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PORTLAND. OREGON. TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1912.
GUST SHOQft GAY
AVIATOR TO DEATH
Daring Costs Novice at
Flying His Life.
PREDICTIONS COME TRUE
Accident Befalls Yale Man on
Heels of Warning.
AERIAL HONEYMOON SEEN
larrtag-e Cmrnonr Performed tn
Aeroplane at Lo Angles Mft
Treacherous Wind Spoil Part
of Bridal Tour Plana.
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 22. Rutherford
Page, aged M. a Tale graduate,
tared from New Tork and flying aa
on of tha Curtlaa aviators, foil IS
feet to hla death thla afternoon on
Dominance Field, a few momenta be
for the close of tho third day'a pro
gramme of tho third International art
atlnn meet. Hie death, tha doctora
said, waa Instantaneous.
Almost every bono In rage's body
broken. Hla neck waa broken,
both less and trail and bla rheet
rase waa endeavoring to "torn on
a plrot" at a height of about ISO foot
when tha swell of air orer tho bangers
raught hta planea.
Frlgkteaed Avtater Jasasta.
Page made an effort to regain bla
balance, but evidently fearing that tha
aeroplane had gotten beyond control.
tiT. up and when abont fO feat In tha
air Jumped clear of the machine aa It
wi) dropping Ilka a plummet. He
cleared tha machine and fell flat Into
the plowed ground. According to tha
doctora he waa cruehed to death.
Page waa flying for tha flret time
as a licensed aria tor, baring been
awarded hla llcenae Saturday. Hla
flying early today waa one of tho spec
tacular features, deaplta a puffy and
treacherous wrnd wMch lent color-to
the free expression of predict lone that
tha day would be marred by acci
dent. Pago Tartlla Crowd.
Page waa one of tha flret to leave
tha ground. In the flret beat of the
flve-mlle handicap. In which he and
Lincoln Beachey. the Curtlaa veteran,
were the contestant. Page thrilled
tha crowd by hla sensational maneuv
ers. All of the dlpa and aharp turna
made by Beachy were duplicated by
Page, who waa even more daring than
The more experienced aviators shook
their beads when they witnessed Page's
apparently foollah avolutlona and when
he descended. Glenn Curtlaa. who
taught htm to fly, cautioned him
against attempting at hta first meet
to perform feats of flying that required
long experience to learn.
Yeeaa; Avtater Beaatfal.
Tase merely laughed and aaaured
Turtles that he waa "all to tho good.
Purine the afternoon the young New
Torker had told those about the hang
era that be would beat Beachey "or
break my fool neck."
Taga lived In New Tork with hla
mother and two slaters. Hla father la
dead. Ho waa graduated from Tale
la Ills and waa a member of tho
Yale Club of New Tork. About alz
weeka ago ha Joined tho Curtlaa camp
at San Diego, where ha received hla
first Instructions In flying.
Glenn It. Curtis, after tha acclcfent,
declared that Page'a death waa due to
lack of experience and hla extreme
Darlasi Leads te Death.
"He waa mora than fearless," de
clared Curtlaa. "Ha had been called tho
aecond Beachey. and It waa predicted
by all who had witnessed Page'a early
flights that he would be a world beater
If some such thine aa happened today
did not end hla career."
Immediately after the ace'dent tha
wreckage of Page's machine was piled
up and burned to prevent Its being
carried away piecemeal aa souvenirs.
An aeroplane marriage and a man
hunt by aeroplane were tha principal
features of the day'a programme. Miss
Leona Cowan and Neal Cochrane, both
of Los Angeles, were wedded seated In
Clifford Turpln's Wright biplane and
although It waa planned to have tha
pair make a trip together, conditions
were such as necessitated tha carry
ing out of the honeymoon by Install
ments. Turpln first took the bride on
a Jaunt through the air and later Phil
Parmalee took the bridegroom on a
PACK'S HOME IX XEW YORK
Death 1 F1rt Air Fatality In
In I ted States in l12.
NEW TORK. Jan. St Rutherford
Page, who waa killed at Loa Angeles,
waa the son of Mrs. William D. Page,
of IT East Thirty-eighth street, thla
Page bad done aoma practicing at
the aviation school at Nassau Boule
vard. Long Island. In a machine aald
tn have been of hla own construction.
Tage's death Is the first aviation fa
tality in thla country In IMS. and the
114th In the world ainco actual flying
brgan nearly four years ago. There
have been three deaths of aviators In
France since January 1,
CHATS WITH SPIRIT
WORLD HELD EASY
MRS. HASTIE TELLS OF MESS
AGES FROM QUEEN VICTORIA.
"A Pure Mind la Only Needed to
Commune With the Departed."
Depoaltlon In Tlngley Case,
SAN DIEGO. CaX. Jan. 22. Cora
tnunlcatlona from tha spirit world ware
aaay, according to tho deposition of
lira. Mary L. Use tie. companion of Mrs.
Harriet P. Thurston, whose will mak
Ing Mrs. Katharine Tlngley tha chief
benefactor la being contested by Mrs.
Thurston's eon. George L. Patterson.
The reading of the depoaltion waa re
sumed In Superior Court today.
Mrs. Hastle'a receipt of mind im
pressions from Queen Victoria, the
prophecy aha received from Bishop
Joyce and visions aba had of a Virgin
Mary and Christ were deacrlbed In de
tail. Mrs. Haetle aald In tha depoal
tion that aha never had received any
communication from tha Virgin Mary
"A pure mind ta only needed to com
mune with the departed." said Mrs.
Haatle In explaining bow she waa pos
sessed of that power.
"I hava a pure mind." was her
statement on thla point.
Tha reading of tha deposition waa
not completed today. Antlclpatione
are that at least a month will be re
quired to complete taking testimony In
the case. '
DEMOCRATIC LIST DRAWN
Committee to Arrange Convention
Named by Chairman Mack.
NEW TORK. Jan. it. Chairman
Norman E. Mark, of the Democratic.
National Committee, today announced
the committee on arrangements for
the Democratic National convention.
Chairman Mack. Vlce-Chalrman Hall.
of Nebraska, and Secretary Vrey Wood
son. of Kentucky, are ex-offlclo mem
bers of the committee on arrange
meats. Thoaa appointed by tha chair
Josephua Daniel, of North Carolina;
Clark Howell, of Georgia, and John T.
McGraw, of West Virginia, represent
Ing the South Atlantic States: Martin
J. Wade, of Iowa, Edwin O. Wood, or
Michigan; Roger C. Sullvan. of Illinois
and Thomaa Taggart, of Indiana, rep
resenting tho Middle Western Statea;
Robert Ewlng. of Louisiana, repre
senting the Gulf Stataa; Robert S. Hud
speth, of New Jersey, and Thomas H.
Brown, of Vermont, representing tho
Eastern and New England States; ex-
Governor John E. Osborne, of yo-
mlng, representing the Rocky Moun
tain and Pacific Coaat Statea, and J. F.
Talbot, of Maryland.
NORTHWESTERN EYES CITY
President Oardnrr Expected
Portland on Secret Mission.
William A. Gardner, president of tha
Chicago A Northwestern Railway, haa
been In tha Northwest for the past
week. It la aald. on business connect
ed with the proposed entrance by hla
road Into Oregon and Washington.
The fact that ha la traveling In an
effort to prevent hla movements from
becoming known la taken to Indicate
that bla mission Is one of more than
ordinary Importance. Tho Northwest
era frequently haa threatened to lnvada
tha Northwest In the last few years,
and recent activities of Its agents. It
la aald. have been with tho definite
purpose of securing a foothold In this
territory at tha earliest possible date.
It Is said that tha Northwestern is
Interested In some of the recent real
estate activity on the East Hide and
that It now Is negotiating for terminals
President Gardiner la expected In
Portland within tha next few days.
KNOX TO BE SUBPENAED
House Committee Determined
Find Ont About $20,000.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. A second
subpena commanding the production
of voucher recorda will be served on
Secretary of State Knox by the House
committee on expenditures of the State
Department In order to Ret before tha
public the method of expenditure of
120.000 appropriated for tha celebra
tion in 190 of the discovery of Lake
Chairman Hamlin Intimated to Sec
retary Knox, who was on the witness
stand, that he Intended to make a test
case of tha Lake Champlaln Incident,
but before doing so he would Issue tha
"subpena duces tecum" to give Mr.
Knox a chance te make answer to It.
Secretary Knox declined to make
public the Lake Champlaln expendi
tures" today. Ha said ha acted under
tha order of tha President
C0RVALLIS WILL GET LINE
Oregon Electric to Ron Branch to
City Thla Summer.
ALBANY. Or, Jan. 22. (Special.)
That the Oregon Electric la planning
to build a branch Una this Summer
front the Albany-Eugene line to Cor-
valils la shown by developments here
today. Representatives of the com
pany have taken tha preparatory steps
toward securing rights of way.
Thia branch line will leave the Al
bany-Eugene line at a point five miles
aouth of Albany and run almost In an
air line to Oorvallla. It la aald that
the Oregon Electric has mads an ar
rangement with the County Court of
Benton County for Joint uae of the
wagon bridge which that court Is pre
paring to erect across the Willamette
at Cor vail Is this BummerJ
BY LA FOLLETTE
Senator Begins Inva
sion of New York.
"PROGRESSIVES" IN SESSION
Wisconsin Man Favors Votes-
ROOSEVELT NOT PRESENT
Gilford Plnchot Sap He Will Sup
port Insurgent Statesman for
President Candidate Is
Cheered by Crowd.
NEW TORK. Jan. II. Tha political
atmosphere In tha East waa further
changed tonight by the first appear
ance In thla aectlon of Senator R. M.
La "Follette, of Wisconsin, alnce he an
nounced his candidacy aa a "progres
siva Republican" for tha Presidential
In connection with the Senator's
coming there was political gossip to
the effect that Colonel Roosevelt also
might appear at tha Carnegie Hal masa
meeting which Mr. La Follette ad
dressed and possibly lend asslatance to
his boom, but the Colonel waa not
present. Instead ha attended a dinner
of several prominent leaders In charity
Plaehot Makra Speech.
Glfford Plnchot, a close friend of
President Roosevelt, who has been re
garded as a staunch Roosevelt lieuten
ant, appeared with Senator La Follette,
however, and presided at tha meeting.
He presented the Senator aa tha "can
didate I support for tha Republican
While the meeting was under way
tha crowd that aought admittance waa
so large that tha police had to keep
the throng away.
seaator la Cheered.
When tha Senator waa finally led to
tha platform In tha hail the audience
rose and shouted, women waved hand
kerchiefs and cheera were given for
ulm aa the "next President of the
"I have admonished." said La Fol
lette. "that I am to addresa an audl-
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HE CAN'T STOP
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAfS Maximum temperature,
degrees; minimum. 38 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; easterly winds.
Dr. Son accuses Premier Yuen
Japanese Foreign . Minister reiterates
tlon's friendship for United
Democrats propose 30 to 50 per cent cuts la
sieei tiiirr. rift o.
Bouse committee exonerates Dr. Wiley.
Judge Donwortb withdraws resignation to
save Tart from faolng dilemma. Page X.
La rollett speaks In New Torw for first
time alnce ha ODtoid campaign, rut i-
Taft refuses to believe Hitchcock Is dls
loyal. Page .
Railway linking Key West with Florida
mainland operates. Page 1.
Oust of wind sends daring aviator ta death
on heals of warning. Page J.
Chats with sou-lta easy, says woman In
Tlngley caaa. pace 1.
County, state and Illinois Central Inrestlgat-
Ing wreck that killed officials. Pace a.
Duke of Connaught decides to visit Wash
ington. Page S-
Roadsters' Spring camp may be at Chios.
Johnny Coulon knocks out Harry Forbes la
third round. Pase 7.
Attell-Brown decision starts rivalry among
tight critics. Pace 7.
McCarthy. Multnomah wrestler, may surprise
unselc Spokane champion, page
Professor Hrschel Parker starts on attempt
to scale Mount Mchllnler. Page 8.
Death of young woman near Newport, found
snot through heart, le mysuiyiag. f aga a.
Kehalem City wins fight for water supply.
Attorney-aeneral contends part of univer
sity petitions thrown out must be al
lowed as valid. Page I.
Salem Council passes ordinance to raise sa
loon licensee over Mayors veto, rage
Eyes of Dr. Haxxard terror to patient, tes
tifies slater of dead woman, rase i.
Hlllsboro woman convicted of wielding gun-
Mother and son wounded by pistol la hand
of youth. Page e.
Commercial and Marine.
All cereals strong la Northwestern markets.
Wheat nervous aad Irregular at Chicago.
Trading In bends Is broad and confident.
Broadway bridge foundation is completed
two months ahead of time. Page IS.
Portland and Vicinity.
East Side Business Men'e Club discusses
purchase of Home Telephone company oy
State of Oregon. Page 18.
Inquisitor finds distressing cases or loan
shark work In city. Page ll.
Council alms to curb telephone and light
companies in deposit fee practice. Page lu.
Stata has only one peremptory challenge left
In Wilde case, rage 1.
New distance rates ordered by Railroad
commission are regarded aa Portland aid.
Twelve Burns enthuslaatis dine together In
celebration of Oregon Short Line a pro
posed entry to Harney County. Page 10.
Men who say they represent unemployed
threaten to use force ix city ooes not
grant relief, page 11.
I) W. W. supporter and religions faith fol
lowers fill street with noise. Page lo.
Only one challenge left prosecution In Wilde
case. Page 1.
Western opera Is magnet of fashionable
Portland folk. Page 4.
Mualc of "The Girl of the Golden West"
strangely Impressive. Page 4.
Holdup man shoots bartender In arm.
AN APPETITE, STARVED FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS.
DR. HAZZARD'S EYES
Sister of Dead Woman
Tells of Treatment.
BROTH DIET MAIN FOOD
"Starvation Cure" Doctor In
troduces Letters to Aid.
ACCUSED HIGHLY PRAISED
Communications Describe Women
Getting Better In Health, but
3Ilss Williamson Says She
Wrote Just as Directed.
SEATTLE, Jan. 22. Miss Dorothea
Williamson declared on the witness
stand at Port Orchard today that Mrs.
Linda Burfleld Haizard. who la an trial
In tho Kitsap County Superior Court
accused of starving; to death Miss
Claire Williamson, her sister, waa un
kind to her at Olalla and that she
feared Mrs. Haizard to such an extent
that she would have Ions; crying- spells
when ahe thought of meeting; tho atar-
vatlon doctor. This statement was
made by Miss Williamson In the cross-
examination by the defendant's coun
sel. "You had an awful fear of Mrs. Hag
gard T" Miss Williamson waa asked.
Witness Telia of Fright.
"Tea. I feared Mrs. Hazzard. Ono
evening; I waa In my room crying and
Mlsa Robinson was trying to soothe
me when Mrs. Hazzard came home from
Seattle. She rushed up stairs, seised
my wrists and told me to be quiet. She
stared at me so hard that I acreamed
with horror. Mlsa Robinson was near
and I darted to her and grabbed her
for protection, and she aoothed me."
'Were you In your right mind at that
'Yes. I was, except that I was stupid
from weakness," "
Miss Williamson said that she didn't
know whether Mrs. Hazzard waa un
kind to Claire, as she waa not per
mitted to see her. She said Mrs. Haz
zard told her that she would be better
If she would not see Claire often. She
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OF WIELDING GUN
ROAD SUPERVISOR AXD CREW
COWED BY PELLETS.
Sheriff Present In Tualatin Valley
When Difficulty Arose, but Ac
cused Was Obdurate.
- HILLS BO RO, Or.. Jan. 22. (Special.)
A Jury In the Circuit Court this morn
ing; returned a verdict of guilty against
Jennie McE. Galbreath, of Tualatin,
charged with pointing a firearm. The
defendant asked for Ave days to argue
for a new trial.
The charge was the result of a gun
play at Tualatin August 29. 1911, when
a crew, under the direction of Road
Supervisor C F. Casteel, waa endeav
oring to remove a fence built In what
the oounty officials Insist la a highway
In front of the Galbreath residence.
The supervisor started to remove tha
fence and Sherff Hancock waa sent to
the scene to preserve peace.
The officer entered the house to see
that no one molested the workmen
and after he had talked with Mrs. Gal
breath for a few .minutes she excused
herself and went upstairs. A minute
later a shot waa fired, supposedly from
the upstairs window, and the shot
rattled close to the supervisor and his
laborers, who fled.
The Sheriff rushed upstairs and
found Mrs. Galbreath seated In a rock
er. In response to a question aa to
whether or not she fired the shot
Sheriff Hancock said that she declined
to answer. A shotgun was found In
the next room, with an empty Bhell
on the floor. None of the crew was
struck by any of the shot.
The defendant was Indicted by the
grand ' Jury, charged with "pointing a
firearm." The case has attracted wide
spread attention and will doubtless go
to the Supreme Court.
'RAFFLES" SEEKS DEATH
Tired of Life, Gentlemanly Robber
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 22.
wanted to die. I courted death In
front of that Italian's big revolver,
waa weary of the fight and wanted to
This statement was made In the City
Hospital here today by Fred H. Helmer,
a "gentleman robber," shot and serl
ously wounded last night by an Italian
storekeeper after Helmer had held up
half a dozen persons and taken
small amounts. Physicians today said
Helmer might recover and thus be
cheated of his dearest wish to die.
"I am of good family In New York,
where I was born." Helmer said. "Had
It not been for the great fire in San
Francisco, which took all I had,
should be all right today."
uiacalone. the Italian, bears out
Helmer's statement that he faced full
around and received the bullet without
flinching. Helmer's holdups were ac
complished with an old-fashioned
"bulldog" revolver. Innocent of loads,
BONDS BRING 3.1 PER CENT
Block of $5 63,050 for City Improve
ments Sell Readily.
Portland improvement bonds total
ing ?G6S.250 were sold yesterday by tho
ways and means committee of the City
t-ouncii at premiums better than 2 per
cent. Out of a total of $621,499 of
fered for sale the city purchased but
158.249 at par. The balance of $563,
250 was in great demand, as was ap
parent by bids totaling nearly $3,500,-
Following are the successful bidders
and the premiums: Ladd & Tllton. $5000
at 3.1 per cent; W. F. White, $10,000
at 3 per cent; A. Tlchner, $105,500 at
2.5 per cent; A. TV. Dolson, $2500 at
2.25 per cent; Hibernla Savings Bank,
$10,000 at 2.26 per cent; Ladd & Tilton,
$100,000 at 2.1 per cent; United States
National Bank, $3000 at 2.6 per cent
and $250,000 at 2.16 per cent; Emma
Drake, $250 at 2.5 per cent; S. F.
Siferd, $2000 at 2.25 per cent; W. F.
White, $250,000 at 2.17 per cent; Hiber
nla Savings Bank, $50,000 at 2.16 per
EDICT IS AIMED AT "RATS"
Women. Voters Must "Wear Hair Flat
So Clerk Can Measure Height.
WILLOWS. Ca'. Jan. 22. (Special.)
The County Clerk has found it more
difficult to register women as voters
than it is to register men, and has
Issued an edict that has attracted the
attention of the fair sex throughout
He has found difficulty tn measuring
their height on account of the pre
vailing mode of hair dressing. Many
come with their hair dressed high, and
the county officer is unable to get
their correct height. In order to avoid
this trouble the clerk has caused a
notice to be published asking women
to dispense with "rats." etc, and wear
their hair flat when they come to reg
ister. DIVISION OF CROOK URGED
Culver Development League .Would
. Divide Interior County.
PRINEVILLE, Or., Jan. 22. (Spe
cial.) A proposal for division of Crook
County has been offered by the Culver
Development League. Resolutions have
been drafted and sent to all the com
mercial bodies In the interior urging a
plan for carving three counties of Crook
and asking other organizations In Cen
tral Oregon to. join them In a call for
a county convention at Prinevllle.
BUT ONE CHALLENGE
LEFT WILDE'S FOES
Four Peremptories Re
main for Defense.
JURY MAY BE IN TOMORROW
Senator La Follette's Cousin
Dropped by State. , ;i
NOISY COURTROOM QUITTED
Racket Made by Builders Prompts
Judge Havana ugh to Remove to
. Quiet Quarters One Venire- i
man Mistrusts Morris. . '
Both the defense and the proseeu
tion in the Wilde case yesterday ex
erclsed an additional peremptory chal-
lenge and each excused one prospect
Ive Juryman who had been passed by
both sides. The defense retired C. O.
Paine, re&l estate dealer, of 1641 Olln
street, at the conclusion of his pre
liminary examination. It was apparent
that Paine favored the prosecution,
Barney Haffey, a saloon man, 82Va!
Third street North, was tho venire
man excused by the prosecution. la
his examination last week Haffey waa
forced to admit that he had been prose
cuted three times by the District At
torney's office for Illegally selling
liquor Sundays. For this reason the)
state did not want to take any chancea
with Haffey, who was believed to be
naturally prejudiced against the prose
Repeatedly declaring that be had:
no confidence In tho Integrity of W
Cooper Morris and that he would not
believe any testimony in the case by
Morris, even If it were corroborate!
by competent witnesses, C B. La Fol
lette, real estate dealer, of 106 Fast
Eighty-first street North, and a sec
ond cousin of Senator La Follette, of
Wisconsin, aspirant for the Presi
dency, disqualified himself as a Juror
and was excused by Judge Kavanaugh
on a challenge for cause preferred by
counsel for the state.
Railway Agent Failed.
L. C. Batchelder, assistant foreman
American Can Company, of 695 Borth
wlck street, was passed for cause by
both sides and the examination of J,
T. Lacey, special agent for the Port
land Railway, Light & Power Com
pany, 104 East Seventy-second street
North, had not been concluded when
court adjourned until 9:30 o'clock this
morning. Lacey had been passed for
cause by the defense and was being
questioned by Special Prosecutor Clark,
for the prosecution, at the time of the
adjournment. It was evident from the
character of questions being asked of
Lacey by counsel for the state that an
effort will be made to disqualify him
as a Juror In the case. Pertinent ques
tions were asked of the venireman aa
to whether he had not discussed tho
Wilde case and Its merits In the last
Dlarnssloa of Case Denied.
In his questions Mr. Clark implied
that Lacey had conversed with "Blllie"
Mitchell or Lou Carpenter or one of
the operatives connected with their
detective agency. Lacey, however,
emphatically declared that he had not
discussed the merits of the case with
anybody and denied that any person
had undertaken to approach him con
cerning the approaching trial. Mr.
Clark will resume his Interrogation
of Lacey this morning.
Lacey was called to the Jury box
last Tuesday morning, but waa ex
cused by Judge Kavanaugh because
of a badly ulcerated tooth. He waa
called again yesterday to take the
place vacated by the retirement of
Haffey, peremptorily challenged by tha
After leaving the Courthouse, did,
you have your tootn treated r in
quired Mr. Clark.
Who was your physician?"
I treated the tooth myslf," explained
Lacey. "I went direct to a saloon at
246 Alder street, where I found effect
ive treatment. It not only cured my,
rouble, but I slept good that night.
Morris Sot Trusted.
Mr. Batchelder readily qualified as a
prospective Juror in the case and was
accepted temporarily after an exami
nation of less than an hour. Batchel
der believed that the fact that when
an indictment is returned against a
man It is indicative that a crime haa
been committed, but he would suspend
Judgment until he had heard the evi
dence and received the court's instruc
tions as to the law. He would not
take the word of Morris unsupported,
but would receive any testimony Morris
might offer and consider it for what
it was worth, mindful all the time
that Morris was a convicted felon and
that he might have a motive In giving
Answering a question from Mir. Ma
larkey as to whether he thought any
crime had been committed in connec
tion with the Oregon Trust & Savings
Bank. Paine, at the morning session,
said that "where there is so much
smoke, there must be some Are." Ha
explained that in his opinion something
was worn? with the management of
the hank. A plea of guilty by Morris,
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