Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 31, 1909, Image 1

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Wright Averages 42
Miles an Hour.
Second Test Imposed by Army
Triumphantly Met.
Machine Behaves Perfectly Daring
Entire Flight and Army Offi
cer Who Made Trip Is
Much Pleased.
WASHINGTON". July SO. Orvllle
Wright this evening attained the zenith
of hard-earned success. In a ten-mile
cross-country flight in the famous aero
plane built by himself and his elder
brother, Wilbur, and accompanied by
Lieutenant Benjamin D. Foulers, of the
Army Signal Corps, he not only sur
passed the speed requirements of his
contract with the Government, but ac
complished the most difficult and daring
flight ever planned for a heavler-than-alr
flying machine.
Incidentally he broke all speed rec
ords over a measured course. His speed
-was more than 42 miles an hour. He
made the ten-mile flight In 14 minutes
and 42 seconds. He went up nearly
600 feet In his crossing of the Valley
of Four-Mile Run, and his average alti
tude was 200 feet.
Taft Greets Aviators.
President Taft arrived upon the pa
rade ground at Fort Myer just in time
to see the aeroplane land, and to par
ticipate In the wild demonstration
which welcomed the triumphant avia
tors. A great crowd watched while Orvllle
Wright had the machine placed on the
startling rail and gave the motor a
final lest.
The engine worked perfectly, and the
people seemed to realize that an epoch
making moment was at hand. They
pressed forward against the lines which
held them back, breathless, intense,
eagerly watching every movement of
the aviator and his machine.
Fine Start Made.
Lieutenant Foulers climbed Into the
passenger seat beside the motor. Wil
bur took his place at the right tip of
the planes, and Orvllle clambered Into
his seat beside Foluers. He gripped
the levers and slipped the cable which
released the starting weight. The aero
plane shot down the track, rose before
It reached the end. and skimmed over
the ground for 100 feet or more.
As If drawn by invisible powers, it
rose higher and higher, reached the end
of the field, turned at a slight angle
and came about, facing the madly
cheering multitude.
Hats and handkerchiefs were waving,
automobile horns were tooting, the
overwrought spectators even wept as
the great white creature turned again
southward at the starting tower. Then
with a short turn Orvllle swept about
almost over the heads of the closely
banked spectators and started straight
southward over the center of the drill
"They are off," shouted a thousand
Like a giant bird the aeroplane swept
unswervingly down its course. It kept
straight to the south and seemed to
be rising ever higher as it passed over
the diverse and heavily wooded coun
try in the distance.
Those who had glasses saw the aero
plane turn, flrst to the left, then to the
right, above Shuter Hill. Then it was
lost to view, and as the seconds passed
a silence grew upon the crowd.
As the delay in the aeroplane again
rising above the skyline became seem
ingly alarming, great beads of perspira
tion stood upon Wilbur Wright's brow
and his agitation was evident.
Suddenly the speck came in sight
over the distant hill.
There it is." everybody said, and the
sigh of relief was plainly audible.
Even more dramatic than its depar
ture from Fort Myer was the advent of
the aeroplane and Its passengers at the
southerly turning point on Shuter hill.
Just outside of Alexandria. There the
usual crowd was gazing eagerly into the
sky. The cavalry men on duty to keep
back the people forgot the purpose of
their presence and sat rapt upon their
horse, watching the blurred apparition.
Wright Shows Airsmanship.
It was quickly seen that through some
miscalculation of steering the aeroplane,
if It kept a straight course, must turn
the stake balloon from the east to the
right Instead of from the west to the left,
as had' been expected. Suddenly the
aviator "put his helm over" and the
craft with a sharp lisr to starboard, so
to speak, cut across the course and
turned the aerial buoy from the west.
I ndoubtedly he lost precious seconds by
the maneuver, but It afforded a splendid i
exhibition of the aeroplane's responsive
re; and perfect dirigibillty.
Ascends to Podge Trees.
Behind the high promontory of Shuter
Hill the aeroplane was easily 300 feet
above ground, but the treos and buildings
on the hill called for a still greater alti
tude to clear them. The watching crowd
(Concluded on Pace S.)
Visitor From Guadalajara Says
Rioting Was Started First
by Dismissed Student.
Log ANGELES, Cal.. July SO. (Spe
cial.) Dr. W. J. Erkenbeck, of Guada
lajara. Mexico. Is at the Hollenbeck
Hotel with an interesting account of the
riots last Saturday in that city, where,
he says the populace are jailed by the
dozens for even daring to yell "Hurrah
for Reyes!"
He said: "Corral, the present Vice
President, has the support for re-election
of Diaz and the upper classes, who
compose the party called the Corrallats,
and General Beyes is warmly cham
pioned by the peons and the soldiers,
who are known as Reyesfcrts.
"Well, the riots in Guadalajara started
when Diaz sent a private car with 28 or
30 Corral supporters to Guadalajara to
inspire sentiment for their candidate.
The Keyeslsts broke up their meeting
and drove the Corralites out of the city.
"After that the Reyeslsts went through
the city destroying property In general,
and of Americans who are known as
foreigners there and who really are hated
by the peons in particular. These riot
ers are students who support Reyes.
They were expelled from school some
time ago for political activity in behalf
of Reyes, and have been jailed to the
number of 150 at a time for hurrahing for
their candidate."
Special Place Arranged So He May
Watch Northwest Politics?
WASHINGTON', July 30. (Special.) It
la announced that a new place, that of
supervising special agent for the Treas
ury Department, is to be created for
Arthur F. Statter, of Washington State,
former secretary to Senator Ankeny, hlo
political manager, and also a handy polit
ical agent of Frank Hitchcock, Postmaster-General,
when the latter was manag
ing Taft's campaign.
Statter was once an Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury. It Is understood that
his principal function in his new office
will be to keep his chief and Postmaster
General Hitchcock Informed regarding the
political situation on the Pacific Coast.
Negress Fires Polntblank, bnt Does
'ot Break Bone.
MARYSVILLB. Cal.. July 30. Resent
ing the accusation that she had stolen
$10 from him, a colored woman shot a
Hindu laborer this afternoon, near
Grldley. The Hindu's head was not more
than a yard from the muzzle of the
woman's 22-caIlbre rifle as she fired point
blank Into his face.
The bullet struck the Hindu squarely
between the eyes. The ball was found
flattened against the frontal bone and
as large as a silver quarter. Dr. Thomp
son removed the disc of lead and the
Hindu soon regained consciousness. The
bullet, apparently, merely stunned him.
Finding of Quartz Ledge In Well
Starts Excitement.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., July 30.
(Special.) While digging a well in the
city of Athena, a, group of laborers en
countered a ledge 30 feet in thickness
bearing copper and gold quartz. Samples
of the ore were Immediately sent away
for assaying and In the meantime clalma
are being staked out by the residents of
that city and the surrounding commu
nity. The greatest excitement prevails In
that locality and the finding of gold has
resurrected the days of the early '60s.
Will Boom Modern Methods and Al
liance With Japan.
SEOUL, July 30. Progressive Coreans
have formed a society, the purpose of
which Is to develop a national policy
for Corea. Lecturers will be sent
through the country to teach the peo
ple that the future of Corea depends
upon industrial development and mod
ern methods.
It will also be urged that, in order to
succeed In developing various Indus
tries, Corea must be economically allied
with Japan.
Mines With Capital of $19,000,700
In One Company.
GOLDFIELD, Nev., July 30. The
Goldfleld Consolidated Mines Company
today announced the complete absorp
tion of the subsidiary companies the
Mohawk, Laguna, Red Top, Jumbo and
Goldfleld Mining. The amount Involved
In the merger is 119,000,700.
All the subsidiary companies will
surrender their charters and the com
panies be dissolved.
Son of Noted Packer Suffers Broken
Leg In Auto Crash.
CHICAGO. July 30. Philip Swift, eldest
son of Edward F. Swift of the packing
firm of Swift A Co.. was seriously In
jured in an auto accident at Lake Gen
eva today.
One of his legs was broken.
'Exaggerated Ego' May
Block Freedom.
Jerome Fails -to Accomplish
Much in Long Quizzing.
After Ending Third Day of Triumph
ant Parrying, Thaw Meets His
Match - In - Queries of
Justice Mills.
WHITE PLAINS, K T., July 30. It was
the judge, not the prosecutor, who ruffled
the assurance of Harry K. Thaw on the
witness stand today.
Exaggerated ego." 'The insane de
lusion that the possessor is a person of
supreme ability and importance," may
prove the bar that will keep the doors of
Matteawan closed upon him. When Dis
trict Attorney Jerome had finished lis
cross-examination. Justice Mills asked
Thaw a series of questions, considered by
many as more pertinent than any of those
asked during the 12 hours that Thaw has
been on the stand.
"They are going to argue with me,"
said the justice, "that all the way through
you have shown an 'exaggerated ego." You
have had the assistance of one of the
leading attorneys of this country, but I
have observed you constantly interrupt
him and make suggestions. In your
former litigations you have constantly
changed your counsel. Why don't you
trust Mr. Morschaueer?"
Thaw Much Put Out.
Thaw was clearly nonplussed. This
was a feature of his conduct upon which
Mr. Jerome had not touched.
"But I do trust Mr. Morschauser,' he
hastened to assure the justice.
"Haven't you felt ail the way through
that you were better able to conduct
this case?" asked the court.
"No." answered Thaw, , "except per
haps In the case of Mr. Hartrldge."
Thaw admitted that he might have in
terrupted Mr. Morschauser, but pleaded
that It was only because he wanted to
make suggestions regarding the evidence
and not because he felt qualified to take
the case out of his attorney's hands.
Evelyn Nesblt Thaw conferred with the
state's attorney during the day. Nothing
tangible has developed In the report that
she will sue for divorce.
Jerome Keeps Busy.
Although District Attorney Jerome an
nounced at the close of yesterday's ses
sion of court hearing that he was through
with Thaw, he recalled him to the stand
this -morning. The "two or three" more
questions which Jerome said yesterday
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Wlnthrop Declares AH Facts Will
Be Brought Out and Guilty
Persons Punished.
WASHINGTON, July 30. That the rul
ings of the Court of Inquiry Investigat
ing the Sutton case will not be Inter
fered with by the Navy Department was
clearly Indicated today. In a letter ad
dressed to Henry K. Davis, counsel for
Mrs. Sutton, mother of the dead officer,
Beekman Wlnthrop, Assistant Secretary
of the Navy, stated that the department,
in view of the facts, must decline to ac
cede to his request to vacate the ruling
of the court by which Mrs. Sutton was
declared to be regarded as a "complain
ant or accuser," while all persons present
at the time of the death of Lieutenant
Sutton were regarded in the position of
"It appears to the Department," a;.id
the letter, "that you have misconceived
the effect of the ruling of the Court rela
tive to the status of the officers who
were present on the occasion In ques
tion. This ruling does not change the
nature of the Court in the slightest de
gree. It is still 'a Court of Inquiry
seeking after facts and not a judiciary
tribunal with power to try or to punish.
Its function is to determine all the facts
Incident to the death of Lieutenant Sut
ton and to recommend whether further
proceedings should be taken against any
"If the court finds that Lieutenant Sut
ton's death was not the result of his own
act, but was caused by another person
or persons, such other person or persons
so accused will undoubtedly be brought
to trial for the offense."
The letter ended by a refusal to vacate
the court's ruling.
Senate Increases Appropriations by
Over $600,000.
WASHINGTON, July 80. The urgent
deficiency appropriation bill, which was
reported to the Senate Monday, carries
31.107,185, an increase of 3688.826 from the
bill as passed by the House. The prin
cipal Increases were required in order
to carry out provisions of the new tariff
Other appropriations were: 3100,000 for
necessary expenses of foreign trade rela
tions which come within the Jurisdiction
of the State Department, 36,000 each for
horses and carriages or automobiles for
the Speaker of the House, and 37,500 as
extra compensation for officers compos
ing the Brownsville Riot Board.
Denver Man Receives Two Demands
for $10,000.
DENVER, July 30. James A. McClurg,
son-in-law of Davtd H. Moffat, a capital
ist and railroad-builder, has been made
a victim of attempted blackmail. Let
ters were received by Mr. McClurg de
manding 310,000, refusal being followed
by a threat to dynamite the McClurg
A second letter was received today
repeating the demand that negotiations
for delivering the money be started by
answering a want ad signed "Jim and
Jlmmle," to appear in a Denver paper
Saturday morning.
Days of Commune Re
enacted in Spain.
Flames. of Burning .Buildings
- Turn Night Into Day.
Paris Receives Confirmation of
Worst Reports From Capital of
Alfonso's Kingdom and
of New Outbreaks.
' PARIS. July 30. Mall advices from
Madrid confirm the report of the hostile
demonstration which greeted the King
on his arrival from San Sebastian, and
the rioting which followed. The troops
are constantly marching through the
streets, with the evident Intention of
overawing the populace.
Frantic mothers vainly besiege the
War Office for news of their sons fight
ing in Africa. The only reply to each
is: "You wilt be notified If he is
A dispatch to the Matin from Gerona
gyves an interview with a refugee who
fled from Barcelona Wednesday.
Terror at Barcelona.
"There is terror and awful tragedy at
Barcelona," he said. "On Monday I saw
barricades thrown up by rioters, work
ing like mad. I saw a charge by
gendarmes, their headlong rush on the
barbed wire stretched before the bar
ricades, the fall of their horses, the
death of the riders, almost all of whom
were polgnarded by the revolutionists.
"From Monday to Wednesday as
many as 15 convents were set on fire,
and the glare of the flames lighted up
the sea and terrorized the population.
The civil guard and police were hissed
and Jeered everywhere, but food and
cigars were offered to the soldiers, who
repeatedly refused to Are."
Nuns and .Priests Killed...
Dozens .of priests and nuns were
slaughtered,' some at the altar, while
holding the crucifix in their hands; other
while bravely defending their institu
tions against the revolutionists and
flames, the populace preventing the Red
Cross workers from giving aid.
Nuns who appeared at the windows
were stoned; none helped them or took
pity on their screams.
The number killed exceeds 120 and the
wounded number more than 300.
Carry Dead Aloft.
Today," says the correspondent of a
London paper, "I witnessed one of the
grimmest of spectacles. The revolution
ists, 10.000 strong, were marching about
the streets with the remains, of their
(Concluded on Page 2.)
Races From One to 100 Miles Are
Run, and Fast Time Is Made,
but No Records Broken.
NEW YORK, July 30. At the new auto
race course on the old Brighton Beach
track today, the Chalmers-Detroit easily
won the 100-mile race from a small field.
having six miles to spare. Only three
cars finished the race, the others break
ing down. .
This event was the leader of a day of
racing, in which contests varying from a
mile up were run on the circular track.
The racing began with one-mile record
trials free for ail. Three care competed
for the single prize of 350. The Fiat
Cyclone car, driven by Ralph De Palma,
finished first In :54 3-5 seconds.
In the tpn-mile handicap motor race
Edward 9ecry and Fred Voelker, each of
whom was riding a 7-horsepower ma
chine, dashed into a fence. Beery escaped
with a shaking up. "Voelker sustained
several bad cuts- about the head, but
was not seriously injured.
The ten-mile open handicap motor cycle
race, was won by Harold Ovington, 3H-
horsepower (scratch) 10:16:25; J. F. Mc
Loughlln, 6-horsepower (60 seconds) sec
ond; F. B. Decker (90 seconds) third.
Fifty mile event, was a runaway race
for the Buick car, which finished alone
In 69:09 2-5.
The free for all prize, 3100 was won by
the Fiat-Cyclone, driver Ralph de Palma
In 5:51 3-5; Red Dragon, driver -Charles
Bowers, second; time, 5:54 3-5. Only two
The 24-hour automobile race started at
9 o'clock, with nine entrants, all but one
of wnlch were American cars.
The first accident occurred shortly be
fore midnight, when the Stearns skidded
and turned turtle on a bend half way
around the course. Marquis, the driver,
and Mechanician Lang were thrown out
and slightly Injured. The car lost Its
front wheels and was temporarily out of
the race. During the third hour the
Simplex gained another lap.
Sit for Reading and Find Clairvoy
ants Guilty of Fortune-Telling.
SPOKANE. Wash., July 30. (Special.)
The Police Court room rippled with
laughter and the ballif'a mallet thumped
and thumped before quiet reigned again
when Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Don
ovan today asked Jacob Crupp where he
or the spirits got the dollar for his for
tune readings. Crupp had Just stated
that he waa under control of Spirits and
spoke with spirit voice In giving readings
when led into a trap by detectives.
Fines of 325 and costs were levied by
Judge Mann on Jacob Crupp, Mrs. J. Am
merman and F. F. Nitzel for fortune-telling,
under the vagrancy law, this morn
ing. Each of the cases have been ap
pealed to the Superior Court under bonds
of 3500.
The arrest followed an Investigation by
Detective Daniel and Officer Kelley, who
went to Crupp Monday and told him they
wanted a spiritualist reading. After tell
ing Detective Daniel and Officer Kelley
many things which were to happen in
their future lives. .
Baseball Magnate Will Be Buried in
Louisville, Ky.
NEW YORK, July 30: The funeral of
Harry C. Pulliam will be held in Louis
ville, Ky., Monday next. George W.
Cain, a brother-in-law arrived here to
day from Nashville, Tenn., to take
charge of the body.
He said Mr. Pulliam had been over
taxed, took his business too seriously,
and of late has been anxious to get out
of the baseball business.
Man and Wife Pinned Under Heavy
Car In Shallow Brook.
SALINAS, Cal., July 30. Charles
Zimmerman and his wife were pinned
beneath an automobile and drowned
yesterday when the machine overturned
and flung Its five occupants Into a
small stream that skirts the county
road near Castrovllle.
Dr. J. Rudolph Beck. Miss Ruby Ras-
mussen and Miss Alice Adams were
painfully but not seriously Injured. 1
Bogota Solons Want to Know Why
Executive Skipped.
LONDON', July 30. A private tele
gram from Bogota, Colombia, says the
Chamber of Deputies has invited the
Senate to consider in joint session what
action can be taken to hold General
Rafael Reyes, who recently resigned
the Presidency, responsible for leav
ing the country without notifying Con
Chicago Official Charged With Falsi
fying Public Records.
CHICAGO, July 30. The grand jury
which has made wholesale indictments
against politicians and keepers of ille
gal establishments In the West Side
"tenderloin," -concluded its work today
with an indictment of John C. Frohme,
minute clerk of Judge Brentano,.
Acapulco Shaken Down
i by. Many Shocks.
Every House Along Shore Is
Grave of Occupants.
Mazatlan Laid Waste While Recov
ering From Fire Ships Sunk la
Acapulco Harbor, Causing
Great Loss of Life.
MEXICO City, Mexico, July 30. (Spe
cial.) Hundreds of lives were lost. In
numerable persons were Injured and
great property loss resulted from
earthquakes ' whieh shook the entire
southern part of Mexico, extending
from Oaxaca on the southeast to Aca
pulco on the Pacific Coast, which was
partially devastated at 4 o'clock this
morning. Eleven dead are reported 'in
this city, and 62 bodies have teen ra
covered at Chllpanclngo.
Tidal Wave Engulfs Hundreds.
Adding to the horror of the quake, a
tidal wave swept the City of Acapulco,
carrying down the bamboo houses
which line the shore, with hundreds of
occupants, who were unable to escape.
Most of these, it is said, were women
and children. Acapulco Is off the rail
road a short distance, and more sub
stantial houses are built back on the
cliff, but the smaller houses extended
to the waterfront.
Driven panic-stricken "from the'.'
homes by the quake, it was some time
before the inhabitants realized the pre
dicament of the families in the poorer
quarter. Fires which started gained a
good headway, and these only added to
the death list.
The to .1 numbe- of dead in Aca
pulco is not known. It being difficult
to get details from there tonight over
federal wires.
Many Other Towns Devastated.
About 100 miles Inland from Acapulco
the towns of Taluca, Puebla. Horlea
and Chllpanclngo, the capital of , the
state of Guerrero, also suffered. A
runner reached Chilpanclrgo with a re
port that the town of Mazatlan, a near
seaport, which was only recently
swept by Are, was again devastated.
The people there had only commenced
to rebuild, and the damage, therefore,
was not as great as It otherwise would
have been.
Reports have also been received from
Reopan, Zapate, Providencia, Atoyac,
(Concluded on Pane 8.)
' The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 80
degrees; minimum, 56 degree?.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds.
Jerome corners Thaw with searching ques
tions. Page 1.
Orvllle Wrlsht make 10-mlle flight with
passenger' on ' aeroplane at record speed.
Page 1.
Mexican aayi antl-Dlax riots In Mexico
started by expelled students. .-Page 1.
Details of bloody fighting at Barcelona.
Page 1.
French talk of other powers helping Spain at
Melllla. Page 2.
Earthquake In Central Mexico destroys part
of two cities and kilia many persona
Page 1.
Spanish uprising finds Queen of Spain in pit
iful plight. Page 2
Payne give summary of provisions of
tariff bill. Page 5.
Conference report on tariff bill submitted to
House and will be adopted today. Page 5.
Navy Department refusta to reverse ruling
of court of Inquiry In Sutton case.
Page 1.
Heart in Chicago causes 11 deaths and SO
prostrations. Page o.
Coast League scores: Portland 5. Oakland
3: San Francisco 8, Sacramento i i-iom
Angeles 4. Vancouver 3. Page 7.
Glldden autos complete Western tour at
Kansas City, page a.
O'Brien wins Oght with Flynn. Page T.
Chalmers-Detroit car wins 100-mtle auto
race at Brighton Beach ana 24-nour race
starts. Page i.
Northwestern League scores: Portland 2.
Vancouver 1; Spokane 3. Aberdeen 4;
Tacoma 4. Seattle 3. Page 7.
Pacific Northwest.
Washington State Bar begins action to da-
bar De Wolfe ana ex-Judge Root, page s.
New developmente appear In Tacoma girl
drowning mystery, page s.
Mrs. Mabel Warner loaes will contest at
Pendleton.. Page 6.
Crew, of workmen rushed to Deschutee.
Page 6.
Commercial and Marine
Oregon hops at 21 cents. Page 15.
Wheat lower at Chicago ou large crop
.tlmates. Page 15.
Trading stocks sell at record prices. Page 15.
Trade and lnduatrial conditions steadily
Improve. Page ID.
Henrlk Ibsen clears with flour and lumber
for Oriental ports, in service oi r'u..iu
a Asiatic Steamship Company. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity
J. B. Yeon will build big office moCK i
Fifth and Alaer. Page .
Mr. Rachel U Hawthorne blames n nitney
L. Boise for suit over properly, rage
Executive Board fixes limit on frame
theaters at April 1. 111 Page 16.
Police patrol of Portland hirbor favored
by Mayor Simon. Page 14.
Mavor aays he will break paving combine.
even It special election .,av.c..n. , .
Pave 10.
Mrs. Collins, again rational, say; her mind
is blank as to anootins uu.uauu.
Par. 16.
Director Newell discusses progress of re
clamation worn, rage iu
National Guard troops will hold compe
tition shoot on range, rut