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Twenty acres of alfalfa, three miles
E. E. Pasoce, 110 North Center Street.
FOR SALE. Five room bouse, near
library. Two lots; fine shade.
E. E. Pascoe, 110 North Center Street.
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 18 1908
VOL XIX. NO 130
THE FATAL WRECKING
OF WRIGHT'S AIRSHIP
The Inventor's Companion In the Flight,
Lieutenant Selfridge Killed
A Propeller Blade Broke ami the Aeroplane Darted
-To the Earth Where It Lay a Mass ol Kuins Wright
Himself Badly Hurt.
Washington, Sept. IT. Orville
Wright and Lieutenant Selfridge of the
signal corps, were bodly injured, th
hitter fatally, during a flight or Mr.
Wright's aeroplane at Fort Myer this
afternoon. The blade of one of the
propellers 1 broke on the fourth trip
around the field and the machine over
turned, eighty-five feet in the air.
landing on both men. Mr." Wright's
firm and hi: are probably broken.
Lieutenant Selfridge was injured
about the head. The two men were re
moved to Fort Myer hospital. The
machine is p. wreck.
The accident was due to the. snap
ping off of the blade of the left pro
peller. Mr. Wright hal substituted a
new set of propellers this morning and
was trying them out for the first time.
The right propeller continued to oper
ate and caused the aeroplane to turn
on its side, throwing out the two men.
Wright's injuries, it is announced,
at Fort Myer hospital, consists of a
fracture of the leg between the knee
and foot, and a slight cut over the left
eye. He is conscious and after the
surgical examination he dictated a
message to his family in Dayton, Ohio,
assuring them that he was all right.
The aeroplane was performing beau
tifully for six or seven minutes when
suddenly cue of the propellers broke
near the ep.d. This caused the ma
chine to become so thoroughly out of
balance, through centrifugal force, as
to make it unmanagable and it made
a dart to the ground while still under
the operation of the right propeller,
causing it to strike the ground with
a great deal more force than it would
have done by gravity. It fell at the
rate i,f twenty miles an hour. Wright
and Selfridge were not thrown out.
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The accident was due entirely to the
Wright lapsed into a state of semi
consciousness by the time he reached
the hospital and Lieutenant Selfridge
did not regain consciousness at all. He
was suffering from a fracture at the
base of the skull and was in a critical
condition. After a hurried surgical ex
amination It was announced that
Wright was not dangerously injured".
He is suffering from a fracture of his
left thigh and several ribs on the right
side are fractured. T-toth men received
deep cuts about the head. Wright re
mained conscious at the hospital and
dictated a cablegram to his brother at
Lemans, France, and requested that
the same be sent to his sister and
'father at Dayton, Ohio, assuring them
he was all right.
Two thousand people were at the
aeroplantic test grounds at Fort Myer
this afternoon. Mr. Wright announced
several days ago that he would take
Lieutenant Selfridge, who is secretary
of the aerial experiment association
;und an aeroplanist himself, in his next
flight. The officer was delighted to
have an opportunity to fly in the aer
oplane. He was to leave on Saturday
for St. Joseph, Missouri, where he was
to assist Lieutenant Foulers in oper
ating the Baldwin airship at the com-
! ing army maneuvers. Lieutenant Self
ridge weighed about 173 pounds, mak
ing the weight greater than the ma
chine had ever carried before.
After gliding over the ground on its
runners for thirty feet the machine
rose gradually and had gained a height
of forty feet when it passed over the
starting apparatus for the first time.
There was a. six-mile wind. The aer
oplanist however apparently hud con-
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with the Procession
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Removed to 33 W. Washington ttrewt.
trol of the aerial flyer which rose to a
height of seventy-five feet as It com
pleted the second round of the field.
This height was maintained on the
third round. While the machine, was
turning at the southern end of the
field several thousand feet from the
spectators some one shmled: "What
is that? Something feU?"
Immediately all eyes were on the
aeroplane and it was seen to turn over
on its left side, and, pausing a mo
ment, made a complete turn and then
came swooping to the earth in a cloud
of dust. No effort on the part of the
aviator could possibly have averted
the accident. Planes and rudders were
absolutely incapable of righting the
machine when it had turned in that
Soldiers and officers ran across the
field. It was fully a minute before any
one reached the tangled mass. Mount
ed soldiers formed a cordon around tTie
wreckage while others frenzledly en
deavored to lift the heavy mass of ma
chinery and wood frame that pinned
Wright and Selfridge to the ground.
A piece of the wooden frame work
was broken off and half a dozen men
endeavored to free the injured men.
As soon as they could be extricated
they were taken to one side and phy
sicians from the crowd of spectators
went to their aid. As soon as possible
Mr. Wright and Lieutenant Selfridge
were laid on stretchers and carried to
Lieutenant Selfridge was taken to
the operating Kpom and parts of the
broken skull over the left eye, which
was causing convulsions, were remov
At ten minutes after 8 o'clock Lieu
tenant Selfridge died. His death was
due to a compound fracture at the base
of the skull. He was expecting his
mother who lives In San Francisco to
arrive In Washington this month. He
is a nephew of Admiral Selfridge and
has a brother who is an officer in the
EXPERIMENTS WILL GO ON.
Dayton. Sept. 17. When asked if
the accident would deter either Or
ville or his brother, now in France,
from further tests, Lorin Wright, re
plied: "Decidedly no. My brother will
pursue those tests until the machines
are as near perfect as it is possible to
make them if they are not both killed
in the meantime.
THE FRENCH EXPERIMENT.
Lemans, Sept. 17. Wilbur Wright
made another fine flight today remain
ing in the air twenty-two minutes and
forty-seven seconds. He traveled a
distance of about twenty miles at an
average height of sixty feet, only des
cending on account of darkness.
AGAINST RUEF'S LAWYERS
Two of Them Charged With Trying to
Influence a Prospective Juror.
San Francisco, Sept. 17. The grind
jury today filed two Indictments with
Presiding Judge Sturyvunt in the su
perior court: one against Adolps S.
Newburgh and the other against Frank
J. Murphy, two of Abraham ItueO at
torneys, in which they are charged
with having attempted to Influence
John M. Kelly, a prospective juror in
Ruef's trial, to vote for the defendant's
acquittal If h. was accepted as a juror.
The Indictments were placed upon
the sccert file without the names con
tained therein being made public, but
It soon developed tliat one of them was
for Newburgh and the other was for
Newburgh was arrested shortly after
12 o'cloejt. He was taken before Judge
Sturyvant and released on Sr.ono cash
ball which he deposited. Newburgh
stated that he voluntarily gave himself
up as soon as he learned that he had
been Indicted. Murphy appeared be
fore the court late this afternoon and
gave bonds in the? sum of $10,00.
ADVANCE GUARD OF FLEET.
Manila, Sept 17. The army wire
less telegraph station here picked up
messages from the hospital ship Re
lief and the tender Yankton at nine
o'clock this morning. The message
states that the two vessels will ar
rive In Manila Bay by noon.
FOR LADIES, MEN, GIRLS
AND BOYS, BOTH NEW
AND SECOND HAND.
TIRES, KELLEY BUGGY
-TIRES, EXPERT REPAIR
PHOENIX CYCLE CO.,
I33 N, Center St. Phone Main 84
For sale, the best 100 acres
In the valley at a very low
price if faken at once.
Fourth Arizona Fair, riioe
nlx, Nov. 9-14, 1908. Attrac
HENRY k COSTLEY
15 NORTH FIRST AVENUE
Old Line Democrats Rally
ing to His Support
The Meeting Last Hight
the Greatest Ever Held
Winslow, Ariz., Sept. 17. (Special.)
Ralph II. Cameron republican candi
date for delegate to congress and
Robert E. Morrison arrived here from
Flagstaff at 9 o'clock this morning.
Both being old timers here they were
busy meeting old friends and making
hosts of new ones. There was some
disappointment that Attorney General
Clark did not come but Mr. Morrison
delivered an able discourse and amply
made up for any shortage of speakers.
At the opera house this evening,
standing room was at a premium and
many could not get into the building.
Cameron made the most enthusiastic
address ever heard In Winslow and old
time democrats are voluntarily offer
ing not only their personal support,
but pledging the support of their
friends as well. Radical democrats
concede Navajo county to Cameron by
a good majority.
There was a big banquet and band
concert here tonight. Many came in
from the surrounding country. It was
the most enthusiastic meeting ever
Started a Cholera Scare
, In Amoy
The Origin of the Report
ol (J reat Mortality
Amoy, China, Sept. 17. The state
ment published in the United States
that there had been 3.000 cholera
deaths here in August finds its ori
gin in a local story started by Chi
nese interested in getting cash from
their credulous countrymen. The
men desired to induce sacrificial con
tributions to the ghosts of departed
ancestors and on August 16 they
started the report that, four devils
had been seen in the city.
One of these demons cursed the
people of the city for their laxity
in observing "ghost sacrifices" during
the seventh moon, saying that in
punishment, death would le sent to
the people of Amoy and their bodies
would rot unburied in the streets.
The next day there were eighty-seven
deaths In the city, and while this
was only a slight increase from tLui-
normal, it threw tne people into
a state of alarm.
The first case of cholera in Amoy
was reported August Z. For thirty
four days from August 1 to Septem
ber 16 inclusive, but excluding Au
gust L'9, HO and 31 and September 1, j
there were 1381 deaths from all
causes in Amoy.
LESS SERIOUS IN MANILA.
Washington, Sept. 17. Governor
General Smith of the Philippines does
not regard the danger of cholera in
Manila as imminent.
In a cablegram relative to the
cholera situation in the islands the
governor says today: "I have just
returned from a visit to forty muni
cipalities in Bulcan, Pampanga, Pan
gasinin, Lauyon and Llicos provinces.
Cholera has almost disappeared from
these provinces, which were threat
ened with a general epidemic a
month ago. There has been a re
crudescence of cholera in Manila
which reached twenty cases a day on
"This is due to reinfection from
the provinces and concealment by the
native population. The great ma
jority of these attacked by cholera
were poor people or those living un
der adverse and unfavorable condi
tions. .Rigid measures are being tak
en by the board of health and there
is a wide dissemination of infor
mation." THE TELLTALE SCAR
ON DUNHAM'S FOOT
San Jose Authorities Feel Sure That
the Texas Suspect is the Murderer.
San Jose, Cal., Sept. 17. A special
dispatch received this morning by
Sheriff Langford. from Deputy United
States Marshal McAfee, at Sherman,
Texas, convinces the sheriff that the
suspect in jail there without question
is James C. Dunham the sextuple mur
derer. It is known by Dunham's asso
ciates that he had a large scar on his
left foot made by an axe. The dis
patch reads: "Suspect has bad scar
on left foot. Get busy."
The sheriff on receipt of the dis
patch at once consulted with the dis
trict attorney in regard to steps for
procuring the suspect, and a deputy
will be sent to Texas to get him. Dun
ham Is wanted here for murdering his
wife's family, his wife, a hired man
and girl, six persons in all on the night
of May 2th, 18H0.
But He Must at Once Take Himself
Out . of the Country.
Washington, Sept. 17. President
Roosevelt has pardoned K. Yashada,
a Japanese who with others was
convicted in 1MIJ5 in Alaska of mur
dering the Japanese foreman of a
canning factory in which they wert
employed, for which he was sen
tenced to thirty years in the peni
tentiary, on condition that he will
sail at once for Japan, the pardon
taking effect upon his going on ship
MONTANA MINE DISPUTE.
No Agreement Was Reached on a
Helena, Mont., Sept. 17. After
having spent two weeks deliberating
on 9 wage scale for Montana, the
coal operators and representatives of
tiie mine workers adjourned the'
joint conference. This tloes not nec
essarily mean a strike or close of
the mines as the miners were given
the right to take the matter up to
their national district officials.
WILL BE NO MEtTING
OF TAFT AND BRYAN
The Republican Manager Had Not
Been Consulted Regarding the Ar
rangement. Chicago, Sept. 17. The contemplated
mo-ting of Judge Taft and Wllliajn J.
Bryan at the banquet here October 1st
has fallen through, according to a
statement made by Chairman Dixon of
the republican speakers bureau today.
'Judge Taft on September 'J3rd, will
address the Independent Railway
Men's Taft club In Chicago," said Mr.
Dixon, "but his itinerary will not allow
his speaking at Chicago on October
It is said it was Judge Taft's wish
to sieak at the banquet, but that the
speakers bureau was not officially con
sumed in making the engagement. Mr.
Bryan, however, will attend the ban
IS IN SECLUSION
Engaged in Preparation of Speeches
on His Western Tour.
Cincinnati, Sept. 17. Judge Taft
devoted a great part of the day in
his private quarters to working on
the speeches he is scheduled to de
liver through the middle west and
north, lie announced that from this
time until his departure this work
would engross his attention to the
exclusion of receiving callers.
This announcement Is taken to
mean the practical abandonment of
the front porch campaign which was
contemplated when he came to this
city. During the short time the can
didate spent in his office at the Sin
ton hotel today he was visited by
a number of local politicians.
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Best bulk oil per
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Best case oil per
Best bulk gasoline
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Best case trasoline. 5
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PHOENIX. OUR SOLICITOR
t WILL CALL ON NOTICE.
Candidate Bryan Jumping From One State
Accuses His Opponents ol Having Received Aid From
the Steel Trust-He Will Talk to New Yorkers at
Carnegie Hall Tonight.
Wilmington, Del., Sept. 17. Carry
ing Kis campaign into Delaware after
a jump over night and today of 300
miles from Rochester. X. Y., Vm. J.
liryan, the democratic nominee for
president, twice assailed the repub
lican party for being, as he charged,
in the grasp of the corporations and
more particularly, the steel trust
which he for the first time openly
announced was furnishing the funds
for the republican party in the po
litical contest now on, and he also
denounced the men who, he said, it
had been reported, had sold their
suffrage in Delaware.
His first onslaught was delivered
at Harrington, a town of 25'JO peo
ALL BUT MARYLAND
SAFE IN THE FAST
The Republican Managers Think Taft
Will Carry That Too.
Xew York, Sept. 17. The Maryland
political situation was considered to
day at the republican national head
quarters, practically all of the state
leaders having come here to consult
with Xational Chairman Hitchcock
who arrived from Cincinnati. It is the
belief of many of the officials of the
republican headquarters in the east
that Maryland is about the only debat
able state in their territory.
All of the members of the Maryland
delegation said that the friendliness of
the business men of their state for
Taft and his popularity wilh the mass
es make ;t probable that the democrat
ic normal majority of that state will
be overcome. Mr. Hitchcock also talk
ed with leaders from Connecticut who
declared that the state will be safe for
Taft in spite of the fact that there has
been bitterness in the republican party.
Bellvernon. Pa., Sept. 17. One man
was killed and seven injured, two of
them fatally, in a collision between
the yard engine and a work train on
the Pittsburg & Lake Erie road at
Gibson near here today. The dead
and injured are nil foreigners. A
misunderstanding in flagging was the
Phoenix Academy and;
GRADE, HIGH SCHOOL AND BUSI
Enter any Day.
A GOOD FARM ItfiOERPRICED
worth $100 per acre but
PRICED AT $85 PER ACRE
because owner must raise some
DURING THE NEXT TWO
Sixty acres in alfalfa, sixty
acres in grain, all fenced and
cross-fenced into eight fields,
frame house, well, shade trees
and fruit. Soil Maricopa
sandy loam and Glendale loess.
Been In cultivation for years
and is a bargain at the price.
PHOENIX TRUST COMPANY
16 WEST ADAMS STREET.
Phone Main 194.
Will pay $L00 each, for good
size live Gila Monsters .
R. L. BALKE
U. S. INDIAN TRADER
Poprietor of th Curio Store on Adams Stroet.
ple, but whose population was aug
mented by thousands of others who
had been attracted there by the
presence of the democratic leader.
Tonight he repeated his utterances
at Shellpot Park to a throng which
taxed the capacity of the place.
While in this city Mr. Bryan was
the guest at dinner of Judge George
Gray. Mr Bryan will leave in the
morning at 6:30 on his siecial over
the Pennsylvania for Xew York,
reaching there about nine o'clock.
He will spend the entire day con
ferring with his party leaders, con
cluding at night with a speech at
Carnegie hall on republican tendencies.
HAD HEARD OF HER
CARRIE NATION CALLS
She Wanted to Involve Mr. Taft in a
Discussion of the Liquor Question.
Cincinnati, Sept. 17. Carrie Xation.
without her hatchet, called upon Taft
today and was admitted to the house
by the judge himself.
"You don't know nie," she said. The
candidate admitted that from the pubT
lie prints he knew who she was.
"Well. I came here to have a dis
cussion on the liquor question."
"You will have to excuse me from
entering upon a discussion with you."
said Taft, whereupon Mrs. Xation be
gan a characteristic speech. Taft mod
estly backed away, and Mrs. Xation
awed by what he was doing, backed
her way out of the door.
New Hampshire Republicans Settle
Concord, X. II., Sept. 17. The polit
ical strife which split the republican
party in Xew Hampshire into three
factions came to an end today when
Henry B. Quinby was nominated for
governor by the republican state con
vention in session in this city.
Two ballots were necessary for a
choice and Quinby had a margin on
th.- ,con,l of only five votes.
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Orange Land ij
10 ACRES CLOSE
TO CLAYSON'S. THE
PRICE IS $75 PER
20 ACRE BEARING
ORANGE GROVE AT
NINE DOLLARS PER
i DWIGHT B. HEARD I
Corner Center and Adams, City. X
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I are thoroughly taught at
Ttis Lamson Business College
j PHOENIX, ARIZONA
H. S. Griswold & Co.
I HAS REMOVED TO
25 East Adams St.
j where lie is offering great
I reductions in bicycle tires,
J sundries and bicyles.