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PRICE: 50 CENTS PKB MONTH vol. xxxvn. M 'MURK 2A2 VOTERS STAMPEDE TO SIGN PETITION FOR REFERENDUM In One Day 2500 Out of the 2660 Names Necessary Are Affixed EAGER FOR LOW LIGHT RATE Municipal League Confident That Question Will Be Settled at the Polls Fully 2500 names were signed yester day to tho referendum petition being circulated by the Municipal league to bring matters of the light rate ordin ance before the people at the election of June 30. The league expects that far more than tho required 2600 signa tures will be appended to the petition before night. Citizens are expressing eagerness to sign the petition calling for a vote on the light rates, and tho Municipal league is gratified by the number of mojt who volunteered yes terday to circulate the petitions in an effort to secure the required number of names. It Is necessary that the petitions be turned in by tonight, as each name thereon must bo verified. Only names of bona fide electors count. The petitions will be placed before the city council at the meting next Tuesday night Edward Edgerton, ser retary of the Municipal league. Is con fident that .sufficient names will be se cured, yet he desires to secure as many signatures as possible, as many may bo discarded upon examination. Thirty-six petitions were placed in circulation at 9 o'clock yesterday morn ing, and within two hours ono of them had been lilled, consisting of 152 names. By noon several others were tilled with signatures. The light corporations did not at tempt to block the work of the Munlcl pa] league. Their representative re fused to state if any action would be taken later. Last night W. A. Brack enrldge, who is acting as spokesman for the corporations, gave out a state mem wherein be claimed that the city council had acted arbitrarily in fixing the rate, contrary to all rules of law, business and ordinary fairness. COTH.SE INDETKIIMIXED Russell 11. Billiard, secretary and as si^tant general manager of the South ii ii California Edison company, when aaked what would be done with tho referendum petition on which that cor poration securod 8000 names, replied: "j am not prepared to say what our course will be. Tho corporation has not lalil down in this light, but what we Intend to do l refuse to stato. We do not fear the coming vote on this ques tion, for we feel that the business men and the better element of the city will stand by us, and vote that the rates stand at the original llgure of 9 cents a kilowatt hour. It is only tho radical element that Is lighting us. Conserva tive men will not permit injustice to be done." When Informed that the mayor had made the statement tljat the revonues of the company would not bo impaired by the cut, but would be Increased through the greater demand for light and power, Ballard said: "Well, the mayor has never operated an electric light plant." A steady stream of signers of the petition Bowed through the rooms of the league yesterday, and at the quar ters of ;he Good Government league In tho Kay building the petition was beseiged by voters. Tho latter office remained open until si o'clock last night In order to facilitate the signing of the petition. It is stated that In order to Insti tute leferedum proceedings the law requires that the people "protest" against the ordinance. The Instru ment circulated prints a copy of tho ordinance and then follows: N'tiW THEREFORE, We, the undersigned electors of said city of Los Angeles, do hereby and herewith protest against the pass age Of BUOh ordinance and peti tion your body to reconsider the ■aid ordinance, and. If the same is not entirely repealed, to submit the ■aid ordinance to a vote of the elector! of the f-aid city of Los Angeles either nt tho next gen eral election or at a .special muni cipal election to be called for that purpose, in accordance with the provisions of sections i9Sa and 198b of the charter of the said city of Ivos Angeles. "I desire that this be fully explained to the public," said Secretary Edger ton of the league yesterday, "as It has confused many. It is required that the voters protest against the ordi nance as it stands in order that refer endum proceedlns bo instituted. it| does nut mean that they are oppos ing the original ordinance—that they are asking that the rates be restored tn the H-cent figure, but, on the con trary, they are bringing about what they desire —a 7-cent rate. OBJECT TO FORM "Numerous objections to the form, and expressed fears that by signing the petition aid is given the corpora tions have come to me, but they are groundless, for the law requires that referendum petitions be drawn In this fashion." The Municipal league makes an other call for volunters to circulate the petition today, stating that the necessary credentials, petitions and in structions' may be had at the Munici pal league rooms, 407 and 408 Equita ble building, First and Spring streets; the headquarters of the Good Govern ment leagtie in" tha Fay building, Hill and Third streets, and at the mayor's office in the city hall. "Wo wish." say;? Edgerton, "that the friends of good government would aid us in having the light rate matter brought to an issue lit the coining elec tion and not only ask that the petition be signed but, if at all possible, citi zens circulate a petition. % "In order to distinguish between the Municipal league petition and the petition being circulated by the power companies, the circulators of the former arc provided with a leter from Mayor Alexander, urging the voters to sign the league Joaument." By telephone and mall, Secretary Charles H. Bent of the Good Govern ment league has asked the friends of that organization to sign the petition (Continued on l'«ge Two) LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FOBKCAJST For Los AjigelM and vicinity—Fair Fri day; Muiifvhal warmer; overrant In the morning;; light north wind, changing to Month. Maximum temperature yesterday 79 degrees; minimum 5.1. LOS ANGELES Imn workers strike today; bis tlcup la fear^l. PAOE 11 D. C. Collier tells of plans for Panama- California exhibition. PAGE r, Ju.lko Hutton refuses to grant divorce de cree In Pico ciuio. PAGE 8 Dnolares wife elopes with ball player; auks divorce. PAGES 8 Knv. Raker P. Lee chosen toastmaater of Federation of State societies banquet. PAGE 8 Lyceum debating team of University of Southern California law college wln» from University of Redlands. PAGE 13 \> Illlam K. Hlnshaw of Long Beach Is Lincoln-Roosevelt candidate for assem bly In Sixty-ninth district. PAGE 13 Democratic- leader protests Against con ntiCtlllK "Hoss" H*»rrln with unrlv PAGE 13 Democratic candidates exponents of good government, say* Chairman Norton. PAQB 13 Purd B. Wright of St. Joseph, Mo., se lected as librarian of Lot Angeles. PAOE 1 Clara Duarlng. former fiancee of Geo. FlKueroa, now held for murder of wife, disappears. PAGE 1 William D. Gage, roomlnghmise keeper, !t!i-s chargus against Police Captain Dlxon. PAOH 9 Voters stampede to sign petition for referendum vote on Hght rate ordi nance. PAGE 1 Bethlehem church to hold rally 1n the Temple auditorium Sunday afternoon. PAGE 9 Jury finds Mrs. C. E. Smith guilty on child stealing charge. PAGE 9 Lincoln-Roosevelt league sure to back Woolwlne. says leader. PAOE 16 Editorial and Letter Box. PAOE 13 Society and music PAGE 6 Theaters. PAGE 5 Sports. PAGES 10-U Clat-Hiflod advertising. PAGES 14-15 Marriage licenses, births, deaths, PAOE 14 Mines and oil fields. PAGE 6 Markets and financial. PAGE 7 City brevities. . PAGE 13 Personals. PAGE) 13 Citrus fruit report. PAOE 4 Shipping. PAGE • 8 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Deputy district attorney secures release from "hoax" contract by paying for dinner. PAGE 14 Pasadena to orßnnlz* a municipal league to solve wnter question. PAGE 14 Long Beach chamber of commerce asks for rulings on switching charges. PAOE) 14 EASTERN Both standpatters and progressives claim to control lowa convention. PAGE 2 Hrnate approves rivers and harbors bill by vote of 45 to 13. PAGE 2 Senate sustains committee action In cut ting prohibitive clause from sundry civil bill. PAGB 2 Aviator Mars falls 100 feet In biplane at Tcpeka; unhurt. PAGE 1 President snubs Congressman Harrison of New York by refusing to see him when he calls by appointment at White House. PAGB 1 Three states are swept by fierce storm; damage Is great. PAGE 1 Japanese prince and princes guests of I'nlted States senate. Will sail for home June 21. PAGE I Princeton college to get $1,160,000 in gtfta. PAGE) 3 Americans have never faced supreme test of government, declares Judge Grosscup. PAGES S J. P. Morgan wants to make Equitable Life Insurance company a mutual concern. PAGE 3 Magazine writer and former political prisoner charge American courts used to persecute opponents of Diaz rule. PAGE! 2 FOREIGN Explorer Peary question* right of German court! to try suit aj?aln»t him. PAGE 3 I'ruHsian chancellor attacks the papal encyclical. PAOB 3 Western Nicaragua In panic because of of restrictions Imposed by Madrlz. PAGE 3 Roosevelt makes unostentatious depart ure from London: sails tor home to dny. PAGE 7 WRIGHT IS SELECTED TO DIRECT PUBLIC LIBRARY At a meeting of the library board yesterday afternoon Purd B. Wright, at present librarian of the free library at St. Joseph, Mo:, was unanimously elected librarian of the Los Angeles public library. This position was made, vacant in March by the resignation of Charles F. Lummis. Wright will take office within sixty days. The new librarian is a member of the executive board and the council of the American Library association. He has served as president of both the Mis souri library commission and the Mis souri Historical society. N. D. C. Hodges, president of the American Library association, says of the new librarian: "He Is a man of strong character, of great executive ability and one who makes and holds friends." "We feel that In Mr. Wright," said Henry M. Newmark, chairman of the library board, yesterday afternooon, "we have secured the best man avail able for the position. He has made a thorough study of library methods and is fully qualified to fill the position tendered him. He made no effort to secure this appointment, and we spent months In searching for the man best fitted for the position. "His plan for popularizing a free library is to approach readers from what we might call a selfish stand point. He distributes literature In various factories calling the attention of the employes to certain books em bracing their work, and creates a de mand among the men for these books. "It is his plan to put the library in such a favorable light before the peo ple that within a short time it is hoped a new city library building will be voted for." The board which elected Wright Is composed of Henry M. Newmark, Isi dore B. Dockweller, F. M. Glffen and W. C. Patterson. SIR GFORGE NEWNES DEAD LONDON, June 9.—Sir George Newnes, the founder of the West minster Gazette, Tidbits and the Strand Magazine and the donor of the international chess trophy bearing his name, died today. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, [910. 3 STATES SWEPT BY FIERCE STORM; DAMAGE IS GREAT Floods After Heavy Rains Cause Deaths in Missouri and Arkansas BIG GALE HITS ILLINOIS Bridge Near Fort Smith Collapses Letting Freight Train Into River MKMI'IU.H, June —At Fine Bluff, Ark., It In estimated that the damage to the cotton crop In that section, which was struck by a tornado, amounts to 1,000,000. Wires are down and Pine Bluff Is In darkne»». [Associated Press 1 FORT SMITH, Ark., June 9.—One man was drowned and a train was wrecked as a result of a storm that passed over this section this afternoon. In Fort Smith over an inch of water fell in an hour. Streets were flooded and the telephone lines were crippled. Twenty towns are cut off from Fort Smith tonight. David Meadows, a farmer, rode into Flat Rock creek, in Crawford county, and was drowned. A bridge spanning the same creek, near Van Buren, collapsed under a St. Louis & San Francisco freight train. Nine cars fell Into the stream, but the crew escaped. Washouts on the Iron Mountain at Ozark and Alma delayed trains ten hours. Washouts are reported at Splro, Okla., on the Kansas City Southern, which has annulled two trains. San Francisco trains are being detoured over the Missouri Pacific via Clair more, Okla. MISSOURI RIVER IS RISING; FLOOD FEARED Stream Has Risen Six Feet in Twenty-Four Hours JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 9.— The Missouri river is rising hero to night at the rate of about six inches an hour, and a repetition of the flood of 1906 Is feared. The river has risen six feet since last night and is ready to go over its banks. The state game farm suffered the loss of 1000 pheasants during the heavy rains today. *•• At the penitentiary, where cell and factory buildings were unroofed last night, the convicts are at work clear ing up the debris. The Missouri Pacific resumed through train service this afternoon, but the Missouri, Kansas & Texas trains are not running into Jefferson City. Their roadbeds were washed out last night. ALL MINES ARE.FLOODED IN JOPLIN, MO., DISTRICT JOPLIN, Mo., June 9. —A heavy rain today, following that of yesterday, has flooded every stream in southwest Mis souri, and serious damage to crops is reported. Every mine in the district is flooded. In Joplln the water flooded the streets and floors of downtown stores. Interurban railways transportation has been demoralized by washouts. GALE DESTRUCTIVE CAIRO, 111., June 9. —A severe gale is sweeping Cairo and the Ohio river har bor today, blowing down trees, tele graph poles, street signs and chimneys. The ferryboat Three States was blown from her moorings and carried down stream. It is believed that only a negro watchman is on board. Dam age to property is estimated at $40,000. TO TRY PASADENA YOUTH FOR CLIPPING GIRL'S HAIR Harvard Student Ignores Accus ing Miss and Refuses to Plead BOSTON, June 9.—Stewart C. Sim ons of Pasadena, Cal., a student at Harvard and a well known young ath lete, refused today to plead to the charge of surreptitiously clipping eight Inches from the braid of Lillian San tangelo, an 18-year-old Somerville girl, and was held over to the superior court under $300 bonds by Judge Fal lon of South Boston. Young Simons declined to comment In any way on the girl's allegation that he came up behind her while she was watching some field games and "attacked and disfigured" her by clipping off several Inches of her hair with a pair of scis sors. He arrived at the South Boston court with three friends from Harvard and as he walked down the aisle studiously avoided looking at, or no ticing In any manner, the Santangelo girl, who sat In the courtroom with her sister. The two young women re garded him curiously while the formal proceedings were going on, but he did not once return their glances. At the close of the formal court proceedings he gave the required bond and left the room. His friends regard the whole matter as a mere youthful prank. LONE BANDIT STOPS TRAIN EL PASO, Tex, June 10.—A lono highwayman held up El Paso & South western train No. 2, eastbound, short ly before midnight. The train was .stopped one. mile east of KobMrt, near rarrizojo, and one Pullman car was gone through and every passenger robbed. The bandit then left the train and disappeared acrosj the desert, headed for the mountains. BILL FOR POSTAL SAVINGS BANK IS PASSED IN HOUSE Twenty-Six Democrats Join with Republicans in Voting for Measure PARTY LINES LOOSELY DRAWN Agreed on by Majority Caucus Carried by Vote of 195 to 101 [Associated Press! WASHINGTON, June 9.—By the overwhelming majority of 195 to 101 the house tonight passed the postal savings bank bill as recently agreed on by the Republican caucus of the house. Not a single Republican voted against the measure on final roll call. Prior to this action, the house by 113 to 196, rejected the Democratic sub stitute for tha bill proposed by the minority. Tlie voting on the several motions Involved in the disposition of the measure followed six hours of debate in which many Republicans and Dem ocrats recorded their views upon the bill of the majority and the substitute supported by a large portion of the minority. A large defection among the Demo crats was shown when the Democratic senate bill was voted on, twenty-one of them joining the Republicans ag.'iinst the measure. Most of these were opposed to a_postal savings sys tem of any kind. These Democrats are Brantley of Georgia, Broussard of Louisiana, Burgess of Texas, Carlin of Virginia, Flood of Virginia, Foss of Massachusetts', Garrett of Tennessee, Gill of Maryland, Glllespie of Texas, Hammon of Minnesota, Harrison of New York, Hay of Virginia, Jameson of lowa, Korbly of Indiana, Lamb of Virginia, Latta of Nebraska, McHenry of Pennsylvania, Moon of Tennessee, Slayden of Texas. Talbott of Maryland and Turnbull of Virginia. DEMOCRATS VOTE FOB BIM. On the Republican side Norris of Ne braska was the only member who voted with the Democrats for their substitute. On agreeing to the bill as proposed by the majority of the house as a substi tute for the senate measure the vote was 175 to 105. On this vote twenty-six Democrats Joined the Republicans as follows: Alken of South Carolina, Ana berry of Ohio, Ashbrook of Ohio, Cox of Ohio, Foss of Massachusetts, Foster of Illinois, Hammond of Minnesota, Hanna of North Dakota, Havens of New York, Henry of Texas, Hitchcock of Nebraska, Hughes of New Jersey, Johnson of Kentucky, Kinkead of New Jersey, Maguire of Nebraska, Moss of Indiana, Nlchol of Pennsylvania, O'Con nell of Massachusetts, Pou of North Carolina. Ransdell of Louisiana, Rucker of Colorado, Sabath of Illinois, Sharp of Ohio, Sulzer of New York, Taylor of Colorado and Touvelle of Ohio. Six Republicans Joined the Democrats In voting against the proposed bill of the majority, as follows: Gronna of North Dakota, Hubbard of lowa, Len root of Wisconsin, Nelson of Wiscon sin, Norris of Nebraska and Wood of lowa. After a motion of Mr. Moon of Ten nessee to recommit the Kill to the com mittee which reported it had been de feated the house voted on the final passage, the vote being 195 to 101, twenty-four Democrats voting with the Republicans, as follows: Aiken of South Carolina, Ansberry of Ohio, Ash brook of Ohio, Cox of Ohio, Poss of Massachusetts, Poster of Illinois, Ham mond of Minnesota, Havens of New York, Henry of Texas, Hitchcock of Nebraska, Hughes of New Jersey, Kin kead of New Jersey, Maguire of Ne braska, Martin of Colorado, Moss of In diana, Nlchol of Pennsylvania, O'Con nell of Massachusetts, Ransdell of Louisiana, Rucker of Colorado, Sabath of Illinois, Sharp of Ohio, Sulzer of New York, Taylor of Colorado and Tou velle of Ohio. HORSEBACK ROMANCE ENDS IN SOCIETY GIRL'S WEDDING (Special to The HeraM) PASADENA, June 10.—Setting aside all conventionalities and stealing away to Los Angeles Wednesday on horse back with her vaquero sweetheart, Wilbur M. Brayton, proprietor of a local saddle livery, Miss Verna Rich ardson,' daughter of a wealthy Chicago family, an accomplished musician, graduate of the Chicago College of Music and socially prominent in that city, |was married to the young man who had acted as escort and guide on her numerous trips on horseback to the mountains and other points of in terest since she came to Pasadena, the first of January. Kxactly when the romance started, no one seems to know, but intimate friends of the young couple state their belief that it was early in the winter, following Miss Richardson's first visit to a local livery, where Brayton was employed and where she engaged a saddle horse, as many others have done. Brayton was detailed as escort, according to custom. At the beginning the trips were taken once or twice a week, but later th,ey became more fre quent, and Brayton's companions be came suspicious. The young persons kept their counsel, however, and the wedding was a surprise. The bride, since giving up her apart ments at the Guirnaldo hotel, had been residing in a cottage at 762 St. John avenue. She formed many acquaint ances in that fashionable neighbor hood. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Brayton, 39 West Walnut street, and recently started in business for himself with a saddle livery at 856 Cypress avenue, and is popular among a large circle of young friends. His mother states she had expected the marriage to take place, but she did not know when to look for it. She dsolarei her son had stated that he whs going to bo man led on horseback whenever he took unto him self a wife, but that she did not con sider it seriously. The young couple are spending their honeymoon in Long Beach and are ex sected to return to Pasadena Sunday. • Aeronaut, Who Falls with Capsized Aeroplane, Uninjured, and His Wife ■i ' :■■,.■. ■.:■■■.■ ■■■■■■.■ Th*li^ff!^'i'fsfli^^i?ri iTirlfit^' 7 '••:"'"':'': ■'''•-'-■■'■ 'v:'- •k>-- * :;■■■'.■■■;■■.■■:..■. ■.■.:.■■.■■■■.:■'..■..■.■..■,■>.■■■■■. .■.■■■. ■.■ ■:. :> ': ■■ ■ ■--".■ ■ "-.. 'r l/.-.;,, "■' L '> it ' <-^V : V * IJ--cli''*-- v-'A?. \ ~^"**\^ i "" ■"■:■.'■' *-■:■ v ■:-.■. l 1 ■*.*■.■■ - j -.-r L. -.■.'■■■. :.-.^-.'.- r -^ r ,■.■,■.■.■,■ -■........: .. .■■■■-.■.■.■■■.■■.■ ■.;. ■.-:■..-■■ •-•- ;■■■■■ -* » , ■ A L. stt * ' ■ ■ I -^^^^ ■^H "*" ' . k—UJ- MR. AND MRS. J. C. MARS ONCE FIGUEROA'S FIANCEE; MISSING Clara Dearing Disappears Soon After Coroner's Jury Brings in Murder Verdict Detectives are searching every nook and corner of Los Angeles county for pretty Clara Dearing, 18 years old, who was the Hancee of George K. Figueroa before he married Miss Sarah Pugaley, whom he shot and killed at Santa Monica a few weeks ago, according to v. coroner's Jury. What part the Figueroa tragedy played in the disappearance of Miss Dearing is conjectural. She may have grieved over her unhappy romance or have dreaded the notoriety of being connected, even remotely, with the Figueroa case. She disappeared from her home, 2016 Bellevue avenue, Sun day afternoon at 2 o'clock. Detectives have been unable to find anyone who has seen her since 10 o'clock Sun day night. Figueroa, who is now in the county jail, charged with murder, met MJss Dearing last Christmas. They be came engaged after a short courtship. The wedding day was set for March 15. Two weeks before that date, after Miss Dearing had prepared her trous seau, they quarreled. The engagement was broken and on April 28 Figueroa and Miss Pugsley were married. A few days later Figueroa's bride was shot to death at her home in Santa Monica under mysterious circum stances. A coroner's jury charged Fig ueroa with slaying his bride. Miss Dearing was surprised on hear ing that Figueroa had been married. On the day of her disappearance, she entered the dining room of her home and requested her mother not to get a place at the table for her, ex plaining she had luncheon down town. About twenty minutes later Mrs. Dearing noticed her daughter was not about the house, but did not pay any attention to her absence at that time, being under the impression that she was in the neighborhood. As the night waned and her daugh ter did not come home, Mrs. Dearing became alarmed, but did not notify the authorities, for she believed the girl had gone to the beach and, stay ing a little later than she should have, had been ashamed to return home and so passed the night with a friend. NOTIFIES FREIIKHK'KS Yesterday morning the mother be came greatly alarmed and appealed to District Attorney Fredericks for aid. The district attorney placed the case in the hands of Chief County Detec tive Brown. The latter learned that the girl was seen at the intersection of Temple street and Broadway Sunday evening at 10 o'clock by a neighbor, but nothing further concerning her movements was discovered. In speaking of her daughter's ab sence Mrs. Dearing said last night: "I can think of no reason why Clara should leave home. She seemed to be very happy and took a food deal of interest in*piano lessons and singing. Why. she only had 50 cents with her, and if she had planned to go away I believe she would hf.ve taken some clothes. If she did leave intentionally ghe did it on the spur of the moment. She was not subpoenaed as a witness at the preliminary examination of George Figueroa, which was held re cently, and I do not see that her ab sence would help him in any way." The missing girl is five feet five inches in height, weighs 110 pounds, has light brown hair, blue gray eyes, is pretty and on tha day of her dis appearance wore a pale blue dress with a lace yoke, lace frill falling from the yoke, black shoes with pearl buttons and a dark blue bonnet trimmed with small pink (lowers with blue ribbon at tached, tied under her chin. She also had a long cream-colored coat. The dress she wore was short skirted and came to her ankles. The officers have questioned all of Clara Dearing'l friendi with a view to ascertaining whether she had in formed them of her intentions to leave home, but none of them has been able to throw any light on he: disappear ance. All day yesterday the distract ed mother searched stores in Broad way, thinking her daughter might have secured a position in one of them. UIV/-IT IT" I" l OI>I I)" I** • DAIMT Jr. ON TRAINS Be. >>I^>VJIJjI^ VA7lJl\<>s. SUNDAYS Be. ON TRAINS lOe. AVIATOR UNHURT AS BIPLANE FALLS Mrs. Mars Sees Daring Husband Drop 100 Feet in Air Machine at Topeka (Special o The Herald) TOPEKA, Kas., June 9.—Before thousands of spectators, who covered their eyes with their hands to shut out what they thought was to be a revolting death scene, a big Curtiss biplane, occupied by J. C. Mars, the aviator, capsized during an exhibition flight here today and dropped to the ground from a height of nearly 100 feet. Mrs. Mars stood within fifty feet of the spot where the crash occurred. Her screase rose over those of many hor rified women bystanders, and she, too, sought to shut out the spectacle. But when she looked up she saw her husband, a broad grin on his face, calmly burrowing his way from out the debris. She rushed forward and embraced him. When she turned to face the crowd a sunny smile had broken through a very much tear stained face. Mars grinned broadly, slapped the dust from his clothing and walked back to the aviation field. "Hurt? Never touched me," replied the aviator to many who pressed for ward to find out Just how many bones he had really broken. He did not bear a scratch, but his machine was a mass of tangled ruins. Mars said the accident was caused by an unexpected air current created by a train which passed near the path of his flight. Notwithstanding his nar row escape from death he says he will continue his flights tomorrow. "I don't mind a little thing like that," he said to a friend. "I'll make a real flight tomorrow." Mrs. Mars stamped her foot in con tradiction; then she glanced admiring ly at her intrepid man-bird husband. "Oh, well, what's the use; he's bound to do it," she said with a smile. AVIATOR SWOOPS DOWN ON CROWD; KILLS TWO WORCESTER, Eng., Juno 9.—While an aviator was attempting an exhibi tion at the agricultural show here to day his aeroplane became unmanage able and swooped down on a crowd of spectators, killing one woman and in juring several other persons. The avi ator was slightly injured. SECOND WIFE APPEARS TO CLAIM GRIGSBY ESTATE (Special to The Herald) STOCKTON, June 9. —The appearance of a woman from Los Angeles who claims to he the widow of Jack C. Grlesby. a well known liquor dealer who died recently, has upset the plans of Charles Light, the at torney who has been handling the- Giigsby ustate for the Mrs. Urlgsby who resided here and who has always been supposed to be the wife of the late saloonkeeper. The Los Angeles Mrs. QliK-^by arrived hero several days ago with her daughter and set up the claim that she and Qrlgaby were married several years ago ami that he had left her without securing a divorce. The Southern California claimant has matlo a demand (or the remainder of the estate by Grigsby. BURGLARS BELIEVED TO BE HID IN JEWELRY FACTORY The automatic burglar alarm system In Carl Entenmann & Co.'s manufac- turlng Jewelry establishment, at 217% South Spring street, sounded an alarm at 1 o'clock this morning. The police were notified and put a guard around the building to prevent anyone leav ing, should there happen to be a bur glar Inside. The firm carries a large stock of valuable material and stock and yeggmen could make a rich haul If undetected. No attempt was made | by the police to enter the building. QcENTS PRESIDENT SNUBS REPRESENTATIVE WHO SCORED HIM Taft Refuses to See Harrison of New York When He Calls to Introduce Rabbis APPOINTMENT IS IGNORED Executive Bars Congressman but Admits the Delegation He Brought to Call [Associated Tress] WASHINGTON, June 9.—President Taft today declined to receive Repre sentative Francis Burton Harrison, Democrat, of New York, who called at the White House in company with two other representatives, to Intro duce a number of Jewish rabbis, who took up with the president the ques tion of the expulsion of Jews from Russia. The president received the delega tion and chatted with its various members for fifteen minutes or more. Representative Goldfogle of New York acted as spokesman for the party and so adroitly had the situa tion been handled by Secretary Nor ton that not one of the callers knew of the incident until Representative Harrison returned to the capitol and there stated that he had been rebuffed by the president. Mr. Taft based hia refusal to see Mr. Harrison on statements attribut ed by newspapers to the representa tive in connection with his resolution in the house calling upon Attorney General Wickersham for full informa- tion as to the connection of his of fice with the Balllnger-Pinchot epi sode. Mr. Harrison, according to the White House version of the matter, charged the president and the attor ney general with having wilfully at tempted to mislead congress In the back-dating of the attorney general' 3 summary of the Glavis charges. Mr. Harrison was first quoted as having said that he could assign no reason for the president's action today. He hsd made the engagement with the president soma ten days ago and had received no Intimation that his presence at the White House was un desirable. Secretary Norton was at first un willing to discuss the incident. Later, when he was informed of the state ments of Mr. Harrison, he told the story. He said the president had no purpose of publicly humiliating the congressman, as had been charged, and that nothing would have been said regarding- the affair If Mr. Har rison himself had not made the mat ter public. WIUTK HOISE VERSION Mr. Norton said it was his under standing that Mr. Harrison expressly desired that nothing should be said. Mr. Norton said that during the con gressional receiving hour he noticed Representatives Harrison and G'Jld fogie of New York and Keliher of Massachusetts with the party of rabbis at the head of the line awaiting ad mission to the presidents office. He spoke to all the members of the party and a few moments later informed the president of their presence. Mr. Taft said ho would be glad to receive every member of the delegation but Mr. Harrison. He declared that be cause of the statements made by Mr. Harrison he did not desire to speak with him . Secretary Norton thereupon invited Mr. Harrison into his office, saying ho had some affairs to discuss with him. Meantime, he hud the party shown into the president's office at the ap pointed hour and asked Mr. Goldfogle to introduce the callers in Mr. Harri son's absence. SI'KKCH CAI'SES TROUBLE It was the first time Mr. Norton had ever met Mr. Harrison, and when the two were alone the secretary said he was extremely sorry that the first meeting should be the occasion of a disagreeable duty. He told Mr. Harri son the president would not see him. Mr Harrison, according to Mr. Nor ton, said lie thought he knew why it was—the statement he had made re garding the connection of the presi dent and the attorney general with, the Ballinger-PiMShot controversy. Mr. Norton said he had noi seen the state ment and consequently was somewhat in the dark. He asked Mr. Harrison to send him. a copy of what he had said. Mr. Harrison asked if Representa tives Goldfogle and Keliher and the others in the party knew that the president had barred him out, and Mr. Norton replied that no one knew but they two. Mr. Harrison said ha thought it unnecessary for the othera to know anything about it, and there upon left. Mr. Norton asserted the president had no previous knowledge that Mr. Harrison was to be one of his callers today. The engagement had been made in the routine way some ten days ago, through the secretary's office. Mr. Harrison was quoted on May 13 as having said of the back-dating of the Wickersham summary. "This confession of the attorney gen eral amounts to the conclusion that the president and attorney general had. agreed to furnish to congress mislead ing information—to supply an official document as of a date which was really prepared many weeks later." $100,000,000 BATHTUB TRUST COMES TO LIGHT NEW YORK, June 9.—"Wall street heard today of a new $100,000,000 com bination which is being formed and which If perfected will doubtless be called "The Bath Tub Trust." Sixteen companies are involved. They manufacture not on!y tubs, but almost every other kind of sanitary enameling device. It is said a raise in retail prices of between 25 and 30 per cent is contemplated by the promoters. SHERMAN TO TAKE AUTO TOUR NEW YORK, June 9.—Vice Presi dent James S. Sherman haa accepted the invitation of the Touring Club of America to be the club's guest on the second "sociability" run, July 2 to 4.