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U. S. Army Bird
man Meets Death
on San Diego-Los
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SANTA ANA. Cat., May 9.Leut.
J. D. Parks. U. 8. A., was Instantly
klllod toddy when hit aeroplane
tareenod Into a gully at Olive, nuar
bare, while ha vaa attempting to
take the air attar a ahort rest. The
machine dashed Into a tree, and
Purl.' head wa crushed beneath tho
Parka, who wa connected with
the army corps itatloned at Snn
Diego, started early today to fly from
San Diego to Los Angeles. Ho pann
ed over Santa Ana shortly after 8
o'clock , following the lino of tho
Santa Pa railroad. At Olive tie road
branches, one spur running east
ward to Riverside and one continuing
northward to Loa Angole.
Park took the Rlveraldo direction,
but discovered hla error and landed
In a field near tho vIIIhko to Ret hla
Upon re-ascending after a rent the
aviator evlduntly mis-calculated tho
' itKin ul the Itelii and was unable to
'!..u n ,... "I.ii I iii.iri.1 d' its' boun
dary. The aeroplane whtwl struck
the further bank, and ttw frail craft
phiimed down nn enhanknient, brlnR
ing M amilnet a huge oak tree.
Parka, hla head smashed to a pulp,
waa dead when ho wna removed from
the wre-kn ly Albert Healrk and
(ieorgo McCoy, ttircnere who hnd soon
him fall. ' Doth shoulders were
rruahed, and hla buck apparently
broken. Hoslck guarded the body
while McCoy ran to Ollvo nnd tele
phoned to Coroner Wlndbllngler at
SAN DIEGO. May 0. -Lieut. J. D.
Parka, army aviator, left North
Ialnnd. In San Diego bay, at 6:10 n.
m. today for a flight to I.oa Angeles.
According to official at the army
aviation camp, he planned to make
the entire flight without landing. He
eatltnntod that the flight would take
about three hour.
Lieut. Parka hat been atationed
here for eome time and recently ha
been making many apectacular
A fow daya ago when the crulaer
South Dakota waa In the harbor,
Parka made a flight to give the gun
nera a chance to get practice In ob
taining ailght on an aeroplane. He
(Continued oa Page I.)
UHUS 10 FEEL FORCE
OF PRESIDENT VJILSON S CLUB
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WASHINGTON, May 9. Presi
dent Wilson, angcrfd by threata of
manufacturers to close their factor
lea when the tariff bill bocomea a law
because, they aay, they "cannot long
er operate profitably under its pro
visions," decided today, If necessary,
to use a club, the department of
commerce propose to act If manu
facturer reduce wage and curtail
operatlona, assigning reponlblllty
to the low tariff.
"The prealdent ordered Secretary
Redfleld to. Investigate all auch
case. A fund of $100,000 will be
placed at hi disposal and later It
will be increased to f 1,000,000 It
necessary to got the fact and figure.
"I have recommended that the
MEXICO CITY, May 9. An offi
cial ultimatum from General Victor
lano Huerta, provlalonal president of
Mexico, today la enroute to Washlng
ton on the question of recognition of
hla government by the United State.
Unleaa Mexico la recognised by the
United 8tatea at once, Huerta aald,
any ambassador the American gov
em men t nay tend to Mexico City
would be a welcome giteat, but would
not be regarded aa an ambassador.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 9. Plana
for a trana-Atlanttc flight which they
will make together In an effort to
capture the $50,000 prize offored by
Lord Northcllffo for tho flrat flight
acroaa the big drink were mapped, out
here today by Captain Jaraea W.
Martinet and hla wife, dtatlngulahed
aa England's flrat woman aviator.
Captain Martin arrived here today on
the liner Sierra and waa met at the
pier by Mra. Martinez, who la known
In aviation clrclw aa Llllle Irvine.
t Vn.th ' i - n.u. nim
imiu nuivu IJUOI ' lB ..IK III
rma v-(de (put He"CT.l9 'vto'vtr'
marie In 70. hoara .with wily ..one
Martinet anya he ran mako tho trip
In 20 hour without a Mop and hit
belief ta shared 'by Mra. Marline.
The Martlne plan to start from St.
Johna. N. F., flying; to the const of
Ireland, a distance of 1.630 miles.
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WASHINGTON, May 9. The flrat
lap of the Underwood bill's Journey
waa finished in the house late yester
day when it waa passed by a vote of
281 to 139. Only five democrats
voted against It.
A more stubborn fight Is expected
In the senate. The democratic ma
jority In the sena'te Is but six and
aa the two member from Louisiana
will not accept the sugar schedule.
It Is expected they will combine w'lth
tho republican and progressives to
defeat the entire bill.
prealdent make available an appro
priation of $100,000 to cover lang
uage In an appropriation bill stating
It la among the dutlea of the bureau
of foreign and domestic commerce to
aacertain the coat of producing ar
ticles In the United States and In the
leading countries abroad; the pro
flta oC manufacturers and producer;
a comparative coat of living; what
article are controlled by truata, and
what effect truata and combination
have upon production and price,"
declared Secretary Redfleld, In a
statement to the United Press today.
"The lawlll provide for inveatl
gallon, and may start whenever the
president or oongrea order, and I
have asked the prealdent to order It
FRIEORRANN JAPS 1AI(E!EL BID 1RE-
Official of Public
WASHINGTON. May Practical
denunciation of the claim ot Dr.
Frledinann to the discovery of a cure
for tuberculosis, though the denun
ciation was cautloualy expressed, was
voiced here today before the. conven
tion of the Association for the Study
and Prevention of Tuberculoids by
Dr. John Anderaon of the United
Statea Public Health Service.
The report on the Frledmann treat
ment, which also waa signed by Dr.
A. M. Sllniaon, Anderson'a assistant
aa a government Investigator, said:
"We believe at the present time
that we are not in a position to ex
presa an opinion on the Frledinann
dlacovery based upon the present
condition of patlenta we 'have ob
"The disease for which the rem
edy la uaed is prolonged and la char
acterized by periods of advancement
and retrocession. It is alto one In
which psychic Influence ia a powerful
factor. Tune la nceefrr to no-
per valuation of the effect ot theu-
rupeiHtc lubUijaies. ve musi not ione
sight of the possible theurapetitic
valuo of this feature, and on the oth
er hand, It la necessary to guard
agalnRt a too great optimism regard
ing Its merits. Without preaentlns
In detail the condition of the patlenta
observed, we are In a position to
state that the effects thus far ol
eorved do not Justify that confidence
In the remedy Inspired by wlde
Harm' From Undue Publicity.
"In our opinion harm baa been
done by the undue publicity, insofar
as it huB lessened the confidence of
tuberculosis persons In well recog
nized methods ot treatment or has
Interrupted their use, and we are
constrained to advise against any
lessening ot those well known mea
sures which not only have effected
cutas but have reduced the Incidents
of the disease."
Behind the whole report ot Ander
son and Stlmaon there was an under
current of criticism of Dr. Fried
mann. In one part the government
"The reticence and vacillation of
Dr. Frledmann has not In any way
been allowed to Interfere with our
Judgment of the effects ot hla rem
edy observed by us."
While admitting thai Frledmann
had often declared he did not desire
Judgment ot hi treatment based on
newspaper attacks, Dr. Anderson
"Nevertheless, It is on these ac
counts that the public bases Its opin
ion until they are replaced by re
liable and unbiased scientific pro
nouncements, supported by convinc
Attention also was directed to Dr.
Frledmann's published address be
fore the , Berlin Medical Society
stating intramuscular Injection was
the atandard or "sovereign" method
of administering treatment, but that
it offered some difficulties which
were overcome by the combined In
travenous and Intramuscular "meth
od. Prolonged Period of Treatment.
The report also discusses the tech
nical phaaea. declaring a considerable
portion of the patlenta they observed
"may expect their treatment at the
hands of Dr. Frledmann to extend
over a prolonged period."
"Concerning the culture submit
ted to us." the report states, "I may
FORH divorce suit HOUSE FOR
tion to California
By United Press Leased Wire.
i WASHINGTON, May . Japan's
formal protest againat the California
autl-allen land law was presented to
the United Statea government here
today It waa banded to Secretary
of State Bryan by Viscount Cblnda,
the Japanese ambassador.
- Bryan laid the matter before the
cabinet, later chatting briefly with
Chlnda and arranging tor another
The white house la silent regard
ing the content of Japan' proteat
The fact that Secretary Bryan left
for New York this afternoon to speak
st a banquet there tonight indicates
that the situation is not considered
."Ambassador Chlnda and I con-
firre! Informally." aald Bryan. "I
rinnot discuss the meeting."
LOS ANGELES, May 9. Openly
disapproving the anti-alien land bill
f.Bid Vr the Calif ornla. legislature
'i.prober of. .tb Japanese-American
Fraternity of Los Angeles have today
advocated a petition to President
David Starr Jordan of Stanford uni
versity, requesting him to submit
their case to the colleges of America.
Japan objects to the bill because
It dlRcrlmtnntes against Its subjects
only, is the gist of the communica
tion to Jordan, which was signed by
representatives of many influential
Japanese organizations here.
NKW MONTENEGRIN CABINET.
By United Presa Leased Wire.
CETTINJE. May 9. The new Mon
tenegrin cabinet waa sworn In here
today. The new ministry replaces
that which resigned when King Nich
olas announced his decision to sur
render Scutari to the powers.
FEED POTATOES TO COWS.
By United Press Leased Wire.
CHEHALI3, Wash., May 9. On
account ot the low prices prevailing
here for potatoes! local dairyman are
feeding them to their cows. It is
said that the increase In the supply
ot milk is very noticeable. Potatoes
were quoted at $5 a ton today, the
lowest price In years.
say that a series of experiments are
cinder way. The bacillus has been
found - to be an acid-fast organism,
having properties quite different
from those of any tuberculin bacilli
with which we are acquainted. It
appears to be Identical with an or
ganism cultivated from a small sized
matter used for injection which
Frledmann permitted us to have. We
requested Dr. Frledmann to furnish
us with a larger amount ot material
for examination, but he declined. We
can state, however, that living acid
fast bacteria are being injected by
the Intramuscular and Intravenous
method, although' we are Ignorant of
What medium they are suspended In
or what additional substance may be
contained In the final mixture."
After Dr. Anderson had flnlahed
hi report, the convention adopted a
resolution declaring the organization
had no information before It to Justi
fy the belief that Shy such specific
cure for tuberculosis had been dis
covered which deserved the confl
dence of the medical profession."
Only one adverse vote waa record
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LOS ANGELE8, May 9.' Because
of "spiritual Intervention." the di
vorce stilt briugbt by Isaac C. Wil
son against Mattle Wilson is dropped
today. . When the case was called be
fore Judge Monroe, Attorney Maftln-
dale tor the plaintiff, arose and said:
"My client Informs me that he ha
had a spiritual message Instructing
him not to press hla charge. He of
fers this ground only for changing
Judge Monroe remarked that
.'spiritual intervention or nnsplrltnal
intervention," an American citlxen
baa a right to ehang bis mind, and
the case was stricken from the cal
endar. Wilson charged his wife with de
CHICAGO, May 9. The govern
ment's interpretation of the Mann
white Blave act waa questioned by
Defense Attorney Benjamin Bachracb
at today's session of the trial ot Jack
Johnson, the negrii pugilist, tor al
leged violation of l(s provisions." ""
v.-Dhu-i irBuwaiat Jolia.-xU' u!3
not violate the act in carrying Belle
Sehrelber about the country with
him because she was an Inmate of a
resort when she met the negro. He
said that the Mann act .was framed
to apply only to cases where a white
slaver had induced a girl of previous
ly Rood reputation to accompany
blm. Bachrach also asked that In
case hi contention la overruled and
the trial continued, that all testi
mony except that directly relating
to the Pittsburg cases be stricken
from the record.
Judge Carpenter Is expected to
pass on Bachrach's contentions this
afternoon. The action of the court
In ruling out evidence that Johnson
beat the Sehrelber woman ia regard
ed as a vfctory for the defense. The
negro grinned broadly when Judge
Carpenter made this ruling. .
EVELYN REPLIES TO
THAW'S FATRERSHIP DENIAL.
NEW YORK, May 9. "One has
only to look at dear little 'Pom Pom'
to know who' was his father. Un
fortunately, Harry's statements can
not be taken seriously."
This is the wireless message re
ceived here today from Mrs. Evelyn
Nesblt Thaw, who Is a passenger on
the steamer Olympic, with her baby I
boy, Russell, bound tor England. The
message was Jn answer to Harry K.
Thaw's denial ot paternity ot her
AT PORTLAND CONFE
PORTLAND, May 9. -Conservation
In Its highest sense and applica
tion, that ot human life, ia being il
lustrated, ' exemplified and ' pro
pounded at the human life confer
ence which opened today at Reed
college and which will continue for
three days. t
Not only the prolongation of the
actual lite time ot human beings but
Increased health, happiness and in
tensified citizenship are the objects
contained In the lessons being taught
through picture, story and instruc
Gill Netters Pre
pare! for Season
Fishing in Rogue
The commercial fishermen of the
city are preparing for the sixty daya
of open season which will commence
on the ird day of June, in accord
with the law passed at the last ses
sion of the state legislature.
The interests of the fishermen lo
cally are in charge of the officers of
the fishermen's union, of which or
ganization Tap Cole Is president, and
H. E. Gethlng secretary and man
ager. A fish warehouse 12x12 feet
In the clear, with cement floor, la to
be erected on ground which the
union baa leased from the city of
Grants Pass, the site being nine
tenths of an acre on the edge of the
city dump ground. A , three-year
lease Is taken on the property, and
the union agrees to keep the prem
ises in a sanitary and wholesome
condition at all times. , ' .
Ten boats belonging to members
ot the union are now ready to com
mence fishing ;.vitfc.-the or.et.linf 'C
the aeatonJEach hijat vlll drl't wll
its nets from a point a mile below the
steel bridge, where the fishing is to
commence, to the mouth ' of the
Jump-Off-Joe creek, the down stream
limit, where the nets must be raised.
This fishing is done at nlht, and
wagons meet the boats at. the lower
end of the fishing water, and bring
back boats, fishermen and catch. The
fishing water covers a distance of
about fifteen miles.
All members of the fishermen's
union will take the salmon caught
during the night . to the concrete
warehouse on the banks of the
Rogue, and here the royal chinooki
will be prepared for shipment. They
will also be offered for sale to any
one who wishes to purchase them at
the price being paid by the. Portland
market, which usually ranges
around seven or eight cents per
pound. No fish will be cut up at
the warehouse, but whole fish will be
sold at the ruling price. Ail not sold
locally will then be shipped to the
market that is making the best re
turns, the bulk probably going to
Portland, although in past years
when fishing waa permitted , ship
ments were made to many points to
the south. " '
In other years when the fishing
season was longer and more of the
stream was open to the gill netters,
thirty boats operated on the river.
This year the number will not exceed
half of that number as only two or
three that are outside the union are
expectsd to operate.
tion; by the exhibits and noted,
speakers included In the diversified
program of the undertaking. :
Many prominent educators, scien
tists and health authorities are In at
tendance. . v ,
Among those who spoke today
were Calvin S. White, secretary ot
the Oregon Board of Health, and Eu
gene Kelly, commissioner of the
Washington State Board of Health,
who chose aa tbalr subject the recett
legislation passed , in those states
looking toward the conservation of
human life and health.