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Tomoriow-Cooler. N IL M I SP TM 13 1 PIh
I III I• I I N m ll
Motive Power of Machine Proves ReI
fractory and in Attempting to Land,
the Biplane Strikes Trees and Ii
Idly lSmashed Up-Birdman Re
oeives a Few Slight Injuries.
Alta, Cal., Sept. 12.-Aviatgr "Bob"
Fowler, en route from San Francisco
to New York, met with the first mis.
hap of his pioneer croes-country aerial
voyage here at 10:80 o'clock this
mbrning, when, In trying to make a
landing, necessitated by a refractory
engine and steering gear, his biplane
collided with two trees, hurling It to
the ground and slightly injuring the
dauntless blrdiman. B1th planes of
the craft and its two propellers were
broken and Fowler will be delayed
here for at least two days before he
can resLme his eastward Journey. Be
fore leaving Auburn this morning
b,~owler had his first trouble with his
engine, when a wire of the magneto
circuit pulled out. The wire was re
paired, but it is believed that l1 was
this defect that ca;sed the latet
Distanoes Special Train.
Leaving Auburn at 9:37 o'clock
Fowler rose to a height of about 400
feet and followed the route of the
Southern Pacific tracks through the
rolling approaches to the foothill dis
trict. For almost 40 miles he sailed
along l Ithout mishap, easily distanc
Ing the special train and automo
biles which had started from Auburn
at the same 'time.
As he came)nto view in this sec
tion It was apparent that something
was wrong with his craft. About half
a mile from here his course suddenly
deviated sharply. He did not slacken
'speed and his machine dashed full Into
two trees. There was not space
.enough between the trees to permit
the biplane to pass through.
At a height of about 40 feet from
the ground. the right plane of the ma
chine stru. k the right hand tree with
a splintering sound and the force of
the blow sent the craft careening
against the other tree. This second
blow crushed the left plane and .with
both wings thus crumpled into a use
Jess mass, the great bird of human
creation hovered for a fraction of a
second and then turned turtle as it
started on its fall to earth.
In falling, the tall piece was dou
bled up beneath the craft by the force
-of the wlnd and the biplane hit the
ground with the tall piece and pro
pellers pointing downward, thus splin
tering both propellers and the rudder.
F'owler remained in his seat until the
machine struck the ground, when he
was hurled against the motor and
through the debris of the rudder to
the ground.
Spectators by the score who had wit
nessed Fowler's fall from a distance
rushed to his aid and his injuries
were quickly given attention. His
mechanicians were soon on the scene,
having arrived on the special train
which is following his course. Some
of the broken lieces of the aeroplane
were replaced with substitutes carried
on the train, but others had to be sent
to Reno for repairs.
Steering Gear Blooked.
In explalning his mishap Fowler
said that his steering gear had sud
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,. . . ...'.... ,r'- . . . .. ..
Class Ad History
The Missoulian class ad will stir up plenty of busi
ness if you will give it a chance. The people in the
field of The Missoulian. are developing the class-ad
habit to an extent that insures the prompt perusal of
your announcement when you place it on The Missou
lian's classified page; Here Is the experience of one
man this month:
nished, near high school. Inquire
815 West Pine street.
How they did come for that bungalowl On the
first day there were 40 callers in answer to the ad;
this is the testimony of the advertiser, who sent in a
hurry-up order to stop the-ad. , The bungalow was
rented soon after breakfast on the first day the ad
appeased., which was the only day. The cost was 15
• ,. Thrye are thotuands of people reading the
dasi ofa pa. of The Missoulian every day. Results
praov this. If you want to get something or to find
s dY The Mioulsqtin class ad will help you.
It Is laid That 'MoMillan Hid Re
fused to Befund Money He Had Won
Whereupon Hooker VWsited the
Ranch-Death Ensues After Souffle
Between Men-Murderer in Jail.
Deer Lodge, Sept. 12.--(pecial,)-At
8:80 o'clock this morning Sheriff
Neville received a telephone message
from HHlmville stating that a man Iad
been killed there early this morning at
1:80 o'clock. Mr. Neville, accompanied
by the county attorney and the coro
ner, left Deer Lodge at 9 o'clock for
Helmvllle in an automobile. They ar
rived at Helmville at 12:%0 and found
that a man by the name of Charlei
Hecker had killed M. McMillan at the
Day * Hanson ranch, about six miles
north of Helmville.
A short time ago MeMillan and Hocker
were playing poker on the ranch and
McMlllan won 'most of IDecker's
money, and since that time Hecker had
n·de threats at Ovando and Helmvllle
that if McMillan did not give back his
money he was going to kill him.
Hecker' was in Helmville yesterday
afternoon and bought a box of car
tridges for his 82 caliber automoblc
Colt's,. He left Helmville in the even
ing and went to the ranch where Mc
Millan was employed. McMillan was
sleeping in a tent and Hecker called
him out. They got into a scuffle and
Hecker shot McMillan. McMillan
walked about 25 feet and fell dead.
Two other men who were near heard
the shot and saw Hecker running away.
ODesoription Obtained.
'hen Sheriff Neville reached Helm
ville he got a good description of
Hecker and telephoned it to Deer
Lodge and then started back for
Drummond, as he found that Hecker
was headed that way. Hecker ate
breakfast at the Campbell ranch, about
10 miles from Helmville on the road
to Drummond.
Sheriff Neville arrived at Drummond
about 8:80 p. m., and after supper
started west from Drummond in his I
automobile, accompanied by Deputy
Sheriff Clawson of Drummond, and
when about half a mile from Drum
mond they learned from a woman that
man answering the description of
Hecker had passed there about two
hours before. His tracks were then
followed and soon after they met an
automobile on the road and learned
that the people in the machine had
passed a man answering the descrip
tion. They went about three or four
miles further and noticed a window
open in a vacant ranch house.
Upon looking thesugh the window
they saw Hecker inside and made him
come out. They got to Drummond
about 7:40. Sheriff Neville took the
stub train to Deer Lodge and landed
Hecker in the county Jail about 9
o'clock. Hecljer had nothing to say
only that he was going out looking for
work. At the time he was arrested
the sheriff took the gun from him,
loaded. Hecker had been living
around Helmville for th," prst 18
months, working on the ranches 1n that
vicinity. McMillan had lived in that
vicinlty for about three years.
Covered Forty Miles.
Heqker was caught six miles west of
this place at a point known as Hell
Gate, where the prisoner thought he
(Continued on Page SiBx,
Governor Edwin L. Norris
Tells Conference of His
Belief That the Governor
Should Have the Right of
Removal From Office of
Any Mlan Who Fails to En
force the Law.
Spring Lake, N. J., Sept. 12.--ov
ernor Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey
and Governor Emnmitt O'Neal of Ala
'bama measured swords over the in
Itiative and referendum before the
conference of governors this afternoon.
Governor Wilson, as champion of the
measures, replied to Governor (O'Neal,
who had previously denounced them
as "an insidious popular vagary."
The southern executive was on h.is
feet in a moment with an impassioned
detense of his positltn.
Governor O'Neal spoke vehemently
for 10 minutes, bowed and . lthout
a word walked through a casement
window to the plazaa fronting the
ocean. "What's the use of my going
back in there?" he asked a reporter.
"I have already spoken twice and I am
limited to two speeches on any one
topic." 'a
He did not re-enter the convention
hall for 11 minutes and took no
further part In the discussion. When
tihe conference ended Governor Wilson
grasped Governor O'Neal by the hand
and remarked that he did not wish to
be misunderstood. Movernor O'Neal
later said that he had stepped to the
plasa to meet Mrs. O'Neal, who he
had heard was there.
No Minting of Words.
There .was no mincing of words in
the Alabaman's denunciation of the in
Itlative, referendum and recall.
"There is a movement which seems
to be gathering strength in certain c
sections of the country." he said,
"that tends to weaken rather than to t
strengthen executive authority, and
that Is the system of iniative, refer
endum and recall. The governor has
no power to veto or amend a law In- t
Seattle, Sept. 12.-(Speclal.)-A
surely surprised man fn this city was
Albert Ji Henry, divorced husband of
Ivy May Henry of Missoula and Hel
ena, Mont., when he was called to the
telephone this morning and told that
his two children, Albert and Anita,
were waiting for him at the Hotel
Seattle and that their mother had
brought them from San Francisco to
give them Into his custody, as pro
vided In the divorce decree signed
months ago, by Special Pleas Judge
Cicero R. Hawkins.
Boon thereafter accourred what is
probably the last chapter in the fa
mous case. Accompanied by a rela
tive, Mr. Henry went to the Hotel
Seattle, w.here he embraced his two
children, the sight of whom had not
gladden his eyes since Z-r*, Henry de
camped with Foster Kelly, a million
alire banker, two years ago next No
Mrs. Henry, attired in a neat-fitting
brown suit, looking cheerful and in
good health, re. eived her former hus
band. Mrs. Henry merely told her
former husband that she had deter
mined to adhere to the order of the
superior court in King county after
fighting for months against that part
of the decree relative to the husband's
custody of the children. She said that
her plans for the future had not been.
thoroughly formed, but she gave the
impression that she would return to
Leng Fight Ends.
The long, bitter fight she had made
against her huiband's suit for divorce
in the superior court here a year ago
and the even more determined strugr
ile she made to retain the custody of
her children in San Francisco, even
after the courts there had issued war
rants for her arrest on the charge of
kidnaping and disobeying the orders of
the judges, do not appear to'have left
any traces on the face of comely Mrs.
Henry. There Is scarcely a line in her
face ot mar her clearly Icut and sin.
qularly regular features.
Kelly discarded Mrs. Hetry, returned
and made up with' his wife, who
dropped all her lawsuits.
Washington, Sept. 12.--(lpecial.)
Beventeen new homestead filings were
made on the Hunt!ey irrigation proj
ect, in Montana, during the past month,
leaving 108 farms available for set
tiers. ],ost of the remaining farms
are 40-gcre tracts, pach containing
from 30 to 40 acres of irrigated land,
and there is ample opportunity at this
time to aeoure a first-class farm lees
thas two mlles from a railroad.
Itlated by the people and atd.pted by
"If the law Il in viol:tion of the
'onstltution, Invades vested rights or
Destroys indlvidual liberty, the only
remedy can be fottl in te courts; i
snd where the system of recall or I
ludges prevails, overthrowing as it
toes the independence of the judiciary,
the courts would degenerate into
Wallace, iSept. 12.--(lpreial.)-At
St. Marles, on the St. Joe river, this
afternoon, Charles Hittle shot and
probably mIortally wounded Ole 0l
son and John I'alson. The victims
are in a hospital and neither is ex
pected to live. A statement by
F.alion, obtalned this evening, is
to the effect that he and Ols'on were
walking along a secluded portion
of the railroad when Sittle attempt
ed to hold them up, and, when they
resisted, shot both. Sittle alleges
self-defense, claiming the two men
attacked him without provocation.
Sittle was arrested by Constable
McCarthy and lodged In the Koote
nal county jail at Cueur d'Alene.
Catanla, Si.lly, Sept. 12.-The creat
of Mount Etna now presents a terrify
ing spectacle. Heavy smoke lies over
it, with frequent brilliant flashes, and
the bombardmeen, which is continuous
along a line nearly two miles in ex
tent, is like the firing of heavy artil
A torrent of burning lava, 2,000 feet
wide and four feet deep, is pouring
down the slopes. Everything in I.
way has been carried before it. Grovwe
of trees have been uprooted and the'
lava stream is sweeping through the
fields, sending out for miles around
hot waves of resinous smoke.
The peasants have left their hornm,
carrying with them the aged, the sick
and the children, and whatever meager
belongings they were able to get to
Whole regions covered with hardened
lava from past eruptions have been
torn open by frequent earth shocks,.
Many of these quakes have been of
great violence and the 1peasants fear
a repetition of the Messlna disaster.
New York, Sept. 12,-The $100,000
estate of William A, Klnnealy, after
being held by the state for more than
50 years, is in a 'fair way at last of
becoming settled, according to a state
ment of the attorney I general. The
claimant is one Timothy Finn of
IAmerick, Ireland, who 1is'4 years old
and. has lived in Irpland most of his
life, though the civil war so stirred
hintmthat he crossed the ocean, fought
through the war and then returned
home again when he was satlsfied that
there wtas no more fthting to be done.
He claims to be ,a nlbhew of Klnnealy.
trllbunalx argnlazed chihfly to register
p)olalllJI' JludgIanal 't on all legal ques
It was pleasing to know, he added,
'that this inslid. us, popular vagary,"
j Ill meet with the almost unanimous
oppl)osition of the American bar.
• Governor WI:son did nott' reply until
(Continued on Page Seven).
fChicago, Sept. 12.--S. A. potter, who
is said to haIvae garnered more than
$1,500,000 framn the unwary of two
continents during the last few years,
by means of gold-brick swindles and
crnfrid.lte galne., weis locked I1 jail
tonight. He wats urrested today by
Chief De).Woa., divialon superintend
ent of the rt t f Justlee, after
he haul ihen soughlt for a year by the
police of almost evi'ry 'ity in the
country. E1'nglish detectives also are
saild to have sought Potter and his
companionls, who i ar,, arclited with
having a.xtractled no tllllrous dollars
fromn crealulus London-ers.
Potter, who also was known as
George W. Post, was wanted hqre on
an Indlle(lletnllt of s awindling. Potter and
aEdward 8ltauklff also are wanted in
Phlllde'lplhit, where they forfeited a
$23,000 bnd in tit, I'llited States court
a ye'lar nItut,
In vi\ew of this forfeiture and the
report that l11 t c'onflliatllence nan, of
whom Potter in said to be the leader,
conthiallllivy k'a'p latrge amlounts of pro
te(tion Ito1,ey within reachl, Chief De
,'aoody will aaaa" aaevery effart to keep
his prisoner aadera' la tk tand key until
he is brought to Iriatl,
A caalh bond of $51t,000, offered by
Potter, was rmeftsead by federal officers,
who dcltred nl othlng lasat than $150,
001a0 (n1h )and wouldll sutfflce.
H.ltarklaff, tiwho is nti toi, hIut oper.
;atell with Putter lnder a score of
naa aes, is it the a lty, a,,a'arding to t)e
Sa" a and waaa at'at at 'aVe atad city de
tectives tlari seaarchintg for hina. At
P'atter's httla ae muh elvldeance, includ
ing wa, ttt the acat,, I atratite Imen
t,,rmedltl it "auclkor Ilist" of forllter tall
prsp tive, vilatiats, wita fouar it,
it11 adltdilll i to Ilnluallu t l skill and dar
Ing alt tall the well-known swindling
galea, , th' s ,hl-brllc ngam, the tsick
talal neer.'" tallla tihe suntaled mine"
plillants, Poi'ttr t.tiul hll raincl are said to
Iltlava' talplealetl to the iavurale of via
tliats, aald aaa,rdiaag to da.tectlaves, his
lattot tland one of thl, Illust highly me.
ntallllttllrltlv ventilr,. atuldae his victinsI
e alally arllitlul.
Aflter juttittping his $23,000 bond In
Pthltfadolphial, PI'tter and Starkloff are
satll to ha.'e opened an office here
atnd floodted Ithe middle west with ad
vertiseltltattts Of Sapulrlols foney for
sale at hi If plri,. The counterfeit
hills, it was advertised, were madq
from plattes stolen at the mint at Phil
Saadelll~tit ad were splendid coutnter
fe-lt.. ;ttafety was guaranteed and
Imonety rolled it for a time, The in
v wator ullatlly received a package of
I lhtinl paper for his money.
c(hll f DeWotody tonight said that it
was likely tihe prisonter would be taken
to Philadelphlu for trial,
Nearly Half of the Students Who Reg
istered Yesterday Enter This Year
Football Material Is Plenty and
Championship Team Is Expected
Reception for New Students.
When the office of the reglstrnr of
the University of Montana was closed
for the day yesterday, 166 people had
matriculated and arranged for a
eme'nlster's work. Last year the first
day's total was 140, which means that
the Incre*use this year has been ap
proximatel. 20 per cent, a gain which
In altoigethlr gratifying. The 166 who
figure In the total are all regular rol
I'gilte students and are all registered
for a full emlester's work. Today
more st udents are expected to matricu
late and the fhlat total should bear
out the first lay's ratio. A gain of
20 per cent is all that could have been
asked for, and the university people
are more than satisfied.
Nearly half of the people who reg
Intered yesterday are freshmen. The
old students have been slow about ma
triculating, and if they all return the
total will be more than 200. A good
many arrived on the late trains .yes
terday, and the rest are expected to
day. It appears no wthat the pre
dictions made during the summer will
he borne out and that the new law
school will bring a material Increase
In the iumber of students at the unl
As to the effect of the law school
ul)on the reglitratlon yesterday it
would be hard to say anything definite.
A good many of the old students an
nounced their intentions of graduating
Irom the law department and several
men who have already had some col
Irge training, registered for law work,
but the freshmen who came to Mis
soula for a law education registered. of
course, for the regular freshman work.
The work of registering the students
was much simpler in the new offices.
The congestion of years past has been
done away with and everything went
smoothly yesterday.
The schedule this year shows a num
ber of new courses which proved popu
lar yesterday. The field of the de
partment of education In particular
has been broadened. Courses which
will fit graduates for high school
teaching have been added and otherl
advantages have been offered to those
who wish to fit themselves for work
of this sort.
Yesterday evening the second annual
reception of the A. B. U. M. In honor
of the new students was held In Crall
hall. The affair was well attended
and was a splendid sudcess as a meansI
of getting everyone acquainted with
his neighbor. This morning the first
regular assembly will be held and the
work of the year will be outlined by
the president.
Football material galore marched
through the registrar's office yester
day and Athletic Director Cary wore
a happy grin all day as he watched
the husky young freshmen matriculate.
With enough men left from last year's
squad to snake a good eleven the out
look is brilliant with promise. The
first practice of the season will be
held this afternoon and the coaches
are confident that the candidates will
make a better showing then ever be
fore. No Dornblaser appeared to as
tonish the student eyes, but there were
several burly freshmen who look
mlighty good. Mr. Cary is anxious
that everyone turn out. There will be
suits for all and everyone is urged to
take a chance, at least.
Canton, Ohio, Sept. 12.-Senator At
lee Pomerene is oonfined to his home
by a kidney affection which threatens
con pllca tions.
lButte, Sept. 12.--(Special.) -A .min
tette of socialist supporters whom so
clailit Mayor Lewis J. tDuacan ap
pointedolloemen, Igno.'ring the eligible
list of patrolmen, w,-re sunmarily
bounced tonight by th.* city council by
a vote of 10 to 4, after one of tih most
heated sessions in the history of that
body and after the mayor hiad arbi
trarily refused to put the motion, al
though the aldermanic body sustained
the appeal taken ruom the decision of
the chair by a vote of 10 to 4. It
I was finally necessary for Alderman
Smith of the Third ward, who Intro
duced the resolution' of dismissal, to
I appeal to the president of the coun
oil, Alderman Nerny, to put the reso
I lution, which was done, the motion
carrying while the mayor looked meoak
t ly .o apparently chagrined by the turn
I of events.
The city olerk was then asked for the
Apparently Safe Majority for the
UWets" is Changed-Exaot Vote Has
Not Yet Been Tabulated, but Every.
thing Points to Viotory to Opponents
of the Measure.
Portland, Maine, Sept. 13.--Re
vised returns on the question of the
prohibition um(endment at 1 o'clock
this morning reduced the maJorlty
against repeal to 295. The total
vote stood: Por repeal, 40,216:
against repeal, 6O,11.
Po'rtland. Mr.. Sept. 12.-After a day
of almost constant surprises. It ap
peared tonight on the face of the re.
turns from town and city clerks in all
but 190 towns and plantations that
prohibition was not defeated in the
special election of yesterday. as Indi
eated last night. The results thue far
tabulated show a majority for proM
hitlan of 465.
Mlost of the towns yet to be heard
from have been unofficially reported
with small majorities favoring reten
tion of the prohibitory amendment In
the constitution and any change in the
vote of these places is likely to help
the prohibitionists.
In addition to the 466 majority
shown by the clerks' returns, there
are 50 more "dry" votes known to exe
ist in Portland which are not Included
in the clty clerk's report, because of
an admitted error.
The change froni a )pasren - VY orp
by 700 majority for the "wets," to 60
votes In favor of the "drys." came
after prohibitionists had conceded de
(lat and reports of those who sought
to repeal the conetltutlonal amendment
had sent out numerous tatatesenta as
to what would be done next.
Other Questions
Of the other referendmn questions
before the people yesterday, that pro
posing to make Augusta forever the
capital of the state and that favorln*
the direct primarles, were carried by
large majorities, acoordla to returns
at hand tonight.
Frederictak . Paaett., secretary of
the Maine Non-partlma Local Qption
league. tonight said:
"We do not concede that the sae.ad
ment has been reatffre ed. There has
been so much oontradlotion It the
returns that we do not know what the
result is. We shall wait for he alfI.
clal canvass of the vote, and at 't'Lt
time shall deolde whether to take
steps to secure an Inspection of tt,
Anaconda, Sept. It.-(Upeclal.)-The
state Baptist convention opened here
tonight under ausplces that make the
gathering one of the most important
of the year in Montana religious elr
cles. President J. P. McNamee pre
sided. Among prominent religious
workers of the nation present are Dr.
C'. A. Woody, reeartry of nslalonu
from Portland; ltev. A. L Wadsworth.
editor of the Pacific Baptist: Rev. Dr.
C. A. Cook of Spokane; Rev. Dr. D. n
Proper of Chicago; Miss Carrle Milll.
4ugh o.t the W.oman' Home Mis
slonary srlLty.t, from Seattle; Rev. Dr.
Sen.y tr of Philadelphia..
resolution and to the surprise of att
declared that he had not seen It :;ace
the last meeting of the council. Q,
L. Stevens, a deputy in the elerkIc
oflice antd an appointee of the mayor,
then said that he had thrown the reso:
lution into the waste paper basket.
Alderman Origg then accused the ad.
ministration of trickery, but the am
eusation was denied by the city clert ,
and his deputy. Othbet ceuaatioa
were flung at the mayorU and the seat
timent was expressed on the strweti
after the meeting that grounds were
afforded for a possible imtpeaohei
of Mayor Duncan for his poslttvy)
usdal to act in puttWl a nmotio.e..
had been decreed propeg by a
of the city council. .p o ,
The patrolman diAmeesed
Frank Cassels, (colored), George
brose, James Daldlsero, W . RWatlkiu
and Jack O'Briena, all; well-atoup u

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