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PRICE TWO CENTS
Two Oars Meet-on
TWENTY ARE INJURED
Victims Were Trolley Riding to
Fort Wayne Fair.
BODIES HORRIBLY MINGLED
Pathetic Scenes Witnessed as
. Relatives Identify Their Dead
and Injured By Clothing and
L Jewelry-Wreck Due to Mis
, understood Order.
Fort Wayne, Ind., B,ept. 22. In tho
most disastrous traction car wreck
that has marked lnterurban traffic
since the system was established, 42
persons weie killed and 20 or more
seriously Injured when a southbound
limited and a northbound local car
on the Wabash Valley lino collided
near Klngslaud, north of this city.
Tho accident occurred on a short
curve, and many of the bodies were
so mangled that Identification is ren
dered slow, if not In some cases Im
possible. Tho identified dead are: William
Beer, L. Bird, Lloyd Brown, news
paper man; W. B. Bowman, William
Burgan, Mis. William Burgan, H.-D.
Cook, William Corkwell, motorman;
Ernest Crouse, Miss Falk, Miss Mary
Folk, Jesse Huffman, L. S. Justas,
general manager Bluffton, Geneva &
Cellna traction line; Harold Kelson,
Seymour Robinson, Democratic can
didate for county auditor; Miss Pearl
Saylor, Pearl Taylor, Ralph Walser
and Oscar Zimmer, all of Bluffton,
Ind., and Howard Daugherty, Hun
tington, Ind.; It. F. Folk, Washing
ton, Ind.; It. J. Falk, Bryan, O.;
Jesse Huffman, 'Warren county, Ind.;
J. B. Hyde, Poitland, Ind.; Mrs. Lola
King, Warren, Ind.; William King,
Warren, Ind.; Charles E. Eber,
Unlondalc, Ind.-; George Smothors,
Warren, Ind.; Lloyd Stram, Union-
dale, Ind.; Amos Stuckey, Vera Cruz,
Ind.; Jacob Schwartz, Unlondale,
Ind.; F. it. Tan, warren; u; w.
Thompson, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Silas
Thomas, Warren; Miss Bertha Tripp
let, Warren; John W. Trlpplet, War
ren; B. Winters, Warren.
Hardly any of the passengers in
the tvo cars escaped injury, but the
loss seriously hurt gave what assist
ance -thoy could, and In a few mo
" ments 2G bodies, horribly mutilated,
wero carried to the roadside and laid
along the track. Othors were so pin
ioned In the debris that they could
not be reached till wrecking crews
arrived upon tho scene. The north
bound car wns loaded with peoplo
coming to the county fair here, and
among them were many women and
What led to tho accident is not
known, but it Is supposed that thero
waa a misunderstanding of orders.
Tho car cairying the people to tho
fair was an extra, and it is believed
that its position on the road was not
definitely known, and the limited,
running on schedule, was not a'vare
of its existence.
Tho scenes following the wreck
were pecullaily pathetic. Mothers
saw the mangled forms of children
and a husband saw a wife or a wife
a husband taken out so mangled that
identification could bo made only
from tho clothing. Physicians and
nurses were rushed to tho scene of
the wreck from this cltyand other
places on tho lino, and many of the
injured are now in hospitals. Soma
of them died before medical attention
could bo givon, and two died while
, beiug convoyed to hospitals.
That tho cars wero running at a
Tory fast rate is demonstrated by a
view of tho wiecked cars after thoy
had run into each othor; the iron and
wood of ono could not bo distin
guished from tho other, so tangled
was tho muss, and In this was a
struggling, shrieking mass of human
ity, praying, calling for help and
pleading Tor relief from their misery.
Of tho Identified dead, 18 wero
from Blutftou, and many of them'
wero among trie most wealthy class.
They were go.iig to see tho raceBjit
tho Fort Wnjnc ralr, and Just as the
two cais met many of them weio
tinging comic songs and cracking
jokes. There were a number of young
peoplo In the northbound ear and
thoy had been In a specially, hilarious
mood from the tjuie tho car left
GOES OVER EMBANKMENT
Woman Killed and 25 Injured In
Wreck at Conant, O.
Lima, O., Sopt. 22. Half an hour
late and running 50 miles an hour,
the Chicago & Erie failroad fast trrn
No. 4, easthound, was wrecked near
Conant, nine miles west of here, kill
ing an aged woman and Injuring 25
persons. The smoker, day coach and
two Pullman cars left the track and
wero overturned In a ditch 20 feet
deep. The track at the point where
tho wreck occurred-had recently been
raised several Inches.
The dead: Mrs. Mary Llingon
Strait of "Biooklvn, N. Y killed In
stantly. Zanesvllle, O., Sept. 22. It devel
oped that the. reconciliation between
Howard Chandler Christy, the artist,
and hU estranged wife did no take
place. It was learned that she re
fused to stay at the Christy country
home over night If Chrlstyremaliied
there, and the artist accoidln;ly mo
tored to Zanesvllle and quietly regis
terd at a hotel, keeping his identity
a secret. Mrs. Christy spent the
night with her little daughter, Na
talie, who last winter was given to
the cusody of theartlst.
Cincinnati, O., Sept. 22. In a suit
filed in the Kenton county (Ky.) cir
cuit court against Henry PolzfVerster
of West Covington, It is alleged he
alienated the affections of Mrs. Wil
liam Chadderton and that the woman
committed suicide when Bhe became
stricken by remorse. The suit Was
filed by William Chadderton, the
woman's husband, and asks for $25,
LABOR LEADERS CONFER
Resolve to Continue Support of Co
lumbus Car Strike
Columbus, O., Sept. 22. Although
called for the announced purpose of
taking hostile action against Gover
nor Harmon for his refusal to inter
fore in the streetcar strike, the gov
ernor is not mentioned in resolutions
adopted at a conference of ' labor
leaders from various parts of the
state. Tho resolutions pledge the
delegates to urge local unions to
come to tho financial assistance, of
the strikers, to help establish the
company formed by unionists to op
erate motor busses in opposition to
streetcars and to report to the locals
all facts stated In the resolutions and
"urge Immediate actio." to the end
that the enemies of labor may bo
taught that thoy can not prevail
against organized labor, aroused and
In the body of the resolutions It is
recited that "after examining tho re
port of the committee to confer with
tho governor, we realize that ho can't
bo induced to take action on behalf
of arbitration, as we have wished
him to do."
Oil Interests Organize.
Chicago, Sept. 22. A meeting of
independent oil Interests, represent
ing mow than a score of oil pro
ducers, refiners and jobbers of Penn
sylvania and the central states, was
hold behind closed doors. All who
attended refuscd'to say what the ob
ject of the gathering wob, and all
that could be learnotl at tho close of
the session was that thoso present
formed an organization.
Procnibtlnntlon Is ono of tho most
expeuslv o forms of happlncbs. Llf e.
SUES I UK
Travels 3,836 Miles on
Motorcycle In Record Time
Copyright 1010 by American Press Association. .
Having traveled 3,S3C miles ou n niotoicjclo from San Francisco to New
York city to visit iclitlves, Wllllnni Strelff urilvcd at Ills destination with Just
$1.40 In cash and lots of valuable experience, not the least of which was the
bienklng of the vvoild's recoid In crossing the continent. lie was Just twenty
eight days and three hottis on thejrip, and the best pievlous lecord was made
by C. A. Miller, who took thirty-one duys, twelve hours mid fifteen minutes to
go f lorn const to coast. During his long journey StroiiT never woto a coat and
says that he did not suffer gieutly from cold weather, lie was armed when
He staited from San Francisco, but before he had traveled a linn died miles he
lost his levolver and continued his tilp without weapons, which hp says nro
not needed by transcontinental tourists. He wan subject to much inconven
ience, however, by the efforts of small tradesmen to "hold him up" for gasoline.
Some of them demanded as much ns 50 cents a gallon for the necessary lluld.
lie is n member of the Federation of American Motorcyclists and has made
long journeys before, but it was not until he arrived In 2vv Voik btato that
ho was halted by a farmer, who wanted to Inqulie whether lie "Jit up" his
goggles at night Strelff declares that the air in the fiont the of his motor
cjelo is the same that was Injected when the machine wis shipped to Cali
fornia and that he did not touch the tube until he nulved with It In Gotham
The renr tiro suffered several punctilios en route.
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London, Sept. 22. pr. H. H. Crip
pen' and Miss Ethel Clare Leneve
were bound over to the central crim
inal court (Old Bailey), to be tried
at the October term for the murder
of Belle Elmoro Crippen, the doctor's
wife. Arthur Newton, attorney for the
prisoners, offered no defense at the
conclusion of tho hearing in the Bow
street police court, explaining to
Marietta, 0., Sept. 22. The board
of health Issued an order that all
children under 15 jears of ago must
stay off the streets, under penalty of
pnrrest, until the scarlet fever scare
ends. The general situation Is im
proving. .Quarantines have been put
back on houses from which tho
health officer had removed them
without authority of the board.
Freight Rates Suspended.
Washington, Sept. 22. An order Is
sued by the Interstate commerce
commission suspends until Jan. 5,
1011, the proposed increase in rates
on 40 railroads in the middle west.
It affects nearly all tho -railroads cen
tering In Chicago and St. Louis. Tho
ruling goes Into effect today.
Denver, Sept. 22. "When I gc.
loose from publlo offlco I intend to
devote a part of my tlrrio to giving
tho American people some Idoa of tho
purity of tiro lives of my traducers,"
said nichard A. Balllnger, secretary
of tho Interior, at a banquet given In
his lienor by tho Denver chamber of
commerce and the real estate ex
change. "The public Is entitled to l?now tho
hidden springs of Inspiration which
gush In torrents to uplift patriotism
from these self-appointed moralists.
I shall heartily enjoy using tho
'searchlight,' when the proper tlmo
0., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
Magistrate Drutzen that lie would re
serve the defense dntll they aro
placed on trial.
Klllo DrotheMn-Law For Deer.
THlca, N. Y., Sept. 22. Clifford
Judd shot and Instantly killed his
brother-in-law, Theron Plum, ' near'
Tupper Like, In the Adlrondaoks,
mistaking liu fcr a deer.
Columbus, O., Sept. 22. II. C. Bald
win, an engineer on the Miami and
Erie canal, and a son of Barney Bald
win of Ashtabula county, a Republi
can member of tho board of public
works, has tendered his resignation
to Chlet Engineer James B. Marker,
to take effect Oct. 1. Baldwin's res
ignation leaves the Miami and Erie
canal without any engineers.
Iron gets "tired" after many vibra
tious, but can be revived by a day's
rest or by n warm bath. Lead very
soon gets tired and would break after
a comparatively short exposure to vi
brations which merely "tire" iron.
iECRETS OF ENEMIES
comes, f "have no apoldglcs to mako
to the' American people for any act
during my public career, or In any
private capacity, I stand securely on
my conscious rectitude and I defy
Ten Thousand Veterans March.
Atlantic City, Sept. 22, With tat
tered and riddled battleflags flying
over their heads, 10,000 of tho rem
nants of the hosts that fought for the
preservation of the Union in tho six
ties joined in the blggeBt parade the
resort has ever witnessed and ono of
the finest ever reviewed by a Grand
Army chief. '
23,-1910 No. 76
John J. Lentz Tells Why
He Wants Senatorial Toga.
LENTZ SEEKS JOINT
DEBATE WITH DICK
Former Congressman Enters
St. Clalrsvllle, O., Sept. 22. John
J. Lentz of Columbus, in an address
delivered at the Belmont county fair
this afternoon, referred to his candl
dacv for the United States senate
and Issued a challenge to Senator
Among other things Mr. Lentz said:
"I am not a candidate because the
babies are crying for me. I am not
a candidate because somebody has
asked me to be a candidate. I am
not a candidate because I want the
nonor as a decoration. I am a candi
date because I want an opportunity
to work day and night In behalf of
the whole peoplo of this great repub
lic, believing that in rendering that
service I will decorate myself with
tho highest honor, and believing that
in securing that honor I shall have
life's highest reward."
Outlines His Platform.
If elected, Mr. Lentz promised to
work in harmony with Democrats
and progressive Republicans for a
tariff for revenue on articles of lux
ury and not on articles of necessity;
graduated Income and inheritance
taxes; a regulation that will regulate
all trusts and monopolies; the selec
tion of United States senators by di
rect vote of the people; Insurance of
bank deposits;' a postal expiess for
rural routes; a postal telegraph or
electric mail; the preservation and
conservation of all our resources; a
law making it a crime to solicit, con
tribute or receive campaign contribu
tions; the Initiative and referendum,
and tho right of recall; strict econ
omy In tho administration of the gov
ernment. In conclusion Mr. Lentz said: "I
challenge Senator Dick to a series of
joint debates to discuss all the issues
of the day, and particularly to give
him an opportunity to explain why
he has failed to Introduce a bill for
the Improvement, of our postal ser
vice by the use of the telegraph, as
was advocated by htm 10 years ago,
before the Ohio postmasters' conven
tion." Tales of Cities.
Winnipeg claims n death rate of but
12 per 1,000 and thinks this tho lowest
city figure on earth.
The mnrrlages of London last year
represent tho lowest percentage of
wjilch there is any record.
There are buildings In Mexico City
four, five nud six stories high, but
none of them has fire escapes.
In its" anti-rat wnrfaro San Fran
cisco authorities caused tho arrest of
400 persons for failing to observe the
regulations in ithis respect.
Thoroughbred dogs are less intelli
gent than mongrels.
Dorking fowls have five toes, ordi
nary fowls usually four.
Camels are put to seilous work at
tho ago of eighteen months. .
In pioportlon to its weight the wiug
of a blid is twenty times stronger
than the arm of n man.
Palestine: sheep have tails which are
fcolid fat mid weigh from six to eight
een pounds ordinarily. In Leb.lnon
they often reach forty pounds.
Thomas Watson Orders Hoke Smith
Declares His Treatment Of Democratic Candidate For
Governor ,0f Georgia Has Been Most Generous And
But For Exercise Of Forbearance Nomination
Would Not Have Come Hoke's Way-Is Preparing
People For Another Carmack Case
Atlanta, Ga., Sopt. 22. Thomas E.
Watson, in an open letter published
here, ordered ex-Governor Hoke
Smith to resign the gubernatorial
nomination. Jf Smith refuses to with-1
draw as nominee, Watson says ho
will expose the ex-governor and drive
him frorr mbllc life. Watson says:
"I have the story of some of tho
horrible Becrets of your double life.
Little Joe Brown, when he was rail
road commissioner, had the secrets,
and they were in that letter which
Brown handed you and which youp
fused to open or receive because you
knew if you opened it the public
would gePatrthese secrets. 7s -It not
true that Little Joe Brown faced you,
handed you the letter himself, saying
as he did so, 'This will tell you what
I think of jou,' and that you were
afraid cither to slap his jaws or to
open that letter? You did retaliate
by dismissing Brojvn from the rail
Pleads For Family.
"Don't y u think that jou would
be rendering your country 'a great
service and your family a still great
er one by retiring from the race for
governor? Every friend of yours
realizes that my treatment of you
during this campaign was most gen
erous. You yourself knew that had I
published jour-private letters to me
you would have been defeated over
whelmingly, I am preparing the
minds of the people of Georgia for
Columbus, O., Sept. 22. The Ken
tucky Stock Farm futurity for 3-year-old
trotters, a two In three heat race,
for a ?5,000 purse, was the main
topic on the Grand Circuit race pro
gram. In this event Colorado E, the
Coloiado stallion, was a prohibitive
OUT TO PREACHER
Secret of Logan Conference
Leaks Alter Close.
Columbus O., Sept, 22. The
church trial of Rev. Arthur, E. Mann,
held in Logan during the" recent
Methodist Episcopal conference, was
conducted so quietly that no Intima
tion concerning It leaked out until af
ter the ministers had returned to their
charges. The outcome of that trial
promises to cause some HI feeling, If
nothing more, amouc the conference
Rev. Artl ur M. Mann is tho super
intendent of the Marietta district,
and has been under a cloud for a
long time, in fact, ever since he was
pastor of a church in Ironton. The
rumors concerning his conduct with
a certain woman of his congregation
continued to circulate until the atten
tion of tho conferenco authorities
was called to it, and it gained con
PARES DOWN RECORD
another Carmack case, and if I
should be assassinated my friends
would be certain to kill jou, as well
as Congressman Hardwlck and Con
gressman Howard? I warn you for
the sake of peace in Georgia and for
your family's sake to withdraw."
Columbus, o., Sept. 22. After sev
eral days had been spent In. an inef
fectual attempt to secure a Jury to
try the 21 nerfons alleged to have
been guilty of ilotlng on Leonard
avenue Aug. 29, the civil and military
authorities held a conference and, as
a result, Polire Prosecutor Kerr nol
Hed 17 of the 121 cases in police court.
This leave fcrr persons, It. C. Ald
ridgc, J. H. Beachler, James Smith
and TV W. Knccht to be tried by one
jury when it Is secured.
Columbus Physician Drowned.
Boston, Sept. 22. Dr. Orln W.
Dages of Columbus, O., and Miss
Mona Gibson, a trained nurse, both
connected with the Boston floating
hospital, were drowned in Fort Pond
favorite, and in winning tho second
and last heat of the Stock Firm fu
turity event lowered his own world's
record of 2:0G by trotting the mile
In 2:03. This is the world's record
for tbree-j ear-old trotters. Emily
Ellen finished second and Grace third.
One of tho first official acts of tho
conference in Logan 'was to appoint
a committee of 15 ministers to Inves
tigate the rumors and try the super
intendent on the charges of immoral
and Imprudent conduct, and the hear
ing continued thiough the greater
part of four days.
In fact, it was the sensation of the
conference, and far overshadowed the
trial of the Ilev. George W. Lott of
Sbepard, who was punished In spite
of the fact that It was shown that be
was mentally irresponsible for indis
cretions committed on a streetcar in
Opinion Was Divided.
In the case of tho Rev. Mr. Mann,
there was an inclination on the part
of some members of the committee
to return a finding of greater guilt,
but after a long discussion, in order
to make the rerort of the committee
unanimous, a verdict of "high impru
dence and uumlnlsterial conduct"
was reached, and a recommendation
made that "tho accused be repri
manded by the bishop."
To tho great burprlse of the mem
bers of the committee and others
who had boon In touch with tho hear
ing, tho Hov Mr. Mann was reap
pointed suneilntcndent of tho Mari
etta district, and the whole mntterso
lushed up that It did not even be
como generally known at tho time.
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