Rutherford B Tousey electroction April 1914
I OUCHES HIGH.TEN SON WIRE AT TOP OF POLE BOY HAS NARROW" ESCAPE FROM ' DEATH. ARMS , AND LEGS BURNED Rutherford Tousey. age sixteen. 1515 West New York street, had a narrow - escape from being killed by electricity t.. nirht at Kank avenue and New. in. "0" - York street, when he climbed to the top of a high tension pole belonging to the Indianapolis Traction and Terminal Company, and was knocked senseless by the electrical current. As soon as the boy touched pne of the bish tension ...it., v, - a - o.ii m HIvtance of ten feet nnd his bo.lv became lodged in the wires connected to the lowest crossarm. Clothing on Fire. There were two flashes as the boy's clothing caught , fire. William. Mclntyre. 1503 West New York street, who was standing In his front yard, ran to the rescue of the boy, while a number of the lad's plymates stood near the pole and warned him to hold on tight. Mclntyre. Mclntyre. climbed the po.e and carried the boy to the ground. Sergeant lever and a detail of police sent the boy to the city hospital in the municipal ambulance, where he was found to be badly burned about - the arms and legs. ' Accepts Challenge. About ten boys were playing marbles in the street when Tousey said he could reach the first croasarm by climbing up a guy wire. The boy accepted the challenge of his companions to climb up the wire and by swinging hand over hand up th slanting wire soon reached the pole 'twenty 'twenty feet' above the ground. Although warned by his companions not to climb any higher Tousey continued climb - Ins: up the pole until he reached the high tension wires. The bov makes his home with his stepfather and mother. Mr. and MrV R O. Robb. The fire department i iT .i'ie to the corner, but Mclntyre had rescued the boy by arrived. the the at of K M. be Sc. ft in the time it '