to open the door of the jfire box to feed the big engine its ra Mtlon of coal. ! Suddenly, like a bolt from a blue lky, there came a crash and instan taneously flames from the fire box, liberated by the blowing out of a flue plug, were licking their way about the jcab and back into the tender. Arn, hvhen the explosion came, was envel oped in the firey blast. To remain in !tthe cab was certain death for him. To Jump from the cab was probable death. Instantly he plunged out of the cab and was carried before the wind jfas though his sturdy form was no fciore substantial than a vagrant leaf. Martin was not exposed to the red "tongued blast as he sat on his bench iat the side of the cab. but so rapidly Wid the flames spread that he realized At would be impossible for him to .remain at his post, so he shut down jthe throttle and, without having time to apply ihe brakes, climbed out the 'side of his engine onto the running j board. There he remained, frantical ly holding on to his precarious posi tion, until the blazing monster came to a stop, three miles distant from the cene of the accident. Passengers Unaware. While these kinetoscopic incidents were taking place other members of tne train crew and the passeneers were in ignorance of what was taking place in the engine cab. When the engine finally stopped, trainmen droo ped off the cars and hurried to the nglne. There they saw Martin, trem jbling and pale-faced, standing by his jenglne which was fiercely blazing. So i fierce was the fire that some of the jcoal in the tender was burning. Fol lowing the trainmen came the passen 'gers. To the crowd Martin hurriedly lexplained the details of the accident When a rescue party went in search ot Arn. They foundd him prone on this back, arms outstreached and eyes (closed. His face and arms were badly jburned but he was still breathing. While "first aid" nnnllnatinn,, , - '-i . a w n o feeing administered to the stricken Jfireman, the work of extinguishing the burning engine was being successfully ! (Undertaken. Arn was placed in a car nd the train was hauled into Cam bridge City by the badly crippled en gine. A new engine was attached to the train there. On arriving in this city Arn was removed to the Reid (Memorial hospital. He will live. In (fact, remarkable as it may seem, he Wld not sustain any serious injuries. He is quite badly burned about the fface and arms but .his only other In jury is a dislocated shoulder, t Railroad men state that the acci dent that occurred on the engine of Itrain No. 18 this morning was of a most unusual nature. Some railroad ers state that never in their experi ence have they heard of a similar ac cident. PEABY STEAMS AWAY FOR NORTH POLE Hundreds of People Bid Him Farewell. New York. July 6. The steamship Roosevelt with Captain Peary and his crew, aboard, steamed away for the north pole this afternoon." An im mense crowd and shrieking steam Jvhlstles greeted the ship's departure. GIRL ARRESTED. Accused of Theft of Gold Finger Ring. Ethel Sego, a young girl, who is on parole from the juvenile court, has been arrested pending an investiga tion of the theft of a gold finger ring. Ccmplaint was made by O. L. Daily, the dairyman, north-east of the city. Vnless some evidence to substantiate the charges against the girl can be found, she will be released. She is held at the home of the friendless. Tho fllrl Tva3 arraigned in juvenile court for misconduct several weeks ago an4 was paroled upon her promises to form. 1 Wbf i Jit NARROW ESCAPES FROM DEATH MARK LONG BALLOON RACE Men in French Entry Have to Climb to Rigging as Big Bag Settles Down Into Lake Michigan. FIELDING-SAN ANTONIO WON GREAT CONTEST. Big Aerial Craft Landed at Quebec, After Having Trav eled 805 Miles in Good Time. 1. Winner, Fielding-San An tonio; landed at West Shefford, Quebec, at 5 p. m., July 5; distance, 805 miles. Time 23:17. 2. American, winner of endur ance prize; landed at Carsonville, Mich., 7:59 p. m.; distance, 290 miles. Time 25:01. 3. Illinois; landed at Glen Is land, Ont., at 10 a. m.: distance, 575 miles. Time 15:57. Coey's Chicago; landed at At wood, Ont., at 9:30 a. m.; distance, 405 miles. Time 13:40. 5. United States; landed at Pinkerton, Ont., at 8:30 a. m.; dis tance, 350 miles. Time 13:58. 6. Columbia; landed at Clinton, Ont, at 7:15 a. m.; distance. 310 miles. Time 11:54. 7. King Edward, Canadian en try; landed at Port Huron, Mich., at 3:20 a. m.; distance, 2S5 miles. Time 9:13. ' 8. Cincinnati; landed at Covert, Mich., at 2:50 a. m.; distance, 115 miles. Time 8:00. 9. Ville de Dieppe. French en try; landed at Benton Harbor, Mich., at 12 midnight; distance, 60 miles. Time 6:17. Chicago, July 6. Landing at 5 o'clock last evening near West Shef ford, Quebec, the balloon Fielding San Antonio won the international championship race over the other eight competitors, which started from the grounds of the Aeronautiaue club of Chicago, Saturday night. All of the balloons, with their freight of eighteen human souls, are safely back to earth. Several of the aero nauts, notably the two who dangled beneath the "Columbia", were injured in landing. Captain Peterson had a rib broken and both he and Charles H. Leichliter were cut on a barb wire fence when they came down in a farm er's field at Clinton. Ont. Some of the balloons had narrow escape from falling into Lake Michi gan, and the experience of the French entry, Ville de Dieppe, constitutes one of the most thrilling chapters as yet written in the history of aerial travel. Colonel A. E. Mueller and George Schoeneck. the aeronauts who sailed in the "Ville de Dieppe" from Chica go, came to earth near South Haven, Mich., during the night, after having been dragged for over 10 miles along the surface of Lake Michigan. They (Continued on Pace Two.) THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Fair in south, showers and cooler in north portion Monday night; Tuesday showers and coot1 er; brisk southwest shifting to northwest winds. OHIO Fair Monday night; showers and cooler Tuesday, fresh south west shifting to west and north 9tot wind?. j $ Q Interior of .the Denver convent! are R. M. Johnson, Urey Woodson, representative at Denver: f. E. Os national chairman; Edward Sefton, Norman B. Mack, the New York na national Chairman, Thomas Taggar Bell, whom Bryan's-prefereneermad tion.and on the right, J. J. Dunn, o Bryan's nomination speech. CHARGE Of RIOT T Very Probable Musicians Will Suffer for Saturday's Brawl. NO AFFIDAVITS ARE FILED. INVESTIGATION DISCLOSES THE FACT THAT BAND MEN WERE AGGRESSORS EVIDENCE HARD TO SECURE. No affidavits have been filed against Harry Haworth and John Hill, conduc tor and motorman of the Richmond Street and Interurban Railway compa ny, who were involved in a fight at Eighth and Main street Saturday evening. Instead, evidence is being collected against Walter Renk, Clyde Renk, Rudolph Weisbrod and other members of the Richmond City Band, and it is probable a charge of riot will be placed against the musicians. Un less the names of the other band mem bers are secured, individual charges of assault and battery may be placed against these three. The authorities believe the members of the band were the aggressors in the fight.. The names of about one doz en witnesses have been secured. From the information furnished the police, it appears Haworth and Hill acted within their powers as employes of the street railway company. The state law makes of a conductor on a street, in terurban or steam car or carriage, a peace officer, and bestows upon them the right to maintain order on their cars. The fight took place off the var. hilt was the rpsnlt of wnrrls py. changed between Haworth and mem-. bers of the band while returning to the city from Glen Miller park. It was stated today to the prosecuting attor ney that the passes on which two members of the band had ridden and in exchange for which as fares they asked transfers are good only on Sun day. Haworth says he had been ar guing with the" two band men. who of fered the passes and he accepted them in order to avoid trouble. The police department is encounter ing difficulty in th erfort to secure evidence. Although the fight occur red Saturday at about 3:45 o'clock, the names of only three of the members of the band, who were in the fracas, could be obtained. This has necessi tated the delay and affidavitVobably will not be prepared until tomorrow. Haworth, Hill and a few witnesses say lCaati&se4 en Faga Twe4 - A IS Ml on hall and below, from left to light J. C. Dahlman, Mr. Bryan's personal borne, Roger Sullivan, candidate for "Tom" Taggart's private secretary; tional committeeman, and the present t. Below to the left is Theodore A. e temporary chairman of the conven f Nebraska, the man who will make KANGAROO COORT WORKS FOR GOOD Prisoners Have System of Trial Among Themselves In County Jail. WORK WITH AUTHORITIES. CONDITIONS SURROUNDING THE JAIL ARE BETTER THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF THE ORGANI ZATIONRULES IN VOGUE. Prisoners at the Wayne county jail mantain a kangaroo court, but the ends brought about are far different from those that have marked a similar court in the jail of Sullivan county. In the latter instance the court be came so abusive of prisoners that upon his release one of them reported to the authorities. An investigation followed and the sheriff was repri manded by the press and public. He retaliated upon the prisoner by order ing the abolishment or the court and inflicts a penalty of bread and water diet in the dungeon for any violation. In this county the prisoners at the jail are shown some consideration by the sheriff and his turnkey and no abuse of privileges is permitted. That a kangaroo court exists is known to the authorities and they have not con sidered the necessity of putting a stop to it. The prisoners act in moderation in the punishments inflicted. In the Sullivan county jail prisoners are said to have been beaten severely, tied up by their thumbs, forced to stand on their toes in a corner and objected to other cruel punishments. This has been the work of fellow prisoners who are the largest and strongest and ruled by right of might. At the local jail the prisoners who maintain the court work in conjunc tion with the sheriff and turnkey. A razor strop is used as an instrument of punishment and whipping is the chief form of paying a sentence. The prisoners endeavor to keep their quar ters clean and sanitary and will not permit abuse by less careful compan ions. Misuse of privileges is punish able and the rules of the sheriff are strengthened by the respect for them enforced by means of sentence in the jail court. The court Is composed of prisoners who serve as judge, prose cutor .sheriff, bailiff and attorneys. All prefer being sheriff as he adminis- Uf tfca puaishnxent.' - This Is Conceded and It Is Stated There Is a Chance of Him Being Named by Accla mation. JOHNSON STEPS DOWN AND OUT OF RACE. His Friends Have Given Up All Hope of Nominating Him Al though "Ghost Dance" Con tinues. Denver, July 6. With practically all the delegates now here, there seems no reason to doubt that Bryan will not have a safe majority on the first ballot. In fact there's considerable talk of nomination by acclamation. The latter is considered by the con servatives as unlikely. The adoption of Bryan's "Say what it means and mean what it says," plat form practically conceded with slight est modifications. The vice-presidential nomination still belongs to anybody. Gray may have it thrust upon him. Kern's boom is still booming. Connecticut is all for McNeill and New York has not cen tralized on any one of her dozen pos sibilities. It is estimated that fifty thousand delegates and visitors are in Denver. Governor John A. Johnson, of Min nesota, is going to get out of Bryan's way for the presidency, and Judge George Gray is likely to do so before the time for making the nomination occurs. The determination of the Johnson men to quit the fight was reached Sunday. It is a definite decision and Governor Johnson knows of it and ap proves. It was reached after a long conference between the Johnson man agers and the Tammany hief tains, at which the latter dispelled all hopes of New York support for the Minnesota candidate. The complete surrender is not to be officially announced, until after the fight on the platform is over. Then there will come a message or a let ter from Governor' Johnson asking that his name shall not be presented and requesting harmony. The plans to that end are all made. The gHost dancing of the anti-Bryan men will therefore, be kept up until after the platform is adopted but only perfunc tory. CIVIC LEAGUE TO MEET. There will be a meeting of the Wayne County Civic League this eve ning at 8 o'clock in the Commercial Club rooms. HE PALES AS HE DENOUNCES MAN WHO DENOUNCED HIM i41 f .. - rt -.v.- p " : . . : '! :s fV ' .1 "A 1 i if yPr. t . y ' 1 J , io ! Ji: -AfK IF J. M. GUFFEY, OF PITTSBURG. Tn a sensational interview in Denver, Sunday, in answer to the at tack made upon his acts in the democratic party by William Jennings Bryan, Guffey unmercifully denounced the commoner. The denunciation is by far the worst ever given a democratic candidate for president by any man within his own party. Bryan recently paid bis comnliments to 4auae aan uas occasion eu tae outburst yesterday. - PEOPLE SLEEP IN PARKS. New York, July 6. Eleven deaths and twenty-five persons overcome by heat is the record of the past twenty four hours. It is the hottest July sixth since the weather bureau was establishedj Nearly all the deaths were adults. The police permitted tenement dwellers to sleep in parks last night and this morning the scene resembled a battlefield where pros trate forms of men. women and child ren lay. There is no relief in sight. TAXABLE PROPERTY IN WAYNE COUNTY The County Auditor, in Ab stract of Taxable Proper ty Shows the Valuation Is $28,725,140. LAND VALUES PLACED AT OVER SEVEN MILLION Abstract Shows More Than Six Thousand Polls With Over Three Thousand in Richmond. Wayne county's total valuation of taxable property is f2S.725.140. Of this sum nearly one half is included within the city of Richmond. The county auditor has . prepared the ab stract of the taxable property and the probable income, which has been for warded to the state authorities. Simi lar abstracts will be prepared in every county and from them the state tax ing officers will gain an idea of the tax levy that will have to be made next year, and the income the state may expect. Of the total figures from 1 to 15 Der cent is to be allowed for de linquencies. In the amounts repre sented by the abstract and the figures named as the total, is not to be includ ed the value of telephone, telegraph, interurban and street railway, steam railway and all other public service corporations, which are assessed by the state board of tax commissioners. Lands Valuable. The abstract shows 247.71)3.40 acres (Continued on Page Two.) WORTH MILLIONS Colonel Guffey of Pennsylva nia, Says Bryan Is Worst "Boss" the Democrats Have Ever Had. C "HE IS A BLACK GUARD AND A LIAR. Pennsylvanian as White as His Own Mustache, Raves As He Walks Floor With Clinched Fists. Denver. Col., July t. William Jen nings Bryan Sunday received th worst verbal pummeling that ever a candidate for the first office of the land sustained at the hands of a man in his own party. Colonel Guffey. of Pennsylvania, the national committeeman whom Bryan, pilloried from his Fairview porch, came back in a ' long statement in which he called Bryan an ingrate. a falsifier, "the most impudent and arro gant boss the democratic party has ev er known," and defined what he call Bryan's "absorption of the party." The statement was given out amid exciting circumstances. Guffey strode about his quarters in tho Adams hotel with his tightened fists and face as white as his snowy mustache. When he handed the copy of- his statement to the Hearst News Service correspondent, he said: "Read it, and tell me what you think of it." Before any reply was made he ner vously strode off, saying as he went: "If you don't like it you can substitute for it that Colonel Guffey says Bryan is a blackguard and a liar." The keynote to the statement is in the acrimonious references to Bryan's Ingratitude. Guffey says that Bryan accepted his money and his aid only to turn upon him as noon as he was fought in Pennsylvania; that he simi larly outraged William It. Hearst by attacking him after he had accepted I his support and that he is now fawn ing" upon the New Yorker to win bis support again. "Marcus Daly." says Guffey, "died too soon, fortunately, to feel the sting of Bryan's ingratitude. In Violent Mood. Guffey was in a violent mood all day. To all who spoke to him of Bryan he raged and vituperated. Colonel Guffey's statement In full follows: "In the course of his Fourth of July speech to twelve or fourteen out of the S delegates from Pennsylvania. Mr. Bryan made certain explicit decla rations. He charged that the Penn sylvania delegation was taken from him by 'conspiracy, against the ex pressed wish of a great majority of the democratic voters. This statement is false. "Mr. Bryan further asserted, with, all solemnity, that his opposition to me for national committeeman was the first instance of any Interference on his part in local or state politics. "I believe, he unctuously declared, that the people of each community know better what they want done than any out side person can know.' There fore, he virtuously observes be has 'abstained scrupulously from taking part In these controversies. What, then, was he doing in Kentucky, dur ing the last campaign for senator? How does he, or can he explain his op position to Mr. McGraw in West Vir ginia, or his begging appeals to dem ocrats in Indiana to defeat Mr. Tag gart? Did he, or did he not, try to humiliate Roger Sullivan and drfve him off the committee? Did he, or did he not, write this letter to his friend. Judge O. P. Thompson, of Illi nois, on July 17, 1906: Another Reminder. "What kind of 'scruruloui absten tion from interference does Mr. Bryan call that particular brnd of hyproc risy is indicated by these salving words uttered by Mr. Bryan at the Iroquois club last December, when he stood up and said: " "We must forget the past and work for the future. We must forget all and forgive all. For myself I may say I have no grievance. I no longer judge a man by what he has done. The future is everything to me. I want to know what be is going to & in the future. "How can we account for this ab rupt change from brvtal assault to smirking palaver. Had Mr. Sullivan? Was not his office held by fraud then as much aa In 1906? What had hap pened to suddenly make It 'possible' for 'honest democrats to associate with bim. Simply this, as everybody knows: Mr. Bryan wanted the Illinois delegation to this convention and to accomplish that purpose he did not hesitate for an instance to eat his own vicious words. "Mr. Bryan views me with sancti monious horror as a "political boss" who shall never be in the party organ ization, except "over my protest as a 'bushwhacker, who should not be put into my councils to betray me. My councils. Indeed! Is the democratic party really absorbed? Has It no - Continued 9a. Page Two-J.