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FNyTIONIli 1THE HAMILTON BIPLANE
U L II U fi I I U ill fiL fe :r.$:M
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Nervy Little Aviator Circles
the Track Twice, Dips,
Glides and Sails.
Bemonstrates His Perfect
Control of the Heavier
Than Air Machine.
Dipping gliding, darting at the
grandstand like a wild duck that had
wandered into town and was bewil
dered by its strange surroundings, yet
in full control of its wing power.
Charles K. Hamilton won his right to
the title of man bird again Thursday
afternoon at Washington Park.
More sensational even than the thrill
ing exhibition given Wednesday Haro
kon had the crowd cheering each time
he shot across the sky, the wind whip
ping hs baggy suit about his frail
frame, the giant machine of silk and
soruce under the perfect control of the
master mind at the wheel.
Before a fair sized crowd the avia
tor made two sensational flights over
the park and across he fields to Mex
ico and the alfalfa fields. The famous
Hamilton glide was the climax of each
of the flights and t&e equai iamou,
TTfl.miion dii caused Che photographers
and police who were in the enclosure
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ful biplane dipped almost to earth ana
then soared away towards the moun
tains again, the stoop shouldered boy
in the foot square seat laughing at the
antics of the frightened men.
The First Flight.
leaving the ground at 3.31. Hamilton
hot a-way to the north again as if to
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at his sky path. Swingingfto therig:htf
he turned against tne.'ouujne oi .
mountain his ' machine -going higher
and higher ,until it was more than
300 feet above -the ground. Hovlng to.
as sailors say. in a narrow circle, back
he came over the grandstand and ball
field as if he was following the chart
of t3e Wednesday flight.
After passing over the stand with
the shouting crowd he steered to the
southwest la a wide circle which took
ftim across the river, then back In the
eastern horizon where he fluttered over
Tobin's first addition and could be seen
plainly from the stand. In completing
thp. second Iood of the aerial figure
eight he darted bis craft toward the J
grandstand causing the crowd instinct
ively to dodge as he sailed over and to
thwest. Aarain he .steered the deli
cately balanced piece of mechanism in t
& circle to the southward over the yel
The Great Glide.
Has engine ceased its whirr as he
turned back, the biplane tilted to an
s-mrle of 45 degrees and Hamilton
jungle of 45 degrees ana .uun j
carted on Ms coast down the air which
Jas made him famous wherever avia
tion Is known. His descent was as
perfect as iris light the biplane set
tling gently on its wheels and running
only a shortdistance before it stopped.
The flight had lasted exactly 11
minutes and a distance of about nine
miles had been covered over the figure
eight and roturn loop course.
It was here that Paulhan's manager,
F. P- Sargeant, declared positively that
the Frenchman would not take suah a
risk for all the money In the United
Bottle Cuts Tire.
A piece of beer bottle, a temperance
lecture in brief, caused the aviator
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F. P. Sargeant, assstantianagcr for 31. Lccis Paulhan, who came here
tram San Antonio io see Hamilton, Paulhan's only rival in the field of aerial
navigation, scid Thursday that it would have been Impossible for 31. Paulhan
to .have flown his heavy machine in snch thin Ir as that which Hamilton had
to contend with Thursday.
"He could not iset his machine ap in xnch a rare air," Mr. Sargeant said.
This is the thinnest air I have ever seen and I am sure Paulhan could not get
over those trees where Hamilton Juid. so luuch difficulty in getting going.
"And Paulhan wonld never have flown in this park with all those wires
strung around here not on your life.
-Paulhna would not do that glide for all the money in the United
States." he exclaimed 3R Hamilton shut off his machine in midair and sailed
through space o the ground below. 31 r. Sargcaat had just offered to bet
manager Nat Reiss any sum he wanted that Hamilton would not do the glide.
The offer had been made In the presence of R, H. Rinehart, a Herald man and
several others and the statement that Paulhan would not do it for all the
money in the country was also made before them, without reservation.
"Hamilton has certainly taken his life ia his hnnds," concluded Sargeant,
as the nervy little aviator came slowly to the earth. "When he shuts off that
machine, he Is at the mercy of the elements, and, gliding 'in a heavier than
air machine, a puff of wind might easily turn him over."
He repeated this to Hamilton as the little Irishman came up smiling, and
declared: "3Ir. Hamilton, yon have doae something that no other aviator will
"Will Spend Some Time in the
State Gathering Data For
His Texas History.
MAY -MAKE SOME
Chicago, 111., 'Feb. 25. A special to
the Record-Herald from "Washington
Former president Roosevelt intendsrto
history of Texas. He will visit
ri f ,,
the Lone Star state for his historical
matter, after he has recovered from the
fatigue of his African trip.
"Col. Roosevelt has always had a deep
interest in Texas," said Col. Cecil Lyon.
Republican national committeernaiufrom
that state, "and Jong ago expressed a
desire to write a history of our com
monwealth. He is a great admirer o
Sam Houston and other characters who
made sTexas famous. While he Is In
j Texas we nope1 Col. Roosevelt will
make a few political speeches for the
G. O. P. We are not predicting that
with his aid we will carry the state,
but the seed must be planted before
the harvest can be reaped."
STARTS TO END
Embezzler Goes to Prison
For Five Years Instead
Cincinnati, O., Feb. 25. "Take this
poison, jailer; it was given to me to end
my life rather than suffer the disgrace
of imprisonment. But I have concluded
This dramatic declaration was made
by John H. Mackie, former owner of a
sporting goods store in Columbus, as
he was taken from the jail here to the
Columbus nenitentiary today to serve a
7entenCe 0f five years for embezzlement
?" c W-s mndmother.
of funds for his wife's grandmother.
He was arrested in Los Angeles in
company with a woman.
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' ARIZONA SENATOR
Washington, T. C, Feb. 25.
Postmaster general Frank A.
Hitchcock received the an
nouncement with decided amuse
ment yesterday when informed
of the story that It was de
signed to make him one of the
senators from Arizona when
that territory became a state. He
said the story was "funny."
K T .
BEATS THEM ALL
W. A. Naill Gets Two Years
in Prison for Trying to
IS HIS ATTORNEY
W. A. Xaill. proprietor of the Sixty- j
OlA IJUr -l' H MS tunic "J. J.i"iu. iiu. -'- j
jjon street, was convicted 'hy a jury in
the 34th district court this morning and
his term of sentence fixed at two years
in the penitentiary, the charge fceing an
attempt to bribe an officer.
T:t was alleged t'hat on Jnue 3. 1909,
"Willi -ivo-nfi tn -f.Tio tiiica Prr n.SSlstant rlt.V i
attorney Volney M. Brown and told him j position and governor Curry accepted the
there would be a big bunch of money in resignation to take effect on February
it for him if he would drop the prosecu- 28. the adjutant general retiring at the
tta of saloon men jjtatag been dd-SSaSIJrt. 4ni b.W
with violating the Taw- j gUrated on March 1. has announced his
bill's bartender. J. D. OKve, was military staff, as follows: Adjutant
arrested on a charge of selling liquor " Capt AS. Brookes; judge advo
after hours in the "Sixty-Six" bar, cMe, Gen. Frank W Clancy of Alb u
ieh caters to the negro trade, and ue yn general. Dr. Robert
r Ii-Vj n -v-iii ,.- -i,. Jlf,i Smart, of Albuquerque; aldedecamp, Jose
Ufc nura i?OU. -van " .wow .- .
on a -charge of operating without a
license, but later secured one.
He is under indictment on a charge
of receiving liquor stolen from Houck &
Dieter's and 'his wife has filed suit for
divorce in the district court.
He was tried on a charge of highway
robbery together with J. W. Gill nnd the
iate constable Manen Clements, being
accused of having Jield up Samvuel Van
Rooyen. a traveling salesman and rob
bing 'him of valuable diamonds, but was
acquitted on this charge.
Xaill has gone to jail, but nis attor
ne.vs vHII file a motion for a new trial
within the next two days.
The jury which convicted Xaill this
morning was composed of J. H. Simp
son, S. B. Orndorff. H. Kline, E. H. Grif
fith. J. Hernandez, H. V. Xicks, Jhn
Rildee. Maurice Schwartz, S- Kranzthor,
A. J. Carpenter, Robert Lander.
Joe Xealon, addressing the Jury in the
prosecution vof Xaill this morning, re
ferred to L W. Stanton, attorney for
the dciendant, saA'ing: Mr. Stanton is
a. most learned man; he is learned in
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aoont. aviation and evervrmntr 1ip i
There wag a noticea.'ble titter through
the court rcom as Xealon referred to
Stanton's flights of fancj- in his own
original airship, while Stanton felt be
hind to see if the rudder was tucked in
WRESTLING 3IATCH "WILL
BE STOPPED AT WACO
Waco. Tex.. Feb. 25. A delegation of
ministers presenting all denomina
tions, headed by rabbi Isaac Warau. ap
peared before the citv commission tndav i
reauestinsr rhe rommiKsion to nmhiht tu i
wrestling snatch next Tuesdav between I
Mons Pons, of Canada, and "Vlncnt '
VIcosia, of thK city. The commission
aumuiueu .ui.iyur ra.er 10 araw an i
and stop it.
forbids the exhibition
The Herald Did Not
The bird man has been here, satisfied
the people of El Paso and gone his
way. The Herald takes a pardonable
pride jn the part it took in giving El
Pasoans such an educational exhibition
as that witnessed upon Wednesday and
That the flights of Chas. K. Hamilton
were remarkable, has been conceded;
El Pasoans are more than pleased and
well they should be. for the American
business manager of M- Louis Paulhan,
M. P. Sergeant, declared at the park
Thursday that Hamilton is a more dar
ing aviator than the fearless French
man. "Paulhan wouldn't do that for all tht
money in the United States," declared
Sergeant Thursday afternoon when he
saw Hamilton shut off his machine in
midair and glide to the ground. "That
man takes his life in his hands. He is
absolutely at the mercy of the element
when he shuts down his engine; and
in air such as this, it is a most daring
feat. I am confident that Mr. Paulhan
t PASD H THE
China Deposes the Ruler
T ortOY WW?
, TH& FOTAlA.'PA.LAC& Or THE DALAI LAMA OF TIBET
Pekin, China, Feb. 25. The Chinese government has deposed the Dalai Lama
as head of the Thibetan government and in an official statement today explains its
The statement says the Lama had circulated rumors of the purpose of organ
izing a general revolt against the Chinese government, telling his followers that
China intends to exterminate Lamaism.
The statement says the existing treaties of foreign powers in Thibet wll be
protected. The Lama has fled to, India.
FORD RESIQNS FROM
NEW MEXICO G-TJARD
Chief Justice Mills to Be In
augurated March 1 An
Santa Fe, N.
General R. A.
M.. Feb. 25. Adjutant
Ford has resigned his
f c,gnh pv,. v. TV nnhsni. of
Albuquerque; Seeundlno Romero, of Las
Vegas; Venceslao Jaramlllo, of El Rito;
M. iL Padgett, of Las Vegas, and W. A,
Fleming Jones, of Las Cruces.
Capt. Brookes, the new adjutant gen
eral, graduated from We3t Point in 1S95,
having been appointed from Arkansas.
He served in the Philippines in the ISth
nnd 29th United State infantry. He was
retired in 1908 and In 1909. upon request
of governor Curry was assigned as re
tired officer to the National Guard of
New Mexico, and was .appointed lieuten
ant colonel and inspector general of the
guard by governor Curry. He has been
identified "with the guard 3ince. He
was constructing quartermaster at Fort
Bliss when he retired.
TEXAS TOWN HAS
A COSTLY EIRE
Waxahachle. Tex, Feb. 25. A fire
which swept the business district of Mil
ford, south of here, last night caused
a loss of $50,000.
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fcDaniels Bros., was destroj'ed and the
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juuoru oaiiK. .raowara c &nnui, ury
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goods dealers: Wray's restaurant and
the postoffice were ruined.
Two men sleeping in the telephone ex
change building narrowly escaped.
The Southwestern Telegraph and Tele
phone office was damaged.
. 3IAN DIES AT 3IARFA
4 AFTER LEAVING EL PASO. 4
Marfa, Tex., Feb. 25. Lawrence
4 R. McRae; of Bridgeport. 111., a
4 prominent Mason, died on the train 4" 1
nt Clint en route from El Paso.
! The body was embalmed at Marfa
i and is In charge of the Masons.
i Mrs. McRae took the remains to fr
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0 IN; H BIT OF K
Want the People Disappointed; They Were Not
could not not have made such a flight
in his big Farmau biplane in this air
and his Bleriot monoplane would not
j have operated here at all. Hamilton is
a wonderful aviator," and he walked
out onto the field and congratulated
the nervy little Irishman.
The Herald brought Mr. Hamilton
"here because It believed in him. The
Herald believed that he was a success
ful navigator of the air and it be
lieved that he would give the people
an exhibition as great as any ever seen
anywhere. He did this and more.
When the plan was first suggested
by another paper to bring an aviator to
the city. The Herald gave its' support
to the undertaking unhesitatingly. The
Herald, always of the opinion that
nothing is too good for El .Paso, and
that El Paso people should all' null to-
gether, wanted El Pasoans "to see an
aviator in full flight in the air while
the science of aviation was still new.
Most people will concede that The
Herald gave its columns freely to the
project of bringing M. Paulhan, and
financially did its full share to guar
antee sufficient cash receipts to In
NJT' ' A &6t4Xk ' "SOJLbrEte: ' feOT
Land Office's Conduct of Le
gal Phase of Cunningham
Case Branded as Farce.
Washington, L. C. Feb. 25. The Bal-
Hnger-jfinchot inquiry took an unex
pected turn today when special agent
Horace T. Jones of the land office took
the stand for tne prosecution and made
a sensational attack on James M.
Sheridan, who was sent by tlve land of
fice to Seattle last year to take charge
of the government's .ase against the
Cunningham Alaska coal iand claims.
Jones declared that Sheridan had
been -graduated in law only a year or
two: that his conduct of the case .was
incompetent and that he had opposea
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Seattle. He gave a number of Instances ;
of Sheridan's conduct of the case.
w rlfl that Olavis was not a lawyer. .
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but knew more law tlian fauerman aiu,
id he thought it was a reflection on ,
avis for the land office to send Sheri-
.inn nut there to txike charge of the
case which Glavis had worked up.
Under cross-examination. Jones was
defiant and aggressive to the member
of the committee and counsel alike and
said he did not care what inferences
were drawn from his testimony.
STRIKE 3LY C03XE IN
THE SOUTHWEST 3IINES
Kansas CItj Io., Feb. 25. The joint
ponrentlon of coal miners and operators
i the southwest adjourned today, the
conference committee appointed to con-
slder the wage scale for the next five
years reporting Inability to reach an
An amicable adjustment is possible at
a subsequent joint convention. The pres
ent scale expires April 1.
duce the Frenchman to come. Even
after Salt Lake and Denver protested
that they had been "faked" by the
Frenchman, The Herald believed tb
he could be Induced to live up to his
contract here, and continued its sup
port of the efforts already started to
bring him. Then in face of consider
able disappointment at Houston and
New Orleans, The Herald still hoped
for tho best.
Meantime the managers of the Glenn
H. Curtiss and Charles K. Hamilton of
fered to bring their aviators here of
fered The Herald contracts aud dates
ahead of the Paulhan flights; but The
Herald only referred these representa
tives to the persons Interested in bring
ing Paulhan to El Paso. All offers of
the Curtiss-Hamilton agents were
turned down. Then came the announce
ment locally that M. Paulhan ., would
not be brought to El Paso. The' issu
ance of the injunction on behalf of !the
Wright Brothers was given as the ex
By this time, Hamilton had made j
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A pbOI5.tC?:IC OF NTfcIV
PATJLHAtf TO EACE
AN EXPBSSS TRAIN
Will Also Eace Automobile
and Street Car Between
Dallas and Ft. Worth.
Forfc TVorth. Tex., Feb. 25. A race
from Dallas to Fort Worth between
Paulhan in his biDlanp and Jesse Hs-
jyVorth in the Star Telegram 30 horse
power automobile, a Northern Texas
J fraction Interurban car and uerhans
a Rock Island train will take place
about March 7.
The race between the first three con
testants has already been arranged, but
the Reck Island is still considering the
The race will prove one of the most
speetacular ever witnessed and thou
sands will come to see it.
It Is ald Paulhan can fly 70 nriles an
hour. The distance between the two
cities is 32 miles.
DEFAULTING BANKER ARRESTED.
Eoston, ilas3. Feb. 25. George Wl
vuitiiHuu. tne auegea defaulting booic- j
Keeper of the wrecked National Citv I
bank of Cambridge, arrived here this (
morning and was arrested by federal
Coleman. ivhr has hn in iroof
came to Boston for the purpose of giv-
ing himself up. Later he was taken be-
fore the United. States commissioner and
held in $50,000 bond to the grand jury.
-The defalcation is said to be at least
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HAS WELL IX .S.:
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. petrolIa. Tex., Feb. 25 At 1-30
$, this afternoon a big "gaser"
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. .The .eI is iProju?ing at a rate
wnCn promises to equal or surpass j
tj,e faiu0us Miller well . J
Austin. Tex.. Feb. 25. Running 30 miles an hour. jn rMtomohUe belong
ing to John Salstrom, of 3Xanor, turned a somersault on East Sixteenth street
at 1 oclock this morning.
Salstrom was Instantly killed and four other passengers. Albert ' Howser,
3Iacfcay Jester, Webb Lucas, all of 3Ianor. and Raymond Smith, of Austin, In
jured. Salstrora's neck was broken. He was a widower aged 30, and a wealthy
The party was leaving Austin following a theater party.
IV. A. Fraser. sovereign adviser of the Woodmen of the World, and com
mander of the Woodmen in the juri-MlIcllon comprising Texas, New Mexico and
Arlzonn. is in the city, accompanied by hi bride.
3Ir. Fraser will be entertained tomorrow evening by the EI Paio Wood
men, in the K. of P. hall. Woodmen, their families and members of the Wood
men Circle will attend.
MORE CARS OPERA TING
IN PHILADELPHIA TOD A Y
Philadelphia. P- Feb. 23 Encouraged by the success that met Its at
tempt to operate cars Inst night, the Rapid Transit company, began at day
break this morning to open up additional lines, some of which had not beea
In operation since the strike began.
Gnngs of laborers began at midnight clearing obstruction from the tracks.
The company operated 744 cars yesterday, but as the usual number Is
about 2500, it probably will be some time before the traffic Is normal.
There were a number of serious outbreaks last night, but yesterday as a
whole was the a.Hletest since strike began.
Walla Walla Valley Is Inun
dated and Town of La
Grand Under Water.
Feared as Weather Thaws
Out, The Ice and Snow,
Damage Will Be Great.
Portland, Oris, Feb. 25. The Pacific
northwest is la danger of great fleoas.
Heavy rains, are rapidly melting the
HROvr 15 feet deep that extend for 10
miles near the summit of the Cascade
mountains and tie rivers aad creek
are fast rixiaK.
Raia and warmer vreather- ip predicts
ed Ib Oregon aad TVashlngtea today
and the situation Is regarded an alarm
lag. Roads aad bridges la Walla Walla
valley have already beea Trashed away,
aad La Grande, Oregon, in fleeded.
All towas aloag the rivers are pre
paring for floods.
FLOOD DAXGER LESSEXS.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 25. The "weather
here aad la the Cascade raeHutalas
turned clear aad cold last night and
danger from floods wax ceanldernhly
The Xorthera Pacific opened its
tracks today, which had been itnov
blockaded. for several days.
The Great Northern and Milwaukee
roads are still blocked by eaerraeas
drifts in the mountains.
CAMPBELL. STILL. REFUSES
PARDON TO JOE LOYELL
Austin, Tex.. Feb. 25. Governor
Campbell today refused a seeonc? peti
tion asking that convict Joe Lovell be
pardoned on the grounds that the pe
tition Is insufficient to act upon.
The refusal followed the governor's
return from Huntsville and statement
authorized by members of the pardon
board. Lovell was wanted to testify in
the case of ilaj. Durham, charged with
murdering a convict. The second peti
tion came from Bills county citizens.
FALLS OX PITHHFORR
AND IS BADLY
Oklahoma City. Okla., Feb. 25. James
Daniels, a fanner near McAlester, was
fatallj -injured today -when he slipped in
a hay mow and fell upon the sharp
prongs of a pitchfork, which was half
- buried in th ay- One prong pierced
j his eye
-MEASURE IS PASSED
1 Washington. D, C. Feb. 25. The ad-
I 'ministration railroad bill was ordered
favorably reported to the senate by
j the committee on interstate commerce
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i CARRIERS' DAY!
Tomorrow being the last Saturday ef
the month. The Herald carriers will pre
sent tills for the month of February.
' Subscribers will kindly note the abee
an'1 hc ready for the hoys.
D BY HIS