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VOL. Ill, NO. 142.
FELL IN RIVER
Another Unsuccessful Air Trip from
St. Louis Ends by the Whole
Outfit Dropping into the
.. .... In Air.
ST LOUIS, June 13.—J. D. Wooster
Lambert and S. Louis Von Phul, who
ascended from the Aero Club ascen
sion grounds, at 9:30 a. m., yesterday,
in the 78,000 cubic foot balloon, St
Louis No. 3, dropped Into tlxe Missis-
river below the Chain of Rocks
from a height of 8,000 feet, two hours
later. Both escaped with wet feet.
They and the balloon were rescued by
Grove Hane, Lamlbert'B chauffeur, who
commandered a motor boat for the
purpose. It was Lambert maiden
Tangled rip and valve cords and the
stillness of the upper atmosphere
«re responsible for the method of
lindlng chosen by Von Phul, who was
piloting the balloon. The aeronauts
were above the river tor more than
an hour, unable to clear it. To prevent
a repetition of what is believed caused
the accident to A. Holland Forbes, in
Germany, in 1907, ballast was not dis
carded to check the descent, for it
was feared this would send the bal
loon up again and cause dangerous
loss of gas.
No ballast was discarded until the
balloon was a few hundred feet from
the water, when four sacks were drop
ped overboard. This nuule it possible
for the basket to hit the water hard
enough to stay (here. The gas In the
bag was sufficient to keep it from
Hane followed the balloon to Baden
in Lambert's car. When the balloon
began to descend Hane endeavored
get a motorboatman to go out into the
river in a boat that was lying near
by. The boat's owner or any one able
to operate it could not be found. Re
lying on his automobile experience,
Hane finally jumped into the boat,
started the engine, and with a man
to help him, got under way.
When they reached the balloon It
where he had cl.mbed during the de-,
Two other motor boats went to the
assistance of the party, and the bal
loon was towed ashore without having
been damaged. Last night it was
back on the pins ln H. E. Honeywell's
•. :v :-x.
DROP OF 8,000 FEETf
Two Aeronauts Got Their Feet Wet
as the Only Result of Their
managed the balloon under the!
that developed. He I
"Von Phul did the very best thing
I^sslble under the clrcum»tances, and
probably obviated an accident
'uch as A. Hollond Forbes and his aid
*ith less gas
ifp „u Z6TX
Wlllard Falls 150 Feet when
A. B. Lambert, president of tbe when tihe machine began falling.
Aero club, commended Von Pbul
warmly for the manner in which he.
loon by discarding ballast would have
been to send it up again. This would
have caused loss of gas. and after that
had been repeated several times, they
avG en out
'They could not get away from the
iver because an air current could not
eet down, and the only thing to do
was to get into it. If the basket had
been allowed to touch the water llght-
It was migity good experience and
learned a great deal In a short time.
•y brother Albert and I will probably
ata a trip together about Saturday."
The aeronauts were in the water
Wenty minutes before the motor car
belied them, floating about a mile
owristream. Von Phul stood in the
half way up to his knees and
robert gat on the concentrating
He did not get wet. The boat
«?i7et' ^'ie Walloon to a near-by island,
®re the aeronauts w&ht aboard the
uauoon would have bounced off,: jng the salaries of his favorites, and
®ore chance of trouble. As it was. for the special agents service,
was ballast aboard when the baa-
struck, which could have been dis
carded in case the envelope had not
lifting power to keep the
basket from sinking."
Wooster Lamibert was far from be
"g disurbed over the aff&ir. "1
ouldn't have missed It for anything,"
AEROPLANE FELL' MOVED CAPITAL
WITH A CRASH IN AUTOMOBILE
Engine Stops and Escapes
with Only a Few
Spectators Saw the Accident and Only
SPRING-FIELD, Mo., June 13.—The
engine in the aeroplane of Charles F.
Wlllard, the aviator, stopped while he
was 50 feet in the air Sunday, and
rather than take chances on lighting
on the people who were in the road
running by the aviation grounds, he
turned his machine on a downward
course, hoping to light in a field ad
joining the road, and was successful.
The fall to the ground wrecked the
entire front part of the machine, but
Willard escaped with but slight in
juries. He sustained a bruised leg, a
blow in his face that cut tihe skin on
the inside of the mouth and a small
cut on his right foot, caused by a piece
of broken skid piercing his shoe.
The accident happened during one
of the most sensational fligthts of the
meet. The aviator had just finished
a flight of more than five miles in
the presence of 35,000 people. The
grounds had been circled once by
Willard and he was starting back
on another turn when the accident
happened to the engine. The machine
fell less than twenty yards from the
crowd, which extended for more than
a half mile, and was jammed so close
ly that escape would have been im
possible. Willard was taken in an
automobile to his hotel in this, city,
where, he was bandaged. I
The opinion is expressed by a num
ber of the spectators that had not the
rear end of the machine caught on
a barbed wire fence in the descent
that Willard would have made a good
landing in the field, which was soft,
plowed ground. This is also thought
to have been in Willard's favor, as the
materials of the machine went into
the gorund after breaking and proba
bly saved him from more serious in
Willard says that two weeks will be
required to repair the machine. He
*as floating with the current near the 110 make the flight from Lawrence,
flight, it will be the only one
Both aeronauts were in fairly that will be attempted until the ma
chine is thoroughly repaired.
Just as the engine broke, R. R.
Young, manager for Wlllard, was yell
ing through a megaphone, telling the
people that the machine was going at
the rate of fifty miles an hour. The
announcement had hardly been made
Ballinger's Trip Across the
Continent is One of
To jnittee which has been probing the
I scandals in the interior department
is soon to be made to the house from
wonWi sented the charges of Representative hotel. She boarded the first train for
,found at any elevation, from 8,000 be for an exoneration for Dennett. The
an the next time it would have been putting up a flve-thousand-dollar ohim-1 r/on. appllcaUon"or
envelope and with nny with money that was appropriated
Tf minority report is presented, it
If a mlnoiity report is piehennu.
is expected to confine itself almost, en-
tirely to an allegation of favoritism,
particularly with regard to a trip Jack
Balllnger. nephew of the
ment employ. Dennett explained this
trip by saying that, he did not know I
that Balllnger intended to icslgn an
that, as at matter of fact, he saved the
government the cost of his return ^een
by resigning wihile on the coast.
IOWA CITY, June
His Rushing the Seal of Oklahoma from
MISSED THE CROWD HAVING BIO TIMES
Misses Taking Part in It by
Less Than Twenty
Guthrie to Oklahoma City to
I/".v". She Cheered for Nc
escort. She came to Oklahoma City
on the first train.
A conference of the state officials is
on. relative to the Immediate removal
of the capital to Oklahoma City. Gov.
Haskell, Lieut. Gov. Bellamy, Secre
tary of State Cross, State Auditor M.
E. Trapp, State Labor Commissioner
C. L. Daugherty, Samuel Hayes, mem
ber of the state supreme court, and
otlier-officials 'are her®.
Chief Justice Jesse J. Dunn of the
state supreme court and Attorney!
General Charles West arrived at 9
o'clock Sunday night.
The restraining order issued by Dis
trict Judge A. H. Huston in Guthrie
Saturday night to prevent the removal
of state records to Oklahoma City, was'
served on Governor Haskell. It is be-1
lieved he will ignore the injunction
and will issue a proclamation as soon
Gov. Haskell was in Tulsa when he'
try to get a new machine ready draining order had been issued in
seal, and the ride to Oklahoma City
The residents of Guthrie slept. But
a few hours before, when the streets
of Guthrie were thronged with people
who received the unwelcome news
that Oklahoma City had won and
Guthrie had lost, Jane Haskell, daugh-
rei»n ofth^Jp^iannTesUgating com- ter of the chief executive of the state, '®at"res .°f hoi^se and senate bills.
Daughter is Hooted and
Off the Streets when —5
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 13.
—In a wild automobile drive early
rie to Oklahoma City, following the
announcement that Oklahoma City
had won. In the state capital fight by
a plurality of more than 50,000 votes
over Guthrie and Shawnee. Oklahoma
City will probably be proclaimed state
The seal was surreptitiously remov
ed from the secretary of state's office
and is now declared to be in the
rooms of Gov. C. N. Haskell at the Lee
Jane Haskell, 17-year-old daughter
of Gov. Haskell, was hooted from the
streets of Guthrie Saturday night
when she cheered for Oklahoma City,
and was forced to flee to the govern-
rooms in. the Royal hotel -with her
word that the temporary re-
Po88e"aHlon of the fcfkfe seal meant|
"e the first step for victory. At 1 o'clock
cheered for Oklahoma City. The I
the committee on expenditures in the her direction. She fled with her es-,
interior department, to which was pre-1
ballast with Hitchcock (rep., Neb.) against the ad- Oklahoma City, where she joined her
ministration of Commissioner Dennett father and mother.
the general land office.
wasted a million-dollar appropriation,
hissed and jeered, and then!
one began to throw stones in
\yni Martin of Muscogee, to the
majority of this committee will I ,.p governor and Mrs. Haskell with!
buying desks in violation of law. rats- Q0vergn0r
several friends to Oklahoma City,
charges made were that Dennett had OKLAHOMA CITY. June 13.—Fol
rD,f,.oinInir ctntA nfflira frnm romrtV.
I re,training state officers from remov-
took across the continent, at en g0Vern0r snatched the pajers from
of which he resigned fiom tl.e govern
... was filed today at Guthrie. This Is
injunction asked for.
when the sheriff
frQm Uje balcony to
Qet out 0f
Dr. Grant Shot Twice at His Home
and will Probably Die from
the Wounds He
Man Drove Up to the House in
IfTjWagon, Fired at Doctor|f||
and Then Made His
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 13.—Dr. John
Grant, one of the most widely
Sunday morning the sfeal of the state known surgeons in the country, was second Iowa state-wide primary is
of Oklahoma was brought from Guth-
shortly before noon today by a man
The assailant drove to the doctor's
home in a wagon and fired two shots,
both of which took effect.
One of the bullets struck Dr. Grant
in the head, the other entering the
body under the right arm. He was
ii. r, was from Nugents. The doctor had
been the physiciatl, ln the Rayne
for several years.
I New Section Has
Regulating the Issue
Stocks and Bonds of
the first step for victory.
I an auto left a garage of
City with osie passenger, W. B. An
thony. private secretary to the govern-'
lor. The drive of seventy miles wasj
made to Guthrie and return in a little
more than two hours in the darkness.: WASHINGTON", June 13.—The re-
an left ffarage of 0klahcmia,
mitt.ee today, when it is expected that'
a formal agreement will be reached
and a report made. Representative
Mann of Chicago deserves great credit:
for the work that has been acconv
plished in conference, and unless his I
labors are destroyed today the
conference bill will contain the best
suanCe of 8toclfS and
j„ mt,. vides for the appointment of a com
of a statement, bv
declaring that the I
attempted to serve
papers on Governor Haskell today, the
hand and thr.ew them
the lobby of the
iiere." the governor
you are ln glg.ht ln fif.!
4 the guard hQUge
will have you put in
The officer fled
-'j The attorney general says the su-
lowa College Debaters. prerae court cannot mandamus the
governor. All state officials are now
in Oklahoma City, but it is not be
lieved any official business will be
versity intercollegiate debating teams
for 1910 an'* 1911. have been selected
after a series of tryouts participated in ^^^7 „Iltil the vote has been of"
by twenty-one candidates. In the an
nual debate next year Iowa will be in
a league with Minnesota, Nebraska,
Illinois and other state universities.
—Read The Daily Gate City.
rctalnln.g what! *t.e
tures of the proposed legislation, and
will win on everything with the ex-!
ception of the physical valuation of
A new section has been drafted by
the conferees to take the place of the
,horoughly investigate the
bonds. It. pro-
PROMINENT MAN MO CANDIDATE FOR MUCH DISCORD IN
IS ASSASSINATED' SUPERINTENDENT
State Convention Must Decide
for None of the Seven Candi
A, ^SUSPECT ARRESTED LATE ELECTION NEWS
dates Received 35
Wilson Seems to Have the Second
Republican Conferees Iftvite Democrats
to Meet with Them and
in a to a
THE STOCK PROVISION
The seal was in the secretary of' Publican conferees on tne railroad bill
state's office. The auto was muffled: substantially agreed upon all fea
as it made its race through the streets tures of the compromise measure, and gta1e
of Guthrie to the capital offices. It they will invite their democratic as-
took but a few minutes to obtain the sociates io a meeting of the full com
mission by the president, which shall of Creston the second largert. B. W.
Garrett, recured the nomination for
clerk of the supreme court.
tions to federal regulation. This com-
appropi lation of $25,000 is to
be made tQ meet Us expenses. The
,°r. ct the commission has no restric-i
tion beyond that carried by the ap
propriation. anthe commission is to:
have the co-operation of the various
departments of the government. I
The house provision for a commerce
court will be retained, and among the,
other important features of the con
fererce will be the senate provision
for the suspension of increased rates,
with the burden of proof thrown upon
tbe railroads the house provision for
long and short hauls, the senate par-
terstate commerce commission and in
terested parties the right, to be rep
resented and participate in appeals
from the commission, the senate pro
vision for through routes and joint
rates, giving the shippers the right to
Nomination for RailroadM!
Commissioner and Cosson
I Special to The Gate City.]
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 13.—The
and fatally wounded in his home, past with numerous speculations as
rushed to the hospital, where five of had in his political career. Judge
the most noted physicians in St. Louis Horace K. Towner of Corning was
performed an operalon in an attempt nominated in the Eighth as successor
to save the doctor's life. to former Congressman Peter Hep-
W. R. Hayne, driver of Nugent's de-' burn. Congressman Chas. Kennedy
partmen.t store wagon, was arrested was re-nomlnated in the First district,
an hour afterward's on suspicion. The These three standpatters withstood
to the genuine results. Certain it ia
that B. F. Carroll was renominated
for a second term and the established
precedent of giving a republican of
fice holder two terms is unbroken.
Congressman Walter I. Smith of Coun
cil Bluffs was renominated in the first
contest for nomination he has ever
from the state senators ln Washing-1
defeated by the progressive Judge S.
F. Prouty in his fourth attempt to
secure the nomination. Friends of
Hull lay his defeat to the lack of sys
Six congressional districts are con-
trolled by standpaUers hi
of delegates to the state convention to!
In the contest for two nominations
the lines of the Wisconsin state
This was largely supported by the
fact that Governor Carroll's adminis
tration has been clean and free from
Geo. Cosson of Audubon county is
nominated for attorney general by a
flattering majority. His success is
probably due to his popularity as a
convention platform of June 9 and of! horsing the organization's work, its
the administration of Gov F. Car-! benefits for the miners and approving
roll in Iowa. Governor Carroll's re-!
Been'' Drafted nomination can largely be credited to Operators had rejected, WalUer
the refusal of republican electors to
overthrow political precedent and '1 would walk out of the state and
v'Sil' deny a faithful official a second term.! for work before I would sign up
in some districts and the
1 a a a throughout,
Palmer of Washington has
about "lO.OOO and is nominated" I
There has been considerable
tfon tn wi,pthp.-
James Wilson is second with the!
necessary thirt.v-five per cent. Should
there be no second nomination the se-
lection will go to the state convention.
The state convention will have to
select the candidate for state superin
tendent of public instruction for of.
the seven candidates none received
the necessary 35 per cent. John
Riggs, the present incumbent, receiv-'
ed the largest vote and Adam Pickett
Another N~w Air Lane. Has Been
'Blazer! Through the Eastern
PHILADELPHIA. June 13.—Charles'
Hamilton, the aviator, arrived here
this morning at 9:25 from Governor's
Island. New York. He made the flight
of 86 miles in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The weather conditions were per
In his first attempt to get away, he
agraph declaring that jurisdiction of broke a propellor blade but a new one
the courts in such matters shall not be was put in position and he started at' the American, who was captured by
enlarged, the section giving the in-: 7:38. He crossed the harbor and ,he Madriz trocps near here has been.
headed toward Pbilaoelpbia,
A special train with the cars cov
ered with white blankets, so that he
could distinguish them, acted as
—Read The Daily Gate City.
rMiffnrd Thnrnc nr
J,e sec ™™d
may require tbe official count to de-
cide. T.atest returns received inrli-
This Sunday Conference was Enlivened by
... One Man Being Knocked
Down by a Blow in
WALKER WAS FIERY
Gave a Speech Full of Fire
Brimstone when Called Upon
•V-i! to Address the
SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 13.—At a
meeting of the thousand union coal
miners at Camp Lincoln Sunday
scenes bordeving on the riotous t\ere
enacted. The gathering was called
by the so-called "Insurgents" who had
created discord in the ranks of the
delivery wagon in front of the house the attack made upon them by pro-1 which had the meeting In charge was nrominentlv identi
gresrives supplied with ammunition ordered discharged and the commls-1
The state officers have been bitter
ly attacked, and when State Presi
dent John Walker appeared on the
platform in the afternoon in answer to
plan which caused the disturb-
ton. Congressman J. A. T. Hull was ance indorsed. sanitation, as well a8 those represent-
Vice President Frank J. Hayes of:
the Illinois organization was also one
of the Speakers. He said the meeting
would more closely weld the bonds of
unity among the strikers.
mow John Cavanaugh was struck in the
Mr- Ha'es ha*
be held in Des Moines in August. As I dress. *'«ere the pnmarles were held
there are but eleven districts this.!
It will be the purpose of the con-|
ventlon to pass resolutions endorsing!
will give the standpatters control of
all committees in the state convention,
including permanent organization,
credentials and resolutions. Former
Governor Frank D. Jackson of ihe
Iowa Taft club further clainu tl.e
standpatters will have a malority of1 anything and .,as often ended in de-, pulican policies throughout that se~
150 on the floor of the convention.
"'Ithe administration of President Tatt]®10Ur day, better working conditions
commissary. To date JC,0,000 has
thrown out of work, and
fere remains in the treasury 1.20,000,
Canadian Newspaper Office Desroyed
and Thirty-one Said Be
MONTREAL, June 13.—The Mon
treal Herald was destroyed by fire
today and a .number of employes
caught ln the ruins.
Fifteen people are reported dead
and 30 reported missing.
A big water tar.k on the roof caused
a wall to collapse and an explosion
followed, setting fire to the structure.
The loss will exceed $200,000.
Wm, Tt'ylor, foren"'!^. of the compos
ing room. savg. the collapsing water
tank practically tore the building in
COURT MARTIAL FOR
BLUEFIISLDS, .June 13.—Pittman.
spirited away to Managua and will be
tried there by court martial.
Not to Be Trusted.
A society made up of men who obey
because they have to Is worthless.
Fair—Not Much Change in
ON LAST LEGS
Vice President Sherman Sees Signs of
Rigor Mortus in the Move
ment while Visiting in
FEELING IN WISCONSIN
That State is About Through with Its
strikers by their opposition to the I ^surging, despite their assertions
Peoria plan of distributing the relief
Attack and Iowa Has
.. .. Proven Its Disgust
UTICA, N. Y., June 13.—"I believo
that the insurgent movement, so call
ed, is subsiding," said Vice President
Sherman, who came to Utica to attend
the wedding of bis niece. "We do not
notice the change so much in Wash
lngton. where the insurgents are still
cries of "Walker! Walker!" the gen-1 Sency because most of the republican
eral opposition to him was obvious,! representatives from Wiscons In
but before he concluded a speech full congress have been prominent in. that,
of fire and brimstone he won the movement. To my surprise. I found
meeting over to him. The committee substantially no such sentiment. 1 rtiet
men in large numbers who had in.-
that they are standing by the presi
dent, but from my observations on my
western trip, I am convinced that the
movement is on the wane.
"I rather expected to find in Wis
consin ?. predominant feeling of insur-,
general improvement. After in-1
proposition of the strikers which
for anything less thf.n the demands
of the Peoria convention."
These words converted murmurings
of criticism into cheers of approval.
The suggested plan of paying cash
to the strikers instead of by paying
in orders for provisions and medicines
was scored by the speaker. Of pro
posed cash payments, he argued, from
breweries. He said he had been furn
ished these figures by a brewery agent.
Already a considerable portion of1
yeats, been prominently laenti
knocked down shortly after cidedly in favor of a continuance of
commenced his ad-i* protective policy. Tbe outcome
President Walker sees an end Tuesday, and where the regulars were
of the factional strife in the action of, successful ln every district in the
the meeting in indorsing the state of-'! state, where there was a contest, save
fleers and the Peoria convention af-!
ter such a vigorous war had been committee, the majority of whom
made upon them. were regulars—was strongly indica4|
"A mob has never accomplished tive to me of continued belief in rev
feat," declared President Walker to tion of the country."
today. He lauded the min-
told of securing the eight-
so-called La Follette or-
a a a a
ment. but I think the former element
"I have twice before within a few
weeks been in the middle west, and I
have found the sentiment to be de-.
successful in choosing a state
85 to 95 per cent go to the saloons and !the,total t-he Province of Silesia to
Six Killed llast Night in Berlin and
Eighteen in Silasia in Past
BERLIN. June 1".—Six "persons
were killed, seventen severely, and
eight slightlv injured by lightnin*
which struck among a pa'tv of ex
cursionists lar.t evening. TTTe excur-.
sionifts had taken shelter in an iron
fenced building in the Jungfernheida
from the most violent thunderstorm
experienced in Berlin in years.
BRESLAU. June IS.—Seven deaths
oscurrrd from lightning 'here, bringing
Aiflihtnan fa in IhnAA rinfn
eighteen fatalities in three days.,.
(Until 7 p. m. Tuesday.)
For Keokuk and vicinity: Fair to
night and Tuesday. Not. much change
For Illinois, Towa and Missouri:
Fair tonight and Tuesday. Not much
change in temperature
There have been heavy rains in the
Atlantic coast states while generally
fair weather prevails from the central
valleys westward fo the Pacific, with
rising temperature from the Rockies
Afield of high pressure covers the
lake region, tbe Ohio and upper Mls
sissippi valleys, and an area of mod
eratelv high pressure in Montana is
causing slightly cooler weather In
the northern mountain region.
Conditions indicate fair, moderate
ly warm weather for this section to
night and Tuesday.
Pittman Ha Been Spirited Away to
Managua and Will Be Local Observations.
Tried. June. Bar.Ther.Wind.Weat.her.
12 7 n.m.
Daily River Bulletin.
I SI. Paul
30.08 78 SE
13 7 a.m. .. 30.21 04 NE
Maximum temperature, 82.
Mean temperature, G8.
Minimum temperature, 51.
The river will fall slowly for sev
FuED Z. GOSEWISCH,