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PLAN OF $150,000
Former Senator Announces In
tention to Transfer Valuable
Property on Loma Drive
Institution to Be Maintained for
Benefit of Girls Who Work
for Their Living
Former Senator W. A. Clark yester
day notified the Loa Angeles branch of
the T. W. C. A. that he had purchased
a site on Loma dHve on which he will
erect an Institution to be known as
the Mary Andrews Clark home, and
which he will present to the T. W.
C. A. on conditions easy of fulfillment.
The home is to be a memorial to Mr.
Clark's mother. It Is to cost, com
pleted and ready lor occupancy;, $160.
--000. It Is to be a home for women who
work for a living His Intention to
erect such a memorial was announced
exclusively in The Herald several
weeks ago.
Announcement of Senator Clark's
K ift was in the form of a letter to the
board of directors, and It was read at
a meeting called by the head of the
ways and means committee, Mrs. W.
J. Chichester, to discuss plans for pay
ing off the debt against the associa
tion's building at 255 South Hill street.
It was a meeting of the executive
board, and while It was In session at
the home of Mrs. J. Ross Clark, 710
West Adams streot. a messenger ar
rived with the letter from former Sen
ator Clark.
So much enthusiasm was aroused by
the receipt of the letter and the gift
which it announced that eight of the
women present at once subscribed
$1000 each toward paying off the debt
on the aasociation'a building and three
others, who had already subscribed
$1000 each, doubled their subscriptions.
It Is hoped to find 100 women \*ho will
subscrilJ $1000 cash. The sum thus
raised, with $60,000 now In the treas
ury, would pay off the debt against the
Hill street building.
Mrs. Chichester reminded the women
present that two business men who are
patrons of the organization had prom
ised to entertain at an elaborate lunch
eon each of the JOO women subscribing
$1000. The names of contributors also
will be inscribed on a bronze plate to
be placed in a prominent position on
the building.
Those who subscribed $1000 «ach yes
terday were Mrs. Walter Fisher, Mrs.
M L. Bates, Mrs..A. M. Brown, Mrs.
E. B. Reed, Mrs. 11. G. Wells, Mrs.
Melville Johnston, Mrs. Charles Lip
pincott and Mrs. W. A. Clark, Jr. Those
who "doubled thel" subscriptions were
Mrs. M, J. Monette, Mrs. J. Ross Clark
and Mrs. E. A. Summers.
Senator Clark's letter in which ho
announces his plans regarding the
memorial structure and the terms on
which the presentation is made fol-
Mrs. D. K. Edwards, president,
and the Board of Directors, Young
Women's Christian Association,
' Los Angeles, California:
I have purchased a tract of land
on the Loma drive of this city and
intend to erect thereon a suitable
building to constitute a home for
young women working for a living,
where they may be provided with
the comforts of home life at a nomi
nal expense • to themselves, suffi
cient, however, to cover actual
cost of living: and maintenance of
the institution, which shall include
necessary repairs, insurance anil
taxes, and other incidental and nec
essary expenses.
The institution Is to bo a per
petual memorial in honor of my
mother and is to be known as the
Mary Andrews Clark home (or
COST WSIX BE $150,000
I have not yet secured plans fop
the structure, but I estimate that
the cost of grounds and building
will njt be less than $luo,ooo. I
propose to build, equip and com
pletely furnish the building, arid to
lay out, Improve and fence tho
grounds and make the establish
ment ready for occupancy, and will
then convey it to your association
upon acceptance upon your part
of certain conditions. I cannot
enumerate these in full at this
time, as it will require careful
study. The following, however,
will constitute perhaps the most
important: ,
It shall be non-sectarian as to
qualification of applicants for ad
The property, real and personal,
shall not be sold, mortgaged, or
In any way encumbered, and shall
be kept free from debt.
It shall be maintained in perpet
uity for the purpose above Indicat
ed, and without any cost to myself
or my heirs, executors or assigns.
Insurance to the extent of the full
value, as nearly as possible, shall
be maintained by your association,
and In case of loss by fire or other
wise the amount of insurance re
covered shall be used in repairs or
reconstruction of the parts de
stroyed or damaged.
The name Mary Andrews Clark
shall be permanently used as the
name of the Institution.
In case of the failure of your
association -to faithfully respeot
and carry out any of the above pro
visions, the property shall revert
to me or my heirs, who shall pro
vide that It will be devoted to and
used for some charitable or benev
olent purpose In perpetuation of
the memory of Mary Andrews
In the formation of plans I shall
be pleased to receive any sugges
tions from the officers of your as
soclatln in case this proposal
should be acceptable to you.
Yours very respectfully.
(Signed) ( W. A. CLARK.
For Los Angeles and vicinity! Cloudy
Friday; light north wind, changing to south.
Maximum temperature yesterday, 85 de
grees; minimum temperature, 81 degree*.
Former Senator W. A., Clark notifies Y.
W. C. A. of purchase of site on which
girls' homo will be built. | PAGE 1
General Passenger Agent Peck of Salt Lake
route predicts orange crop will be record
breaker. PAGE 4
Tax Collector Taggart expects collections
of more than $2,KX>,000 within week. PAGE 4
Italian thinks he Is poisoned when given
piece of pumpkin by pretty girl; analysis
of food discloses man's mistake. " > PAGE 4,
District Federation of Women's Clubs dis
cusses Los Angeles' milk supply. PAGE- 5
"Bundle of sticks" of Odd Fellows will
arrive In Los Angeles tomorrow evening
from Santa Paula. ,-'•'■ ; PAGE 8
Education discussed by prominent men at
dinner given for Y. M. C. A. officer. PAGB 8
Mayor and fire commissioners to strongly
oppose ordinance allowing vertical flre
escapes on office buildings. PAGE 8
Dr. Told wins suit for recovery of $60,000
worth of property from his wife. . PAGE 8
Three aunts of Miss Mary Green, who left
estate of $11.0,000, have suit over distribu
tion dismissed. PAGE 8
First meeting of the newly appointed city .
and county consolidation commission is
to be held Saturday. . . ' PAGE 9
Meyer Llssner, chairman of the Republican
state central committee, returns to Los
Angeles and discusses recent campaign. ,
Court rules that "Go to hell" Is not pro
fanity. „ PAGE 9
Mrs. Carrie Hollman of Gardena Informs »
police husband disappeared with 91300 of
her money. PAGE! 9
Conference of city officials falls to settle
controversy over Bale of aqueduct- bonds. ■ '
Fire causes damage of $5000 to $10,000 in
Broadway store. , , PAGE 11
Receiver of All Night and Day bank dis
charged by court. PAGE 11
Master of bark who permitted escape of
aliens being deported Is held for trial.
Crowd cries "Lynch him!" while pursuing
Japanese. PAGE 16
Roy Knabenshue say* Ralph Johnstone,
dead aviator, exceeded orders. PAGE 8
Romance and mystery enter Into the
search made In this ctly for "Billle"
Dunn. PAGE 6
Aged father of Dr. Crlppen. convicted
of slaying his wife In London, facing
death from pneumonia. PAGE 16
Society, music and clubs. PAGE 5
Mining and oil fields. PAGE 6
Shipping. PAGE 7
Citrus fruit report. PAGB 7
Markets and financial. PAGE 7
News of the courts. PAGE 8
Building permits. PAOE 8
Municipal affairs. PAGE 8
Editorial and letter box. x PAGE 10
City brevities. .PAGE 11
Sports. - PAGE 12
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 13
Classified advertising. PAGES 13-15
President of Ocean Park board of trustees
opposes consolidation. PAGE IS
Ancient land turtle. Is pet of man living on
desert near San Bernardino. PAGE 5
San Bernardino man twice prevented from
killing himself, r PAGE 13
Inheritance of property by' Long Beach
* Turk reveals record-breaking name of
countryman. PAGE 13
Rumor current that Huntlngton may
extend Vineyard line to connect this
city and Santa Monica. PAGE 13
Pasadenans to vote on band concert
dispute. PAGE 13
Coast congress demands fleet to protect the
Pacific. PAGE 1
Constitutional convention In Arizona de
feats propositions for suffrage and state
wide prohibition. PAGE 3
National standards for teachers urged at"
educational conference at Salt Lake. PAGE 4
Government loses suit to obtain Judgment
of $30,000,000 against Standard Oil com
pany, -PAGB 1
Aviator Johnstone falls 610 feet to his '
death while attempting spiral glide at
Denver. PAGE 1
Gaynor causes shakeup In New York police
force. ■ PAGE 1
New York Central and Pennsylvania rail- .
I roads plan new Chicago-to-Gotham war.
Los Angeles labor situation considered at
federation convention. PAGE 2
Women at session of National Municipal
league session In Buffalo dicsuss suffrage
question. <-J5 PAGE 2
President of Minnesota university says
party politics unpatriotic. PAGE 16
Strikers confess*to,plot to destroy railroad
shops In Missouri.. • ;;"■*■'■ PAGE 9
Victor L. Berger, congressman-elect of Wis
consin, predicts Los Angeles will have
next Socialist mayor. , " , PAGE 11
New customs frauds are greater than sugar
• swindle, government charges. . PAGE 16
Earl of Rosebery moves resolutions for re
construction of house of lords. PAGE 3
Stimulants used in desperate effort to keep 1
Tolstoi alive. - | PAGE 1
Taft expresses great satisfaction with prog- ■
ress of work on Panama canal. PAGE 16
Secret service agents obtain details of revo- i
lutionary plot against Mexican . govern-'
ment. •, , .- PAGE 16
Capital will come west for Investment In ■ i
mines. . . PAGE 6
Arizona-Cananea orders all options closed.
* PAGE 6
Los Angeles city oil Held holds output up
to 87,600 barrels a month. PAGE 6
SANTA BARBARA, Nov. 17.—1t was
learned late tonight that a number of
Republican of the state
senate, known to be in sympathy with
the political views of Hiram Johnson,
the governor-elect, who have made
their appearance in Santa Barbara
during the past few days, are here
awaiting the arrival of Mr. Johndbn,
who left San Francisco yesterday, and
It is rumored that a conference on the
policies of the new administration la
scheduled for the next two days. The
state legislators now here refuse to
talk, and it could not be learned
whether others were to take part in the
conference. Those here now are John
W. Stetson of Oakland, C. W. Bell of
Pasadenn, M. Kstudillo of Riverside,
N. W. Thompson of Anaheim, G. A.
Birdsall of Auburn and L. H. Rose
berry of this district.
Hope Not Given Up, but Great
Author's Life Is Hanging
by a Mere Thread
Bishop Follows Exhortative Tele
gram in Effort to Gather
Patriot Into Fold
(Associated Press)
ASTAPOVA, Russia, Nov. 17.—Al
though hope has not yet been given
up, the attendants of CouTit Tolstoi
rrnlize his life is in the balance, and
that although the strong constitution
of the great Russian has carried him
through other grave struggles against
disease, his system has become bo
weakened and his heart has responded
so feebly to restoratives that it will
bo almost miraculous if he recovers.
In the early stages of the inflamma
tion of the lung, from which he is
suffering, it was the temperature that
gave cause for anxiety; now it Is the
heart. The patient's temperature was
not particularly high today, but the
heart action was bad. Tolstoi alter
nated part of the time between uncon
sciousness and delirium.
Early this evening it was announced
the inflammation had been confined to
a comparatively small action of the
lung and that expectoration was free.
The heart, however, caused constant
anxiety. Strophanthus, a powerful
stimulant, was administered. Oxygen
was not resorteu to.
The physicians have issued frequent
bulletins, in which they refer to the
persistent temperature. A clyster was
administered as a means of relieving
this, and as an immediate result the
patient's temperature fell from 101.5
t o 100—less, however, than was ex
Temporarily there was easier breath
ing and the pulse dropped slightly.
An exhortative telegram to Tolstoi,
sent by Antonlus, metropolitan of St.
Peteuburg, and the departure of Bish
op Cyril for Astapova, marks the ex
treme solicitude of the church to gath
er Tolstoi into its folds.
At the time of the author's seriouß
illness at Crimea in 1900, a similar ex
hortation was sent to him and secret
orders were sent to Crimea to allow
only the representatives of the church
entrance to the bed chamber during
his dying moments, as the synod had
determined to bury him at any cost.
On that occasion when he regained
consciousness, Tolstoi directed this
answer to the clericals:
"Even In the faco of death, twice
two makes four."
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 17.—1t is
reported that Count Tolstoi desires a
reconciliation with the Greek church,
from which he was excommunicated
following the publication of his work
"Resurrection," in 1901.
According to today's papers, the holy
synod held a secret session yesterday,
at which the relations of the count and
the church were discussed.
Singer Won't Part with Paper
and May Come to U. S.
NEW YORK, Nov. 17.—That Mme.
Lina Cavalleri-Chanler, wife of Robert
Winthrop Chanler, is still in possession
of the original of the famous ante
nuptial agreement and is, not inclined
to let go of it would appear from what
the fair singer's brother, Oroste Cava
litrl, said when he arrived on the
steamer George Washington from
Europe today.
"The Chanlers have made several
propositions to my sister Lina," said
he. "They want to get back that
paper, that agreement. They don't
care whether she stays In Europe or
comes to America, but they want that
agreement which the husband signed."
Told that there was a report here
that $25,000 had been sent abroad for
which "Sheriff Bob" Chanter's wife
was to promise that she was to remain
in Europe, he had only one word of
comment to make:
"Ridiculous!" he said.
He declared it would not surprise
him if his sister left France for Amer
ica about December 1.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17.—1n a re
port filed today with Governor Glllett.
State Superintendent of Banks Alden
Anderson strongly commends the new
banking act, stating that he does not
believe it possible for a depositor to
lose his savings through any irregular
ity where the law is enforced strictly.
The report shows the total amount of
individual deposits in California banks
is J459.675.436.70. There are 521 banks
in the state at present.
Anderson reports the banking Insti
tutions are generally in a splendid con
$75,000 PAID IN DUTY
' NEW YORK, Nov. 17.—The first cab
in passengers on the steamship George
Washington, which arrived today, paid
$75,000 duty on articles which they had
purchased abroad. This is said to/be a
record in passenger baggage.
More than half was paid by one fam
ily—Mrs. Collis P. Huntington, widow
of the California railroad man, her son
Archer and his wife. The three paid
Noted Men, Meeting in San Fran
cisco, Call on Congress
to Prepare for War
American Ships for American
Harbors and Protection of
Commerce Advocated
(Ansoclated Presa) ■
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17.—Several
hundred delegates, gathered from all
points In the Pacific slope states, met
today In this cl'y to attend the Pacific
Coast congress, convened under the in
vitation recently extended by Governor
James N. Gillett.
Prominent men representing great
commercial interests and civic affairs
In the west were on hand to deliberate
on the questions of the establishment
of a battleship fleet in Pacific waters
and the restoration of the American
merchant marine.
The roll call showed representatives
from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Ne
vada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and
After an automobile ride through the
city and to surrounding points, during
which an inspection was made of the
sites offered for the Panama-Pacific
exposition In 1915, the delegates as
sembled in the convention hall and
were formally welcomed to the city by
Mayor McCarthy.
Following the mayor's speecß Gov
ernor Gillett cleariy outlined the pur
poses of the conference, stating that,
besides giving impetus for the estab
lishment of a fleet In the Pacific and
the establishment of a closer commer
cial relation to the far east by provid
ing American ships to handle Ameri
can cargoes, the congress could at this
sessiqn more fully discuss the pros
pects and plans for holding the world's
fair here in 1915 and effect a permanent
organization that would forever prove
beneficial to the states on this side of
the continent. • '
Joseph Scott, president of the Los
Angeles chamber of commerce, and
Col. D. C. Collier of San Diego spoke
brtefly upon the advantages of the
movement undertaken.
The most important speaker of the
day was Brig. Gen. Charles E. Morton,
U. S. A., retired, who, from his forty
nine years of experience in military
affairs, made a plea for the establish
ment of a fleet for the sole protection
of this coast, and dwelt upon the ne
cessity of a mobile army concentrated
along the coast.
Gen. Morton, In part, Bald: "We as
a people, knowing our enormous re
sources In men and material, think we
are perfectly safe and that we could
resist the attacks of any nation. Per
haps we could, in time, but It takes
tim. No nation, no combination of na
tions, will attack us when we are pre
pared. They will attack only when
they are fully prepared and when they
know that we are not prepared. But
it takes time to prepare.
"So I say we are not safe. If any
nation or combination of nations, I re
peat, intends to attack us. they will do>
it when they are fully prepared and we
are unprepared."
The session was called to order by
Frank B. Anderson, president of the
Merchant Marine league, with C. C.
Heron acting as secretary. Upon the
motion of James Rolph, Jr., Governor
Gillett was chosen chairman of the con
gress. The governor, In the course of
his speech, said:
"Now that the Panama canal Is near
ing: completion, it seems to me that the
time has arrived for congress to
strengthen bur hands. Unless some
thing Is done we shall be greeted by
the spectaclie of a great waterway,
built at an expense of $400,000,000, for
the benefit of foreign ships and not
used by American vessels.
"An ambitious nation faces us on the
other side of the Pacific. Shall it be
the fftig of the Rising San or the Stars
and Stripes that shall float at the
mastheads of the Pacific? Will Japan
carry our mails?
"The Pacific coast Is In need of prop
er defense. There must be defense for
the commerce of Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Ta
coma, 'with their great growing com
munities and their greater growing 1
trade. They are in need of protection,
and It Is necessary that they should
get that protection."
A. B. Manley, of Portland, was al
so a speaker.
The following committees were ap
pointed by Governor Gillett:
Committee on Permanent organiza
tion: Robert P. Troy, of San Fran
cisco; Senator Frank G. Newlands. Ne
vada: Gen. Charles E. Morton, Seat
tle: Governor-elect T. D. Oddie, Ne
vada: Rufus Choate, San Diego; Fred
P. Smith, Portland; Andrew Carrigan,
J. A. McGregor, D. E. Skinner, Wll
lt&m H. Martson, San Francisco; Theo
dore Gler, Oakland; W. F. Jensen. Salt
Lake; Homer Lea, California; W. H.
Corbett, Portland; Judge J. F. Ellison,
Tacoma. '
Committee on Resolutions: Fred P.
Smith, Portland; Congressman James
McLachlan and Homer Lea, Los Ange
les; D. E. Skinner, Andrew Carrigan,
R. B." Hale. San Francisco, Fred
Georgeson. Eureka.
Among the prominent delegates were
Rear Admiral T. S. Phelps, Secre
tary E. A. Mott-Smlth, representing
Governor W. F. Frear, of Hawaii,
President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, Uni
versity of California: Homer F. Lea,
formerly an officer in the Chinese
army, and a writer upon military af
fairs; Senator Frank G. Newlands*
Congressman G. A. Bartlett and Gov
ernor-elect T. L. Oddle, of Nevada;
Senator George C. Perkins, of Cali
fornia; Judge E. F. Colburn and CM.
I. A. Benton. of Utah; W. H. Andrews,
of Albuquerque, delegate in congress
from New Mexico.
Governor M. E. Hay. of Washington,
sent a delegation of 10 prominent men
and a like number were In attendance
an the representatives of Acting Gov
ernor Bowerman, of Oregon.
Ralph Johnstone, Famous Aviator,
Who Fell to His Death Yesterday
|A B ■■:::■ ,f *: SjV • I ,
Judge Instructs Verdict Against
Government in Action for
(Associated Press)
JACKSON, Term., Nov. 17.—1n a rul
ing which required twenty minutes to
read. Judge John E, McCall, In the
United States circuit court this after
noon, ended the efforts of the govern
ment to obtain, Judgment against the
Standard Oil company of Indiana, for
penalties aggregating more than $30,
The ruling instructing that a verdict
of not guilty be rendered came with
the conclusion of the case-in-chief of
the prosecution..
The Elkins anti-rebate law was vio
lated, it was alleged, through "scheme
and device." ' •-.
judge McOall In his ruling first re
views the Indictment allegations. Next
he takes up the testimony presented as
tending to prove tlie consignments that
were shipped on orders received from
the Standard Oil company of Kentucky
by the defendant company from their
refinery at Whltinjgr, Ind., to Grand
Junction, Term., "for beyond" with
freight charges prepaid to Grand Junc
tion and there taken possession of by
the Kentucky corporation.
He points out that the testimony
"tends to prove there was no. under
standing expressed or implied,' direct
or indirect" between the defendant
company and the Kentucky company
with regard to rates to be paid; that
it was solely a business transaction
between two corporations. Upon this
statement of facts. Judge McCall re
called that he had ; ruled ; early In the
trial that the Indiana company should
not be held i accountable for the shlp
nints so far as transportation beyond
Grand Junction was concerned.
"The uncontradlcted testimony pre
sented by the government" . continues
the ruling, "is that in the period cov
ered by the ■ indictment there was a
13-cent- rate from Whiting to Grand
Junction for points beyond, and this
rate was duly on file with the > inter
state commerce commission, and was
the legal rate. The testimony is un
contradicted that the shipments cov
ered by the indictment were In carload
lots from Whiting to Grand Junction
for beyond, and that the defendant
paid this rate." ■ "'.'■ * -■"
Quoting the response of T. M. Cros
land, an attache of the interstate com
merce commission, -who was recalled
as a witness by the prosecution this
morning, to interrogations of the court,
Judge McCall points out that the wit
ness held that the defendant com
pany was authorized to use the 13-cent
rate; that it was a legal rate and that
if inquiry had been made of him by a
shipper for the purpose of ascertaining
the legal tariff, he would have quoted
that rate. „•:.-'■ >
Taking up the much-discussed "blind
billing," the court held this was . done
by the carrier, "that there is not one
syllable of testimony tending to show
the defendant company knew the car
rier was blind billing the shipment.
But If the defendant had • known this,
how could that affect its right to avail
Itself of the 13-cent rate which was
filed with the Interstate commerce com
mission "
NEW YORK. Nov. 17.—A mob In
sympathy with the striking taxicab
drivers attacked a strikebreaker this
evening and threw a bottle half filled
with carbolic acid at the policeman
who was trying to take him home.
The acid burned the officer's left foot
and one arm. but he stuck to his
charge until other officers came to his
The mob was hundreds strong- and
bitterly vindictive. Women from win
dows and room toDS urged It on.
"Hans the scab; get a rope, lynch
him!" they shouted.
ni\T/lT ¥71 /^/"MJTTT'C •' I>AII.V 2c. ON TRAINS 80.
Detectives and Uniformed Men
Are Put on Separate Foot
ing by. Gaynor
NEW YORK. Nov. 17.—The shak up
in the police department, predicted
ever since Mayor Gaynor took offlc"e,
came today. The changes place the en
tire detective force on a new foot
ing. m
Beginning Saturday there will be no
more branch detective bureaus in any
of the boroughs except Brooklyn. De
tectives will no longer report to cap
tains of precincts, but to lieutenant
captain: of detectives who will be di
rectly responsible to the Inspector at
headquarters in charge of the entire
bureau. The inspector, in turn, is un
der the deputy commissioner, Willam
In short, the plain clothes man—the
handy man of captains and inspectors,
the ready errand-runners for "the sys
tem" —has come to the end of his rope.
Detectives will be no part of the pre
cinct command and will work indepen
dently of the uniformed police.
This is the policy of the English de
tective force, which works under Scot
land Yard, a centralized control, and
it is also in line with the policy of
the secret service in this country.
More than 600 detectives will have to
adjust themselves to the new order.
They will have nothing to do with
gambling. disreputable houses Rnd
keeping the streets clean of soliciting,
which will be looked after by a special
vice squad. Their business will be to
run down criminals and nothing else.
They will even refrain from making
arrests whenever possible, leaving that
to the uniformed officer, whose fueo can
become known to the criminal world
without impairing his usefulness.
Citizens of Marathon Arm to Re
pel Anticipated Invasion
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 18.—Marathon,
a town of 500 people, 200 miles cast of
here, is under heavy guard this morn-
Ing owing to the report that a band of
sixty armed Mexicans had crossed the
Rio Grande from Mexico and are
marching in that direction.
At 12:30 this morning the scouts sent
out to meet tlie invaders had not re
turned and the exact whereabouts of
the band had not been ascertained.
At that hour sentries had been posted
at all ol the approaches to the town
and the citizens! were sleeping on their
Marathon is about 100 miles from
Rock Springs, where the burning of
Antonio Rodriguez took place. Why
the invaders are making that town
their objective point cannot be learned.
The report that a band of Moxl
had crossed the river is seemingly au
thentic. Nothing is known of the re
ported invasion at Mai fa, Texai, at
the hour mentioned.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17.—Four lib
eral leaders alleged to be responsible
for the anti-American riots at Leon,
Nicaragua, were expelled from the
country today by President Estrada,
according to a telegram received by
the state department from Thomas H.
Moffatt, United States consul at Blue
The men expelled are Gomez, Bar
reto, Zeledon and .Maldonado '/■■
who the consul says "own or edit news
papers whk-li havo violated public de
cency, provoked disorder and been di
rectly responsible for the anti-Ameri
can riots at Leon."
Holder of World's Altitude Record
Tempts Death Too Often
with Spiral Glide
Sensation Mad People Tear the
Clothes from Dead Aviator
as Souvenirs
NEW YORK, Nov. —Ralph John
stone's widow got the news of her hus
band's death from Wilbur Wright, who
Is in this city. She was so prostrated
that she denied herself to callers, and
Mr. Wright said -.lie bad no statement
for publication.
Mr. Wright himself was nithont de
tails of the tragedy until they were sup
plied him by the Associated Press.
"I cannot say anything about the ac
cident, except to express the grief I
feel," he said. "The spectacle of the
thing, as it appears to the onlooker,
or even to a newspaper man who lias
seen many flights, and some accidents,
is of no value to me. What I want Is
a description of how the thing happened
from an aviator who saw It.
"The altitude— mean the altitude of
Denver — to have had nothing to
do with it. Johnstone had said be con
sidered the air there tricky. Perhaps
It was, but Johnstone did not lose con
trol, you tell me. I know that his left
plane collapsed."
(Associated Press)
DENVER. Nov. 17.—With one wing
tip of his machine crumpled like a piece
of paper, Ralph Johnstone, the bril
liant young aviator, holder of the
world's altitude record, dropped like a
plummet from a height of 500 feet into
the inclosure. at Overland park avia
tion field and was instantly killed. '
When the spectators crowded about
the inclosure reached him, his body lay
beneath the engine of the biplane, with
the white planes that had failed him in
his time of need wrapped about it like
a shroud. Nearly every bone in his
body was broken.
He had gambled with death once too
often. But he played the game to tho
end, fighting coolly and grimly to the
last second to regain control of his
broken machine.
Fresh from his triumphs at Belmont
park, where he had broken the world's)
record for altitude with a flight of 9714
feet, Johnstone attempted to give the
thousands of spectators who stood with
craned necks to watch him an extra
thrill with h^ mast daring feat, the
spiral glide which had made the Wright
aviators famous. The spectators got
their thrill, but it cost Johnstone his
• The fatal flight was tho second John
stone had made this afternoon. In the
first flight, when he was in the air
with Hoxsey and Brookins, he had
gone through his usual program of dtps
and glides, with his machine apparent
ly under, perfect control. •■ ',
Then Johnstone rose again, and after
a few circuits of the course to gain
height, headed .toward the foothills.
Still ascending, he swept back In a
big circle, and as he reached the north
end of the inclosure he started his
spiral glide. He was then at an alti
tude of about 800 feet. With his planes
tilted at an angle of almost 90 degrees
he swooped down in a narrow circlft,
the aeroplane seeming to turn almost
in its own length. As he started the
second circle the middle spur which
braces the left side of the lower plane
gave way, and the wing tips of both
upper and lower planes folded up aH
though they had been hinged. For a
second Johnstone attempted to right
the machine by warping the other wing
tip. Then the horrified spectators saw
the plane swerve like a wounded bird
and plunge straight toward the earth.
Johnstone was thrown from his seat
as the nose of the plane swung down
ward. He caught on one side of the
wire stays between the plants and
grasped one of the wooden braces of
the upper planes with both hands. Then
working with hands and feet he fought
by main strength to warp the planes
so that their surfaoe might catch the
air and check his descent.
For a second it seemed to the white
faced spectators almost under him
that he might succeed, for the football
helmet ho wore blew off and fell much
more rapidly than the plane.
The hope was only momentary,
however, for when about 300 feet from
the ground the machine turned com
pletely over, and the spectators fled
wildly as the broken plane with tho
tense-faced boy still fighting grimly in.
its mesh of wires and stays plunged
among them with a thud that could
be heard over the big field.
Scarcely had he hit the ground when
sensation-mad brutes, both men and
women, swarmed over the wreckage
fighting with one another for sou
venirs of the terrible occasion.
One of the broken stays had thrust
its jagged end almost through John
stone's body. Before doctors or police
could reach the scene one man had
torn this splinter from the crushed
and mangled body and ran gleefully
away, carrying his horrible trophy
with the aviator's blood still dripping
from Its end. Frantic, .the crowd tore
away the canvass from over his body
and fought for the very gloves that
had protected Johnstone'B hands from
The machine fell on the opposite
side of the field from the grandstand,
and there were but a few hundred
near the spot, but physicians and po
lice were rushed across as soon as
possible. Physicians declare, death
must have been instantaneous, as
Johnstone's back, neck and both legs
were broken, the bones :of his thighs
(Continued on I'mjjo Three)

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