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U. S. IS BUILDING GREATEST WIRELESS SYSTEM
These towers the, largest 750
feet hjgh,the other two, "450 feet,
templated by this government.
- When it's finished Uncle Sam
will be aMe to-talk to any of his
battleships anywhere in the
world? 1 On -the wir.es suspended
between the towers pictured
above flashes may be received
from as far west as San Francisco,
andasfar ast asthe"west coast
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now being constructed by the
federal government at Fort. My
ers, Va., wilfbe-the nucleus of the
greatest wireless system ever con-
The work is under the direc
tion of Admiral Hutch I. Cone,
whose. picture is inset
CHINA HOLDS'JURY TRIAL
Probably for the first time in
its history, China haJs had a jury
trial. A man was tried for "mur
der. ,Only a short time, ago such
a thing was unheard of. If a man
committed murder or was even
suspected of crime, he was gen-i
enany taxen om anu nib wcau
chopped off'with the first infctru-'
tnent that came handy, without,
even the semblance of a' hearing.'
J Yao Yung-tse.a Chinese dis
trict magistrate, issued a warrant
for the arrest of Yuan7accused of.
raising a volunteer corps, without
the knowledge of the magistrate,
to release the prisoners in the
yaman at Na'ntao ' and loot the
Instead of.arresting Yuan, the
officers sfent to .execute the war
rant disemboweled him.
The men who did thejoo were
not held responsible. "iao, the
magistrate, was convicted of the
crime, although he claimed to
have no knowledge of it.
The case was heard by a jury
of seven men and presided over
by three 'judges Ivan Chen,
Alexander, Ting, and Ying'Tsai.
The jury was put two hours.
The defendant was granted an
appeal of mercy to Yuan Shi-kai,
president of the republic,