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VOJL. XXIX. XO. 11
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 13, 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GRITTY GIRL CLINGS
TO ROBBER'S COAT
I LIBERALS TAKING
SCHISM IN LYLES
CAUSED BY MUSIC
HERSELF IN LAKE
47 LINES TO WEST
GAPS1ZES IN LUKE
MISS HUT II WATTLESS
FOUR IN TRIO TOO MUCH FOR
HELENA BLOODGOOD LEAPS OUT
. OF WINDOW AT NIGHT.
Hamilton Glides Just
Too Near Water.
PLAY WITH GULLS DANGEROUS
Aviator Rescued at Point of
Exhaustion by Spectators.
NO BONES FOUND BROKEN
Rapid -Descent From Height of 500
Feet Precedes Accident YeUow
"Wings of Bl-Flane Now Submerged-Teep
SBATTLH, Wash., March 12 (Spe- j
clal.) Swooping like a rapacious bird
from a height of BOO feet, the Curtiss
M-plane. with Charles K. Hamilton,
dived into the newly-formed lake at
the Meadows today. Fenced about I
with steel rods and the wooden frame
work, of the aeroplane, Hamilton was
held to his seat while his machine
turned! a somersault In the water.
There was a cloud of spray, as if a
ubmarine mine had been exploded,
and momentarily the aeroplane and its
nervy navigator disappeared from the
-eight of the multitude that stood
watching the spectacle. Suddenly a
'leather cap danced on the ripples of
the lake and a man's head, topped
-with red hair, bobbed out of the
"wreckage and in full view of the
crowd Hamilton started to swim
ashore. Not until then was the ten
Resetters Plunge In.
"He's alive," shouted those who
could get their breath after such a
thrilling spectacle, and there was a
rush of thousands towards the 20
acre lake. Two men in advance of
the crowd vaulted the fence that sep
arated tha' lske -from ' 'the inner field
and plunged into, the water to assist
the struggling; aviator, who was
weighted down by his heavy coat and
heavy woolen clothes. Hamilton ap
peared about to sink.
"I can't make It, boys, I'm all in,"
At that Instant George Thomas, one
of those who had swam to the injured
man, held his head above the water.
Carl Gohm. who had waded Into the
water up to his neck, reached forth a
sustaining hand and ' Hamilton was
brought to shore.
' When he had been lifted over the
fence, willing hands bore him to the"
inclosure near the grandstand, where
he was placed in the hands of Dr.
Harry A. Shaw. Hamilton protested
against being carried, but he had
barely announced that he was able
to walk when he collapsed.
Xo Bones Broken.
Swathed in a blanket, the' injured
aviator was placed In an automobile
and hurried to Providence Hospital.
He was severely bruised but no bones
were broken. Dr. Shaw feared that
the fall had produced concussion of
the brain, but his patient revived so
quickly under treatment that the
physician announced that the Injuries
were not serious.
Hamilton's exploits today in the Cur
tiss biplane were designed ' to make the
crowd gas-p. He was making his fourth
flight when the accident happened, and
throughout the afternoon he had played
tag with death. With a nerve that never
wavered, he soared Into the sky, de
scribing a helix as he mounted upward.
With ills daring, Hamilton has all the
desire for play that a boy with a unique
toy has. Gulls that had wearied of chas
ing after the curious monster bird that
never flapped Its wings settled m a
pquawklng flock on the lake.
Aviator Frightens Gulls.
Seeing that hia timed acquaintances of
h air had tired of his company, Hamil
ton wished to start a panic among them
by swooping down. Once he skimmed the
water so closely that it seemed aa if
he must strike the ahore, but with a tilt
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giP fi ft ?2j ypt
Edward Thompson Is Overhauled
After Sprinting Down Stark.
Street With Stolen Gold.
Because plucky Miss I Ruth Wan
less, bookkeeper for the Ruth Trust
Company, clung to the coattalls of a
fleeing robber yesterday afternoon, her
employers recovered a bag containing
$54.55 and Edward Thompson, of Se
attle, the thief, is now in the City JalL
Miss Wanless' capture was made after
a chase of half a block, spectators then
taking the thief ln hand.
Thompson about 4 o'clock stepped
up to the ticket window of the United
Railways, which shares an office in
the chamber of Commerce with the
Ruth Trust Company, and asked Miss
Wanless 'for alms. While she was ex
plaining that the railway company was
not In the business of giving away
money, Thompson's eyes were On a can
vas money bag lying near. Grabbing
it, he darted from the office and ran
down Stark street.
Before the other clerks had collected
their wits. Miss Wanless, who Is a sis
ter of-Sergeant of Police Wanless, waa
after him. Miss Wanless was the
speedier and by the time the corner
was reached, the was clutching his
coat and calling on bystanders for as
sistance. Amid cheers for Miss Wanless and
jeers for the thief, Thompson was led
back. When the police came he simu
lated drunkenhess, but the patrolmen
assert he was sober. His poor sprint
will gain him a hearing before Judge
Bennett tomorrow on a felony charge.
COLLEGE MONEY SCORNED
Robber Takes Trousers Scatters
Wealth" in Disgust. .
VANCOUVER, Wash., March 12. (Spe
cial.) Thinking that he had come upon
great "wealth," a thief who rifled the
trunk of C. W. Parsons, at Seventh and
Washington streets, , last night carried
the trunk away bodily.
Several blocks away he stopped to
make a closer examination. His dis
appointment was shown by his action in
scattering broadcast the 5000 ln business
college currency that the trunk disclosed.
The thief kept .a pair of trousers and
SERVICE BOARD IS BUSY
Railroad Commisison Will Give
Hearing Here March 21.
BA1M, Or.. March 12. (Special.) The
State Railroad Commission has received
a communication from the Public Service
Central Committee of ' Portalnd request
ing an interview regarding initiative peti
tions to cover all requirements for regu
lating public service corporations ln Port
land and adjacent territory.
In its letter to the Commission, the
committee 6ays: "We fully appreciate the
great work your Commission is doing and
desire to co-operate entirely with your
plana and purposes."
The Commission has designated March
21. at 1:30 P. M.. at Portland, as the
time and place of the. conference. The
committee is composed of R. G. Brand,
Rev. Father Gregory, Dan Kellaher and
J. Woods Smith.
VESSEL'S PASSAGE STORMY
Liner Ningchow Breaks Steering
Gear During Hurricane.
VICTORIA, B. C, March 12. The
blue funnel liner Ningchow had a
stormy voyage from Victoria to Yoko
hama. The steering gear was broken
during a hurricane and the vessel
was steered into Yokohama with her
The Tacoma Maru, from Tacoma for
Yokohama, was also swept by the gale,
one of her crew being swept overboard
and drowned. Another sailor was
killed by concussion . of the brain,
caused by a fall during the storm.
BALM TINY FOR SALOONS
Court Holds Resorts Mobbed Can
Get Only Nominal Damages.
TOPBKA, Kan., March 12. The State
Supreme Court today decided that, a
saloonkeeper in Kansas cannot recover
more than nominal damages in the event
that he is mobbed and his property de
stroyed. The case was appealed from Harper
County by George D. Stevens. He was
awarded 100 by a jury after his place
had been raided by citizens and he had
HARRY MURPHY CONTRIBUTES SOME SPICE
What We May See.
Plan to Hold Whip Hand
CAN FORCE ANOTHER ELECTION
If Tories Take Office, They
Cannot Get Money.
IRELAND STILL CONTROLS
Attempt to Delay Attack on Lorda
Woo 1 d Be Followed1 by Redmond's
Desertion of Asquith Green
Isle Rallies to Leader.
BT T. P. CCONVOR. M. P.
(OopyriBht, ' 1010. by The . Tribune Pub.
LONDON. March 12. (Special.)
The fight between-the Liberals and the
House of Lords received a big fillip
by the announcement this week that
the Government would ask appropria
tions for only six weeks. This means,
when the crisis is over, the veto reso
lutions by the House of Lords comes
ln six weeks' time, and when the new
Tory ministry may come into office
the Liberals will hold that ministry
completely in their hands. If the new
Tory ministry agrees to an immediate
general electlori, the Liberals will, give
them the money to carry on the bus
iness of the country.- If the new min
istry should attempt to carry on ln
definitely until It suits them to go to
an election, the Liberals would refuse
" r ' Liia muuey ana. me I lories j
vuuiu iuivb no cnoice out to go to an
Immediate election or again resign
Liberals. Ready to Fight.
This momentous step is almost the
first taken by the Liberal Ministers
which shows real riyht. Accordingly,
It evoked Immense enthusiasm among
the Liberals and an equally violent
outburst of rage among the Tories.
So far, the situation Is most satis
factory from the Irish point of view,
but all the peril has not disappeared.
The Government members announce
that they will take up the budget in
the interval between the discussion of
the veto resolutions in the House of
Commons and the House of Lords.
If this means that the Government will
attempt to pass the budget through all
its stages before the crash with the
House of Lords over the veto resolu
tions comes," the budget will be de
feated by the Irish party. Such a col
lision between the Democratc forces
of England and Ireland is regarded
by all cool and friendly observers as
disastrous to the future democratic and
home rule movement.
Redmond Stands Pat.
Redmond still adheres to the policy
of "No veto, no budget," and Insists that
the government shall not lose its grip
on the budget and shall retain it as a
weapon against the Lords in case the
Lords refuse to accept the veto resolu
tions. Redmond finds an immense sup
port among the English Radicals for
this position. The ministry, however,
and especially Lloyd-George, whose
fame Is bound up with the budget,
hanker for the passage of the budget
into law and the Labor party is espe
cially anxious to have the land taxes.-
But I see no chance of the budget's
passing Into law unless ln the Improb
able case that the House of Lords ac
cepts the . veto or the King gives
Asquith the power to create enough
peers to carry the veto against the
present majority ln the House of Lords.
Situation Still Delicate.
The situation then Is so delicate that
events may develope any day into such
an Impossible position that the gov
ernment will seek an excuse for drop
ping office. But I continue- to hope,
perhaps against hope, that some com
promise may be reached.
The Irish would be willing to support
a modified budget through certain
stages, always provided the final stage
of the budget is not' passed until the
House of Lords pronounces against the
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Some People Are So Suspicions.
Colored Community In Serious Feud
Because Deputy Sheriff Tried to
PRINCETON, Ind., March 12. The
success of government of, by and for
the negro as exemplified ln a coloniza
tion of colored people within a munici
pal organization that they call Lyles.
In this county, has been threatened
by a serious division in the community
over the question.
"Has the citizen the right to do as
the spirit moves him. musically?"
All public officers of Lyles are ne
groes and there Is a law and order
league. At a public assembly, held in
the church, Deputy Sheriff James Cut
trell, colored, was on hand to see that
order was preserved.
Rev. O. W. Bishop, Mrs. Bishop and
Clinton Fields sang a trio arranged for
soprano, tenor and first bass. Can trell.
being musical and feeling the lack of
the good bass part, joined lustily ln
The Intrusion was resented and words
led to blows, and Cantrell was arrested
by the Lyles police department.
A jury in the Circuit Court here to
day decided that Cantrell was within
the prerogatives of a citizen when he
participated ln the singing. Cantrell
returned to Lyles and arrested another
citisen who had Interferred with him.
MINERS' STRIKE REMOTE
President of United Workers Is
CINCINNATI, March 12. "The miners
are not talking strike and don't want to
strike. But. if a strike must follow a
failure by the joint conference of miners
and operators to agree upon a new wage
scale, 600,000 men and every industry de
pendent upon coal will be affected."
This was the explanation offered to
night by T. L. Lewis, president of the
United Mine Workers of America, of a
statement credited to him earlier, to the
effect that a strike of hard and soft coal
miners alike was sure to follow the re
fusal of the mine owners of the central
competitive fl.eld to meet the demands of
President Lewis declared that his re
marks had been misconstrued and that
there was little foundation for the pre
vious report. Five days have passed and
the situation concerning the demands
from the interior - of Pennsylvania, Ohio
and Indiana remains unchanged.
President Tewtg said tonight: "We- did
not expec- to gain anything until the
matter was submitted to the sub-scale
committee, and I am still confident that
our demands will be granted. I am more
firmly convinced ' than ever that there
wilt be no necessity for a strike."
The special scale committee appointed
by the joint conference of . Pennsylvania
miners and operators adjourned today
aftvr all the demands made by the miners
had been voted on separately and turned
down by the operators without a dissentr
ing vote. A sub-committee was ap
pointed to take up the demands anew,
the larger committee adjourning until
the sub-committee was ready to report.
AIRSHIP CALL IS ISSUED
Joaquin Miller's Brother Would
. Interest Eugene in Aviation.
EUGENE, Or., March 12. (Special.)
George Melvin Miller, a prominent real
estate man and lawyer of this city,, a
brother of Joaquin Miller, this after
noon Issued a call for a meeting of all
in this section interested in aviation
to call at his office and sign a request
for an aviation organization.
Mr. Miller has been studying avia
tion for the last 20 years and has built
a small model of a heavlerthan-air fly
ing machine which will fly with Its
own weight. His enthusiasm Is in the
direction of general development of avi
ation and suggests that an exhibition
of the various models will bring out
other and more practical machines.
Candidates for West Point Named.
OREGON I AN NEWS BUREAU.
Washington, March 12. Senator
Chamberlain today reappointed Ron
ald C. Vaught. of Hillsboro, as princi
pal and Phil Sinnott, of Oregon City,
and Robert Hollister. of Dallas, as al
ternates for West Point examinations.
Auditor Leaves, $ 10,000 Short.
BOSTON. March" 12. A shortage of
nearly $10,000 has been discevered ln the
accounts of the Massachusetts Bonding
& Insurance Company. Vice-President
Lanphear says O. M. Wheelock, the
company's auditor, has disappeared. .
Carnegie Lays Cornerstone.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 12. The cor
nerstone of the new Scottish Hall of the
St. Andrews" Society was laid today by
Andrew Carnegie ln the presence of a
TO AN INTERESTING
No Bones - Allowed.
FIGHT IN KANSAS
Issue Squarely For or
REGULARS START CAMPAIGN
Outside Speakers to Combat
Work of Governor Stubbs.
BATTLE WILL BE TO FINISH
Lieutenant - Governor Fitzgerald,
Who Is Regarded as Spectacular
Campaigner, May Decide , to
Enter Gubernatorial Contest.
TOPEKA, Kan., March 12. (Special.)
There will be good fighting all along
the line ln Kansas from now until
election day In November.
The standpat, or regular Republic
ans, backed by the Congressional com
mittee at Washington, are preparing
for a red hot campaign against Gov
ernor Stubbs and the Insurgents.
The movement appears to be spon
taneous ln all sections of the state,
and the regulars are calling on the
leaders for speakers to combat the ar
guments of Stubbs and the Insurgent
candidates for Congress that he has
picked in six of the eight districts. '
Fitzgerald May Enter Race.
It now seems probable the regulars
will force Lieutenant-Governor Fitzger
ald into the race against Stubbs. If
this is done, the Kansas primary cam
paign will bristle with Interest and in
vective, for both these men are familiar
with the "Kansas political1 language."
Fitzgerald lives at Dodge City and
is now serving his second term as
Lieutenant-Governor. He is a vigorous
campaigner and he stands with the
President and Congress In declaring the
Payne tariff bill the '-best ever en
acted. Fight to Finish Is Now On.
Fitzgerald is now considering the ad
visability of entering the race against
Stubbs, and since it Is announced from
Washington that the National Congres
sional committee - will throw into
Kansas a dozen or more t the best
speakers to attack the insurgents and
plead for a square deal for President
Taft, it is believed the Lieutenant
Governor will within the next ten days
announce his candidacy.
Up to this "time the Insurgent .candi
dates for-Congress have had everything
their own way. Now It will be 'a fight
to the finish, with a dozen Eastern
spellbinders in the field standing un
for the President. Already Congress
man McKinley, of California, Is slated
for a-dozen speeches in the state, be
ginning next week.
Insurgents All Smoked Out.
Others will come later on, and as
stated by a regular leader today, the
Insurgents who have been denouncing
the new tariff law must quit dealing
In glittering generalities and get Ifown
"They must," he said, "either conrea
that they have been foolinar the people
or else align themselves squarely
against President Taft."
CANNON MAY BREAK CUSTOM
Speaker Not Expected to Appoint In
surgent, Who Is Ranking Member.
WASHINGTON. March 12. Whether
Speaked Cannon will follow custom in
such cases and appoint as a successor
to the late Representative Perkins as
chairman of the committee on foreign
affairs. Representative Foster, of Ver
mont, ranking member and a "near in
surgent," or name a "regular" is a ques
tion many members of the House are dis
cussing. Recently in a speech In the House, Rep
resentative Foster declared that New
England and his district in Vermont were
opposed to "Cannonism."
SERIES OF PICTURES ON
With Certain Kxeeptions.
Suffering From Nervous Disorder,
She Eludes Nurses Body Found
After Three Days.
LAICEWOOD, N. J., March 12. Clad
in the nightgown she wore when she
disappeared, the body of Miss Helena
Bloodgood, daughter of William Blood
good, of New York, and heiress to a
large fortune, was found today in Lake
Carafalge by men who had been drag
ging the bottom for three days.
The body lay ln 12 feet of water,
near a small , rustic 'span, known as
"Kissing Bridge." It was fully iden
tified by the two nurses who had charge
of Miss Bloodgood when she fled laast
Wednesday night from the cottage of
Leslie R. Fort, son of Governor Fort,
of New Jersey.
A cursory examination by Coroner
Hagaman gave no indications of mur
der, and It isupposed the girl ran bare
footed through the woods to the lake,
half a mile away, and threw herself
into the water. Miss Bloodgood s par
ents have scoured the neighborhood in
search of their daughter. When her
body was found they were prostrated.
Miss Bloodgood had been here for
two weeks, under the care of a doctor.
She had suffered with disordered nerves
for a number of years and exhibited
a constant displeasure at the restric
tions put upon her liberty. On Wednes
day night she eluded the nurses, jumped
through a window on a lower floor
and escaped. Her disappearance was
not noticed for two hours.
Nine years ago Miss Bloodgood dis
appeared mysteriously, but was found
a few days later.
SCHOOLHOUSE IS NEEDED
Wallowa District Discusses Proposed
WALLOWA, Or.. March 12. (Spe
cial.) Wallowa must have . a new
schoolhouse ready when school starts
next year. The school now employs
seven teachers and there are only six
rooms ln the schoolhouse. During the
past year the primary pupils have
been housed in a small building away
from the school grounds, and it has
proven " wholly Inadequate to the
needs of the school. Next year two.
If not three, additional teachers will
A meeting has been called for
Thursday evening to discuss plans and
decide whether an election shall be
called for the purpose of bonding th
"district- tor a sum sufficient to build
a modern fireproof structure.
The school board has retained Harl
,H. Bronson as principal for the com
ing year and re-elected N. D. Bur
goyne. Misses Minnie M. Miller, of Al
bany; Jessie A. Matlock, of Crawfords
ville: Miss Jennie Hayes, a graduate
of the high school at this place, and
Miss Anna M. Strong, of Mackay. Ida
ho. There remain to be filled the as
sistant principal and the two or three
new positions to be created.
LIFE-SAVERS UNDER FIRE
Charge of Looting Czarina Freight
MARSH FIELD, Or., March 12. (Spe
cial.) Captain D. A. F. Deotte, of the
United States revenue cutter Rush,
arrived in the city today to conduct
an investigation ln the case of two of
the life-savers of the Coos Bay crew, in
connection with the wreck of the
It was charged that Chrlstinson and
Taylor, two members of the crew,
had looted freight which was washed
ashore. They were suspended pend
ing a trial.
The investigation will last several
days and the defendants will be al
lowed to have an attorney present.
Captain Deotte will investigate only
the charges of looting against the two
men and will not go into the subject
of the general work of the crew on
the occasion of the wreck, as no spe.e
cific charges have been Tnade.
ARIZONA IN "DRY" DANGER
BUI Barring Liquor Within C5 Miles
of Reservations Arouses Many.
PHOENIX, Ariz., March 12. Gover
nor Sloan is besieged by delegations
urging his support or opposition to
the Owen or McGuire bill ln Congress
making any portion of the territory
within a radius of 25 miles of an In
dian reservation or school "dry terri
Should this bill be passed. Phoenix.
Tucson. Yuma. Globe, Mesa, Tempe and
other cities ln Arizona would become
"dry." - ,
Knowledge of this situation has
caused a tremendous campaign be
tween the Prohibitionists and the antis
Anavrer Htm Nicely,
30,000 RaHroad Fire
, men Cogitate,
DECISION DUE IN 48 HOURS
General Managers' Committee
at Chicago Is Firm.
80 PER CENT ASK TIE-UP
Brotherhood, Obdurate, Sends Three
Queries to Employers, Willing
to Invoke Erdman Act Condi
tionally One Is Sangnino.
CHICAGO. March 12. Admissions wer
made on both sides tonight that th
controversy between 30.000 firemen
operating on 150.000 miles of railroads
west, northwest and southwest of Chi
cago and the railroad managers had
become critical and that the question
of a strike tying up practically all the
systems betwen here and the Pacific
Coast would be settled within 48 hours.
President W. S. Carter, of the Broth
erhood of Locomotive Firemen and En
ginemen, on behalf of the firemen, to
day sent to tlie general managers' com
mittee o,f the railroads a request for a
clear statement of the employers' po
sition. The brotherhood asked for in
formation on three points raised, as
Three Points; Raised.
Increased wage scale which the rail
roads say would amount to an increase
of -2',4 per cent, but which the firemen
say would only equal 1 2 ',4 per cent.
The right of the union to represent
the firemen after he has been promoted
either to the post of engineer or to
any othr capacity.
The right of the union to have au
thority ln questions of seniority or the
promotion of old-time employes.
In previous negotiations the broth
erhood said it was willing to submit
the wage question to arbitration under
the Erdman act, provided the other two
points were settled without the aid of
a third, party.
It was announced by the general
managers' committee tonight that ari
answer was ordered sent to President
Carter denying this request and leaving
It to the union, despite Its "strike vote."
to take what future course it thinks
best. The answer. It was said, possibly
will reach Mr. Carter tomorrow.
Forty-Seven Roads Involved.
It. is said the recent vote showing1
more than 80 per cent of the men to
be against accepting the offer of the
railroads would enable the National, of
ficers to call a strike at any time. Ne
gotiations have been on for six weeks.
About 47 Western railroads are In
volved. If a strike were called. It Is
said. 25,000 other employes would be
forced to quit work.
At today's meeting ten general man-
agers were present. At the close of
the session a member of the committee
"Although we confidently hope to
reach an agreement on arbitration, the
situation Is most critical. In the face
of the so-called strike vote, we have
told the men we will not grant the two
points they ask for before submitting
the wage dispute to arbitration.
Strike Now Unwise.
"A strike at this time certainly ,
would not, be wise. We do not wish to j
alarm the business - Interests of the '
country and we shall exert every ef- '
fort to Induce the brotherhood to con- '
tinue to art in a. friendly spirit. We
trust the whole case will be settled
E. L. Dickinson, a&lstant to the presi
dent of the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy Railway, gave Out a formal
statement as follows:
"We believe the public need have
no fear of a suspension of business on
account of a great railroad strike. We
have offered to arbitrate under the
Government law placed on th statute
tConctrnded m Paife V
Funny That Living's High,