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WRIGHT BROTHER'S AIRSHIP " GREW FROM CHILDHOOD TOY BY JESSIE M. PARTLON. Special Correspondence to The Press DAYTON. 0.. Sept 21.—"My son Wilbur wrought a greater miracle than the invention of a heavier than air flying machine that will fly. He prolonged his invalid moth er's life two years by the strength of his great love and devotion:" Tn accents that trembled with suppressed feeling Bishop Milton Wright, father of Wilbur and Or •rtlle Wright aeroplanists. told me this little story revealing the other "soul side" of the elder of the two Wright brothers, the now famous kings of the air. "My wife was an invalid for many years before her death and Wilbur nursed her with the pati ence and tenderness of a woman. By his watchfulness and constant care of her he undoubtedly pro longed her life two years beyond the time she otherwise would have lived." It is a sunny, bowered little cot tage, this home of the Wright brothers, aviators and history mak ers. There are no wives there to meet them when they return from their triumphs In France and at Fort Myer. No sweethearts, either. But in the pleasant home are their nearest and dearest —a sweet sister and an aged, proud father. Rev. Milton Wright is a retired bishop of the United Brethren church. Miss Katherine Wright is a teacher in the Steele high school here— "little Kate," whom Wilbur Wright reared from a child when mother died. Do You Need a Soft Hat? If so start at a two minute gait to see those that are on sale in Went worth's bargain basement. They are men's and boys' sample hats picked up at a special price by us from a traveling salesman, and there are no two hats alike. The styles are good and the qualities are guaranteed satisfactory. All now on sale at 50c on the $1.00. Pick out the one you want from our east show window. Here are a few of the other inducements in our bargain basement quoted briefly: 78c. for your choice of a fine line of $1.25 soft shirts, new and beautiful patterns, and we assure a perfect fit. 50c summer underwear on sale at 3J C 75c summer underwear at 49c $12.50 summer suits at $6.55 $17.50 summer suits at $9.00 And this assortment In cludes a few odd sizes and broken lots from our regular stock. Now you can see why it behooves you to come in at once. Spokane's Greatest Men's and Boys' Outfiters WtINTWORTH CLOTHING HOUSE Entrance 709 Riverside It seems a little strange when learned scientists, the experts of two governments, and such men as Santos Dumont. Chanute aud Henri Karman are showering praises on the Wright brothers for what they have accomplished, to have a slim slip of a girl stick her chin up and say: ''Oh, we knew they were go ing to succeed right along!" But this is Kate Wright. "Sister Kate," the only woman who has shared their lives —who has been the sunshine of the Wright home, a loyal and devoted "comrade" to her two famous brothers since their mother died, nearly 2u years ago. The family consists of four sons and one daughter. Reuchlin Wright, the eldest son, is a bookkeeper turned farmer and lives with his wife and three children a few miles out of Kansas City. The next sou, Lorin Wright, is a bookkeeper, married, has four children and lives Just three squares from the old Wright home in Dayton. ' Wilbur Wright, the real pioneer of the Wright aeroplane idea, comes next. He is about 41 years of age, and Orville Wright, young est of the Wright boys, is now about 35, and "Sister Kate" is the baby of the family. Bishop Wright was for many years an active worker in tlie church. With his family of five he moved from place to place. Thus Wilbur Wright was educated in many schools, finishing with the Richmond, tnd., high school and a year or two in college at Cedar Rapids, la. Orville Wright started in high school, but never graduated. Neither received any technical training of any kind. Their father sums up their main characteristics thus: "Wilbur is a natural inventor — he 'sees' things and forms theories. Orville is a patient and untiring worker, with great talent along the line of mechanics. Both are horn workmen, they love work for its own sake and not for the money it will bring." The rise of the two Wright hoys from the modest proprietors of a bicycle repair shop to world famous aviators is a chronicle of hard work and perseverance. The little shop at 127 West Third, Dayton, stands silent and de serted. Dust lies reavy on work benches and floor, and the torn blinds sag on the fast locked win dows. Dpstairs in that deserted shop, sandwiched between a plumbing shop and a grocery, Wilbur and Orville Wright built aeroplanes, shipped them to the country at night, and tried them out next day without any of their neighbors be ing the wiser. The beginning of their airship idea hinged on a toy. Wilbur Wright was about 11. and Orville between 5 and (5 when their father brought home one day a toy called a "bat." The technical name is "helicoptiee." It was constructed of cork and bamboo covered with paper. Two screws were driven in opposite di rections by twisted rubber bands. Father Wright wound up the novel toy, released it and it flew right across the room up to the ceiling, where it whirled around a few times and dropped to the floor. Here was a marvel for two rest less, curious boys, a bit of paper covered bamboo that would fly! They studied the new top and made others like it, using news paper and bits of pine. The ones they made flew, but they wanted a bis one, so thej kept enlarging the model, and then the "bat" fell down flat and refused to fly at all. Still engrossed with the idea of making something that would "fly." the Wright hoys took to Hying kites —and they made them, too. Their kites were not the molly coddle things with a tail and a bit of string. Nut at all. they made monsters of the air, shaped like birds with Immense outstretched wings, and became experts on send ing these aeriel nightmares up, up, up into the blue- But all the time they were going to school and growing up, and thinking more about aerial flying. Then came tue big problem—to make a thing that would sail in the air, and that you could sail in and control. Being studious, clear headed boys, they knew others must have tried that, they turned to books (in aeroidrutics. Orville fell ill with typhoid fever. During his long, slow convalesence Wilbur read to him and always about their dream of Hying In the uir like a bird. Resolved to study the thing out and prove to their own satisfaction it could or could not he done, they devoted all their spare time to tlu study of aeronautics, even sending to the Smithsonian institution at Washington for pamphlets on the subject. Now they were earning their own living. Wilbur clerked 111 a grocery store, Orville ran errands. Later they i tai led a little newspaper in connection with a job printing plant-—and tiny made their print- ON THE LEFT IS WILBUR WRIGHT, WHO IS FLYING THE AEROPLANE IN FRANCE. ON THE RIGHT IS ORVILLE WRIGHT, WHO BROKE ALL AIR RECORDS AT FORT MYER. ins press with their own hands. It was a marvel, printers used to come and look at it and hold their sides and yell—but it did fine work. Then, when the craze for bicycl ing was at its height, the Wright boys decided to start a bicycle shop. The bicycle shop was a success from the start. From simply repair ing the boys began to manufacture bicycles. It was all done Itoycroftie, lovingly and with minute attention to detail. The Wright bicycles were called the best in Dayton. Some of them are still carrying 300 pound business men to and from their of fices to this very day. All winter Wilbur and Orville Wright made bicycles in their little shop, and in the spring and sum mer they sold them and made money. And then the money went lor material to build airships, tried out in secret, lest their friends de- CANNON HILL CAN'T PAY A POLICEMAN A large delegation of Cannon Hill citizens appeared before the board of public works this after noon to support a petition bearing 60 names asking that Frank E. Parrish, a private officer on the hill, be made a regular and assign ed to that district. The compensa tion of Parrish has been by private subscription, but some of the sub scribers have recently dropped out. Parrish is an applicant for a place on the regular force and the Can non Hill men are anxious that he be employed at the citly's expense and continued in that district. Th' matter was referred to Po !ice Comm'ssioner Wltherspoon. ANOTHER CANDIDAME FOR PHILLIPS' PLACE F. E. Michaels, who lives in Lidgerwood, is out for the position of councilman to fill out the unex pired term of Joe Phillips, coun cilman from the Fifth ward, who has been nominated for county commissioner. Mr. Phillips has made no announcement yet as to when he will tender his resigna tion. O. B, Nelson has also been men tioned for the vacancy. FOR ANY CANDIDA TE THA T STANDS FOR LOCAL OPT/OA Anti saloon men are preparing to invade every legislative district where there is a chance to win, but some districts are to be aban doned to the "enemy," because, ac cording to Royal W. Hammond, su perintendent of the state league, there is no chance to carry them. The fight is to be nonpartisan. If the republican does not meet the requirements of the league, the democratic nominee will be looked over, and if he does not fill the bill the socialist will have a chance to prove that he is a good local op tionist and get the support of the reformers. The list is in process of prepara tion and will be published as soon as the committee representing the league is fully satisfied that it has selected the beat available men for support. Mr. Raymond said he would lcav Mie Forty-fourth district to its fate, as none of the nominees is exactly satisfactory to him, al though the democrat agrees to vote for the- submission of the question of a prohibitory amendment to the constitution to the voters and both the republicans say they will stand by the platform adopted at Spo ikane, which incorporated a local option plank. The Forty fifth will cide they were quite crazy and fit subjects for a lunatic asylum. At the beginning of their work on aeroplanes the Wright boys had an agreement. They would thrash out together all differences of opinion and keep on talking until one or the other had given in—and then they would get down to business aud make airships. In 1903 they made their first suc cessful flight. They had won sue cess. ,;. So that's all there is to the fam ous Wright brothers' history. In herited mechanical facility, clear brains, clean, upright lives and lots of hard work! These things have given them the ability tOjjreatyze with their hands what their minds pictured forth long ago when a winged toy sailed across the- dining room and produced an idea in their childish minds. , .. UNTERRIFIED WILL ORGANIZE TONIGHT The democratic county central committee will be organized this evening at a meeting of precinct committeemen at headquarters 810V£ Riverside. All committee men are urged to be present. Dana Childs, choice for chair man, is trying to kick over the traces, but an effort will be made to induce him to serve. SHOOTING SERIES CLOSES. Tonight will close a second series of championship shooting which is being held at th? Majes tic rifle range. Amos Hill has a record of 47. and C. VV. Lee fol lows with 46, open sight. The last gun to be given away, a 30-30 Win chester, was awarded to H. E, Cave. Manager Keiley expects to start club shooting in this city. COMES UP UNBOUND. Hardeen, the unshackled, enter tamed a big crowd in tbe region of the city hall at noon by jump ing from the Stevens street bridge into the Spokane river with his feet shackled and his hands men acled behind him. He came to the surface in about a minute, swim ming with ease and gracefulness and hound by neither shackles or handcuffs. be treated by anti-saloon forces in the same manor as the i Forty fourth. The latest novelties In fall jewelry are here for your inspection. Our prices will pleasantly surprise you by their lowness. 17 JEWEL ADJUSTED WALTHAM AND ELGIN WATCHES $7.50 C. E. STURGES Watchmaker, Engraver and Jeweler 813 Riverside Aye. Cedar Mill Wood $2.00 LOAD WITHIN HALF MILE OF MILL. Johnson Shingle Co. Phone Maxwell 1172 ATLANTIC AND CATALDO THE- SPOKANE PRESS HOLDUP'S VICTIM MAY RECOVER Nordonoff, the Bulgarian labor er who was shot Friday night by an unknown man while he was riding in a boxcar on the North ern Pacific in Montana, shows signs of recovery today. The two bullets which were imbedded in his right side were removed by Dr. Kalb Saturday and the patient showed signs of improvement soon afterward. He has been able to furnish Special Agent Hindman of the railroad with a good description of the would-be murderer, having got a good look at him by the light of the lantern he carried. PREACHER KILLED BY SOMETHING HE ATE WENATCHEE, Wash., Sept. 21. —Rev. I* R. Kufus, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, Dalles, Ore., died here yesterday at a hos pital following an operation per formed after the preacher was made deathly sick by something he ate. He was attending the Columbia river conference. Frank Anderson, alleged bur glar, who gave Detective Goodwin of the Northern Pacific such a hard fight, is before Justice Mann this afternoon on a charge of bur glarizing the Columbia hotel. Goodwin picked Anderson up as a suspect. He was recognized as fitting the description of the Co lumbia hotel burglar. Three wit nesses have positively identified him. Anderson claims he was in Trout Creek at the time of the burglary. Server Springborn, of Cleveland, 0., is working for a noiseless city. If Sprinborn's plans are carried out, milk wagons and other ve hicles that disturb the morning hours will have rubber tires. "Express wagons should have rubber tires, too." he says. COUNCIL TOMORROW NIGHT. The regular standing commit tees of the city council met this afternoon to consider all matters referred to them on which reports are due tomorrow night, when the council will hold its second regu lar session for September. TRIED FOR BURGLARY. TIRES FOR THE TIRED GREAT SALE OF LOTS MILLER'S PARK The remarkable sale of lots in this addition still continues. The public realizes that this prop erty is being sold for one-half of its real value and that the opportunity to acquire a home for a •mall sum may never come again. These lots are being sold for $10 down, $10 a month This property is close to the new proposed O. R. & N. shops on Sprague avenue. This street Is being paved and is the main artery to this city. Buy now. Don't delay if you expect to get one of these lots. I Come up to our offices and let us take you out in an automobile. Remember, that the Traction Co.'s car line to Opportunity runs through this tract. CI A TED JPr QI ATFB 24-25 ZIEGLER BLOCK uLuf\ 1 CIV OL OLi/il 1 £iIV telephone main 2110 SAY GRAFT INVESTIGATION WILL DISRUPT UNION That the investigation of politi cal graft among labor men, now going on, will result in disruption of the present central body and the organization of a new one, is the prediction of J, E. McCracken, member of the labor temple com mittee. McCracken said this morning that he was willing to bet that the investigating committee would not get far in its work. Secretary Corcoran of the temple committee added that in his opinion there was so much other unfavorable matter which might come to light through the continuance of tho present investigation, that it would probably be dropped for that reason. John McChesney, chairman of the political committee who pro voked the investigation, has been working in conjunction with the committee to secure evidence. He claims that nothing has been done that the committee will diVtlljM at this time. The investigation committee met last night at til 2 Riverside and deliberated over some evi dence. Just what this evidence is the members will not state. The central body is in a state of disruption and leaders of the individual unions are taking sides, some with and some against the Investigating committee. Those Opposed to the work of the com mittee claim the unions acted without power in the appointment of a committee. Tom Joyce, the only man the investigating committee openly accuses of grafting, declares that his threatened arrest will never he brought about. He denies that, he made overtures to Gordon Cor baley, who has made affidavit that Joyce demanded fBOO to Influence the union vote for Mcßride. J. \V. McArthur, republican nominee for the legislature, who was approached by a labor leader, returned from a hunting trip last night, and today stated that he told members of the investigating committee that he was willing to go before that body and give evi dence against the man who offer ed to do business with him, and further signified his readiness to give the same information to the prosecuting attorney. McArthur $50 was informed that he would be called before the committee soon. He refused to divulge the alleged grafter's name before first submit ting th facts to the committee. THE BABY SHOW Atkinson, Jefferson L. and Lottie, 731 Providence avenue, September 19, a girl. Kuhlmann, William and Anna M., 5721 Milliard street, September 19, a girl. Kalejake, Waina Eanglla and Selma, ICOI Water street, Septem ber 19, a boy. Truman, William and Helen, 01827 Smith street, September 20, a boy. Ingham, Joseph and Alice, 1517 Water street, September 20, a boy. NO LIMIT TO THIS BRUTE'S VILLAINY CHBHALIS, Wash., Sept. 21.— To kill a four year old child, dis embowel it, fill the cavity with stolen jewelry, ship the body to West Virginia for burial and when an opportune time came, disinter it and recover the plunder, was the scheme proposed to the father, It. KUhn, by George Wyatt, accord ing to testimony adduced at the trial Of Wyatt, who pleaded guilty. The alleged suggestion was not followed. Wyatt was on trial for robbing A. Toepell's store at Doty, Wash., in November last year. lie was sentenced to from one to 14 years. HE* WILL BE DELIGHTED FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Sept. 21.— .lames Wickersham, former United States district judge, and delegate to congress, has received the fol lowing dletter from Roosevelt: "I looked forward with much pleasure to seeing you. I have much to talk over with you con cerning Alaska." A suit for the recovery on notes and other obligations to the ex tent of |870, was filed this morn ing by the Review Publishing Co. against w. w. white. IN and Upwards FORAKER TO GET OUT OF THE WAY CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 21 — Rather than embarrass the Taft campaign, in which he is sched uled to speak over the country. Senator Foraker, whose name has been connected with alleged Ir regular transactions with Stand ard Oil by W. R. Hearst, has re quested that his name be canceled by the national speakers' bureau. He has stated that at the proper time he will make a speech in which he will answer all tho charges brought by Hearst. While Taft has not expressed himself in the matter publicly, this plan is the apparent myiUsjaf a conference between Senator Dick and Mr. Taft. WILL COMPLETE LONG TUNNEL TOMORRROW BUTTR, Mont., Sept. 21.—0n September 22 the contractors hope to have the half mile tunnel at the summit of the divide on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad ready for the passage of trains. Theh tunnel has been building for two years, lacking about, three months, and is now a solid con crete tube nearly half a mile long. As soon as the last rails are laid the trains will be moved through the bore. Last day of the shooting contest at the MAJESTIC RIFLE RANGE Don't fail to see the popular Remington Auto Loading Rifle which will be given away to the best marksman. TO-NIGHT Majestic Rifle Range Opposite Hotel Victoria, 607 First Look for the Sign.