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VOL. XU-NO. 21.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOKXINU ...JULY 1l 1911 -TWELVE PAGES.
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IN SUGAR INQUi
Deathbed Statement of Ouitare Kin
' Associate of Adolph Segal, ,
, It Read. .
EX DENIED AIL WRONG DOING
Man Accused of Selling Oat to Trait
Says Allegation it Falie.
TBAFFIC MANAGER ON THE STAND
He Say Prosecutions of 1906 Killed
DENIES RECEIVING REBATES
Wttaeaa rl Hit CMpnr Insist! on
Parlif 8am Prole HttH that
, Ware rtrt to It
WASHINQTON. July lt.-A deathbed af
fidavit of Gustavo Kissel of Naw Tork, In
dtoted Jointly with former officer of the
American Sugar Refining- company on
charge of conspiracy to restrain trade
through the absorption of the Pennsylvania
Sugar Refining company In 190S. waa In
troduced today when the house sugar trust
committee resumed its Inquiry. '
The affidavit, never before mad public,
waa submitted by T. 8. Puller, eounsel for
the sugar trust, upon request of William B.
Guthrie, Kissel's attorney, and member of
"The affidavit," said Mr. Fuller, "waa
taken in the hospital in New Tork, a few
days befora Kissel's death last April, when
he realised that he probably would not live
to go to trial on the indictment."
Kissl's statement was that he had ex
pressed a desire to testify under oath be
fore ''Vie federal grand Jury regarding his
connection with the tl.KO.OOO loan made by
the American Sugar Refining company,
through; him to Adolph Segal of Philadel
phia, on which transaction Kissel's lndlot
ment was based, but that he had been In
dicted before , ha had ' an opportunity to
testify, . '
Conscious of 1.1s "dangerous" illness,
Kissel mad this declaration:
"The charge mad In the Indictment that
I entered Into an unlawful conspiracy with
the directors of the American company or
anybody else in any way or form, la untrue
and the allegations . that I deceived Mr.,
tlegal at any time jr in any way and that
I wrongfully and unlawfully endeavored to
injure him financially and. to hinder his
paying his debts and to prevent the Penn
sylvania Sugar Refining company from
engaging In business are without founda
tion or support in the facts and directly in
conflict with the truth.. 1 did everything
In my power in good, faith to assist him
financially and to help him pay oft the
loan and start the refinery, and my finan
cial interest were at all time with him
and not 'with the American company.". .
Kioeel admitted voting to close down the
Pennsylvania; r"Wi refinery Woaus U nre
quired too much money to operate. -
' Traffic Muanr mm Ma4. r
Robert M. Parker, traffic manager of the
American Bugar Refining company, waa
the first witness today.
He declared the sugar trust had no ad
vantage over competitors In railroad rates
in New Tork. II wa Interrogated regard
ing prosecution of railroad and sugar trust
officials in VM for rebating. .
- "That case killed two men," said Parker.
"Who?" asked Chairman Hardwlok.
"Guilford and Pomeroy of th Nw Tork
Central died after they were Indicted."
"Did the American Bugar Refining com
pany ever receive any offer of lower rate
from the railroader"
"Not to my knowledge. I would tall them
to glv th am rate to all."
"Then you don't want concessions?"
"No. W don't want to go to' Jail."
Mr. Parker said th company prepaid It
freight at an annual loss of ,160,000 for th
purpose of controlling th routings and
of giving th customer advantage of the
HOKE SMITH GOES TO SENATE
Uevernor ( Georgia. Elected to Fill
OK the Term of Late
ATLANTA, Oa., July lL-Oovernor Hoke
Smith will go to th United Bute senate
to fill out th unexpired term of th late
United States Senator A. 8. Clay. A total
of 117 votes was cast for Governor Smith
today in th two houses of the general as
sembly. A vot of US 1 necessary on Joint
FOR NEBRASKA Fair and cooler.
FOR lOWA-Unsettled, oooler.
Tssietratsre at Omaho Vrateroay.
lomoorattvo Local Record.
Highest today 88 U M vi
Lowest today K W t 7j
Mean temperature ' "S 74 77 8J
Precipitation le t .01 .0)
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 7
Kxore for th day " v
Total excess since March 1 i ts
Normal precipitation is inch
I leflclenry for the day .OS Inch
Total rainfall since March t... 107 Inches
iMtflclency sine March 1 T. 4 Inches
IWlcleitcy for eor. period. 1S10... 11.70 inches
Excess for cor. period. 1MB W lncliea
Ration and -Temp. High. Rain-
elate of Weathor. Tn m r i . - ...
, - tr vma j. tan.
v neyenne, clear v$ 78
I'avenport, clear U
le Moines, part cloudy
fodse City, part cloudy
North Platte, clear
Puehlo. part cloudy....
Rapid City, clear
ilt l ake Cltv. clear...,
Hani a re. cloudy
iloux tlty. clear
T" indicates tra 'V,r rin.
Ik A. WIOU. Local Forecaster.
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Are Being Destroyed
' v by Raging Flames
' '-, U Has Been Destroyed and Fir
l.'v Burning- Cheboygan, Ac ,
cording to Dispatches.
.-AT CITY. Mich., July II. Dispatches
from Alpena say the town Is burning. Od-
coda. 1.200 population, Ima been destroyed.
Fire Is raging at Cheboygan, and three
other towns are In dunger. Beveral bridges
also have bern burned. .
from Dick to Dick
is Still Missing
Text of Note Woman Magazine
' Writer Says' She Found in Files
of Interior Department.
WASHINGTON July 11,-Washlngton Is
awaiting with much 'interest the story to
be told tomorrow before the house com
mittee on expenditures In the Interior de
partment by Miss M. F. Abbott, who claims
to have copied from the files of the Interior
department a letter from Richard 8. Ryan
to the then secretary, Richard A. Bellinger,
showing that Ryan sought the aid of
Charles P, Taft In securing President Taft'a
approval of the opening of the water front
on Controller ?ay. Alaska. The commutes
was not In session today.
Up to this time Miss Abbott appears to
have been the only person to have seen the
mysterious letter. Secretary Fisher has
said that a thorough search of the depart
ment files failed to reveal such a letter.
President Taft has stated that he had never
talked with his brother about Ryan or Con
troller Bay. and It la announced that neither
the files a th White House nor those In
the office of Charles P. Taft show any cor
respondence on the subject.
Ashmun Brown, former secretary to Mr.
Halllnger, from whom Miss Abbott claims
to have secured th letter, has denied ab
solutely any knowledge of It. .According
to published accounts Miss Abbott will tes
tify that she found attached to a type
written letter from R. 8. Ryan to R. A. Bal
llnsrer. dated June 13, 1910, this note or post
script: . , .
Dear Dick: - I went to see the president
the other day about this Controller bay af
fair. The president asked me whom it
was J represented. I told him. according
to our-agreement, that I represented my
self. But that did not seem to satisfy him.
Bo I sent for Charlie Taft and asked him
to tell his brother who It was I repre
sented. The president made no further ob
jection, to my claim., Tours, DICK.
A list of witnesses made up tat today
by ' th' committee conducting th Inquiry
Is said to Include th following::
Charles P. Taft. brother of the president:
Daniel Guggenheim, head - of th Alaskan
syndicate; Frank H.' Hitchcock, postmas
ter genera. 1 ; Walter II Fisher, secretary -of
the Interior;' Richard 8. Ryan, th. alleged
promoter, ""and' A". Ikrga .number-errand
offtc clerks. : - v. '. .' '. - - , " .
, The Inquiry promise to be a long one. ...
Testify in Trial
Officer Disguise Themselves lit Gen
' tleman, Brigand and Clerk in I
VITEIRBO, Italy.' July 11. -On of th
most Interesting of the state witnesses
In th trial of the CamorHsts appeared to
day in the person of Captain Fabronl of
the carabineers of Naples. With Marshal
Cuplzzutl and Marshal Farrls, also of th
carabineers, he did detective . Work against
th Camorrtata under th direction of th
ministry of Justice. ; Th work of these
three men was remarkable. ' Farrls played
the gentleman and mingled with the aris
tocratic friends of Olovannl Rapi, th al
leged treasurer of th Camon-a. Capliautl
disguised a a Sardinian brigand, associ
ated with criminals, and finally obtained
th confidence of Oennaro Abbatemaggio,
from whom h learned the secrets that led
to the Informer's oonfeasion.
Fabronl assumed th rol of a Clerk from
th ministry of Justice and devoted hi
energies to discovering th alleged connec
tion between th Neapolitan Judiciary and
th criminal organisation.' According to
the crown, each-' man accompli shed hi
mission completely. ' . '
Captain Fabronl recited the evidence that
led htm to believe that Qenna.ro Cuoccolo
and his wife were murdered by fallow Ca
morrlsts. Th body f Cuoocolo, th wit
ness said, bore th mark that th Camor
rtsts always left, upon their victim aa a
warning to other who might offend them.
He declared that Enrloo AlfaAo waa th
real head of th Camorra, although h did
not appear, to occupy that position. In
aeh case a "selected Camorrlst" was th
ruling spirit. Bom of these dominating
one war among th accused, ho said, and
turning to th president h pointed out
Mentchlello, Bartollossl . and Do Lucia a
among th number who he had in mind.
This caused an . uproar ' among th prison
er, th demonstration being led by Alfano.
, Misses Conrad and
i . Graham Are Held
I Young Women Who Shot W. E. D.
Stokes &ast Answer to Charge
of felonious Assault.
NBTW TORK, July lL-rEthel Conrad and
Lillian Q rah am. who on June shot W,
E. D. Stokes, the millionaire. In their apart
ment, were held in 16.000 ball today for th
grand Jury on a charge of felonloua as
sault. , Magistrate Freoohl.' In deciding to hold
th two girl for the grand Jury, stated
thst he would Ignore the element of acan
dal4 In the case. H said a prima facie
case had been made out and that no de
fense had been offered, and therefore there
was nothing left for him to do but to
hold tha young women.
GATES IS CRITICALLY ILL
rh rate loos of America Floaocler
llek to Part toy Ho Is
. . Wore.
.PARIS.1 July U. Th condition of John
W. Oatea, th American financier, -was
worse today and Wis physicians said that
their patient waa In a erlUcal state.
Sutherland Freely Criticises Arizona
. Constitution and Comments on
PEOPLE NOT BEADY TO LEGISLATE
Publio Would Hot Give. Sufficient
Time to Act Wisely.
LACKING DT SPECIAL TRAINING
Will Not Master Details Necessary to
POWER OF COMPROMISE ABSENT
Initiative aad lteferendona Shoald
Not Be Given 'Hrsterlcal Exten
sloo," aa Proposed by "lo
' sargeal Soothsay era."
1VA8H1XOTON. July M.-To an amiable
band of insurgent and .soothsayers." all
efforts in behalf of the Initiative, referen
dum and recall provision ofvthe Arisona
constitution, were traced by ffnatnr Suth
erland of Utah today. !! addressed the
senate In opposition to the approval of
Accepting the application of the referen
dum principle as wise where it applies, to
such general enactments as a state 'con
stitution; Mr. Sutherland contended that
the general public never would give suffi
cient time to general leirlslntlon to pass In
telligently uron It. What he objected to
In the referendum was not its historical
application, but Its hysterical extension.
People Not Qualified.
"Th people aa a whole," he aald, "hav
neither the Inclination, the specialised
training, nor the time requisite k enable
them to master the thousand and on de
tails necessary to qualify them to wisely
discharge th ' functions of ordinary legis
lation. ' i ''(-.. (
"Under the Initiative - a provided pro
posed law will, of-course, frequently be
drafted by a clique of Interested persons,
perhaps all of one way of thinking. It will
not be considered and debated in publio
as legislative enactments are; there will
be little. If arty, -opportunity for the con
sideration of - opposing views in framing
the law. '
"The power of compromise, which Is a
necessity In the making of lews, will be
wholly abaeTit. Th chances are a'together
In favor of th adoption of mora, unwise
law than aver get through our legislatures.
' ' Effect Of Recall.' '
"The recall nut Into th seal, upon on
side or th other. In every esse where
strong public feeling exists, th artificially
I Induced anxiety of th Judge for th re
tention of his place.' The recall Institutes a
tribunal where everybody decides and no
body is responsible; where at least 25 per
cent' of th memberhslp have already, as
the. Judge's accusers, prejudiced his case,
mat, trot whose arbitrary and unjtntt find
ings there la ro appeal." J
Mr. Sutherland ' poked ' fun at Senator
Bourne's "composite cltiien," made reply
to Senator Owen'' contention for th right
to recall even Judge of th supreme court,
and generally criticised the attitude of th
progrestvea of all parties as Utopian.
Atwbod Finishes His
Eight to Washington
Aviator Completes Trip from Boston
to National Capital Carries
Passenger Part of Distance.'
WASHINGTON, ' July 11. Tired and
hungry, but otherwise showing no effects of
their trip from Stemmer' Run, Atwood
ond Hamilton alighted from their aeroplane
on the field of the Army Aviation school
at College Park, Md., near this city, at S:lfi
o'clock this morning. .They had covered
about forty miles at an average altitude of
Th flight was devoid of mishap and ex
cept for being thoroughly fatigued th avi
ator would hay continued on to thla city
In th machine. Atwood announced that
he probably ' would fly to Waahngton later
In tha day.
BALTIMORE, Md., July TL Cheered by
about fifty rural admirer, Charles Hamil
ton and Harry. N. Atwood, th Boston avi
ators, gracefully descended from- a small
knoll on tb west end of Waiter R. Town
send' estate at Stemmera' Run. Md., at
l:S5 o'clock this mornipg and made a mag
nificent start for College Park, on their last
lap of a record-breaking overland flight
from Boston to th national capital.
Th weather condition could not hav
been better. Th sun had Just, peeped'
abov th eastern hortson and th light
southwest wind fairly carried them from
th ground at th first turn of th motor.
Ascending to an elevation of about S00
foot th aviator klmraed gacefully vr
th UtU group of spectator and, with a
waive, . headed to tha aonthwost and in a
few seconds disappeared from view over
th wooded hills. 1 . .
' Both ' th men and th maohln war In
excellent working condition, and there waa
not th slightest hitch.' Th Pennsylvania
railroad track were followed to Bay View
Junction then, changing the course a little
more to th westward, th viators flew
over th southern and eastern outskirts of
th city,- passing over historic Fort Mc
Henry at 4:66 a. m., covering a distance of
nearly twelve miles In half an hour.
Leaving Fort McHenry, Atwood. who
was steering, headed, th machine toward
Patapsco and followed th river, passing
ever Halethorp aviation field at 107 a. m.
Again taking th Pennsylvania railroad
track at this point th pao was quick
ened and th distance of about twenty
five mile between th two aviation field
was covered in thirty-eight minutes.
SENATOR SULLIVAN IS ILL
Do Molae Moo, Foraaerljr of C res too,
la Daoarerooaly III with
' ' Appemdleltla.
CRE8TON. Is., July U.-8porlal.) Sen
ator John B. Sullivan of Dea Moines Is
dangerously ; ill with appendicitis. Ills
condition has boeo. so serious no opera
tion could ' be performed. Senator ' Sulli
van was formerly of this city and his
boyhood horn waa A ft on. - He practiced
law her for ' a number rot years.
- C. C. KauMf Will Recover.
NEW TORK. July ll.-It was learned to
day that C. C. Rumsey, th sculptor, who
married Miss Mary liarrlman, daughter of
the late t'H Harriman. will recover from
Injuries received In a polo gam at the
Kockaway -Hunt Club yesterday. It Wma
found that ao pone war brukeo.
,'v :: Hm' fm Ski- L
From th Cleveland leader.
MYSTERY IN PETTIT DEATH
Insurance Companies Ask Coroner to
DEAD MAN OWES GREAT SUMS
Peaty Orals Company ta Closlag I'p
Its CommissioBt Baalnes la Chi
cago Petttt Specnlated
'CHICAGO, July U. Mystery In the death
of James E. Pettlt, whose financial diffi
culties came to light last night, was probed
further today when Interested Insurance
officials, asked deputy Coroner Conrad of
Waukegan for a re-openlng of the Inquest,
and a poet mortem examination to deter
mine whether death was from drowning
aa was reported, or some other cause. -
Meantime new that tb lat' grain dealer
and president of tha Peavy Oram company
had been In financial straits caused a stir
in banking circle and a meeting of the
committee of banker . having th dead
broker's affairs in hand waa called. ' The
caanmltteo will endeavor - learn the exact
amount of Pettlt debts; vlpualy estimated
at from IT 80.000 to twice that, amount.'
On th. Board of Trade the heavy brokers
war busy In th pit closing out accounts
of customers, or transferring, them as a
preliminary to the closing up of the Chi
cago end 'of 'the commission department
of the business. ,
Slarnatnre Worth Million.
In financial circles last night it was
said Pettlt a president of the grain firm,
one of the largest In th country, had ab
solute freedom In the matter of borrowing
money. His signature on a note. . It Is
said, was good for mora than $1,000,000.
It is also said that Pettlt began speculat
ing several years- ago, doing so quietly,
and only a few persons knew of his pri
vate operation. Two -year ago he was
aald to have been caught In the May oats
deal that he and an associate lost 1700,000,
and that the September oats deal In . th
same year also cost him heavily.
According to persons In th "street" Pet
tlt had recently plunged heavily in wheat,
associating with th "bulls." It Is said ths
first Intimation gained by th bank that
all was not well was a month ago when
more than $1,000,000 of the Peavy con
cern's paper suddenly appeared on th
Pettlt' body was found floating In th
lake last Saturday morning. It was dis
covered by his chauffeur, who had ap
peared at th Moraine hotel to take him
to the city.
Mlaaeapolls Company Affected..
MINNEAPOLIS, July 11. As a result of
the belief that a shortage of H, 000,000 ex
ists In the account of th Peavy Grain
company of Chicago, of which James
Pettlt wa president, and that this money
waa lost In speculation, banker and offi
cers of th company met today at th F.
H. Peavy company offices to discus th
. F. H. Peavy A Co. I a stockholder In
th Chicago corporation. It is understood
that offioera of F. H. Peary Co. are
willing to turn over to a committee of
Minneapolis bankers it aaasta a protec
tion for $1,400,000 of commercial paper out
standing. After the meeting Fred B. Wells, Tic
president of F. H. Peavy aV Co., gave out
"On Saturday afternoon, July S, follow
ing th death of Mr. James Pettlt, a rep
resentative of F. H. Peavy Co.. who had
been sent to Chicago to aaslst In the offices
of the Peavy Grain company during Mr.
Pettlt's Illness, discovered that certain un
authorised and concealed speculations had
been going on In th business which subse
quent investigation proves will result in a
shortage of approximately $1,000,000.
"Mr. Pettlt, general manager of the busi
ness, had apparently In no way profited by
these speculations, and they were carried
on absolutely contrary to th Instructions
of and without the knowledge of F. H.
Peavy 4c Co. and in direct violation of the
policy of th Peavy Interest."
Elks Will Meet in
.Portland Next Year
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J . July H.-Port-land,
Ore., was chosen today by the grand
lodge of the Benevolent Protective Order
of Elks aa the next meeting place. The
weatern city had no opposition.
Colonel John T. Sullivan of New Or
leans waa elected grand exalted ruler of
the Order of Elk. II was choaen on
th first ballot.
Aged. Wsoaa Die of Shock.
IOWA CITY, July 1L 8peclal.)-Mrs.
Anna gweetman, aged M years, died here
this morning as th result' of shock and
burns. 8 he accidentally set fire to her
clothing while lighting her pip.
Little Lesson for the Rich,
i Reciprocity Bill
S Nearly BrOUght
to Vote in Senate
No, One Ready to Speak and Oppo
. nents of Measure Succeed in
Securing Delay. .
WASHINGTON. July ll.-An attempt to
secure an agreement to vote on the Cana
dian reciprocity bill July IB, the free list
bill July 20 and the wool tariff bill Jury.
21 was made in the senate today by Sen
ator Watson of West Virginia. The mo
tion was lost on objection by Senator Cum
Immediately after the consideration of
the Watson agreement for a vot a minor
amendment offered by Senator Cummins
was voted down. No one was ready to
apeak and opponent of reciprocity were
confronted with th prospect of th Im
mediate and summary passage of the bill,
Senator Cummins said ho knew that
Senators La Follette or Brlstow, absent
from -th chamber; wanted to offer amend
ments. Mr. Cummins said it 'was "unrea
sonable to ask for Immediate passage, .
Senator Nelson made a point of no
quorum, and ' the insurgents sent.' out a
hurry call to absent colleagues. .
Chairman Penrose then announced that
as a test of the good faith of those who
said they did not want to delay matters
he would again request an agreement to
vote on the reciprocity bill July 24, free
list July 26, and wool revision bill July 29.
Senator Brlstow, who had rushed into
the chamber, objected. Brlstow said, he
was unable to make his antl-reclproclty
Bpeech today because of physical disabil
ity. . . ' , '
Senator . Bailey said he waa suffering
from a sore eye, and could not speak. He
then offered the farmers' free Hat bill aa
an amendment to tb reciprocity measure.
Five Dead in
Rail Wreck Due
to Sun Kink
Loss of Life Goes with' Dii taster on
the Oregon Trunk Line
. - Track.
THE DALLES. Ore., July lL-The wreck
of a passenger train on th Oregon Trunk
railroad twenty-three mile north ' of
Sherar' bridge lata yesterday has re
sulted in flvo deaths. Twelve other per
sons ars seriously injured.
The dead: "-.
LOUIS RISING, Warm Springs Indian
MRS. LOUIS RISING.
MRS. J. W. RASMUS. Ellsworth. Wl.
MRS. C. H. BAKER. Sheridan, Ore.
8. T. ARTHUR. Seattle, Wash. ,
The' serious Injuries were caused by
escaping steam On passenger coach fell
on top of tb engine, which went over a
Th wreck was caused by a ."sun kink,"
th rails having spread under th ray of
PIGEONS FLY FOURTEEN
HUNDRED MILES IN WEEK
PITTSBURG, July ll.-Th world's H0O
mll homing pigeon record flight. It la
said, was broken Monday, when "War
horse" and,"North Star,-" owned by Dr. O.
J. Bennett of this city, won ths overland
endurance conteat flying from Denver to
Pittsburg In six days, seven hours, et min
utes and eight seconds. Th former rec
ord It Is said was eight days, thirteen
Minister Colhooo In Berlin.
BERLIN, July 11.- W. J. Calhoun. Amer
ican minister to China and Mrs. Calhoun
passed through her today enroute for
Paris, where 'the diplomat will discuss
with the bankers certain matter in con
nection with th recently arranged Inter
national loan to China. Lat he will pro
ceed to the United State for a vacation of
about two month at hi horn In Chicago
and at Washington.
Yooag Mao Drowned la Jlaa Rlvr.
YAXKTON. 8. D.. July 11. (Special Tele
gram.) Paul Petranek, aged 23, aon of Jo
seph P;tranek of Utlca, was drowned Mon
day In Jim river at Janesvefle. Ha wa la
bathing at th time and drowned without
making a sound. His two com panlons on
the bank were unaware of any trouble
until too lat to aid him.
Prisoner Dle of Heat Prostration.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. Julv It .-Wil
liam Beecher. sentenced from Dead wood, 8.
u.. June 1 last, for selling liquor to Indiana,
died In the federal prison her today of
heat prostration He waa overcome yes
terday wall working In th prison yard.
BALLOONS CAUGHT IN STORM
Crews of New York and Kansas City
Have Narrow Escapes.
FORCED TO LAND IN IOWA
Other Five Contestants la elimination
Race Are Still la th Air and
Aro Moving; Eastward Over
Illinois and Iowa.
SIX BALLOONS 11 BARD FROM.
Missouri: Landed two miles west of
Coal City, la., at 7:40 o'clock this morn
ing. The distance traveled was approx
imately 140 miles.
. Buckeye mad a forced landing four miles
east of New Holland, 111., at S:U o'clock
this afternoon. It waa caught In a thunder
At 2 o'clock this afternoon the balloon
in the race were reported to occupy th
following positions: - -
Kansas City: Landed near Lin by. I a-, ISO
mile northeast of Kansas City.
New York! Landed near Fremont, la., US
mites' Jiorthoast of KanMuaCiij."
Topeka II! Landed near La Ilarpe, Til.,
130 miles northeast of Kansas City.
Million Population Club:. Believed... to
have been th big bag which fell at Coal
City, la., 140 mile northeast of Kansas
tt. Louis IV: Generally thought to be the
bag that passed over Aurora, III., headed
toward Chicago, this afternoon.
The balloon Miss Sofia: William F. Aah
mann, pilot, and James O'Reilly, his com
panion, landed on mile ' from Franklin
Park, a western suburb of Chicago, at 9:30
a. nk-today. O'Reilly was slightly injured
when the balloon, in landing, struck a
KANSAS CITY, July ll.-Forced to de
scend from 8,000 feet, where they encoun
tered a terrific thunderstorm and cyclonlo
conditions, Clifford B. Harmon, pilot, and
Augustus Post, aid. In the balloon New
York, were compelled today after a moat
thrilling experieno to land -at Fremont,
la., and give up their place In the elimi
nation race for th James Gordon Bennett
cup. Both men landed safely, and after
packing their balloon, which was uninjured,
started with it at noon tor New York.
At about the earns time tha balloon Kan
sas City waa forced to land near Linby,
la., having been caught In th same storm,
encountered by the New Yorkers. Captain
H. E. Honeywell, the pilot, and John Wads,
his aid, escaped Injury.
At noon, aa far as learned, tha other five
contestant were still In tb air, making
good progress and traveling in a northeast
erly direction over Iowa and Illinois.
In a message sent from Fremont before
he and Mr. Harmon left there for the east
August Post described their experiences
sine leaving Kansas City.
Post Describes Storm.
"Th New Tork sailed well until mid
night last night in a northeast direction,"
said Post. 1 "Then we entered a terriflo
thunderstorm. Th balloon arcs to 8.000
feet and tha temperature dropped to SO de
gree.' A oyclonlo vortex sucked us into
Its center and w were lost In th cloud
with lightning playing all around us.
"Th h under claps shook th basket and
th vibration felt Ilk a hug sledge ham
mer was striking It At th upper surfac
of th storm center th balloon waa twisted
and tossed Ilk a cork In th Niagara
rapid. Harmon and I had to hold onto
th sides of th basket while It dropped
aad roe with frightful rapidity.
"Our ballast wa soon exhausted and w
were carried down without being able to
check th balloon. W decided to mak a
landing, although It was S o'clock In th
morning and ao dark we could not see.
"W were dragged nearly a mil before
being able to allow ga to eacape by th
rip pannel and valve. Greatly ahaken w
stopped on th property of Peter Deutachle,
at Fremont, la.
"Harmon and I are all right except for
a sever shaking up. Our balloon was
packed and Shipped this morning. We ar
leaving at noon for New York."
Fremont 1 iU mile notheaat of Kansas
Great Interest centered around the bal
loon New York, because it held the beat
starting position, th last; and because
Augustus Post, who assisted Allan R. Haw
ley, piloted th America II to victory in
the James Gordon Bennett cup rac laat
year, waa aid. Th New York waa a new
TtUT(m from Honeywell.
In a telegram to the Associated Press,
Captain Honeywell said:
"After a perfect ascent we traveled rap
idly northeast. Condition war perfect ex
cept for th heat of the aun at the start.
About S o'clock w sighted a lightning
and windstorm. W tried to avoid It, but
at LIS a. m. w went into it For an hour
w struggled with the elements, all th
tContlnud on Fee ond Pag.)
New Haven & Hartford's Express
Flanges Down Embankment While
Running at High Speed.
PASSENGERS NEARLY ALL HURT
Forty-Four Out of One Hundred Ar
NEW "CROSSOVER" THE CAUSE
Engineer Trying to Make Up Lost
Tim on Trip.
FIVE CARS GO OVER VIADUCT
Members of M. Lonla National Baso
Ball Team, Who Were on Train,
Have Narrow Kseopo
- from Death.' -
BRIDGEPORT, t-onn., July ll.-Th Fed
eral express, one of the . New York, New
Haven & Hartford rallrcad's fast"t trains,
carrying passengers without change from
ashington to Boston, plunged down a
twenty-toot embankment her today while
running sixty miles an hour. -
Of 100 passengers that went down with
the tli'st six c.ra, Vyarcely on escaped
deaih or Injury. feVxleen ' bodies had been
taken out of the' twisted wreckage by
noon, including th engineer and fireman,
who were so mutilated that it la evident
they liuiMt hav met instant death, Thla
probably completea th dtath Hat. Forty
four Injured are In tha hospitals, and
niarly a score or mot received Injuries
not severe enough to prevent them from
continuing tlulr Journey,
Partial Mat of Dead.
KNQ1NKKR A. M. Ct'STIS.
FIREMAN . A. RYAN.
mrs. urtKSi)oiv Rogers, wife of
an electrician sergeant coast, artlllsiy, V.
ROGERS, aged 7 weeks, daughter of
U. W. CHRISTIE, Philadelphia,
OEOHQK K. SAUNDEUs, Norw.ch, Conn.
FOUR L'MDtiMTlFllSU MulN, one a
FIVE UNIDENTIFIED WOMEN.
ON1S UNIDENTIFIED CHILU. .
Partial 1. 1st of Injured. '
Among the Injured were:
Unidentlilcd woman. i gouged out, fac
tciribiy Luuiked, leg iractured.
Am hurl 1'uiay, conuiictor, Naw Rochelle,
N. V.. tructuie of akuli, Kill die.
David Kiasner, btaHeman, New York,
fiai'iuie of left leg, and other Injuries,
priuably will die. ,
Mis. jamt-a M, Boyce, Maury, a suburb of
ualilngion: fracture of wiiat back In-
jureu, shock; condition serious.
' Marh Chaiobro, Philadelphia, head badly
cut, condition serious. 1 .
Christie and Antony Chalobro, her two
children; Christie, Internal Injuries; Antony,
Internul injuries, may die.
John F. Von Pfeilfer, Readvlll. Mass;
iraciure of skull, condition critical.
Frank Von Ptelffer, cousin, of John, Phil
adelphia, (l'Hcture of ribs, dislocation et
shoulder, ' conrtttlon se.rleug. -i. ij!
- Lunwrwrt; Washington. intemBXinJuriua,
condition crliol. .. v , n -
Geot go Rogers. Washington," P, C. fficV
tured srm, sever brulaen, His young sen '
whs killed and .another, Frank, badly hurt
Mrs. Roger I thought to b One of th
Charles Frailer.- Navretr, scalded and
internul Injuries, critical. . ,
Mr. Emily .Wilson, Philadelphia, frac
tured left rib and leg. condition critical.
Miss Bertha Monroe, Cllftondsle, Mass.,
Injuries to spine, condition erltlcal.
Mrs. Mary McCann, Philadelphia, scalp
wound, fracture or the arm, condition Criti
The names of thirty othf popl Injured,
mostly women from tha tastt were also
obtained, but their Injuries wers minor.
Cnnse of the Wreck.
A new "crossover'' Installed on th Burr
road viaduct and embankment, on tha
western outskirts ot the i-lty was Indi
rectly responsible for th iccldent
The train was lat ana th engineer waa
driving to make up lost tim. When th
heavy vestlbuied train' of ' nine car
struck the switch at full speed, th
locomotive leaped, ' rooked ' and swayed
over the ties for nearly ICO yards and fin
ally fell to th street below, drugging six
cars down the bank. -The coupling broke
between the Sixth and seventh cars, lev
ing three .sleeper upright on the embank
ment, two of them still on th rails.
Ball Players to Reseoe.
Many of those pinned beneath th debris
owe their lives to th promptness of th
members of the St. Louis National base
ball team. The ball player ' were riding
In th last two coaches, which remained en
the track. When the ' crash came, they
piled out in their pyjamas, and several of
them were bleeding from cuts about th
feet caused by racing over th wreckage.
"I was in the next to last car," said
Roger Bresnaham, the- team's manager.
"1 waa smoking at tb time th spill came,
and I grabbed hold of something and held
on. I got out all right' Not on of our
mn was hurt, but, of corn-, our baggag
Is gone. W were on our way to Boston,
where w are scheduled for a gam with
th Boston National today.'"
Th ball player left for Boston, oa a
special train at S:S0 o'clock, 1
The wreck waa almost complete, - flv
cars having gons ever and only three car
of th long train being left on th track.
Th engine, twisted Into Junk, waa S00 feet
south of Fairfield avenue. . Behind wer
th mall and baggag cars. While th Pull
mans and coaches were In. a mass In th
Misr Victims to Day Coach.
The day coach waa entirely crushed and
In It th death wer many, flv bodies
being removed at once, . .
Three Pullmans were airrtost completely
crumpled up, but uppearan&a wer thai
tha passengers were in a meaour protected
by the strength of the cars, '
With firemen, policemen (and dooto,.
Boxes of O'Brien's
Round trip tickets to Lakt
Quart brick of palzell'i
ice cream. '
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