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HICHMONB F AUL ADIUM
(VOL. XXXVII. NO. 205.
RICH3IOXD, IND., TUESDAY EVENING. JULY 2, 1912.
SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS.
MOMMATEIE) AT ffiALTIIM(D)ISIE
EXPLOSION OF GASBAG AKRON
KILLED VANIMAN AND CREW
TO FLY OVER SEA
(Vaniman and His Brother
and Three Other Members
of Dirigible Were on a
jMRS. VANIMAN SAW
DEATH OF HUSBAND
Collapsed When the Big Gas
Bag Exploded and the Bod
ies Were Sent Hurling into
(National News Association)
ATLANTIC, CITY, N. J., July 2
Plunging 1,000 feet to earth -when the
dirigible balloon "Akron" blew up in
mid air, Melvin Vaniman, the famous
aerial navigator, and four members of
jhis crew were dashed to death today,
(the bodies falling into the sea. The
'"Akron" had been constructed for a
(trip across the Atlantic ocean, and was
the last "word" in balloon construc
tion. The flight over the Meadows be
gan at 7 o'clock and it was only a short
time later that the disaster came. Like
I a meteorite the blazing balloon rushed
j earthward, emitting clouds of black
t smoke. It fell upon Brigantine beach
jand rescuers who dashed two miles
across the inlet were unable to give
any help. Besides Melvin Vaniman
those on the Akron were Calvin Vani-
Iman, brother of the aeronaut, Fred El
jmore, Oeorge Boultine, and Walter
Mrs. Melvin Vaniman saw the disas
ter from the porch of her home. She
, collapsed and is in a serious condition.
An hour after the accident and after
I the rescuers had given up all hope of
8nding any of the victims the body
of Calvin Vaniman was recovered.
Then, after making a search of the
beach about the point where the bal
jloon had plunged to earth, rescuers
took a boat and began searching the
bay, in the hope of finding some of the
aerial navigators. Finally Melvin Vani
man's body was found by a party in
launches belonging to Councilman
Henry Cook. The body was floating in
Absecon Bay. Although bruised it was
News that Vaniman had gone up for
a practical trip early this morning
spread rapidly. Despite the early hour
thousands were soon gathered upon
the beaches and the streets watching
the huge cigar-shaped craft, outlined
against the morning sky.
After obtaining an altitude of about
1,000 feet the aerial pilot began putting
his craft through many fancy motions.
There was no wind. The air was clear
and conditions were indeed, ideal for
balooning. Taking advantage of this,
Vaniman decided to show the people
on the beach some fancy stunts. It was
during these evolutions that the explo
k FOURTH OF JULY
WARNING IS GIVEN
The approach of the Glorious Fourth
and the pleadings of many small kids
have caused several dealers in fire
works to venture across the "dead
line" and start selling fireworks pro
hibited by law. The city ordinance
will be enforced by police chief Gor
inon, who, for the benefit of those who
idon't know the provisions of the ordi-
rance, wishes to extend this warning:
j Cannons, repeating canes, spitdevils,
tgrassnoppers, gas pipes loaded with
powder, toy pistols and paper caps, are
absolutely prohibited, and cannon
crackers over six inches long and one
Inch thick are likewise under he ban.
MASS MEETING TONIGHT
HON. JAMES A. GARFIELD, OF OHIO. AND SEN. LEE C.
GATES OF CALIFORNIA WILL ADDRESS A MASS MEETING AT
THE GENNETT THEATER TONIGHT AT EIGHT O'CLOCK.
THE MEETING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTESTING
AGAINST BOSS RULE OF GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL PAR
TIES. EVERYBODY WELCOME
BRYAN SHARED IN
All is ready for the mass meeting of
the progressives tonight.
James R. Garfield arrived at 1:10
this afternoon and is in conference
with the progressive leaders this after
noon. This is better luck than the pro
gressives have had for many a long
month. The only cloud may be truth
fully said to be the weather rain.
The Gennett has been put in as cool
a state as possible and ventilation has
been going on all day.
The present indications are that
there will be a packed house.
The latest feature to be announced
is the presence of Lee C. Gates of Los
Angeles, one of the California dele
gates to the Chicago convention. E. H.
Harris of the executive committee for
the progressives went to Dayton yes
terday to invite Gates to address the
meeting Gates is a former Wayne
County man and replied that he would
be only too glad to tell his former fel
low citizens of the problems of the
progressives in California. Mr. Gates
drew the initiative and referendum
laws for the progressives which have
marked the backbone of Governor
Johnson's spectacular fight against the
railroad machine. Gates was a member
of the delegation from California. In
the convention Gates made a spectacu
lar attempt to get the floor. People in
the galleries saw the California man
advance to a position ten feet in front
of Victor Rosewater the diminutive
national committeeman from Nebras
ka who held the gavel at the opening
of the convention. Rosewater refused
to recognize him and the convention
knew that gag rules were to be the
order of the whole convention at Chi
cago. OHIO REPUBLICANS
COLUMBUS, O., July 2. The Re
publican state convention of Ohio,
which adjourned on June 4, after nam
ing delegates at large to the na tional
convention, reconvened today to nomi
nate a state ticket. The two most ac
tive candidates for the gubernatorial
nomination are D. F. Anderson of
Youngstown and Lawrence K. Lang
don, of Columbus.
OW HERE OR
TAFT IS GIVEN
President's Forces Outnum
ber the Roosevelt Delega
tion at the Ohio State-Convention.
IS ALSO APPROVED
Minority Report, Which Did
Not Indorse Renomination
of President, Tabled by
(National New Association)
COLUMBUS, O., July 2. The feud
between Taft and Roosevelt forces in
Ohio was made doubly apparent this
morning when at 9:45, three-quarters
of an hour before the calling of the
fciate Republican convention to order,
only about one third of the delegates
were in their seats. This indicated that
both the Taft and Roosevelt forces
were having trouble in mustering dele
gates to their support.
The convention was called to order
by Senator Burton. General Kiefer of
tbe committee on resolutions read a re
port approving the Chicago platform
end indorsing the renomination of
Taft, This resolution was greeted with
both cheers and hooting. The adminis
tration of Col. Roosevelt was also in
dorsed and his name caused a slight
commotion among the delegates who
were evidently in good humor.
Ex-Senator .Massie read a minority
report drafted by the Roosevelt forces
which was identical with the majority
report excepting that the indorsement
of the renomination of Taft was omit
ted. Senator Massie made a short
speech pleading that the convention
take no cognizance of what took place
tt Chicago for the sake of party har
mony in Ohio.
General Kiefer made a brief reply,
in which he stated that for the Ohio
convention to take no cognizance of
tbe Chicago convention would be to
repudiate the action of that conven
tion. Delegate Boyd and Delegate Hard
ing also advocated harmony. Mr. Har
ding created great enthusiasm when
'ie declared that he did not think much
of a political party that should not in
dorse its national standard bearer. Mr.
Harding moved that the minority re
port of the resolutions committee be
laid on the table and it brought the
first test of strength of the two fac- j
t:ons. The vote resulted 4264 to 301
with 26 absentees. The minority re
port was therefore tabled and the state
convention indorsed the Chicago plat
form and the renomination of Taft.
(National News Association)
SEAGIRT. N. J., July 2. Governor
Woodrow Wilson was told by his Bal-!
timore managers today that the Illi- j
nois vote would go solidly for him on
one of the early ballots. The governor
refused to comment on the convention i
and left the "little white house" for
the golf links.
GRAVEL ROAD BONDS
WERE SOLD MONDAY
The sale of $64,500 worth of gravel
road bonds at the court house yester-'
day noon resulted in the Harris Trust ;
and Savings company of Chicago se- j
curing $46,000 worth of bonds for $46,-
300. The bonds are 4 per cent, non- j
taxable and run fnr ton var Thov !
were issued to cover the costs of mak
ing two roads in this county, the East
haven road and the Liberty pike.
The Second National Bank, of this ,
city, bought an issue of $18,500 of grav
el road bonds for improvement of East
Haven avenue, west of Richmond. A
l-remium of $93.60 was paid.
STATE Unsettled. Showers tonight.
LOCAL Unsettled. Probably showers
tonight or Wewnesday. Wednes
GOVERNOR WOODROW WILSON.
Totals on Various Ballots
Clark. Wilson. Marshall. Underwood. Harmon. Bryan. Kern.
First 440!2 324 31 117'2 148 1
Second .. 446'2 339 31 11114 I41 2
Third 441 345 31 1142 140'2 1 1
Fourth ... 443 349' 31 112 136'2 .. 2
Fifth 443 351 2 31 119 141i2 .. 2
Sixth 445 354 31 121 135 1 1
Seventh.. 449'2 352'2 31 123'2 129'2 . 1 1
Eighth .. 448'2 351 2 31 123 130 1 1
Ninth ... 452 352'2 31 1222 127 1 1
Tenth ... 556 350'2 31 117'2 31 1 1
Eleventh . 554 35414 30 118'2 29 1 1
Twelfth.. 547 354 30 123 29 1 1
Thirteenth 554'2 356 30 , 115 29 (Fobs 2)
Fourteenth 553 361 30 111 29 2 2
Fifteenth 552 36214 30 1102 29 2 2
Sixteenth 551 362'2 30 112'2 24 1 2
Sev'teenth 545 36214 30 112V4 29 1 4'2
Eighteenth 535 361 30 125'2 29 1 32
Nineteenth 532 358 30 130 29 7 1
Twentieth 512 388 30 121 (James 3)
21st 508 39512 30 118'2 29 1 1
22nd .... 50014 396!2 30 115 0 1 1
23rd 499i2 399 30 114"2 0 1 1
24th .... 496 402!2 30 11514 0 10
25th 469 405 30 108 29 1 0
26th 463'2 40714 30 112J4 29 1 0
27th 469 40614 30 112 29 1 0
27th 468(4 4372 0 1121,4 29 1 , 1
29th 46814 436 0 112 29 0 4
30th ..... 455 460 0 12114 19 0 2
v ' (Foss 30)
31st 446!2 477!2 116!2 17 0 2
32nd 44614 477!2 w 11914 14 -0 2
33rd 447K2 477'2 . 103"4 29 0 2
34th 4474 479!2 101 29 0 2
35th 433i2 49414 101 14 29 0 1
36th 434J4 496 Vz 98J4 29 0 1
- - (Foss 28)
37th 4324 496J4 w 101 14 29 0 1
38th 425 498J4 106 29 0 1
39th 422 501 'z . 106 29 0 0
40th 423 50114 . 106 28 0 1
41st 424 499J4 .. 106 27 1 1
42nd 430 494 104 27 y9 1
43rd 329 602 w 98J 4 28 1 1
44th 306 629 99 27 0 0
45th 306 633 ... 97 25 0 0
46th 84 990 .. 12 0 0
TO RECEIVE TESTS
The inspection of the we measures
of the city will be begun soon. Inspec
tor Taylor has written to a firm in
New York for a complete set of stand
ard measures to be used, la detecting
false measures In th city, If any are
The claim of one man in this city,
whose name is withheld, that seven
milkmen were using false measures
for doling out milk will be investigat
ed by Taylor as soon as his new meas
ures arrive. Tbe measures used by oU
men and grocers -win also be tested,
Underwood's Name Was Withdrawn and the Victorious
Wilson Men Swept Their Candidate to Victory.
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, West Virginia, and
Other States Break for New Jersey Man.
WILSON CLIMBED TO
BALTIMORE, July 2. Governor Woodrow Wilson
was nominated for president by the Democratic conven
tion this afternoon on the forty-sixth ballot after the
convention had been in session six days. Late yester
day afternoon the tide began to swing in favor of Wilson,
the star of Clark setting rapidly after he had led in the
balloting since the vote for presidential 'nominee started.
The ultimate victory of Wilson was forecasted this
afternoon when the balloting was resumed. On the first
ballot this afternoon, the 43rd of the convention, Wilson
received 602 votes against Clark's 329. On the 44th, Wil
son received 629, and on the 45th he was given 633, less
than one hundred of the required two-thirds. Indiana
was voting solidly for him, as was Michigan, Illinois and
On the 46th ballot Underwood's name was withdrawn
and Wilson was swept along to the goal of his ambition
by the tide of victory.
Rep. Fitzgerald of New York at 2:40 moved the sus
pension of the roll call for the nomination of Wilson.
Durine the oroeress of the fortv-sixth ballot. Clark. .
Underwood and Foss were
left practically in the possession of Wilson.
On the final ballot Wilson had 990 votes while eighty
four faithful delegates voted for Clark. Twelve votes
were cast for Harmon and two were absent.
Senator Stone of Missouri made a motion to make the
nomination unanimous, which was carried.
The jubilee of the "House of Wilson" then began..
This time it was not confined to any one element. The
men joined in from all parts of the house. The "Wilson
song" sung to the tune of Mr. Dooley came ringing
from the New Jersey delegation. The convention dele
gates were on their feet cheering and applauding.
A. Mitchell Palmer, of Pennsylvania, suggested that
the convention take a recess for a little while. He called
attention to the work yet to be done. He said the work "
could all be done within a short time tonight and asked
that 9 o'clock be fixed for getting back into session. The
motion was carried and the convention adjourned at 3:39
until 9 p. m.
Representative Underwood sent the following tele
gram this afternoon to Governor Wilson at Seagirt, New
"Accept my congratulations upon your nomination.
It will be my pleasure to support your candidacy with
my utmost strength. (Signed) Oscar W. Underwood."
Following the presidential nomination this afternoon
the delegates got to work and planned for the vice-presidential
nomination. It was generally agreed that a west
ern man should be chosen. The man receiving the most
favorable consideration is Martin J. Wade of Iowa.
(National News Association)
BALTIMORE. July 2. A revolt
against the methods of W. J. Bryan
has broken out in the ranks of men
who hitherto have been loyal to him.
Bryan was today renounced by Albert
ChapeeL delegate from the Tenth Cali
fornia. He said that Bryan has wriven
reputable men of the party from his
support by his insults.
Thirty minutes before that twelfth
season of the Democratic national con
vention was scheduled to convene to
day, eight tired sleepy delegates had
taken their place on the floor. In the
galleries about 500 spectators were
gathered. The convention has ceased
to be a novelty to the people of Balti
more. It has become a matter of hard
work and endurance to the delegates.
The convention was called to order
at 12:09 this afternoon.
Rev. Geo. F. Groff. pastor of the
First Methodist Episcopal church' of
Baltimore pronounced the Invocation.
"Grant thy blessing we beseech Thee
upon this national convention," said be
in his prayer. "Grant that patriotism
might guide their acts and that no mat
ter what circumstances or excitement
that they shall forget who ahey are."
In spite of the great struggle which
was to be resumed for the nomination
of the candidates ' there were blocks
of vacant seats in tbe galleries..
CoL Martin, from the throne of the
sergeant-at-arms. announced that tbe
railroads bad extended all railroad
THE GOAL INCH BY INCH
withdrawn and the field was C
tickets to the homes of delegates nntil
July 15. There was the usual notice
that tbe galleries would be cleared in
case of demon sart ion and then the tak
ing of tbe forty-third ballot began at
At the opening of the call of states
for the forty-third ballot Chairman
James said. "Please cease conversa
tion or go out into the street where
you can talk without disturbing the
Illinois For Wilson.
When the roll call went on the pent
up enthusiasm of the convention bad
an outlet when Roger Sullivan an
nounced the forty of the fifty-six votes
of Illinois went to Wilson. There was
a wild outbreak from the Wilson men.
Finally he finished his announcement
by saying. "Under tbe unit rule fifty
eight votes for Wilson." This thrilled
the Wilson outfit. They bowled for Joy.
When Kentucky was reached Ollle
W. Young of Moorenead, Ky, made In
quiry as to Kentucky. "The Kentucky
delegation desires to know that If un
der our instructions we can cast our
vote for Wilson If the majority of the
delegates so desire." he said.
Governor McCreary read the Instruc
tions o fthe delegation. The Instruc
tions declared for Champ Clark as
long as his name was before the con-
(Continued en Pago Two)