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LI;IT. POST IS
Former Twcnty-rifth Infantry Of
fleer Meet! Death Whilo' At
tempting to Break Altitude R.
'. cord at Army Aviation Camp at
. San Diego Held By Himself.
; Mereoric Career
v In Flying Game
Newt of Untimely Death Received
With Sorrow By Army Men! in
-; Honolulu ; Detached From Duty
Here Last Bummer to Take Up
Hazardous Work.. '
" SAX DIECO, California, February
- 10. (By Federa) Wireless) While ma
. ncuvering over the army aviation field
" : yesterday preparatory to make an alti
, tude flight or a record1 to eclipse bis
' loroier record for altitude of 10,(500
' feet which he mad last December,
. tfecond Lieutenant Henry, B, Post of
: ' the First Aero Corps, tell five hun-
dred feet with his machine and wai
' killed.'. Witnesses of the accident state
. ' that the machine ; teemed to explode
1 .while Lieutenant Post appeared to be
v flying smoothly and with tbe craft oa-
ler perect control. ? Y. . " ' J
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' Second Lleulenufct '. Henry- n. Poet,
:' who had bproiMn on of the t foremost
; United HtatH,"wn well known in Hono
lulu, Having Been attached " to 'the
. r Twenty-El ta Infantry, . ... T
: The rise of Lieutenant Post in the
flying profession we meteoric: ' He wui
; detached from hie regiment in Hawaii
Inat July and joined the Army. Avia
.tion bthool Cauip at ttau Diti:o tho
- aam month. Within seven week af
, ter he' joined he eoeiessfully tried for
tit. United Stated license and obtained
.it with but one flight. .
He waa declared by the Armr Board
on duty at the Htheol to be comjietent
. to. try lor n military license, a far
; more Uifflf'nit tent, the following week
tut owing to the .generally damaged
condition or all the machines at the
. School, the test waa deferred uatil .the
latter part Of November,
Qualifies In Shortest Time. '
Of all the officer of the Army hnd
the Nary who have started on aviation
' duty, Lieutenant Poet qualified in the
shortest time and it la claimed at the
. Honool that but for the delay, caused
by the condition of the machinea avail-
able would have ' made a record for
. quickness of fitaess that probably
I would have atood for yeare
Within three wek of hit receiving
; hia qnaliileation as 'a military aviator
' he had beaten all previous recorda for
altitude for military aviators nd be
gan a aeriea of flight, including night
flightf under the most aevere condi
tions that Anarked him at once aa a
., moat aecompliithed and daring airman.
Temperamentally , and . physically,
Lieutenant Fot measured : up to the
, highest demand of hia venturesome
profession and his. unusual qualifica
tions have aroused the Signal Corp to
, an enthusiasm which they have not had
for any other aviator who bae: come
. Under their direction,. ... ,,
, , Wu Oomlng to BawaU. '
i From letters to friends in his regi
wieut it is known here jthat (he War
Department had contemplated sending
Lieutenant Post to take the command
of the Hawaiian aviation squadron, ad
mittedly the trickient Territory that
the Armv military aviators have to deal
, with, The work already done here has
been negligible and the Chief Signal
.Officer believed that be had found in
this young Ulcer ' who no condi
turn of cross currents or air pockets
wrnnld prove too hacardbu to conquer.
.. Limit onant Post wa twenty-eight
year of age. He wtte horn in New
York City and, received his college
training at' Columbia University, from
wheh institution h wa graduated
with honors in 1907. lie waa president
of his dura of over twelve huudreiV
aturients, pulled number seven and
trAe on the Xlolumbia crew during
his four years at college and was one
of the fae.t ends that Katttera foot
ball ha ever known. He was captAin
of the Inst .football team Columbia put
in the field. In 1907 he wa Walter
; (unp's choice for right end on the All
Ainerican team. Lieutennut Post had,
' whHe in colloge athletics, the unusual
distinction - of having lecu captain of
the rowing rrew for twq years.
After graduation he weut to Valpa
raiso, Chile, in the employ of W. H.
Oraee aV (Vinpany of New York and
rtmi'on -and remaiued there two year.
While there he won the CliWu rea
oti la the Andean meet fur the uiile
Erect Cross for J
Deadly Gases and Dense Smoke
.- Forbid Entrance Into the.
V; Ccmbre Tunnel . '-
CUMCnn, Chihuahua, idexleV Peb
mary 10,-( Associated Press by Ped-
era! Wirelers) Halted by dense tmoke,
deadly gases and falling rock from ea
tering the Cnmbre tnnnel ef the Mexi
can Northwestern Hallway, the- tomb of
fifty-one pasMngers and trainmen of the
iltfatsd freight and passenger train
which were rent crashing Into the bore
through the mountain by Ms il mo Ca
tillo's bandits, the receuing party at the
scone of the tragedy yesterday planted
a rude wooden erora at tlie south portal
of the tnnnel a a Monument to the vic
tims of Castillo's vengeance. .,: ,
Though member ef the rescue force,
equipped with their oxygen helmet and
pulniotors, mad several attempt : to
force their way into the tunnel yester
day tbey were invariably driven back
by the cloud of smoke and Cases which
filled the cavern, originating: from the
burning woodwork of the tunnel and the
qemolmhed trains. i
' Tbe timbering of the north portal was
still burning fiercely late last night and
so intenoe wa the heah that the Res
eller mad no attempt to. pas through
the wall of flame., it ia possible that
entrance te the tunnel may te gained
today and the work of removing ' the
bodies of the victims commenced.
According to i advices received here
nearly two thousand men are now la tbe
field searching for Castillo and his band
with the determination of capturing or
killing every member of the crew of
murderers and robbers. Late tonight
no word bad been received here that
trace of the bead had. been aeeured by
any of the detathmanta engaged in the
man bunt. . .
LAD DIES WITH
0ve?xtiftn 'Believed ' Cause Of
' Touth'f DemisjwEald to Have t
. Oitn watcmng uoii turn.: ;
' John .Mana, aixtf ea yenra of agf, a
native of Maul, we foand Jssd at, the
roiocr- ef ' Keeaumokil a ad Lunflllo
streets yesterday afternoon under pe-
cul sr' ciroiiBisfances.. ; f
Several young men and boy were
playing ball on MakiVi Field, and at
one a! ago of the game called ob youn?
Alana to take part in th eontert. I'M
he did not answer them, theyinierred
hi ii either , asleep or too tired to
take part in tbe game and tbey did
net pre the matter.- . '
. Shortly afterward two' women paa
lug in an automobile noticed the pe
culiar position of the lad nad alighted
from the machine. The eolor of death
was en the young man's face, and when
they called for. help Harry Deeke and
Albert Pecker responded. ' They 'gave
Alana a anane. and as lie did not an
swer the Decker buy called Doctor Her
bert from bis home nearby.
Doctor Herbert made an examination
..1 M - r If u V WW A V U ,
wa stated that Alana had taken a
long run prior to coming to tbe ball
nark, and it ia barely possible he died
of overexertion. An inquest will be
neid tms arternoon.
Aco6rdlng to advices aent by the
Matson steamer Lurline to Kabuku
wireless last night, that Vessel wa 193
miles , off Honolulu at eiirbt O'clock.
meeting moderate east wind. -It will
arrive off quarantine at eleven o clock
thl morning. . ' .
The steamer .Hyadea reported being
oao nines port and iq tmooth aea.
and two-mile run., . Prior to entering I
ew rork, Squadron A, O. N. Y,
Entered Army rrom Gbril life. '
Lieutnnsnt Post entered - the Army
from civil Ufa in the fall of 1910, and
was assigned to th Twenty-fifth In
fantry, with which regiment he served
until he wa detached, last July, for
aviation ditty. He waa an officer with
n unnsnally fine mechanical education
uitV. .f,:?"''gl.n"lir!'N?1.die ullty of military oir.nse. the
extensive. He was a lingwUt of ability
and an excellent ofllcer. Hia efficiency
report for 1913, made out at the Avia
tion School and forwarded here for tbe
informat'on of bis resimental command
er, contained the following compliment
ary remark: 'Lieutenant . Pot Is an
ettielent and expert aviator."
Lieutenant Post i mrvived by hi
iwia oianiry , i
Japanese parliament in
RULES OF ARMY
TO BE TEMPERED
Bill Introduced in Conorvaa Prn.
vides for Reformatory Instead
of Prison Sentences.
WASHINGTON, February 10. "(As
sociated Presa by Federal Wireless)
Revision of , the . Articles of War, the
tern rulee which have iruided the
Army, with few change, since 1806. i
proposed In, a" bill reported into : the
house from committee yesterday.. This
ie a question that ba been agitated in
and out of army circle' for the past
half century but not until the past de
cade . baa any progTes ' been . made.
Originally there were 128 Articles. Of
these, Article 72, 73, 80, 81, 82, 83, 94
and 128 have been repealud.'
when a clause prohibiting dueling, or
aiding and abetting in duels,, was in
serted. .The next minor change ..were
mad in 1891.'; Not until 1898 wa an
other change made. Iu 1911 and again
in 913 additional sections were added
and these have been the only cbungos.
The principal purpose of the bill re
ported yesterday la designed to make
object of reformatory discipline instead
of impriaonnient a couvivt lu a'peui-
Under this cluusa Fort LeavenVorth
Would cense to be a federal iirinon and
would be known a the Military D.-ton-
tion Barracks. . ,
Friends of the measure uree that its
vuKcvineiii. nouiii . lenu io an imiirove
tinue tbeir aervice as soldier.
Toll Exemption Act
Held in Disfavor
V Democratic Senators
Declared That Repeal Would Be
' T Wise Course for Party
: -'v.- . - .Haraony :, .
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-WABHINCTOJf,'' February 10.-(As-loeinted
Press by Federal Wirolo)
Repeal of the provUion of the Panama
Act exempting American coastnise Vos
sets from paying ; toll" for passage
through the Pauania Canal will -be made
subject for consideration and action
by the Ilemocrstia caucus of the senate.
Tbat the repeal of the provision would
be a wise course in the interest of
party harmony and the notion ' foreign
policy is the conclusion, reached by ad-'
mluistration senators since) the begin
ning of tli debat in the bouse on tbe
DUE HERE IN MARCH
SAX r RANTlSyO, February 9.-1 Ma'
jyr Oeneral William H. Carter baa been
relieved from command of the. Second
Division and promoted 'to Chicago ou
Fubruary.l. to resume eoiiiMa.ul of the
t'entrnl Department for a munth, wheu
he 1 to proceed to Hun .Francisco Jo
time to Kail for Honolulu on the Army
transport leaving March fifth. In Ha
waii he relieve General Frederick Fun
itjon as commander of the Hawaiian Do
partnWut.; Uoneral Funaton now is on
bis wuy to the lrniteatate and is ex
pected to reuch this port tomorrow ou
the Ventura. He will take command
ef a brigade at Teka City, shortly af
ter hi arrival here. .
Mining and Other, Interests Con
trolled by Aniericans Pledged
Support of Rebel Leader. .
JTTABEZ, Meislco, February 10.--(Af-sociotod
Fres by Federal Wirefcss)
The resumption of mjnlng and other in
dnsfries In the, northeiu part of Itoxr
ico, which have 'been almost eoyipletely
suspended for many months bei'ause of
fnc.fssaut warfare between the opi oilng
Mexican factions, is promiued in the
territory controlled by tho C'Dnstitu
tionalists, following .a conference here
yesterday between General. Villa, leader
of the relels, and agent of American
whose interests are affected. This an
nouncement waa mada after Villa, had
promised full protection to the busiues
Interest if they would obey tho order
of the rebel eomraaiider.' .Froin author'!:
tativ sou pie. jt wa loarned that tho
demands of Villa were not extortion
ate or unfair, ami . it is expected that
within the next few months the vast
American interest, repretioutlug an in
ventuout of many millious of dollars,
will be in full operation, after having
been 'dirt aiiice the begin ning of fljjht
M'tr In the Northern iStatua of the Re
public. ,. :
. FOR TITANIC LOSSES
7JNDOX.' Felinw; r -J i-i tc;.t..l
I'rei.s Cable) The court of apiwsl to-
iv uiMiusbeo me petition. of the White
Star Hteanmhip i'ompaiiy, which asked
that the company he exempted from
paying damage arising from the Jos
f lile and property in the Tilanl disaster.
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Senate Passes Fortification Appro.
" ; priaUon Bill After Heated.
WASinXXlTON, February !.-( Amo,
ciated Press CJnble) The seaaU today
passed an appropriation .bill containing
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'w' or ioruneation. lareclv I
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aionv thA lif.ulii Yi...t 3 tt .,f l
nfthu ' r..Vn Ti , l '
in the strengthening of tbe defense
of the Islund of Onhu.; . , .
Simultaneously the senate waa Kiyenlf,UM ot engine trouble. From the be-
another sensational "war scare " the iBnina "is flight Chrlstoffersou be
discu.slu of tho measure bringing out K Z hi. fliKth-
riirLi uv .1 nif.in.iir. .r . I
o me pure or uncle 8am In tun of
Hirvai'tAijby a foreign foe, : . "
ine rortjnration ' and, army equip
ment aa callej for are designed td be
adequatn in case, tbe Army ahould, .be
raiHd to half a million men. RenAi
Nathnu P. Drjnn of . Horida. member
of tho appTonriationa commllte. .!.
vigorously iu favor of tho adoption of
)Ie declared that even Mexico
osu'ss more mobile guns than the I ro,J eommlsiou today granted the re
united Statu ha now. He asserted 1 9ut of the Southern Pacific Railway
that the IViflc Coast M without pow-1
der enouKh to lust for thirty minute.
under attack.- Explaining the bill, he
said that the contemidnted allowance I
Will still lesvn Oi. TTi.lf l- I
the relative position of Bulgaria and
H t ': ::::
fully retorted to Bryan'. .tatemenU:
Ve now ,Hnd sixty-flv cent, on do-
rnai. i.ga,Ht war ipr ever dollar that
all the war past and future will .n.t
n ui.jFusiii me inn, tnough unsueces-
war, past and future will cost
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Police Ordered to Pwent Gather-
, ing Which Would Have De
manded Resignation of Entire
Cabinet Because of Recently En
acted Policies Unsatisfactory to
'Masses. '.'' v.. .
TOKIO, February 0. (Associated
Pres by Federal Wirele) An edict
wa issued yesterday ordering .the po
lice to forbid tbe monster mas meeting
which waa scheduled for todsy in the
park adjoining the Diet. '
Tbis action wa taken in an attempt
to quell the popular excitement against
tba government which is eweeping the
city and which ia being increased daily
I by iadammatory opeecbe by represen
tatives of all three parties demanding
the resignation of the cabinet. V
The mass meeting which bad been
planned by leaders opposed to the ca
binet wa to have been the largest thus
far held and wa called for assem
blage in the park adjoining the Diet
that the speeches might have been heard
by , the 'member of parliament which
would have been in genu ion at the hour
of the meeting...
Leaders of the three parties stated
last night that, so strong has the feel
ing become agaiuit the cabinet that it
U only, a question of time when that -body
will resign as a whole. . .'
The. demand that the cabinet step
out has been precipitated by the atti
tudo of the body .in it Korean policy
not io Increase the Japanese troops, the
entire .foreign polie and especially the
manner bf haadllng the, California
alien land law question, the naval scan
dal resulting from tbe disclosure that
naval .ouicials had accepted bribes frr
abetting in the awarding of l-ml I
ing bids to German ship buildurn, and
tbe refusal of the cabinet to lower
taxes. Especially bitter is the feeling
Against Premier Yaiuamoto. , , .
DI6GS FtCES ftuDTHER
SERIOUS COURT GH.ir.EE
6AM FRANCISOO, Fol ruary 0 (A
ociated Press Cable) Maury I. Diggs,
who ured as one of the principals in
the Diggs-Caminetti federal court case
in which they were convicted under the
Mann White Slave Act, ia airaia deeply
involved in a naaty ease. Digga and a
companion, Walter Gilligan, were to
day bound over to the superior court
to defend tbe charges of criminal as
sault brought agdinat them a few days
ago. They are alleged to have assault
ed Ida Pearling, a girl seventeen year
of age. Bail to the amount of "jU0O
each was demanded, and they had nob
furnished it up to a late hour today.
ENGINE TROUBLE STOPS
AVIATOR AFTER REGCHJ
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-v. iiitb. ur traorm
"Mwr vuitsiouerson, woo
ttarted ye.erday from Ban Francisco
mil., i. .i..
licsn distance record, aliuhted her. h-
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wiiui iioui nere toxiay.
RAILROAD ALLOWED TO
SAN FBA3JCISCX), February 9. f As-
eoclated Presa Cable) O'he State rail-
-mPay 'or tbe issuance of 5I5,000,OOU
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poea. ,. ; - .. f .
BRITISH BUSINESS MEN
. DEMAND SUPREME NAVY
er., merchanta, .hip ,
nea men today
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LONDON, February .(Aaoclated
usaod leading bank-
owner .and tHisi-
the policy of Great HAX.ITZT.
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upreme vy of tbe world.