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THE -3IORWING OREGONIATT FRIDAT. JUNE 12, 1914.
3 BALLOONS STILL
UP, DRIFTING SOUTH
"Kansas City III" Is First to
x -Take Ascent Before
:. Great Throng.
SCENES ATTENDING DEPASTURE OP BIG RACING BALLOONS UNDER FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION AUSPICES YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.
BALLOOW 3 TIES
Story of Terribie Experience
Tolrf by Dr. W. E. Stewart,
With HoneyweN on Trip;
ROSCOE FAWCETT IS AIDE
STORM PLAYS WITH CRAFT
Sporting. Editor or Oregonian Is
Pilot Watts Basket Mat Honey
1 well and Stewart Were Leading
; When Heavy Blow Began.
Gas Bag Dashed 10-00 Feet to Earth
and Bounced Up Again Pilot,
Broken-Hearted Over Fale,
Pulls Ripoord for Safety.
WATCH FOB THE BALLOONS.
Persona In neighboring towns and
cities should watch for the balloons
which started from Portland yeBter
day at 4:10 P. M. In the Rose Festi
val balloon race.
The .balloons will stay In the air
as' long aa possible. - -
The distance traveled depends upon
the air currents.
Persona picking ' up messages
dropped from the . balloons today
should telephone or telegraph them
"collect" to The Oregonian.
i (Continued From First Page.)
tt literally grabbed the bag and dashed
it to the ground. They arose again
and Just barely cleared a stand -of pine
timber about a quarter of a mile wide.
The balloon was thrown to the ground
a second time. It proceeded a luilf
mile farther, all the time at the mercy
of the wind. V
Finally Captain Honeywell selected
an open space In a field for a landing.
He landed safely, barely missing a big
pine" tree. The bag was badly dam
aged in coming in contact with a limb
Of the tree.
Dr. Stewart returned at tonce to
Portland. Captain Honeywell remained
with the bag.
Late last evening W. T. Wold, a tele
graph operator at Canby, reported two
of the balloons passing over that city.
They were close to the ground.
The balloon race Is a part of the
Rose Festival entertainment, and is
conducted under rules and regulations
of the Aero Club of America,
A purse of $3000 will be divided
among the contestants.
Oregonian Reporter in First Baa;,
' The first racer to leave the field, at
Twenty-fifth and Raleigh streets, was
the "Kansas City III," piloted by John
Watts.;. With him In the basket as
volunteer aide was Roscoe Fawcett,
sporting editor of The Oregonian, who,
upon bis return, will write for The
Oregonian an account of bis experience
and impressions. It was 4:09:30 P. M.
when the "Kansas City III" left the
' Th "Uncle Sam of Portland." with
Captain. H. 2. Honeywell, of St- Louis,
as pilot, and Dr. W. E. Stewart, of
Portland, as aide, left at 4:15:60? the
"Springfield," piloted by Roy Donald
son, of Springfield, 111., and carrying
Wilbur Henderson, of Portland, as
aide, got away at 4:25, and the. "Million
Papulation Club of St. Louis,' with the
-veteran Captain John Berry .aa pilot,
and George T. Morrison, of Portland,
as aide, followed at 4:30:14. '
Balloons . Traveling Southeast.
At latest accounts last night the three
balloons were traveling steadily in a
southeasterly direction. Each pilot had
been supplied with a liberal quantity
of blank messages, which will be
dropped ' to the ground from time to
time, with instructions to the finders
to send them to The Oregonian. In
this way the public will be constantly
Informed of the progress the air trav
elers are making.
Precision marked every particular of
the start. Each of the four pilots is a
veteran of many previous nights and
was well versed In the work and duties
required. Each had every detail in
readiness for . a long and successful
Lead better's Father Objects.
The race was scheduled to start with
the departure of the first balloon at 4
o'clock. For fully 10 minutes before
that time the entire quartet of . bags
was ready. A delay of nearly 10 min
utes was occasioned, however, by the
inability at the last hour ol E. H. Lead
better, who had arranged to accom
pany Pilot Berry, to make the trip.
His father, C. H. Leadbetter, would
not permit him to go. Morrison, who
was "among those present," watching
, preparations for the" start, learning o.
this,- promptly Volunteered to- take
Leadbetter's place. "
"But you are not prepared," protested
"I can prepare quick enough," insist
ed Morrison, and, with a word of en
couragement from the pilot, he was off
In an automobile for his rooms, where
he secured clothing and. other supplies
for the trip.
All the bags were held to the ground
until the arrival of Berry's aide, so that,
after the start of the first balloon, the
others could be sent up at five-minute
Starter Letter Gives Word.'
As soon as Morrison 'was ready to
- line nis piace in the - basket, O. C.
Leiter. the starter, gave the word and
Watts' balloon sailed gracefully away.
It rose gradually and gracefully, drift
ing slightly to the south and east at
the start, for fully a minute it seemed
to hover over the grounds. Watts
calmly surveyed the crowd, smiled, and
then, noticing Joe. Rieg, manager of
aeronautics for the . Festival Associa
tion, clapped his .hands together and
shook them as a farewell signal to
Fawcett was equally cool, although
this is nis first night by gas balloon.
He has traveled by aeroplanes. He.
too, looRea aDout, smiiea and threw
kiss to his wife, who was standing
near, and, as the bag passed from sight,
seemingly was engaged in conversa
tion with Watts.
Watts at once got busy with his
sand, of which he carried a great quan
tity. He had been in the air less than
five minutes when he could be seen
pouring sand from his bags. He
emptied at least three bags as he
passed over the southern part of the
city. Later he poured out more. Until
tie had disposed of a considerable quan
tity of sand, he hovered comparatively
near the earth, rising less than 1500
feet. - . . .
Honeywell Leaves Some Clothes.
Captain Honeywell got away before
he really was ready and left some of
his clothes behind. A suitcase and a
bag of oiled silk, containing a sweater
and some blankets, which he Intended
taking with him, were standing on the
ground beside his basket, where he had
placed them when he entered. He had
miscalculated, evidently, the carrying
capacity of his balloon, for he thought
he had enough sand attached to it to
hold it down. He told the men who
were hanging onto the basket to "let
go." They did, but the sandbags were
Hot heavy enough.
A look of disappointment and chagrin
wept Captain Honeywell's face as he
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rison Sailing- Over the Crowd. 8 Pilots Looking Over Maps Before Get
ting Ready to Start From Left to Right Berry, Watts, Honeywell. Donaldson.
saw what had occurred. He glanced
longingly toward his clothes. 100 feet
below him, then smiled and waved a
salute. Dr. Stewart looked about cau
tiously, as If to inspect his surround
ings. Then he settled himself comfort
ably In the basket and at last sight
seemed to be enjoying himself.
Donaldson's Golnsjr Most Spectacular,
Donaldson's departure was the most
spectacular. Just before he left the
ground a committee of women, representing-
the Illinois society, presented
him with a big bouquet of roses, which
he accepted by leaning over the edge
of his basket. The presentation was
made by Mrs. Maude Coburn. Others
in the committee were Miss Ethel Bar
ton, Mrs. James H. McMenamen, Mrs.
T. Ganderson, Mrs. H. C. TJthoff. Miss
Nell L Spurck and Miss Ella. M. ' De-
mady. . ,
Donaldson wa. neatly attired and
wore a straw hat. Just before the sig
nal-was given for him to start, he
carefully brushed his hair, adjusted tiis
tie and ' collar and inspected himself
carefully, as if intent on making a
Henderson worked in the Donaldson
car with the experience of a' veteran.
He seemed to relish the idea of taking
an aerial trip, and soon acquired a def
inite knowledge of what was required
of him. .
"I'm safer here than I would be In
a streetcar," he commented, as he was
about to start.
- Donaldson Tosses Rose.
As Donaldson's balloon left the earth
he tosBed out to the spectators a bou
quet of roses. Miss B. Neas. a-guest
at the Festival, caught the bouquet
and carried the trophy away amid the
envious glances of those who stood
about. ...... .
A few seconds later Donaldson tossed
out a strip of red, - white and blue
bunting. As it "fluttered down, the
crowd beneath swung to and fro in the
eager effort to grasp the prize. It was
snatched by B, J. Mickey, of 76 Sixth
street. - Other strips of bunting were
tossed out as the baloon sailed south
ward, falling in the -Westover Terrace
section, where an immediate long
distance race was begun between small
boys to hunt for them.
W. D. Skinner, officii, starter, caught
the time at Just 4:25 when Donaldson's
Captain Berry was ready by this
time. He waited only for the other
bags to get located, when the starter
told him to go.
Captain Berry waved his hands to
"the crowd as he arose. Ballooning is
almost an every-day business with him.
He says he is as accustomed to a seat
in the basket as -he is to one at the
The crowds waited for a while and
watched the air vehicles floating about.
Then there was a gradual movement to
the streetcars and waiting automobiles.
Entire Population Watches.
It is probable that nearly the entire
population of Portland saw the' bal
loons, either when they started or Boon
A great crowd filled tne grounds im
mediately surrounding the lot, to which
the Portland Oas & Coke Company had
laid mains. A special brand of gas was
developed for filling the bags. A heavy
pressure filled them rap'.ly.
The streets and empty lots surround
ing the starting place imparted the
gala appearance of circus day. Trees
and housetops were filled. The slopes
of the steep hills rising immediately
west of the city afforded a place from
which thousands could view the start
A band entertained the crowd- befqre
the start. When the first balloon
went up the band played "The Star
bpangied Banner,' but for some
strange reason It shifted to more mel
ancholy tones a few minutes later.
Then some one told the band leader
to play more lively airs and the spirit
or depression that had settled on some
of the crowd was lifted.
Balloonists Least Affected.
It is probable that the balloon men
were depressed far less, than many in
the crowd. It was not expected that
any of the pilots, all of whom have
made many previous ascents, would
be netvous, but none of the aides was
in the least disturbed.
Cach balloon went prepared to pro
tect its passengers from all kinds of
emergencies. Provisions were carried
to last fully- two weeks.
Fruit, bread, hardtack, canned beans
and fresh eggs were among the edible
supplies. No cooking equipment was
carried, as fire might ignite the gas.
Each basket carried a, big can of fresh
water, a plentiful supply of rope and
an anchor. The anchor will be used to
catch hold of trees or other solid sub
stances near the earth when a land'
ing is attempted. In addition to the
water Donaldson and Berry carried a
can of grape Juice. . ,
Messages Begin Dropping.
Each of the aides began dropping
messages to earth soon after he left
the ground. Morrison, on board Ber
ry's car, seemed to be extremely busy.
No less than a dozen of his messages
were picked up. .
Floyd Hebard, of Thirty-second and
Sherman streets, picked up a card
dropped from the Berry balloon at. 5:25.
Mrs. R. C. Banks, of 9 Buchtel ave
nue, picked up & Berry report at 6:15,
which said that the balloon then was
4546 feet in the air, traveling south
east by south, - and -was over East
A. few minutes later tho Berry balloon-
was reported from Bell Station
on the Oregon Water Power Line. It
was traveling due. south.
' At 6 o'clock the' Berry balloon was
reported near Clackamas.
As the Berry balloon passed over
Milwaukie it descended near to the
ground. - - A card, written by Morrison,
was dropped. It read:
Just had a bad drop, used Ave bags
of Band; came within 50 feet -of - earth."
It was timed 5:40 P. M. -Frank
Babcock picked up the card
and .- followed the balloon - for more
than a mile on a motorcycle.
Miss Hasel White, who lives on
Sixty-third street, between Sterling
and McCarl streets, found a similar
Babcock reports that when he saw
the Berry balloon it was so near the
ground that he could carry on a con
versation with the pilot. Berry called
Jokingly to a group of girls as he
Each basket carried three pigeons.
which will be released at intervals.
with the expectation that they will re
turn to the lofsts of the Orearon Hom
ing Club. Three birds returned last
night. One had lost its message. One
message was- sent from Donaldson's
balloon at 6 P. M.. then 3600 feet up.
A thunder storm was reported.
The third pigeon had come from the
Honeywell : balloon, which was then
leading the others. It was a mile
ahead of Berry and three miles ahead
of Watts and Donaldson.
MAJESTIC REOPENS TODAY
New Front of Theater Is Ready and
Special Bill Is Arranged.
The new front of the Majestic
Theater at Washington and Park
streets is about completed and the
theater will be opened to the publio
today for the first time. A special
programme will be given, beginning at
11:30 o clock this morning and will
continue throughout the day and. even
The new lobby la banked with a re
markable marble, the Alaskan sham
rock. wJilch contains every conceiv
able blend of color, in variegated de
The ticket booth in the center of the
entrance lobby will resemble a sun
burst. It will be made up Of a shaft
of plate glass with a glass cornice,
surmounted by a dome giving an ap
pearance of an - immense cut glass
The entire front of the building will
be finished in white enamel and apple
green and ornamental plaster of the
same colors prevails on the celling of
The Interior also will oe -decorated
In the near future. A large force of
men was busy all last night on the
AS THE BALLOONS APPEARED
FROM THE OREGONIAN TOWER. -
PILOTS ARE CAPABLE
All Have Made Air Races for
,' European Cups. ' '
WATTS ONCE HELD AS SPY
Pilot Lands His German Balloon on
Russian Soil, Where He Is Taken
and Placed in Jail lor Five
Days Until -Released. ' '
The four pilots who sailed away
from Portland yesterday were in a
similar race just about 11 months ago.
It was tho 1913 Gordon Bennett trophy
elimination race from Kansas City on
July 4. . , ' .
Donaldson made a poor start In Kan
sis City. He went up with too ' much
sand and found that he had a leaky
appendix valve on his immense sack.
He was compelled to let out tho gas
and land in a corn field but a short
distance from Kansas City. -
John Watts and II. H. Honeywell
had successful voyages and qualified
for the Gordon Bennett trophy' race,
which was held from Paris last Fall. '
The Million Population balloon. Cap.
tain Berry pilot., landed at Manchester,
Mich., at 1 o'olock July 5 less than 24
hours from the time it had started from
Kansas City. Its. distance approximate
ly was 590 miles.
Watts Takes Firs Place,
John Watts, pilot of the gas bag In
which is Roscoe Fawcett. sporting edi
tor of The Oregonian, won first place
It went a distance of 638 miles. Second
place went to Captain Honeywell, who
landed at Rockwood, Mich-, a distance
of 642 miles. s
Captain Berry's balloon, " therefore,
traveled the shortest distance. This is
the bag which was in "trouble East of
Portland last night when he sent in
word that he was close to the ground
and had to heave overboard five bags
The Kansas City race was won by
the Goodyear of Akron, O., which, with
AT SUNSET LOOKINGf SOUTHEAST
Pilot Upson, went 647 M miles before
coming to earth.
That was Donaldson's first big race.
The start was an ill-fated one, but
yesterday's ascent was beautiful and
regular. Donaldson started with lots
of sand and his get-off was as cool as
if he were going for a motor trip to
the coast. '
Aside from Donaldson the pilots
have made names before In other Na
tional races. In 1912 H. E. Honey
well entered the race from Stuttgart.
He won third, with, a distance of 1056
miles. First place in that race was
taken by Maurice Biename. who landed
at Moscow, a distance of 1361 miles
from the starting point.
Second place was made by Emile
Dubonnet, who traveled 1211 miles.
Honeywell's landing was at Dukchty,
Russia, and his experiences of spend
ing five days in a Russian prison he
told at the banquet Wednesday night.
Honeywell Makes Record.
In the Kansas City races of 1912 Cap
tain Honeywell made the greatest flight
in America up to that time. It was
940 miles and his landing place was
the field of the battle of Bull Run. This
pilot has been in every race ever
staged in America. He won five of
Honeywell, despite his unexpected
start, was as cool as any of tho pilota
While the men were working his 80,
000 cubic foot gas bag he was taking
pictures of -some of his friends, who
bad stepped up to see him off.
When the famous pilot left Stuttgart,
the American Minister threw a large
flag to him with the date written on
one corner. That was the big flag
which fluttered as the bag went up
. Flag Tells Flight, 1 Story.
That same flag went with him to
Russia In 1913 and consequently had
another record written on one of the
stars. Tomorrow lie will write the
story of a third race.
-Captain Honeywell is such an en
thusiastio balloonist that he expects
to have history written on each of the
stars before he quits tho game.
John Watts Is another pilot of inter
national fame. His last race abroad
almost caused war. He brought his
big bag from America with him but
had trouble in a preliminary trial. The
German balloon Dusselldorf II was
loaned to him. With this he went a
distance of about 1000 miles over to
Russia, landing at Pskow, where, ho
was arrested, suspected of being a
German spy. He spent five days In a
Russian JaiL Because of the change of
nationality, the balloon was disquali
fied and Watts did not place despite
In -the 1911 races of Kansas City,
John Berry won with a distance of but
293 miles, flying the balloon Kansas
In the 1910 races from St. Louis.
Honeywell was the only one to make
any real mark of -those, who started yes
terday. - He went 552 miles before he
The race was taken by Allan R. Haw
ley irK the America IL This was the
bag which went far up into the Can
adian wilderness, finally landing at
Lake Tchotagama, near Perebonka,. a
distance of 1173 miles from St. Louis.
Country's Currents Strange.
Despite the fact that Berry was the
last to start yesterday, he did not get
an advantage. The country was strange
to all of them, and. naturally, they
were not acquainted with the air con
Honeywell at the start was anxious
to get the right weight Watts started
first and was carried due south in the
lower strata. It was plainly visible
that he was not In a rapidly-moving
Honeywell meant to go up light, but
not quite as light as ho finally did
leave. He shot up rapidly and, hit a
high strata right over the Heighta
Berry also went high and the wind
carried him east to the Columbia River.
The Willamette Valley has been fairly
warm the past two days, and the shel
ter of the hills expanded tho gas o
Berry struck the cold winds of the
Columbia River - Valley, the air from
off the snow mountains of the Cas
cades, and he began to sink rapidly
when his gas contracted.
He threw off sand and rose high
enough to get the current carrying
the others south.
The others began to pick up as they
rose Into the higher strata . of air.
Honeywell, despite his start. ' eeemed
to have judged pretty well, for he
seemed to stick In a fairly rapidly
moving current and kept on going.
Donaldson also made a good start in
Judging altitude and weight. '
OLD BAG RACE REOAXJjED
Pilot With Winter Underwear Wins
Because it Weighs Most
The' science of aeronautics Is per
haps not generally understood by the
public, and, although a deep study,
an account of the balloon race from
St. Louis to Detroit, held a few years
ago, might explain an amusing side of
this exciting pursuit.
There were' five balloons in sight
of each other 36 hours after the start;
a few hours later two of these took
the lead and the efforts of each pilot
to win the raco ever will bo remem
bered. A balloon is guided by the currents
in the air. A race naturally depends
upon the length of time a balloon may
remain In the air. Therefore, when a
balloon starts, it carries all the Band
ballast possible and, as the gas leaks
out of the bag, the ballast is gradu
In the case of the two last balloons
In the St. Louis-Detroit race each pilot
commenced throwing everything over
board, parts of the baskets were torn
off and finally the pilots began to
strip themselves of their clothes. They
had got down to their underwear and
were still a tie. One man wore Win
ter underwear and the other wore a
light Summer emit. . Desperate with
anxiety, they finally cast off their un
derwear and the man with the Winter
underwear won. because he had more
weight to release and his balloon
therefore remained longer in tho air.
DAMAGE CASE UNDECIDED
Jury Xot Able to Agree in Snit
Against Street Railway Company.
After deliberating for two days on
the merits of the case 01 Mrs. Anna
Alden. who was suing the Portland
Railway. Light &' Power Company for
$10,000, the . Jury reported to Circuit
Judge Gatens yesterday Its failure to
reach a verdict ana was oiscnarged.
Mrs. Alden testified that , she was
injured August 2. 1913, when a street
car started up as she was boarclng it.
She said she was thrown and Injured
her right knee. The company main
tained that she had not exercised due
caution and that she should not have
attempted to board a moving car. ,
Mrs. Alden was represented by . Li
Teats and O. R. Richards, and the com
pany by Griffith, Leiter A Allen. -Seaside
Xatatorinm to Open.
SEASIDE, Or., June 11. (Special.)
Seasides new 335,000 natatorium will
be formally opened Saturday with, a
programme. The swimming tank of
the natatorium is said to be 'the finest
as well as the largest In the Northwest
One-half the population of France Is en
gaged in agriculture.
In the history of ballooning rarely
will there be told so dramatic a story
as that by Dr. W. E. Stewart, Portland
passenger in Captain H. E. Honey
well's St. Louis balloon. Uncle Sam. on
his return to Portland last nlght.-
The worst experience I have ever
had my 195th ascension," Captain
Honeywell told Dr. Stewart.
Before the balloon, the first to come
down, landed at 7:30 P. M.. six miles
south of Oregon City, near . Beaver
Creek PostofTice, the giant bag had
been torn and bruised by two oppos
ing electric storms,- Flashes of light
ning played around the Uncle Sum and
the Captain admitted frankly he was
frightened. Thunder roared around
the two men.
The balloon had a bad start. Too
little ballast was taken," said ? Dr.
Stewart. "This fact made it Impossi
ble for the skipper to use his skill, lie
could not Jockey the balloon. . He had
not the ballast necessary. Besides this,
personal equipment was left behind. '
Dr. Stewart came to The Oregonian
office; at 10:30 P. M., showing some
thing of the strain through which he
had passed. ;
Captain Honeywell was - keeping
guard last night over the remnants of
the balloon and its freight and ar
ranged for sending it to Portland to
This is what happened to the. bal
loon as Dr. Stewart told the story, late
last night: :.
Lightning struck vhe balloon Vhrco
Twice it was hurled bodily to.-. tn
ground with frightful force.
Twice it was whirled, in a vortex of
the two opposing storms.
There could be but one end. All' bal
last had been thrown over from the
beautiful silver bag. -. -,
Broken-hearted, Captain Honeywell
knew that he would be risking-: two
lives and he pulled the rip cord -and
Blit the bag from top to botcoxn. Three
hundred yards from where he bal
loon finally landed a giant fir .was
trebly split by the lightning. .
"We were above Oregon City when
we saw a Htorm to the Southeast." aid
Dr. Stewart. "Promptly Captain Hon
eywell tried to jockey to the West. Out
of a clear sky there appeared, us some
tangible thing, gripping us, holding us,
tearing at us. another storm. We tried
to drop down. Immediately both storms
descended upon us. With lightning
whirring round the silk tides of tho
balloon and standing our hair on- end,
the storm took us and swung us up
and down and round at a frightful
"Then the storm grabbed us again and
literally threw us at dreadful speed
against the earth, a distance of in 00
feet. The basket flattoned out. - We
"Again we wero thrown' to earth.
Now Honeywell began to see and fear
the danger that the flashes of electric
ity still playing about us would ig
nite.. - So he ripped the balloon.
Just as the storm struck us the
other balloons saw our plight. We
saw them throw out bags of sand
wholesale. Like rockets they tore up
wards and I believe sailed over the
storm, which was quite local.
Captain Honeywell declared he has
never had such an experience. There
are but few words In the English lan
guage to describe It frightful, dread
This is the log of the Uncle Sam
as Dr. Stewart gave it.
Through the clumsiness of the bal
loon holders, or owing to mistaken sig
nals, the balloon was released before
the aeronaut was ready and after five
bags of sand had been removed at
once. So sudden was the start that
Captain Honeywell yelled: ,
"Hold her. don't let her go."
But It was too late.
In the sudden start the clothes for
colder regions of both men. were -left
The Uncle Sam went up about 2500
feet and encountered an easterly wind
of about eight miles an hour. wBScii
carried the bag over the city. No head
way of a satisfactory nature was dis
covered, so Captain Honeywell let the
gas out and dropped to 500 feet ami
caught a southerly wind up the Wil
lamette river, 15 to 20 miles an hour.
Tho sun came from behind a cloud
at Oregon City and expanded the gas.
The balloon shot up to 6000 feet.
Thunder clouds began to gather and
lightning to play over and around the
Uncle Sam. Contraction resulted and
the big bag dropped to 500 feet, when
the southerly course was resumed.
The first pigeon was released about
6 P. M which returned to Portland.
From this moment the storm began.
"Would you go again?" Dr. Stewart
"Like a shot," was the reply. "But
for these exceptionable circumstances
we should have gone 700 or 800 miles."
At the time of tho storm the position
of the other balloons with reference to
the Uncle Sam was as -follows:
The Berry's "Million Population" bag
was one mile north and at- the same
level. Berry threw many bags over
and shot to 10,000 feet, probably es
caping the force of the storm as he
disappeared above the clouds. -
The other two balloons were four
miles to the west, reasonably close to
gether and out of tho worst '. of the
After Captain. Honeywell' and Dr.
Stewart had . dragged , . themselves
bruised to their feet they' saw these
two balloons sailing to the south. -
SEATTLE GIVES UP GOODS
Jewelry Stolen by Arthur . Waters
Returned to Portland.
Detective Captain Baty received yes
terday from Sheriff Cudihee, at Seattle,
jewelry stolen from- the home of Mrs.
Bertha Loewenberg, of this city, whicn
Arthur James . Waters, the confessed
boy thief, burled in the back yard of
his mother's home in that city.
The loot was first found upon in
formation which Waters gave Detect
ives Swennes and Pat Moloney. To save
save the expense of sending a man.
to Seattle, the local bureau asked
Cudihee to dig up the stuff, and he
After he had found it, he telephoned
Captain 'Baty that the goods were all
wanted in his own city. Captain Baty
mado a formal demand for the jewelry
and it was returned.