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19 of 25 VICTIMS
OF PACKING HOUSE
Chief Horan's Body Among Those
Taken from Ruins of Nel
son Morris Plant
COLD AIR CAUSES BLAST
Explosion That Shatters Walls
Not Due to Ammonia, as
CHICAGO, Dec. 22.—0f the twenty
five men killed in a fire at the stock
yards today by falling walls, the bodies
of nineteen, including that ot' Fire Chief
James Horan, bad been taken from Hie
ruins at a late hour tonight. The list
of dead Includes the chief, the assist
ant chief, two captains, four lieuten
ants, fourteen city firemen, two private
firemen and a railroad employe, It was
many hours after the explosion of cold
air within the beef refrigerator of Mor- ,
rls & Co.'s plant, which threw a wall
on a squad of men, before the bodies
could be released by a steam derrick.
The following is a revised list of tho
dead, so far as bodies havo been re
HOUAN, JAMES, fire marshal.
BURROUGHS, WILLIAM J., second
assistant fire marshal.
BRANDENBERO, HERMAN, lleu
COLLINS, PATRICK R., rnptnln.
COBTELLO, THOMAS, plpo man.
CRANE, NICHOLAS, truck man.
DANIS. EDW J., lieutenant.
DOYLE, NICHOLAS, truck man.
DTMURAN, ANDREW, fire watch
LEKN, CHARLES, clerk, Chicago
Juni lion 4iiilway.
MOORE. ARLHS. truck man.
MORIARITY, ALBERT, truck man.
UAURASKIE, GEORGE, pipe man.
SCHOENBETT EDW., truck man.
WEBER, WILLIAM F., pipe man.
ENTHOF, GEORGE, pipe man.
STURM W. G., lieutenant
TWO UNDENTIFIED FIREMEN.
AMONG THE MISSIMi ARK
John F. Dubach, lieutenant.
Thomas O'Connor, pipe man.
Joseph ('sborn, driver.
J. 11. Behrens, driver.
Frank Waters, pipe man.
William J. Dalley.
The incomplete list of Injured In
John Kassenbaok, pipe man; possibly
Edward Oehler, pipe mnn; fatally.
John O'Leary, pipe man; fatally.
Martin J. Fitzgerald, pipe man; fa
\n'tone Helland, fireman; not fatally.
John Carney, pipe man; seriously.
A. D. Lannon. captain engine com
pany; slightly. ■"■•••■■
Joseph Mackey, driver: leg broken.
James McGrath. captain engine com
pany; leg broken.
Tolm .Miller, pipe man; seriously.
William Walsh, pipe man, nerlously.
Lieut. M. Bollman; crushed.
Eugene Miller, pipe man; burned and
crushed. Sanders, policeman; overcome
M J. Sanders, policeman; overcome
'James Hendrichs, policeman; over
come by fumes.
IIOIiVN rINNF.D UNDKR TIMBER
Marshal Horan's body was pinned to
the ground beneath a heavy timber
and partly protected by several iron
girders. The face was free from any
bruises and was recognized as soon aa
The body of Lieut. James Fitzgerald
of engine company No. 23 was found
near the dead chief. Other dead re
PETER POWER, truck man.
MICHAEL McINERNEY, truck man.
RALPH REAPH, private fireman.
DENNIE DOYLE, captain.
FRANK WALTERS, plpeman.
The lire broke out afresh at 8 o'clock
tonight after it had taxed the strength
of the tire department for sixteen hours.
Acting Chief Seyferllch sent a general
call to outlying districts for fresh men.
These, -aided by police reserves, con
tinued the tight on the fire and the
search for bodies of the dead.
Mayor Busse spent ten hours person
ally directing tho search for the body
of Chief Horan, who had been a life
long friend. .
The chief's body was recovered after
a railroad wrecking train with derricks
and steam shovels was used to clear
away the burning ruins.
NOT AMMONIA KXPI.OSION
Insurance inspectors tonight said
that the killing of the chief and his
men was not due to an ammonia ex
plosion, as at tlrst was supposed, but
to the sudden expansion of the cold air
in the beef warehouse. This, it is said,
caused" the four-story wall to fall, as
violently as though an explosion had
occurred within the building.
Apparently maddened by the death
of their chief, firemen threw them
selves recklessly Into the work'of clear
ing away the fallen wall all day long.
More than fifty men dropped from ex
haustion and were carried back from
the intense heat of the burning ware
Despite the work of many engine
crows, the fire, continued to burn stub
bornly all day.
Thousands thronged into the stock
yards and the police kept spectators
back from tho danger line with great
Not since the days following the Iro
quols theater tragedy, which like tho
disaster of today was a holiday time
horror, have such pathetic scenes at
tended a lire in Chicago.
The bodies of victims were taken to
undertaking rooms near the fire.
Widows and children of the dead men
frantically crowded into the places.
The bodies were so badly mutilated in
most cases thut the police would not
permit the relatives to view them. In
several instances women struggled
madly with policemen in attempts to
see their dead.
Mayor Busse |ate tonight called a
special meeting of the city council,
which selected a committee of fifteen
aldermen to take charge of relief work
for families of the dead and to make
funeral arrangements. At the same
(Continueil an I'««e Tbree)
LOS ANGELES HERALD
LOS ANGELES »
A South inn street woman Is fatally
shot by ft building contractor, who er
roneously says sho robbed him. PAOK '■)
Oreen testifies be Blew man who courted
wile, in self defense. PAQH 3
Jack Cudahy iurprlses friends liy ar
rival hare. Thought to havo oome to
visit children. PAOH 16
To avert censors' Ire Queen of Moulin
Hougo Olotbel table legs. PAGE 16
Child trudges (lvo miles to post letter
to Santa Claus. PAGE lii
Defenie fund of $2000 put tip for old
negro held for murder by men be
helped yean ago. PAGE 16
Wily t'hlnose slips jokes Into record of
court. PAG 15 16 1
Aviator Latham kills two ducks in the
world's lii-m hunting trip In airship.
Newcomori in aviation meet field are
seen in tryouti. PAGE 5
Adralnlitratrlx of Mrs. HlKabeth Hobs'
estate Is suspended In court. PAQIS 3
Proprietor of Pasadena Avenuo sani
tarium la arrested on complaints made
by slrlH. I'Ai.iE 4
Flro commissioners recommended alleys
in congested district. PAOH 11
Council approves charter amendment
raising pay of suveral city officials.
Attorneys fur iinldwin heirs threaten to
call San irranciiGo Jpdve in effort to
Impeach testimony of Mrs. Turnbull,
Big turbine Harvard will start her
maiden voyage to San Francisco today.
Pacific Southwest nlumnae of Univer
sity of Pensylvanla holds annual ban
<iuot. PAGE 16
Ten thousand sign teachers' petition for
new ulatu university in tho south.
tiantn Fe plans new trains for Han Diego
run. PAGE 8
Fire Commissioner llawley «ald to be
likolv successor or Galloway as police
chief. PAGE 9
Portland makes bid for Merrltl'i sky
icraper, but hu still lin;n>u to build
hero. PAQE Hi
Cincinnati street woman's screams save
husband from being robbed by high- i
waymen. PAGE lv j
Real estate dealer Is beaten by two
highwaymen. PAGE 16
Society, clubs, music. PAGE] 11
Kditorial and letter box. PAGE 10
Mines and oil fields. PAGE 6 1
Markets and financial. PAGH T |
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Uuildingt permits. PAGE 6 I
Shipping. I'AOE 7
Weather report. PAGE 11
Marriage llceniei, births, deaths. PAGE 14
Classified advertising. PAGES 11-15
San Bernardino Judge says he will In
u.uire Into connection of Los Angeles
attorney with divorce case. PAQS 14
New health Institution near Esperanza
will cost $200,000. PAGE 14
Orango county rancher sued by lawyers
after a siege of troubles. PAQE 14
Wife of Long Beach contractor sees her
husband klllod by trolley car. PAGK 14
County treasurers take steps to change
code regarding counting of fundt*.
Reckless autolst is killed near Stock
ton and two little guests are fatally
Injured. PAGE 9
Francis J. Heney dismisses land fraud
charges against Blnger lierrman, but
will proceed with other prosecutions.
Two women found dying from starva
tion In eufcido compact. PAGI3 2
Edna Goodrich Ooodwln sues for limited
separation from her actor husband.
Women in Plttsburg, Pa., pass law
which disfranchises men. PAGE C
Fight promised on bill reapportlonlng
congressmen under new census. PAGE] 2
Nineteen ot tho twenty-five victims of
Chicago stockyards fire are taken
from ruins. PAGE 1
Dr. Cook returns to New York and gives
out typewritten Interview, telling little
about north i>ole hoax. PAGE! 3
Fourteen firemen and policemen known
to have met death in Philadelphia
fire. PAGE 2
Love of Duchess of ChoJseul bared In
court during reading of passionate
epistles. PAGE 1
Arctic Brotherhood beautifully cele
brates Sun's victory over Prince of
Darkness on eve of shortest day of
year at Skagway. PAGE 1
French Kovernment makes publlo the
measure for suppression of strikes.
MINING AND OIL
Inglewood and Los Angeles men organ
ize company to exploit Kramer dlß
trict. PAOE 6
Manhattan Gold Crater strikes }70 ore
In shaft on vein. PAGE 0
Boychester enters oil sand at 2978 feet
depth. PAGE G
WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY IN
Auditorium— "The Queen of tho Moulin
Rouge." 8:15 p. m.
Belasco —"A Stranger in New York." 8:15
Burbank—"The Prince Chap." 3:15 p. m.
Grand —"The Toymaker." 8:15 p. m.
Levy's Cnfe Chantant—Coniinuous vaude
ville, 2:30 p. m. to 12:30 a. ni.
LoB Angeiee —Vaudeville, 2:3U, 7:45 and 9
Luna park—Outdoor amusements, band
concert and vaudeville. I 1 a. m. to mid
Majestic—"The Kissing Girl." 8:15 p. m.
Olympic— "Tho Halfback." 7:43 and 9:15
p. m. ■
Orpheum—Vaudeville. 2:ID and 8:15 p. m.
Fantages— Vaudeville. 2:30, 7:45 and a
Princess —"At the Beach." 7:45 and 9:15
Los Angeles I'entral W. C. T. L*. will meet
in Temperance temple, 301 North Broadway,
at 2 T». m. Crusade memories and character
Play by directors of tho Echo Park play
ground for children, In the clubhouse, to
night. "Christmas Eve at Mother Ilub
bard's." Distribution of presents later.
Weekly luncheon, University of Michigan
alumni, University club, al noon. r.ui H.
Kmith of Ann Arbor will s^eak on "The
University of Mlchlsan Today."
Program of music for teachers' institute,
Temple auditorium, 9:^o a. m. and 1:10
Noon meeting for men. Clune's theater,
BUhop William Bell of the United Brethren
ohureh will speak.
Babbath service in Tcmplo H'nal H'rlth, 8
Chrlstnms exercises Trinity Congrega
tional church, Thirty-sixth and San Julian
street., 7:30 p. m. '
FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1910.
JUDGE MAY BRAND
STORY AS FALSE
Baldwin Defense Threatens to
Try to Prove Perjury Through
San Francisco Jurist
WOMAN'S LAWYERS DEFIANT
Attorneys to Stick to Program,
Daring Opposition to Impeach
Testimony of the 'Widow'
That th'> defense In the contest of
Beatrice Anita Bald win-Turn bull for
a daughter's share in the estate of K.
J. (Lucky) Baldwin will attempt to
Impeach the testimony of her mother,
Mrs. Lillian Ashley Turnbull, the prin
clpal witness In the case, was declared
yesterday in the course of her cross
examination before Judge Rives of the
Tho attorneys for the heirs known
to he legitimate asked the attorneys for
the contestant if they would waive tho
maiter of questioning Mrs. Turnbull
about the opinion of Judge Charles
Shirk, who heard Mrs. Turnbull's se
duction case against Baldwin years
ago, saying that it was their Inten
tion to call the Jurist and officers of
his court to prove that Mrs. Turnbull
testified falsely unless the procedure
wi.ro waived. The. attorneys for the
plaintiff, however, declined to do away
with the questioning of their witness
along the lines Indicated and prac
tically dared the oposltion to impeach
Thereupon more and more letters,
i alleged to have been written by Mrs
Turnbull nnd said to huve been ad
mitted by her to be in her handwrit
ing when tlio former ease was heard In
i San Francisco In 1896, were shown to
her for either her acknowledgement or
! her denial and later placed with the
j clerk of the court with appropriate
exhibit marks upon them. With tho
exception of the address upon one en
velope, Mrs. Turnbull consistently de
nied authorship of the epistles.
QUESTIONED ABOUT ARCADIA
When the case was resumed yester
day the cross-examiners reverted to
the life Mrs. Turnbull and Baldwin
led at Arcadia. Mrs. Turnbull even
was questioned as to what garments
Baldwin kept in the room which they
jointly occupied except, according to
Mrs. Turnbull, when "ho was playing
She wts asked to describe a Turkish
bath, the furnishings of the Baldwin
hotel and the bowls In a bathroom in
Baldwin's suite of rooms there, and
even queried In a sarcastic manner as
to whether Baldwin wore paper or
The defense wished to read n deposi
tion of Mrs. Turnbull's brother, Everett
P. Ashley, said to have been intro
duced at the seduction trial, but tho
plaintiff's attorneys objected, saying
they wanted to know where it came
from, as ths records of the San Fran
cisco court were supposed to have been
destroyed in the disaster in that city
Judge Rives sustained the objection,
and Mclnerny and McXab, for the de
fense, announced that "they would
pass to something else for the time
They kept their word, and asked
Mrs. Turnbull about the amount of
money which Baldwin expended upon
her. She could not remember details
any better than at any previous time
in the trial, but admitted $150 at one.
time and $30 another, and said that
Baldwin usually gave her the change
whenever he bought anything in her
BOrOHT HKR PRKSENTS
She also said that he had bought her
a pair of shoes In San Francisco, a blue
dress valued at $40 or $50 in Los An
geles, and given her a white horse and
saddle at Arcadia.
She told of his also giving her a
wedding ring. She first expressed a
wish for one while in Coronado, and
when they returned to Los Angeles
she repeated, he had bought one for
her and "wished it on her linger."
"Isn't it odd," asked McNab, "that
you had not thought of a wedding ring
when you were married? Did you not
know that a wedding ring is a part of
the marriage service?"
"I had never been to any weddings
before that," answered Mrs. Turnbull.
"Did you never ask your mother
what her wedding ring was? Did she
never speak to you of it?'
"I don't remember."
She was unable to declare positively
whether it was March 5 or 6, 1898, that
she relinquished the alleged marriage
contract to Baldwin at his averred
request. Neither could she say just
where she was, except that it was in
the Baldwin hotel that she had given
"When did you seek to have it re
"When I first learned that Mr. Bald
win had another and a legal wife."
"What did he say?"
"He said he would give it to me if I
would forgive him for having deceived
me and would live with him."
ASKED AGAIN IN ST. i.oi is
"When did you next ask for it?"
"When I found him in St. Louis and
talked with him at the race course
"And what did he say then?"
"He wanted me to make it a mattter
of whether a certain horse won a raco
that day. He suggested that If the
horse won I would live with him and
wanted me to agree to the plan."
"Making you a sort of prize for the
"No. If it won, I was to reconsider
my plan never to have anything to do
with him, and if it lost he was to abide
by my decision."
"What did you say to that?"
"1 refused to make any such plan
for my future."
"He said if I would not live with him
that he would not provide either for me
of for the child which was then un
born. He said he would not give up
the marriage contract unless I forgave
him »md continued to live with him.
if i did not do that, he said, I could
starve and the child could Btarve and
neither one of us would ever get a
rod cent from him."
"Why did you want the contract?"
(Continued uu I'ase !»■«)
Latham Shoots Two Ducks in
World's First Airship Hunt
,■;: -. y ; : j
ARCTIC CLAN HAILS
Sol's Victory Over Darkness
Makes Longest Night of Year
Glorious in Skagway
SKAUWAY, Alaska, Dec. 22.—Camp
Skagway No. 1, the mother camp of the
Arctic Brotherhood, celebrated last
night with the triumph of the sun over
power of darkness, on the eve of the
shortest day of the year.
The exercises were held out of doors.
The brotherhood, In full regalia, pur
sued and captured the prince of dark
ness, and dragged him through the
principal streets to the public com
mon. The evil one escaped, but was
again pursued and overtaken, tied to
a stake and burned to ashes, while
tomtoms k ed a frightful din and fire
works were burned. As the lire died
away, a tablea. x was unveiled, rep
resenting the queen of the arctic,
seated on the pedestal of virtue.
The brothers gathered about the
queen and sang the camp anthem,
"Hall to Our Arctic Queen."
Many members from other towns of
Alaska were present, and it is likely
that the form of celebration will be
adopted in other parts of Alaska, where
the long nights are dreary and the days
lengthen rapidly after the passage of
the winter solstice.
The principle underlying the festivi
ties is that observed in the rites of.
ancient Scandinavians, out of which
the modern Christmas festival Is re
puted to have grown.
GOTHAM POLICEMAN 'VAXES
Gaynor Appreciates Verses Born
on Lonely Beat
NEW YORK, Dec. 22.— New York has
a policeman poet, and Mayor (iaynor
says his poems are Kood. He is Theo
dore Dulfer. Ho sent a collection of
his versos to tho mayor today and his
honor promptly sent back this letter:
"Dear Officer Duifer: 1 thank you
for sending me your book of poems. I
suppose you composed them in your
head as you trudged around on your
lonely heat, possibly somewhere in the
outskirts of the city. Do you think
you would be as poetical if you had a
beat down on the east side somewhere
with urchins at your heels all the time
and people all about you? Go right
on writing your poems, for they s> em
to be good ones and are no doubt a
great solace to you."
FISHERMEN SAVE LIVES
AMID SHRIEKING STORM
FURLONG, X. F.. r>ec. g}.—Heroism
of tho hardy fishermen on board the
Gloucester auxiliary fishing schooner
Constellation was the only tiling that
prevented a terrible loss or life in the
blizzard that swept the Newfoundland
coast from Friday to Monday.
As it was, two lives were lost, and
tli.' damage to the vessels and rishm^
gear was heavy. The storm was a hir
rloane, with blinding snow and intense
LAD TRAVELS UNATTENDED
FROM INDIANA TO COAST
Tagged Child Met by Parents in
LONG BEACH, Dec. 23.--AVilden
Flowers. r> years old, who traveled
alone from Huntlngton, Ind., with a
tag and a purse containing money and
his ticket about his neck arrived here
safely this morning and was met by
his parents and his grandfather, W.
The tag- suspended about the boy's
neck bore his destination and instruc
tions to wire his grandfather If any
thing went amiss. The conductors took
out from and returned to the purse
the child's ticket anil in the dining
car those in charge would take from
the purse the amount due for each
meal. The length of the lad's trip
was about 2.i00 miles.
MAURETANIA BREAKS ALL
PISHGtTAiiD, Dec. 28.—The Maure- i
tania, which left Liverpool on December
11, in an attempt to make a record
voyage to New York and return in
twelve days, arrived at io:J^' o'clock to
night. The voyage across the ocean
and hack and the rapid taking on of
cargo at New York enabled the con
tinental passengers to reach their des
tinations before Christmas, li was the
first time tluit a disembarkation at
night by a big liner has been attempted
at thi.s port.
It was a novel sight. The harbor was
ablaze wtih areliglitt), i ares and rock
ets. Vessels blew their whistles, sirens
brayed and the crowd cheered aa the
Mauretania steamed in, her band play-
Ing and hei decks crowded with pas
The weather throughout the eastward
voyage was favorable. By the airl of
four tenders. 600 passengers were land
ed. The first special train left for
London ai 10:65, and a special with the
continental mails and passengers left
lat 11:47. The eastward passage of the
Mauretania occupied 4 days. 16 hours
and r>7 minutes, she maintained an av
erage speed of 2."r.(i7 knots. The compa
ny In honor oi the occasion gave the
entire crew two days extra pay.
LAWLOR GOES TO ADJUST
IMPERIAL VALLEY MATTER
Taffs Emissary Will Talk to Diaz
About Columbia River
WASHINGTON, Dee. 22.—Oscar
Lawlor, assistant attorney general for
the interior department, today loft for
Mi xlco City, where lie will take up
with Mexico the adjustment of customs
ami other regulations, to permit the
untr.ini ted shipment of materials
and outfits to Mexico for the work of
confining the Colorado river within Its
prui" r channel, to prevent the flooding
of tin' Imperial valley, California.
it is understood that Mr. Lawlor,
who Kin's at the direction of the presi
dent, will discuss the subject with
lent Diaz. All the men and ma
terial i'>i' the work have been assem
bled ;1 1 Vuiiki, with a. view of rushing
tii. undertaking;. -Mr. Lawlor will also
so to Yuma.
MtVT/ii II /</ >I>l T,"t; • DMI.V !<-. ON TRAINS Be.
rM.MnI/lj vUI IM, siMiwsr*. oNTRABiSih
LOVE OF DUCHESS
BARED IN COURT
Fair Noblewomen Have Duel of
Eyes as Passionate
Epistles Are Read
TOI'HS, France, Dec. 21.—A tempes
tuous day in the court where Count
D'Aulby de Gatlgny and hi- American
wife are on trial on the charge of
.swindling- reached a climax today in
the introduction of love letters alleged
to have been written to D'Aulby by
the duchess of Cholseul-Praislln, the
plaintiff In the case, while she was the
Wife Of Charles Hamilton Paine. Dur
ing the reading- of the letters which
the duchess refused to acknowledge as
hers, the duchess and the "Countess"
D'Aulby sat Ride by side, exchanging:
furious glances, while the court room,
jammed to suffocation with fashionable
women, was tilled with sighs, murmurs
and exclamations as all strained to
catch the words.
"I love you so hard," read M. Ber
nard, counsel for D'Aulby, "that it
j makes me ill. You have given yoursi If
Ito me. All I a.^k Is that you love me
'always. That is God's best gift. The
j day [lasses, lire dies, but my love
on forever. It is an Incandescent, con
suming llame that dulls me, Bitting at
your knees, cradled In your heart.
DCCHES9 BEGS MKRCV
The duchess underwent a pitiless
cross-examination as to her relations
with D'Aulby, but she refused to an
swer many questions and begged the
court t'i Intervene to -pare
She charged that D'Aulby demanded
$200,000 for the return of letters winch
she had written him and that his cut ire
.•onduet was that of a blackmailer after
the discovery that the paintings were
worthless, She deniPd that she pre
sented jewelry to D'Aulby, Including a
golden padlock bearing the Inscriptlion,
"You have the key."
She denied also that Bhe arranged
for D'Aulby a contract with her hus
band for the purchasi of pictures as
proof of her love i 1! him, or thai she
"This shows that I am your guardian
D'Aulby Insisted, the wltnpss said,
that all the pictures were original, but
with om exoepl n ■ : ■>• v had not be i
authenticated, D'Aulby, n :' ito the
stand, admitted having I ><1 $3200
for wine which he did not furnish. He
said he kept the m iney because the
Paines owed him MO.OOO. A Paris
physician, a friend of the late Mr.
Paine, testified that Paine always con
sidered the picture 'Antlope" a copy,
not an original,
M. Lablgur, business agent of tho
ducheas, whom M. Bernard attacked
pday, sent a challenge tonight to
Bernard to a duel, but the spc
onds decided that M Bernard had not
exceeded his rlfthta and that a duel
was not justified.
LYNCHER GETS 20 YEARS
NEWARK, 0., Deo. 22.—Twenty
11 u:is the sentence passed
on MontPlla wat ha, who was
convicted nf manslaughter on Decem
ber it "ii v charge of having taken
piirt in the lynching if Carl Etherlng
ton. a "dry" detective, last July.
the home paper op
grp:ater los angeles
REAL BIRDS IN A
RACE ON OCEAN
'French Aviator Does All Tricks of
Winged Creatures in a
GAME IS BAGGED ON THE FLY
.Most Modern of Nimrods Wings
Quarry While Both Are Go
ing 50 Miles an Hour
A medium sized, musrulnr man, in a
pair of manmade wings, taking the
role i.f the first twentieth century Nim
rod of the upper air, pitted his prowess
against tho birds yesterday und tho
Coining out of the east Ilko a great,
winged monster that even the birds
had not dreamed of, the man invaded
the sacred domain of all winged crea
tures — the ocean —and sailing out over
its blue expanse he Mew above and be
neath, to the right and to the left, and
in between great Hocks of birds, at
times flying taster than thoy, and to
show that his mastery over them was
complete he ricked one from the air
with a rille shut, while his chugging,
terror-Inspiring craft traveled at fifty
miles an hour.
The niiin was Hubert Latham and
the wings that supported him were:
those of an Antoinette monoplane.
While this little French king of tho
air was setting a world's precedent for
game bagging above the clouds plain
men who think it sport to pick oil'
birds while securely lodged behind
comfortable and immovable "blinds,"
looked on in admiring wonder.
The other men wero members and
guests of the Bolsa Chica Gun club,
located on the ocean front, twenty-five
miles south of Los Angeles.
John ];. Miller, a member of the
aviation committee and of the gun
club, invited Latham to go duck hunt
ing over the club's marshes in his
aeroplane, Miller did not think the
aviator would take the proposition seri
ously. Latham snapped up the Invi
tation in an instant.
KBSPS M'XCHKON KNOAOESrENT
■You may look for me In time for
lunch," he replied.
Latham stepped into his Antoinette
at Dominguez field at a quarter to I
yesterday morning. The other aviators
on the ground, thinking the French
man was going to give his machine a
little tryout, gathered near. i
"Just going for a little spin," gaie!
Latham as he sailed away. In fifteen
minutes he had covered the twelve
miles between Dominguez Held and tho
Bolsa Chlca club, and in twenty min
utes he had broken all aviation rec
ords, established a new sport and hung
up a target for bird-men to shoot at
that will probably stand for some time
In daring and spectacular features
the unassuming Frenchman set a pace
that has not been equaled in the an
nals of aviation in this country or
It was -seven minutes to 12 -when a
group of watchers at tho Bolsa Chica
club saw a black speck against tho
eastern sky. Field glasses were trained
on the speck and a member shouted:
"Hera he comes."
Others looked at the speck and de
clared it was a bird. But larger and
larger it grew.
•'lt's true; It's a bird," returned Isaac
Mllbank of the aviation committee;
"but there's a man inside it."
JtACE WITH IIIKDS BEGINS
In another minute the whirr of tho
big propeller of the monoplane was
heard, and the machine assumed a
definite outline against the sky. From
the Domlnguez field down to the club
Latham had taken a bird line, but a
few miles out from the club he circled
off to the west and took a straight
course over the lagoon just inland. Half
a mile away the aviator turned the
nose of his craft oeeanward. Then, liko
a great sinister thing, the mammoth
craft, with its great wings casting
ominous shadows on the waves below,
swooped down over the ocean, and a
new terror was added to blrddom.
The battle between the man and the
bird was on.
The eye .>c the aviator lighted on a
[ great flock of ducks sunning themselves
' on the ocean, a mile from land. Liko
a givat vulture, he bore down upon
them. Bui the hiids. trained to hear
the faintest Bound, noted a atrango
buzzing form afar and rose in flight.
The manbird put on speed, lie gained.
Then the birds, excited as never beforo
by the adventure of this strangest ot
all monsters, brought every mußcla
into play and new as they had never
llown before to escape the terrifying
In their excitement the birds sepa
rated into two Hocks, and the manoird,
pluwed in between.
FOLLOWS DUCKS IN FLIGHT
Out of sheer joy the man kept up thf>
chase. Putting on more speed, he clr«
cled when the birds chvled, dipped
when they dipped and soared when
j they soared. Three times the birds and
| the man in tho great yellow wings trav
eled around a ten-mile circle, the man
gaining slowly but surely as the birda
tired in their flight
Once as the manblrd soared he caught
thi birds In hiH trap. A small Bock
was beneath him, and pointing a 20
--callber rit!>.\ In tired. Ills aim was true
despite the terrifi ■ pace he traveled, and
! a bird dro i| d Into the ocean.
The aviator then shot out two miles
from land after another flock, ami
I scattered this aa the one before. Sev-
I eral tl i 's \\a fired as he overtook hu
prey, but his aim was not so good.
Finally, when every duck of the great
flocks swarming: thr> ocean had been
put to flight, Latham turned inland to
ward the marshes.
1 a herd of cows was grazing on a
grassy plot Interlacing tho lagoons
wii- n th< tnanblrdi with the chugging
propellor of hit machlno sounding llki»
a steam -In.^, plowed his way
I through the air above them.
The cattle took to flight. some fouml
refuse In the water at tho edr/t ot
tho lagoons. 'Hhcra bollowed their pr •
test at this invasion of their precinct
i by the winged monster.
Thousand* of ducks rusting on tho
lagooni took wing when tho manblnl
appean and tho flutter of thoir wlnga
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