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•V-* 'fV. 1 4 VOL. 4, KO. 159. FIRST FLIGHT OVER BROKEN ih t. Course at Fort Myer Will volve Consideration of Many Scientific Problems TESTERDIY'S FLIGHT WIS EMINENTLY SOGCESSfUL Xachine Acted Like an Inspired Thing and Responded to Every Demand of the Aviator—Three Ascents Made Without a Mishap. Washington, July 2.—"I would rattier fly over that country In our aeroplane than ride over it in youl automobile," Bald Wilbur Wright yes terday to a scouting party preparing to traverse the dusty red Virginia roads between Fort Myer and Alex andria, along the course over which his brother is soon to fly. "You are liable to get stuck somewhere, be sides being covered with dust." The course over which will be made the official flight for which the Wrights are preparing, begins at Fort Myer across the river from Washing ton on a relatively high plateau and extends somewhat east of south five miles to the turning point on a hill westerly from Alexandria. This hill Is to be rendered visible from Fort Myer by small, bright yellow balloons marking the location. The country between is broken and rather heavily wooded, 'but at intervals there are open fields offering landing places in case of emergency. This broken couotry involves the consideration of many scientific problems, and the ex periment is expected to be of unique value in the development of areonan tlcs. This will be the first flight across a broken country in a heavier than air machine. The highest attitude negotiated by the Wrights In their aeroplanes is 364 feet. Wilbur made that height for the prize in France. At one point in the Virginia course, if he maintains a level flight, he will be fully 500 feet above ground. Yesterday's Flight. Calm, confident and nerveless, Or ville Wright late yesterday encircled the Fort Myer drill grounds time aft er time in his aeroplane and three successful flights were made while a crowd of thousands cheered him for the success that attended his persist ency and pluck. Excitement and enthusiasm pre vailed as the machine arose into the sir immediately after leaving the starting track, climbing higher and Oigher, and skirting the drill grounds. After the apparently unsuccessful attempts of the previous two days, the performances of the flying machine frere inspiring, while the machine oscillated in certain points in its (light and dipped and rose suddenly at others. It was evident from the regularity with which these things happened that it was due to the con dition of the atmosphere and not to Any fault of the machine. The first round was made in fifty seconds. Five times the machine skirted the field, attaining a height which varied from fifteen to thirty feet On the sixth round Wright came to earth within a few hundred feet of the starting point, completing the ifllght in exactly five minutes. The landing was perfect, the machine swooping dawn in successive glides 'until within a few feet of the earth, when Orvllle pulled the string which stops his motor and the areoplana glided smoothly over the grass on its «kids until it came to a stop. The machine was returned to the starting apparatus while the two brothers y"^r S "V. -1 ,» 1 the wharf at the foot of Hickory street to witness his spectacular dive from the top of a seventy-foot ladder into the Neches river. Harris was known here, having per formed his daring feat a year ago, and the announcement that he was to dive from the top of the ladder Into a seeth ing mass of flames caused toy gasoline being ignited on the surface of the water, caused a large crowd to as semble to witness the spectacle. Great Crowd Saw Acrobat At 8 o'clock all the arrangement# "d been completed and Harris mount the top of the ladded and dived «e \sthe same time the oil on tuv "t/s* Ignited. In the fcirld flames J' waited for the diver to emerge id not appear on the surface. .st it was thought that he had swam to another part of the stream and that his disappearance was part of the show, but his contin ued nonappearance corrected this im pression and soon it dawned on the horrified throng that the man had met with an accident. Willing hands were soon on the river in boats and the search for the body began, but it was only when the river was dragged that the body was brought to the surface. It was tak en to the wharf and every means of resuscitation employed, but in vain. A physician was summoned and it was soon ascertained that the neck of the unfortunate man was broken and life already extinct No marks or contu sions were found on the head and the impact of the body with the water as it descended head foremost must have been at such an angle that the force was sufficient to break the neck. The •body was removed to an undertaking establishment. Three hundred yards west of the Wabash station at Missouri City the railroad operates a coal mine and chutes, where engines are supplied. A frame chute extends over the tracks at this point. The passenger train had left the station and was approaching the coal chutes. Mrs. Luellen from a knoll a hundred feet away observed the pas senger train and also the freight com ing in the opposite direction. Before either engineer was aware of the dan ger the woman ran with great speed to the tracks and waived a warning. Both engineers acted instantly, but too late to prevent the collision. Killed When He Looked Out. David Parrish, a Wabash engineer who lives in Excelsior Springs, was riding in the baggage car. When the power was reversed Parrish went to the side door of the car and peered out. As he did this the engines came together, the jolt throwing the door shut and striking the engineer in the neck. He was killed almost instantly. Elmer Moss, the baggageman, was bruised about the head and may be in ternally injured, and Miss Edith Lar klns of Kansas City was struck on the head and rendered unconscious. She partly recovered consciousness later, however. A misunderstanding of train orders is said to have been the cause of the wreck, although, at the Wabash offices in the West Bottoms last night, it was said that this had not been determined definitely. A Relieflegg Relief Train. Barney Hunter, conductor, and Har vey Turner, engineer, both of Excel- ®eld a consultation. Again the aero- slor Springs, had charge of the pas plane was placed In position, the mo- senger. John Malone was conductor tor was tested and another flight was and Charles Maddox engineer of the iessayed. The start was as success- freight train. Both engines remained iful as the first. In this flight Orvllle made much wider turns and rose to a Greater height On the second flight Orvilla made nine rounds of the field in a few sec onds lesB than eight minutes. He made another graceful landing but flew dangerously close to the ground, for some time before stopping his mo- During this last flight he went high er than on his previous trials, reach ing a height of forty feet DIVED TO DEATH Charles A. Harris Killed in Exhibition of High Dive Beaumont, Texas, July 2—Charles A. Harris, aged 39 year, a profession al high diver, met his death last ev ening at 8 o'clock in the presence of 1 large number of people assembled at K. upright, but were badly damaged. Three box cars loaded with potatoes and one car loaded with hides were overturned. Three other loaded cars were damaged. When word was dispatched to Kan sas City that the wreck had occurred, arrangements were immediately be gun to send a relief train to Missouri City. It was fully an hour before this and when finally ee cars were In tor .and descending. He held another consultation with his brother before the machine was again returned to! atflHtnff foil MftflillfiBSj 1118 trftlU lwt WltuOttt th6 In hta last aitemnt he remained Prolans, who had been called to at aloft for ?1W*SLhm£r££^ nine minutes and encircled the Held! nine and one-half times. BYr one complete round he flew very Close to the ground, evidently preparing to land. This he did within two hundred feet, of the aeroplane shed. but 11 *V LIVES Flagged Two Onrushing Trains So That Engineers Could Reduce Speed Missouri City, Mo., July 2.—One man was killed and nine other per sons severely Injured when a west bound Excelsior Springs passenger train and an eastbound freight collid ed on the Wabash railroad near Mis souri City at 8 o'clock last night. Sev enty-five passengers owe their safety if not their lives to the presence of mind of Mrs. C. J. Luellen, wife of a miner, who flagged both trains in time to give the engineers an opportunity to reverse power and lessen the im pact when the locomotives came to gether.. afterward was learned that.the physicians in Missouri City were able to handle the case. SHOT IK THE BACK. Newton, Kas., July 2.—The body of C. D. Ouist of Wichita was found four and one-half miles northeast of Bur ton yesterday forenoon, the dead man having been shot In the back oi the head with a shotgun. The body was then thrown into a slough and when found was partly concealed in a small culvert Gulst arrived at Burton from Wichita Monday evening and started to walk to his farm northeast of town. He was not seen alive there* after. BHD STORM IT WILLOW CITY IWO OMEMEE The School House, Depot and an Elevator Demolished at Omemee MICH« HOUSE IT FOKOI WIS MOTHER^STORM VICTIM Considerable Great Northern and Soo Trackage Was Washed Away By the Heavy Rains at Willow City—Com munication Cut Off. Rugby, N. D., July 2.—A miniature cyclone raged last night between the hours of 8 and 9 o'clock at Omemee, Willow City and Fonda, Bottineau county, and while the wire communi cation with the district haB been cut off since the storm started, some in formation as to the damage done haB been secured. So far as reported, no loss of life resulted, and no one sus tained injuries as a result of the work of the elements. The cyclone clouds first appeared in the northwest, sweeping down upon the little towns with lightning ra pidity, leaving in their path an im mense amount of damage, ail fell in some places But did not do much dam age. The largest amount of damage seems to have been done at Omemee, where a depot, an elevator and the school house were demolished by the force of the elements. There are also a large number of smaller buildings about the town that have been de stroyed by the terrific wind. At Williston the rain was extremely heavy, and several hundred feet of Great Northern trackage have been washed out. Considerable sidewalk was alBO torn up by the wind, while the small bulldingB in the city suf fered more or less damage. At Fonda, a small Btation between Omemee and Overly, there was also considerable damage. A machine houBe was destroyed, doing consider able damage to the contents. Both the Soo and the Great North ern have sent wrecking trains to the scene of last night's cyclone to clear up the wreckage and to repair the damaged track.' spiim Walls of Houses Cracked and Other Damage Sustained— Messina Improved Alicanthe, Spain, July 2.—Three earthquake shocks were felt here yes terday afternoon. At Terrevija and the surrounding towns the walls of many houses were cracked and other damage was sustained. The fear stricken occupants rushed to tho streets, but so far as known there were no casualties. Orde: Restored. Messina, Sicily, July 2.—The peo ple of Messina, although still alarmed as the result of the earthquake shocks of yesterday morning, are be ginning to return from the country. The local authorities have adopted stringent measures to prevent any. body occupying the houses that are not considered safe. The shocks con tinue today, but they are less fre quent and of diminishing severity. III EMBE2LEMEIIT Looted the Bank of $200,000 But Must Now Stand Trial Ironwood, Mich., July 2.—President H. F. Japn, Cashier B. T. Larson and Assistant Cashier Oeorge H. Meadow of the First National bank ct thin city have all been bound over to the federal grand jury which meets at Marquette, September 7. Tho charges against them are the outgrowth of the failure of the bank which was closed last week by the federal authorities, Meadow is in Jail at Bessemer in de fault of $50,000 bail, while Japn furnished $25,000 and Larson $10,000 bail bonds. The bank had about $600,000 in deposits and the receiver has now In his hands about $100,000 In quick assets. It is not known what amount can be realized on the other assets. The loss to the de positors will probably be heavy, as it FIREWORKS AND GEISTS FAMOUS ICE CREAM FfH) JULY 4, AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL- assist ,'-r THE EVENING TIMES GRAND FORKS, NOETH DAKOTA. FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1909. is alleged that Larson has in the past two years embezzled to the extent of $200,000 of the bank's funds. The president Is charged with aiding and abetting the cashier in falsifying the books. The assistant cashier faces a similar charge and also one of em bezzling $1,500. ATTACKED BANK GUARANTY. Lincoln, Neb., July 2.—Before Judge Willis De Vandevanter of the Eigh tieth circuit court and Federal Judge T. C. Munger, J. L. Webster today be gan an attack upon the hank guaranty act passed by the last legislature. Webster alleges that the act is un constitutional because it drives out private banks and forces their owners if they wish to continue to incorpor ate. He further urges that the act takes property, through legislation, for the payment of private debts. The state banks are named as com plainants against the act FIDE Iff Destroyed Hotel at Summer Resort California Grain Fields Burned Over Lake Placid, N. Y„ July 2.—The Hotel Ruisseaumont, one of the larg est hotels In Lake Placid, was burned last night. Fifty guests were recued with great difficulty. One man was fatally burned. Barley and Whent itii rued. Los Angeles, July 2.—Fire swept six thousand acres of barley and wheat near San Fernando. The loss iB Bald to be $125,000. Story of Rotten ^Inspection by Government Officials Denied by Committee Washington, July 2.—The commit tee appointed by Secretary Wilson, composed of Dr. A. D. Melvin of the bureau of animal industry, and George P. McCabe, solicitor of the depart ment, which investigated the charges of J. F. Harms that the federal meat inspection Bervices at East St Louis, 111., was "rotten and a farce," report ed today that the inspectors there were honest men and were performing their duties efficiently and that no meat had been passed which was unfit for human food. STEEfilERS STRIKE GROWING May Include the Tin Plate Workers and Affect 25,000 Men Pittsburg, July 2.—The strike of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers In practically all of the union plants of the United States steel corporation's subsidiary, the American Sheet and Tin Plate company, will be extended materially. It Is Bald, by the strike of the Tin Plate Workers' International Protec tive association. The wage scale of the latter organization expires July 15, and at New Castle three thousand additional men, it is said, propose to quit work. Whether a second strike against the American Sheet and Tin Plate company will affect the mills throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana, is not known as yet. In the event that the strike is general the number of men affected will total nearly 26,000. HUNOlW BURIED ALIVE Landslide at Dock Cause of the Wholesale Burial of Employes New Port, Monmouthshire, England, July 2.—A landslide occurred here this afternoon at the work connected with the new dock and it is reported that as a result, nearly one hundred men are hurled alive, THE WEATHER* North I)akot%» Fuir tonight and Satartay. Cooler tonlpht. .: j'r -v* s'/'f vc-f-y.iv.v TO TO PASSTAFT BILL Spokane Sent Large Memorial Favoring Action as Request ed by President TOBACCO AND SNUFF GDUPOMSJRE E11INITE0 Senate Expresses Hope That Vole May Be Secured on Corporation Tax Measure at ail Burly Date, Possibly This Evening or Tomorrow. Washington, July 2—From the way school got. down to business this morning, it was evident that, the teachers had returned. In other words. Senator Aldrieh, chairman of the finance committee, was in his seat when the senate convened, and there was a full quorum to proceed with business from the time that the vice president's gavel fell. While Senator Aldrieh did not re veal the secret of his whereabouts during his two days' absence from the senate, his complexion was so much ruddier than ordinarily that it was evident that he had put in most of his time in the open air. His re turn caused much gossip as to the possibility of getting a vote on the in come tax proposition. Most of the senators believe that the end is near. The fact that only Bulkeley's objec tion yesterday stood in the way of fixing a vote for next. Tuesday and that the debate on the proposition then seemed almost exhausted, led to quite a general conclusion that the vote would be reached by that time, If not much earlier. Many predicted a vote tomorrow, and some were even inclined to think that It might, take place before adjournment today. The Republican members of the finance committee of the senate have agreed upon a general advance in the tobacco schedule of the administration part of the tariff bill. The increase in the tax on cut and plug tobacco and cigars and cigarettes amounts to about twenty per cent over the house rates. The finance committee's sub-com mittee on tobacco today decided to prohibit coupons in tobacco and snuff packages. Senator Heyburn lost no time in taking the floor today to present a technical objection to the bill. The business began with the presentation of petitions relating to the corpora tion tax. From Spokane. Wash., 106 merchants appealed to the senate for the support of the tax as proposed by the president. They said the tax "safeguarded the private information of business institutions." BOY FELL Tumbled From Elevator Car and Fell to Bottom of Shaft Kansas City, July 2.—While Leo Reed, 14 years old of Eighth street and Armstrong avenue, Kansas City, Kas., was riding In No. 4 elevator in the Long building at noon today, the operator, John Livingston, who was ahead of his schedule, threw the Bpeed-reduclng lever as the car pass ed the tenth floor. This caused the car to lurch suddenly, and Leo, who was Btandlng in the front part of the car, was thrown forward. Before Livingston could catch him, the boy fell between the floor of the car and the eleventh fyor inclosure, and shot down to the basement thirteen floors below. The body was found lying across a water pipe at the bottom ot the elevator shaft. Death was In* stantaneous, Leo left hia home In Kansas City, Kas., early this morning in search ot work. He was trying to obtain a place as a messenger boy and visited the general offices of both the West ern Union Telegraph company and the Postal Telegraph company, but was unsuccessful. He then went to the telqgraph office In the lobby ot the Keith & Perry building, where he was formerly employed and where he knew a messenger, Otho Nelson of Fif tieth street and' Brooklyn avenue. While he was there a call for a mes senger came from 1800 Long build ing, and Otha Nelson was sent to answer the eall, Leo accompanied him. The Operator's Version of It. Aooording to Livingston, the op erator, the boys boarded his oar at the basement, A stop was made at the first floor, but no passengers bearded the oar, Livingston says the messenger toy, Nelson, was in the rear of the car and leaned against the cage on the trip up. Livingston says that neither of the boys said anything and that, no stops were made on the trip up. Neither of tho lw.vs had in dicated tho floor wanted. The boys were not scuffling, Livingston said. "As I passed the tenth floor," Liv ingston said, "l noticed that I was ahead of niv schedule. 1 threw the lever which reduces the speed of the car. The car was going at the usual speed when I did this. The bov who was in the front part the cage lurched forward and fell head down ward. I tried to catch him but. ho was gone. I stopped the car at tliu twelfth floor landing." Deliberate, (lie Agent Intimates. In the report ot' the accident made by Hughes Bryant, agent for tho building, it is stated that tho bov "either fainted or willfully threw himself against, the inclosure." BUFFALO ROUNDUP Two Hundred Animals Heady for Shipment I'roni Molilalia! Missoula, .Mont., July 2.—Tomorrow afternoon, the last, bunch of that por tion of the Pablu buffalo herd will be brought, to Ravelli from Honan, mi miles north, for loading and shipment to Canadian territory. This remnant will contain eight eight bull bison and marks the closing scenes of a most vigorous and exciting round-up cov ering a period of nearly four months. When the eight bison are loaded to morrow there will be a total of l!is of the animals ready for immediate shipment and on Thursday the cars containing the bison will be moved westward to be delivered to the Ca nadian government, for the dominion parks. There are still 1f0 animals now roaming on the extreme north edge of the big Pablu range driven i'roni their native haunts by the com motion created by the round-up just, completed. During the activities of the past four months on the bison range, 21 buffaloes have been killed, several horses have succumbed to injuries re ceived in encounters with infuriated bulls, three men have sustained in juries in like battles and at least. r,o calves have been torn away from the cows and left to shift for themselves on the range. Whether this voting stock can endure without, the protect ing care of the old buffalo or not a question, the concensus of opinion, is that all will succumb to the rav ages of wild beasts. Early in the fall another round-up will be inaugurated and the remain der of the Pablu herd roundedup up for shipment. Michael Pablo, the man from whom the Canadian government purchased the buffaloes nearly two years ago, possesses many acres of land in Ravelli and Flathead counties an dhas paid much attention to the raising of his big buffalo herd, a part of which was shipped to Canada two years ago. This herd is said to have originally been driven down from Ca nadian territory by Pablo's ancestors. ATEJ1PLE5 Candy Sent City Chemist for Analysis Eaten by Office Squad Kansas Clt.y, July 2.—A fancy box of high grade candy lay on the desk used by Dr. Walter M. Cross, city chemist, at the city hall yesterday. The words "with compliments of the season and good wishes" were fn scribed on the package, but there was nothing to say where it came from. It was assumed to have been sent by a young woman friend of one of the assistants in the city laboratory whose birthday anniversary was co Incident with the receipt of the bon bons. Every one connected with the pure food department partook of the candy and it was all gone in a few minutes. A little later Dr. Cross picked up a letter addressed to himself that had been lying under the box of candy. The letter was from a business man who said that the accompanying package contained candy that had been sent to him by a woman friend under circumstances which caused the recipient to believe that it was poisoned. The city chemist was re quested to analyze it. Today Dr. Cross made his report to the anxlouB business man. "We have tested your candy," he replied. "Nothing wrong with It. In fact it Is the finest we have eaten in a long time. I regret to say that the process ot analyzing It has made It Impossible to return any of it." ML WHID TDJE TRIED Ex-Sultan Committed to High Court of Justice By Court Martial Parts, July 2.—A Constantinople dispatch states that the court martial inquiring Into the revolt of April 13, has decided to commit the ex-sultan, Abdul Hamid, for trial before the high court ot justice, ~L A^V- ti i* TEN PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. ,*PJ?„ l( ., E STEPSON com FOR HIS Horrible Brutality of Mothei and Her Husband Toward Five Year Old Boy CHILD IBED AFTER HIIM TREATMENT Suspicion Aroused in C'oiiiinuiiity and ISodj Was Exhumed and Autopsy liscl(isc(l iinuy ilr discs— arrow Escape From Lynching. Cumberland Cap, Tenn., July 2.— Charged with compelling his live ypar-old stepson to bring the lumber to make tin coffin in which the child, alter being munlireil, was buried, David Moore, the step-father and al leged slayer, is in the .lonesville, Va. jail. lie and his wife were taken there last night, to escape probable mob violence at Erwin. Va. The boy, Harry Lee Nutshell, died last Sunday. Moore is said to have stated that the step-son died of fever. No physician having attended tho boy. however, suspicion was aroused and the body was exhumed yesterday. The corpse was found to be terribly bruised, and the boy's mother made a confession in which it. is said she charged that Moore had caused the boy's death, after compelling the child to carry lumber from a saw mill. It was this lumber with which the boy's coffin was made. E IS I Reporter Says Body Taken From River Is That of Leon Ling New York, July 2.—That the body of the Chinaman found in tho Hudson river last night, is that Leon Ling, the alleged murderer of Miss Elsie Sigel, is affirmed by a reporter who viewed the body today in the Fordham morgue. In the effort to establish fully the identification of the corpse, several other persons who knew Leon Ling well were taken to the morgue today. If necessary the members of the Sigel family will be asked to aid the police in this respect. The ab sence of the clothing on the drowned man, except the silk undershirt, is one of the baffling features of tho case. Charged With Wilful Murder But Asserts He Acted in Self Defense London, July 2.—Madar Lelof, the Shanghai Indian student who last night shot and killed Lieut Col. Sir William Hutt Curzon Wylle and Dr. Cawas L&laca of Shanghia at the con clusion of a publio gathering at the Imperial institute, was arraigned in the Westminister police court this morning and remanded for one week, wilful murder. Lelof declares he will prove he 11 red in self defense. In the dock the prisoner appeared quite unconcerned. He stood with his head hands in his pockets and shook his negatively when asked If he wished to say anything. The Hindu prisoner was removed to the jail under a strong guard. HALF MILLION FIRE Cobalt, Ontarlp, is in the Grip of tk« Fire Fiend. Cobalt, Ont., July 2.—A Are which broke out today in the restauarant ot Joe Lee, a Chinaman on the Haitey bury road, caused $500,000 loss. Three thousand people have been rendered homeless and the business section north of the square has been de stroyed. One man waB killed while blowing up houses to stop the spread of the flames. Another man is report ed dead. Two children are miaains and six persons were injured. The flames are still raging through the north and nothing but the lack ot fuel can stop the devastation. There la a strong feeling against the Chinese la whose section the fire started. TELEPHONE 60L f-'