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EI Paso, Texas,
September 23, 1910 - 12 Pages
EI Paso Fan
October 29th To
1 Not. 6th, 1S1Q
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Says the Revision Is Really
Downward as Bill Now
Stands, Despite Claims.
Lyons, IT. Y., Sept. 23. Representa
tive Sereno E. Payne, chairman of the
"ways and means committee of the
committee of representatives of the
tariff law bearing1 his name, made a
warm defense of that measure before
the congressional convention which re
nominated him here today. He said, in
"I have always been ready to give
an account of my stewardship to my
constituents. There has been so much
of unjust criticism, so many mistaken
statements during the last year and
a half that it seems more fitting than
ever to speak .somewhat in detail, of
what has been accomplished.
"The platform promised a revision of
the tariff that should provide a duty
equal to the difference in cost of labor
here and abroad with a. reasonable
profit to the manufacturer. It prom
ised this as to each article, whether it
resulted in raising- or lowering the
tariff on that article. Of course in
telligent men generally familiar with
the tariff believed that such a revision
would be downward on most articles.
Task "Was Perplexing.
"The matter of preparation of a tar
iff bill is a most perplexing one. Un
der the definition of what the bill
should contain in a platform as plain
as that adopted at Chicago in 1908, the
task is not easy. With a different wage
scale in every country and with differ
ences in wages in every part of each
country, honest men, seeking the dif
ference in labor cost here and abroad,
will not agree in all their conclusions.
To reconcile these differences among'
12 men selected for the task, was a
part of the labor we had before us;
and In the last analysis these differ
ences Mad to be settled by a majority
Schedule oh "Wool.
"The result of our deliberations 'was.
most satisfactory to me In general re
sults, although there were other items,
like those of the -woolen schedule,
which I was anxious to revise. It -was
n source of great disappointment to
me, after two exhaustive: and extended
hearings, that I was not able to put
any program that a majority of the
committee would adopt for a revision
of this schedule. The reason was not
that the committee was- unduly influ
enced by those Interested, but that
they could not agree upon the labor
cost of producing -wool and -woolen
goodsvin this country and abroad with
a reasonable profit to the producers.
Of course, this left the woolen sched
ule -where it was In the Dingley act,
with one or two small reductions In
"Some of the amendments proposed
by the senate -were good amendments
and improved the bill, and when it got
into conference, so far as I was able,
I endeavored to have such amendment
agreed to and nearly all of them were.
Says Revision Is Dowmrard.
"The law, as it was signed by the
president has resulted in a general re
vision downward and no amount of
special pleading, no misstatement of
facts, and no suppression of material
facts, will ever make it appear other
wise. "The law has turned a deficit of
$58,000,000 into a surplus of more than
522,000,000 in its first year's operation.
It is a revenue producer. "We put in
creased duties on wines, liquors, and
like luxuries. "We have no apologies
to make for it. These are the articles
on which the revenues of the govern
ment should be raised as far as possi
ble. Has Not Increased Prices.
"It is an easy thing to say that the
present tariff law has increased the
cost of living, but it is impossible to
prove It. It is almost impossible to
find a single item on which the tariff
was increased on which the price has
shown a similar increase. On the oth
er hand, on nearly every item where
-rr- i-ofl-ioAd thft tariff or where we
left it the same as under the old law,
thej' have maintained the old price and
sometimes increased it- We reduced
the tariff on lumber rrom $j to $.a
and lumber brings the old price. We
Increased the duty on shingles from
30 cents to 50 cents and the price of
shingles has been lower ever since tne
act became a law. I could enumerate
these items by the houf, showing that
the price has no relation whatever to
the changes in the tariff act
-"The increase in price of articles Is
world-wide. No other country during
the last three or four years has gone
through a general tariff revision and
yet every country shows the same In
crease on the necessities of life."
OF TAFT-DIAZ HERE
Taft-Diaz cay, the first celebration
of the historic meeting between the
two presidents in El Paso and Juarez,
will be observed on Octdber 15 and 16,
in Juarez and El Paso.
A committee from the El Paso city
council wdll meet with mayor Portillo
and the Juarez council to arrange the
details of the joint celebration of the
greatest event in the history of the
two cities. Mayor C. E. Kelly and
mayor Francisco Portillo will then ap
point committees to complete the ar
rangements for the anniversary cele
bration. One of the things which lias oeen
suggested for the first anual observ-
ance of the iai-uiaz meeting -m oe
ho Tlrintr of bronze markers in the
Juarez custom house and the chamber 1
Two Women and Two Men
Suffer Injuries When Ma
JOY RIDING IN
Something broke, and a touring car
bearing two men and two women turn
ed turtle about 1 o'clock this morning
on the county road. Screams rent the
air, moans vibrated in the atmosphere,
yet only minor injuries resulted to the
quartet of passengers.
As a result, Alexander Grimes, a bar
tender, suffers a badly bruised lower
jaw, a scalp wound and other bruises
about the arms and legs; Jake King,
a chauffeur, has a sprained right wrist
and bruises; Bernice Barrymore, of
Broadway, has a split head over the
right eye, and Myrtle Philips, of
the same thoroughfare, Is only fright
ened. Just as the automobile, a big E. M.
F. 30, had spun past Evergreen ceme
tery and approached the first curve in
the road, something broke and the car
swerved from side to side in spite of
the driver's efforts. Grimes, who was
in the tonneau with the two women,
jumped, dragging Myrtle with him.
Then the car turned over on Its side.
By his jump, Grimes- was the worst
shaken of. all, but after the omen
ceased screaming, which aroused the
whole neighborhood, a doctor was call
ed and the car was dragged back to
El' Paso The machine, a public car.
was damaged to the extent of about
S00 the wind shield being shattered
and 'he glass strewn up and down the
pike. King purchased the car a short
time ago for use of the public auto
SAN ANGELO WRONG
THINKS THE CONSUL
Excluding of Mexicans Prom
Schools Made. Interna
San -Antonio, Tex., Sept. 23. The re
fusal of the citizens of San Angelo to
permit th Mexican children to enter
the public schools with white children
has became a question of international
importance. Appeal has been made to
Enrique Ornelas, Mexican f consul at
San Antonio, and he has put the matter
into' diplomatic channels. The dispute
promises to become -as. serious and im
portant as when California excluded
Consul Ornelas has taken the matter
up with governor Campbell and with
his own government.
"This question has been mooted in
San Angelo for some time," said Mr.
"I believe the San Angelo school
board to be clearly in the wrong. Tne
Mexican children are enumerated in
the scholastic census and upon this
count the state fixes the appointment
for education. The Mexicans pay tax
es to the state, county and municipal
ities, and their children are entitled to
the same educational advantages as the
children of. American parents."
KATY AFTER TERMINATES
AT TEXAS CITY, TEX.
Houston, Tex., Sept. 23. Semi-official
'confirmation 'was secured here to
day of the rumor that the Katy Is en
deavoring to secure control of the
holdings of the Texas City Terminal
fiotnnanV which owns eiirht and a half .'
miles of track in Texas City, with val-
nahlft wharfasre facilities.
It is said that the recent visit of
the Katy officials here furthered the
completion of the deal and that ofi
cial announcement may be expected
JLOAX C03IPAXY MANAGER
EXDS HIS I,IFE WITH ACID
"Waco, Tex., Sept. 23. With lips and
gums badly burned by carbolic acid,
the body of J. C. Moore, jr., age 26, was
found in bed at his home by his father
hwe this morning. Moore left a brief
note referring to his business affairs,
but it affords onl3T an indirect clue to
the cause for suicide. Moore was man
ager of a loan company here.
IXDICTED, BUT GIVES BOXD.
Dallas, Tex., Sept. 23. L. H. Leggett,
j 0f Tarrant county, a deputv sheriff,
, who shot and kned w L. Milam here
several weeks ago, was indicted by the
grand jury today on a charge of mur
der. By agreement, his bond was fixed
at $7500, -which was quickly made by
friends of Leggett.
KEREXS BAXKER DIES.
Waco, Tex., Sept. 23. A telegram was
received here this morning which gives
information of the death of Preston
Owens, a prominent banker at Kerens.
He was well known in this section of
of commerce in El Paso, where the two
presidents met and exchanged the
amenities of the two republics. These
tablets will, be simple in design and
will bear the. dates of the meeting and
the date of its dedication and the first
aniversary of the event. These will be
in duplicate with the one to be placed
in the Juarez custom house in Spanish
and the one in the chamber of com
merce in English, if . the plan is
Band concerts will be arranged on
the American and Mexican sides f the
river. It is the present plan to hold
both celebrations in the evening in or-
der tnat everyone may attend the cele
bration -without loss of time
Continued on Page Two.)
Tells Illinois Republicans
That the Party Must Cor
rect the Evil.
PRAISE TO TAFT
Springfield, 111., Sept. 23. Governor
Deneen, as temporary chairman, opened
the Republican state convention today
with an address in wnich he reviewed
the work of the national administration
during the last 18 months to show that
it has been fruitful in the redemption
of platform pledges. He said the party
and president Taft are entitled to a
vote of confidence from the American
fDiscussing the recent airing of al
leged corruption in the legislature the
"The confessions of four members of
the legislature and the statement of
four others indicates the existence of an
extensive system of corruption whlca
the Republican party of Illinois must
not merely uenounce, but must correct
by acting as a whole in harmony witn
the views of the party as expressed in
The -convention adopted a platform I
approving the administration of presi
dent Taft and governor Deneen. The
tariff plank follows the lines laid down
in the president's campaign letter to
chairman McKinley of the Republican
Speaker Cannon, in a vigorous speech,
declared the time has come to keep
Republican faith, whether or not fail
At rne meeting of the state central
committee, Roy O. West of Chicago was
reelected chairman. Governor Deneen
addressing the committee, declared that
the day wa past in which a platform
could consist largely of pleasant sounds.
He declarea that the doctrines of party
nowadays must state explicitly what the
party proposes and the party must be
prepared to live up to its promises.
CHAMP CLARK SEES
Addresses Illinois Demo
cratic State Convention
on Republieon Fac
tionalism. East St. Louis, 111-, Sept. 23. Three
I candidates for the state university trus
tees are to be nominated .and a platform
adopted by .The Democratic state con
vention 4-hich met here Friday. Champ
Clark delivered an address. He called
attention to cvidenoes of Republican
dissolution, must potent cause of wnich,
he said, was tne tariff.
'"We cannot depend upon Republican
factionalism alone to win," he said.
"That may give us the house this fall
without any effort, but the chances are
that Republican factionalism alone will
I not give us a victory beyond tms year.
We must have a program of our own,
looking toward better government than
the Republicans have given us."
BALLINGER. STARTS ANOTHER
ALASKAX LAXD FRAUD PROBE
Spokane, "Wash.. Sept. 23. The
Chronicle says an investigation of sus
pected land frauds- in Alaska, which
may -exceed in scope and startling- de
velopments' the famous Cunningham
cases, is believed to be in progress,
guided -byv federal
officials in tne
This investigation which is stated to
involve an entirely new group of claims
In charges similar to those brought
aganst the "Cunningham entries, is be
lieved to have been instituted and ac
tivelv pushed by secretary- of the in-
. - -. , , . -r-.m ,u 1
tenor liicnara -a. Daiuusci, uu 10 uc
lleved to be anxious to clear his de
partment from the" stigma considered
to attach as a result of the Cunning
ham and Glavis episodes.
GAYXOR SEXTI3IEXT GROWS;
PARKER SLATED FOR CHAIRMAX
New York, Sept. 23. Gaynor senti-
ment has taken form and assumed di- j
lection in Democratic circles here more
rapidly than at any time since his
name came to the front as a possble
candidate for governor.
There was much open talk for Gay
nor among district leaders who gather
ed at Tammany Hall and those who
heard it could only account for it on
the supposition that it had warrant
from those higher in the councils.
It was announced at Democratic
state headquarters yesterday that the
temporarjr chairman of the Rochester
convention would be Alton B. Parker,
Democratic candidate for president in
ROOSEVELT CLAIMS VICTORY
IX XEW YORK FIGHT.
Oyster Bay, Sept. 23. The utter rout
of the "old guard" by Theodore Roose-:
velt at the Republican state convention
at Saratoga is predicted by Col. Roose
velt himself. At the conclusion of a
long conference with half a dozen of
! his lieutenants, Mr. Roosevelt said:
"I think we may be reasonably safe
in saying that we shall have 100 ma
jority." Reports from all parts of the state
had been received at Sagamore before
the colonel made the statement.
XEW HAMPSHIRE DEMOCRATS
DEMAND REVISION DOWNWARD
Concorn. N. M., Sept. 23. A platform
demandng immediate tariff revision
was adopted at the Democratic state
convention. This was the first conven
tion held under the. new statute where
by party nominees are chosen by direct
primaries, the conventions merely
adopting platforms and electing state
GEX BRAYTON, BLIND
POLITICAL LEADER, DEAD
Providence, R. I., Sept. 23. Gen.
Charles R. Brayton, blind leader of the
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ber of the Republican national commit-
1 tee. died here today.
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KILLS WIFE TO
No Aid .Closer Than a Ten
Days' Ride, Miner Forced
to End Wife's Life.
New York, Sept. 23. James McDow
ell, of New York, a prospector, has just
returned to his home a nervous wreck,
after "mercifully killing" his wife.
McDowell relates a harrowing story
of a fatal exploring trip In British Co
lumbia in which his wife accompaned
JAMES McDOAVELL AND WIFE
him and which resulted in her death.
She fell over a precipice while riding
a short, distance ahead of him on a
mule. .It, was so steep, lie says,, he was
nearly a day in climbing down and
finding his wife's body. She ,was still j
breathing faintly. He gave her some
vmTwiv ,-vnrt she regained consciousness
i sufficiently to beg him to kill her and
relieve her sufferings.
As the nearest help was 120 miles, or
10 davs there and back, he concluded
to kiil her. He placed his revolver
against her head and fired. Then he
covered her body with rocks and boughs
tn Worm off the wolves. Since his re
turn, McDowell declares he has
Chicago, 111., S&pt. 23. The senatorial
subcommittee on privileges and elec
tions, which convened here to inveisti-
igate the alleged bribery In the eiec-
tion of United States senator Lorimer,
decided today to proceed at this time
I ,..jh. v. fnkinsr of testimony and not
OT10 -otimi until after the Novem
'wi.k""-. , , . .
ber elections, as, urged by the senator's
The committee will allow counsel
representing the Chicago Tribune and
senator Lorimer . to be present. The
jcommitttee adjourned until Monoaj
morning to await tne amvw
ators Bulkeley. of Connecticut, and Fra
zier of Tennessee. The committee has
decided to ask for the official records
of the Illinois legislature containing
i, hniintinff durins: tne penoa pre
ceding and up to and including
election of Dorimer.
rwi.. ,- i.cjfjf tlir last Snturdny of I
the month, The Herald carriers will pre
sents bill for the rJ'onth of September.
Subscribers will kindly note the above
and be ready for the boj.
TWENTY-THREE IS NOT A
SKIDDO DATE FOR SUMMER.
Who said summer had skipped
to a southern clime?
Thursday afternoon and even
ing was as warm as a midsum
mer day and the porch sleep-
4i ers were again out in iorce to
! get the benefit of what little
JL breeze was stirring. September
rj. 23 .is an appropriate date for
4. Miss Summer to beat it from
these parts, although she was
J. down town in a new hobblet
4. skirt as natural as lifle and
A twice as big.
Hyena Eating Itself
In Effort At Suicide
Vwasningiou u. -.. f - ci-
.. t j T-V 11 Onnt OO -Dw
sistentiy gnawing on iu ieu mnu ieg
and drinking its own blood, a spotted
hyena of the brooding, not the laugh
ing variety, is committing progressive
suicide at the national zoo garden.
The animal began the process of self
destruction several dags ago and be
fore the keepers discovered the cause
of the injuries, it had chewed the
flesh from the paw to the middle joint
1 of the leg.
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TEXAS COTTON CROP
SHOR T MILLION BALES
San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 23-The Texas cotton crop will he at least 1,000,
.000 hales short this year.
The season Is sufficiently far enough- advanced for cotton men and rail
roads to arrive at a fairly accurate estimate of the total crop. '
feveii the most optimistic do not estimate more than 3,000,000 bales. A
normal crop is 4,000,000 bales and the state has produced more than that.
The drouth Is responsible. i
There is little disposition manifest on the part of the farmers to hold.
Tire present price of the crop is attractive, and cotton is being sold almost as
rapidly as It is taken from the fields.
WOMAN ENDS LIFE -
WITH CARBOLIC AC
After suffering for five honrs, as a result of swallowing two ounces
of pure carbolic acid, Mrs. King, wife of Manic King, a carpenter residing
at 130S) Magoffin avenue, died at midnight Thursday night. (
Mrs. King had been In poor health for several years and returned
with her husband from 3Iason, Tex., seven months ago. They had previously
Hved in EI Paso, having left here about two years ago. Since her
return to El- Paso, Mrs. King, according to the statement of her husband,
had threatened to commit suicide on several occasions, and Thursday night,
at G:50 o'clock, svtallo-ned the poisonous liquid. She lapsed into ,nncoa
sciousnes viithin five minutes and the efforts of physicians to revive her
were -without avail.
Mrs. King vtas 31 years of age
Sterling King, vho Is employed at
ThP hod- of Mrs. King villi he
for Interment, lca-ving El Paso Friday
SL PASO FIFTH
CITY IN TEXAS
San Antonio First, Dallas
Second, Houston Third,
Ft. Worth Fourth.
"Washington, D. C, Sept. 23. San An
tonio is still the largest city in Texas.
The population of that city is given of
ficially as 96,614, while that df Dallas,
second in size, is placed at 92,101.
Houston is third with a few hundred
El Paso's population is not an
nounced, but it is. certain that it will
be fifth in size, Galveston having fallen
off since last census and Austin hav
ing stood about still.
Fort Worth has shown the greatest
growth of any city in Texas.
The Fort "Worth population is shown
to be 73,312, an increase of 46,644 or
174.7 percent over 26,663 In 1900.
Galveston has 36,9S1, a decrease of
SOS, or 21 percent over 37.7S9 in 1900T
San Antonio's 96,614 Is an increase
of 43,292, or SI. 2 percent over 53,321 in
Baltimore Takes Seventh Place.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 23. Balti
more srrew 9.7 percent in the last 10
vears and now has a population of 55S,
455 people, having gained 49.52S in the
Baltimore's position atne sixth city
of the country she has maintained for
the last 30 years.
Today's census figures, however, rele
gates Baltimore to seventh place, having
been outstripped by Cleveland.
ONLY TWO EL PASO
CLAIM CASES FILED
Harry Peyton, Washington
Attorney, Is Here Look
ing Into Claims.
iio..,- PdvtnTi. n nrominent attorney
f wv.Viir.-ton. D. C. is in El Paso, j
"- - p
on a tour of the southwest in the inter- j
est of various clients who have filed :
imlian depredation claims. He came
with iu?Ee John Stjnsbur who repra.
sents tne goveiumeui " -"-
tlons, but who has gone on on . wm
of the northwest, his plac? to be taken
by judge J. A. Hendricks, whose head
quarters are in Fort Worth.
Seen at hotel St. Regis this morning,
Mr. Peyton said there are only two lo
cal claim cases. One is by complaint
of 'W. W. Bush, of El Paso, who claims
a larceny of horses, committed by In
dians when he was a young man. An
ntiior horse case is that of Isaac Bloom,
who has not been located by the at-
I . - -. 1 ill l.nn-v-j'v t-rt 1 -fc1r
tornev. .ur. .fey ton win n--o.c m. . .-..
davs "for a tour of the Pecos valley dis
trict, in the interest of his investi
IPOTJR ARE KILLED
Several Others Are Reported
Injured Accidents in
Denver. Colo., Sept. 23. Westbound
nasseneer train No. 27, on the Rock Isl-
and road, due in Denver from Kansas
City tlllS mormilg. 10.ii m.v "- '"-
near Clayton, Kans., about 2 oclock this
morningx and was wrecked.
Four trainmen are known to be dead
and reported two or three passengers
killed and a number injured.
The wreck was caused by a cloud
burst which swept portions of north
west Kansas last night.
The bridge was carried away and the
train, running at a moderate speed,
ran into a gap. the engine and mail
car plunging into 20 feet oZ water, the
second coach telescoping the smoker.
- Telegraph wires are down in the vi
cinity and no detailed reports are re-
A dispatch from Norton. Kans., says
in addition to four trainmen, four pas
sengers were killed.
NAPLES FACES GRAVE
Naples. Italy, Sept. 23. The
cholera situation here is grave.
There have been 50 cases and 30
deaths. The local authorities
will not admit that there is an
epidemic of cholera.
and a sister of Mra. Ivlng, the wire oi j
the W. T. Hixson & Co. jevielrj' store, j
taken to her old home "at Mason, Tex,
Customs Officers Undecided
About Adrnitting Them
New York, Sept. 23. The sultan of
Sulu, who is on his way to America,
carrying among otner tnings nan
million dollars' worth of jewels.
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auic iu kuiij l o'-"'fc' fc& ww .m
Inspectors on arrival here. Rumor has
it that the sultan intends to dispose of
the jewels in America,' having failed
to find a purchaser in Europe with the
requisite amount of cash.
There is a difference of opinion
among the customs officials as to
whether anything the sultan may
bring in would be exempt from duty,
as Sulu is one of the United States'
n q,.!, cnan,'Qi .loTMiti.-
survevor, does not think thev are ex-
"If the question is not decided before
he reachPs hr vnn mn hat thA in-
spectors will hold him up, sultan or no
sultan," said Mr. Smythe.
BIG- GUN BURSTS
DURDTG- PRACTICE j
Accident Occurs on Battle
ship Georgia, But Crew s
Washington, D. C. Sept. 23. During
target practice of the Atlantic fleet
off the Virginia capes Thursday, one
of the big 12-inch 50-ton guns on the
battleship Georgia burst. The muzzle
as far back as the forward end of the
jacket, was blown off. The crew es
caped injury. .
HEROIC BOY RISKS
LIFE F.OR ANOTHER.
Pittsburg. Pa. Sept. '23.
While an electric meat crusher
was -grinding of the hand of
Charles Lompus, aged 14, jump
ed on a butcher bench in the
.Diamond market and. tearing
down the high voltage wires at
the peril of his own life, broke
the circuit and stopped the ma
chinery. The wire swung about
the floor and sputtered like
fireworks until electricians ar
rived. Lompus escaped injury.
FRACTURES SKULLx IN
ACCIDENT ON STREET CAR.
Dallas, Tex., Sept. 23. Falling from
his'car and receiving two fractures of
the skull, R. A. Morgan, a street car
conductor, aged 33. 'was almost in
stantly killed here this morning. The
accident occurred on a trestle near
First street. Oak Cliff. Morgan lost
his balance and fell to the surface,
striking- the underpinning. He was
married and had several children.
NEGRESS WITH WHITE
BABE NEED NOT RIDE IN
JJattlc Roy, n Heiress, arrested Monday nip;ht on a charge of vIolatlBR
the .Tim Crow car law, tvs acquitted at the Thursday afternoon session of
police court, her attorney producing- evidence that the negress was a aursts
and la charge of a white child when she refused to vacate a seat. la a smelter
car set aside for the use of white persons.
Jiidsre Lea rnlcd that there was no violation of the law.
WANT THE A TER HERE
New York, N. Y., Sept. 23. Klaw
they are ROing to lease jcronnd for a Seattle theater.
They also propose to erect a theater at Dallas, Fort Worth, Saa Anteale,
Houston. Galveston nd El Pso.
inp SKiiani i n
After 18 Miles in Air, He
Falls, Wrecks the Machine
and Is Hurt.
Makes the Most Dangerous
Flight in History of Navi
gation of the Skies.
Milan, Italy. Sept. 23. The Alp3
have been crossed by an aeroplane
the most dangerous aerial flight ever
undertaken. George Chavez, the Pe
ruvian aviator, flew from Brig, Switz-
erland, over Simplon pass and arrived
at Domodossola, on the Italian side of
the Alps, at 2:19 this afternoon.
In alighting Chavez fell beneath his
machine and was injured. HIs ma
chine was destroyed.
Chavez rose to a height of nearly
7000 feet In starting-.. This is neces
sary, as the summit of Simplpn pass
Is 6,952 feet.
He maintained this altitude at least)
half an hour and followed the roadj
built by Xapoleon in 1800 over Simplon
Passing over the great, jagged peaks
and deep gorges of the Alps, he sailed
18 miles down to Domodossola.
But he was destined not to finish
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crash, the machine being- wrecked and
Avictor Badly Hurt.
Chavez's injuries, though painful, are
not believed to be serious. Chavez was
I uescenuing successfully, when a gust
j of wind caught the, machine 30 feet
from the ground and overturned it
Chavez was attempting to win a prize
of $20,000 offered by the Italian Avia
tion society of Milan for a flight from
riK, owiizenana. to Jiuan.
the accident n alighting here, Chavez
! probably would have accomplished
this' the remainder of the journey
w" coin parauveiy easy.
Mr. Weyman. an American aviator.
ascended at 1:10 this afternoon In an
attempt to follow. The weather was
favorable, but he descended after having-
been in the air about four min
utes. The Start.
When Chavez left the starting
grounds, a little quadrilateral plateau
overlooking the Rhone valley, he im
mediately began to rise in sweeping
spirals until he had reached an alti
tude above the towering mountain wall
I opposite. Then he- disappeared over thfc
granite shoulder that marks the en
trance of theSaltine gorge and was
j soon out of sight.
The other aviators who propose to
try "for the cross-Alps prize are Cat
taneo and Paillette. The American
uses a biplane and the others mono
planes. The terms of the competition provide
that the flight may be made any tim
before September 26. The start must
be near this point at the head of the
Rhone valley, and the aviators must,
fly over the Simplon Ipass and down,
across Iake Maggiore to Milan, Italy.
To clear Simplon pass it was neces
sary for Chavez to maintain an alti
tude of some 7000 feet in the first half
hour of his flight, as descent anywhere
in the first 20 miles of the rocky, pre
cipitous gorges would mean almost
Strong Air Currents.
A meteorologist stationed on Sim
plon during the past month reports
that the peaks of the mountains are
snow clad and the air curents strong;
and gqsty. In that time, besides to
day, thre have been only two days
when the pass could have been crossed
in. safety. Pilots have caluculated that
an altitude of 7000 feet would reduce
th" power of a motor 35 per cent.
The route followed the road built by
Napoleon in 1800, over the Simplon
pass, 6953 feet high at the summit. The
country is broken and very difficult
There are mdny wide chasms," notably
the gorge of Ysitte.
Slfinl Fires Alonjr the Way.
In clear weather an aviator could
easily follow the road, but as an extra
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