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STRIKE LEADER
SENT TO JAIL
CIGARMAKER SENTENCED TO
THIRTY DAYS
ADMITS STRIKING AGED WORKER
WHO OBEYED UNION
Leonardo Barrios Unable to Pay Fine
Levied on Him for Kicking
E. Floree in the Face
When Down
Refusing to abide by the decision of
officers of the Clgarmakera' union, who
would not permit a strike of 200 work
men employed at the St. Elmo cigar
factory, Leonardo Barrios, a cigar
maker, attempted to inaugurate a.
strike of his own and because K.
Flore.s, an aged man, would not join
Barrios and the hitter's band of fifteen
workmen, attacked the latter an.l beat
him brutally. Barrios was arrested
and pleaded guilty In Police Justice
Rose's court to a charge of battery,
and ins fined $30. He was unable to
pay the fine and was sent to Jail for
thirty days.
According to Deputy District Attor
ney Veitch, who heard the story of
Klores and who Issued the complaint
against Barrios, the trouble arose over
.■..in misunderstanding between Bar
rios and the management. Barrios
brought th! matter up before the
union and the officer! of that body re
fused to take any action In the matter
became of the trivial nature of the
dispute.
This angered Barrios and ho decided
to call a strike in spite of the union.
Gathering his friends, he soon persuad
ed others and finally mustered fifteen
workmen who decided to follow Barrios
ami strike.
Under the leadership of Barrios, the
disgruntled cigarmakers •'picketed" the
factory and attempted to dissuade oth
ers from going to work. Their words
fell on unheeding eats and none would
consent to quit work and Join the fif
teen.
Finally Barrios, when he saw his
chances for closing the simp becoming
entailer nnd smaller, approached E.
_ lores, a Cuban, and a loader among
the Cuban employee, and attempted
to induce Flores to join the strikers
and persuade the others to do likewise.
Klores refused to do so and replied that
the union refused to sanction such a
move and ho would continue to work
and lee that the others alio remained
St wink.
This aim. red Barrios and he struck
the aged man a stinging blow In the
face, knocking him to the pavement,
Flore- arose and ran. Barrios followed
him and again struck the old man on
th, head, knocking him down. Then,
while the aged workman was pros
trate on the pavement, Barrios kicked
him In the face. But for the prompt
arrival of a policeman it is probable
that Barrios would have been rough
ly handled by the irate friends of
Flores.
The officer! and members of the un
ion, It Is understood, are Incensed at
the action of Barrios. They condemn
bis attempt to cause a strike after
such action was voted down by tho
union, .mil it is probable that he will
be expelled from the organization.
MURDER IS CHARGED
AGAINST BURGLAR
Man Who Confesses Robberies Is Ac.
cused by Police of Being Author
of Sensational and Mys
terious Killing
■SEATTLE, July 31.— Peter Miller,
held by the police on suspicion of hav
ing murdered and robbed Hugh MC-
Maiion. a bartender, In Seattle, No
vember 26, 1908, and who has con
fessed to the police that he robbed
numerous houses here, will be prose
cuted, for burglary, and the police will
continue their efforts to prove lie killed
M' Mahon.
The murder of McMahon was an ex
traordinary crime . His body was
found in the early morning in the front
yard next to that in which ho lived.
He had been garrotted so successfully
that no mark of violence was found,
and the coroner's Jury declared he had
died of uraemfc poisoning. But Mc-
Mahon'l jewelry and money were gone,
gad an autopsy was Insisted upon,
which revealed the murder.
The jewelry was pawned In Spokane,
Hud two pawnbrokers from that city
this week identified Miller as the pawn
er. Tin' writing on the pawn tickets
also Identified him.
Confronted by the evidence, Miller
admitted pawning the .jewelry, but said
he got It from Charles Smith and
Oeorgo Rose, known as bludgeon man
end for whom the police are searching.
AMERICAN RETURNS
FROM AFRICAN HUNT
Country Now Scene of Rooseveltian
Tour Described by Recently Re.
turned Explorer with Fund
of Experiences
NEW YORK, July 31.— W. G. Sewall
of Boston, Harvard '07, has just re
turned from a two-years' hunting trip
through central Africa with enough
Ivory and hides to more than pay his
entire expenses.
Mr. Sewall bagged seventeen ele
phants, several hippopotami and other
big game. He also gathered material
for an address to the Royal Geograph
ical society, where he will soon appear,
and he stated that he has Important
letters to the British war offie*.
While going through Uganda, Mr.
Sewall was bitten by the much-dread
ed Tsetse fly, but instead of being in
oculated with the "sleeping sickness,"
which almost Invariably terminates In
death, lip was made til for ten months
by eruptions all over his body.
• "In Abyssinia, I Called upon Em
peror Menolik," said Mr. Sewall, "and
found him speeding through the well
paved and lighted streets of his capi
tal In an American automobile. I
tried to get Into the Congo country,
hut was barred. I was told the mis
sionaries had spread such reports of
Belgian atrocities there the officials
did not desire any more visitors."
~~Right Leg Fractured
Charles Nason, a contractor living
at 484 California street, while engaged
In'a friendly scuffle with a friend at
424 South | Hill street, fell last night
and fractured the bones of his right
leg above the ankle. He was treated
at the receiving hospital.-
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MISS CATHERINE COOKE
PRECEDING the annual lawn fete
to begin tomorrow evening, a sa
cred concert will be given at the
Church of the Holy Cross this evening,
for which an elaborate program has
been arranged by Rev. T. F. Fancy,
the pastor. '
The parish orchestra will take part
and will open tho program with "The
March of tlie Priests," by Mendelssohn.
The women of the choir will give two
trios, "Lift Thine Eyes," from Men
delssohn'! "Elijah," ami "Protect Us
Through the Coming Night," by Cush
man.
Miss Catherine Cooke, soprano solo
ist at the Cathedral of St. Vlbiana and
a prominent young musician of the
city, will give two solos, "Aye Marie"
and "Costa Cujus Anlman," by Ros-
POLICE ACCUSE
HOSPITAL HEADS
JAMES O'BRIEN, PRISONER, HAS
EASY ESCAPE
Other Men Sent from Workhouse to
Hospital Said to Have Been
"Discharged" by the
Doctors
James O'Brien, sentenced May 14 to
serve 180 days in the workhouse on I
charge of improper conduct with chil
dren, who was cent from the workhouse
to the county hospital for medical at
tention, escaped from the latter place
June 28. The fact that the man had
been missing from the hospital for
more than a month was not known to
the police until yesterday, when the
matter was reported to Chief Dishman
by the workhouse authorities, who vis
ited the hospital to learn the condition
of O'Brien.
According to Chief Dishman, tho
fact that O'Brien escaped from the
county hospital was not mentioned to
the police by the hospital authorities.
"O'Brien was sentenced to serve 180
days in the workhouse on a technical
charge of vagrancy," said Chief Dish
man. "He was sent to the workhouse
May 14. Several days after being admit
ted he complained of being ill and was
treated by the police surgeons, who
visit the workhouse once a day and ex
amine the prisoners. O'Brien continued
to grow worse and, June 16. was re
moved to the county hospital.
"He was taken there by Patrolman
Vlgnei, who presented a regulation cer
tificate, stating O'Brien's offense, the
time he had to serve, and a brief sum
mary of the case. According to a re
port-made by Patrolman Vlgnes, this
certificate was given to the person in
charge of the hospital office and the
prisoner was duly delivered to the hos
pital.
"According to the regulations, the
prisoners who arc sent to the hospital
arc to be returned to us with the cer
tificate that is filed when the prisoner
patient is entered there.
Prisoner Walked Away
"Wo heard nothing more about the
case until yesterday, when some one
called up the workhouse and inquired
as to the condition and general wel
fare of O'Brien. The officers at the
workhouse in turn communicated with
the county hospital and learned that
O'Brien was 'discharged' June 28.
"An officer was detailed to Investi
gate, and, according to his report,
O'Brien simply walked away from the
hospital without any difficulty."
Because of the escape of O'Brien and
several other prisoners from the county
hospital recently it Is probable that an
investigation will be made in order to
remedy *.he supposed lax methods said
to be employed by the hospital author
ities In the care of prisoner-patients.
Among those who have escaped from
the county hospital within the last two
months the most. Important is William
Davis, who was arrested a short time
ago at New Albany. Ind., on a charge
of obtaining goods under false pre
tenses and brought back to Los Angeles
at an expense of $1500. Davis left the
hospital about 2 o'clock the morning of
July 11 and no trace of him has been
found to this date.'
Manuel Soto, sentenced to serve 180
days In the workhouse, who was taken
to the county hospital for medical at
tention, was allowed to walk out un
molested. According to the report of
the policeman who Investigated the
case, Soto Is said to have been que!
tioned by a young physician at the
hospital and the following conversation
occurred: . ■'■' ■ ■•.
Easy Escape for Soto -
"What Is the matter with yon."
asked the doctor. _
"1 am sick: am addicted to the drug
habit and can't get any'of the stuff,"
replied the prisoner. ,'
"Well, I'll give you a .'shot.' Now
roll down your sleeve, take ' this is
j cents and 'beat it' in a hurry." , _^ i
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 1, 1909.
sini. Frank Colby, director of the
cathedral choir, will be accompanist,
and - Carl Bager, the church organist,
will preside at lie- organ. Father
Fabey will direct the numbers.
In addition to the choir selections
there will be congregational singing
and numbers by the boys' sanctuary
choir.
At this service the recently organ
ized young men's society will be for
mally received and Rev. Francis Con
aty, secretary to Bishop Conaty, will
bless the badges. Father McLaugh
lin, formerly of the Plaza church, will
preach the sermon.
The lawn fete will open Monday
evening at which Mayor Alexander will
be present and deliver an address. Oth
er prominent officials will also take
part in tho program.
Soto, it is said, did not wait to be
told twice and hurried away. He sub.
sequently was caught at Colton and
brought back and made to serve hie
sentence. • "'
When questioned about the O'Brien
cam yesterday afternoon Superinten
dent Whitman of the county hospital
denied that the man was taken by a
patrolman to the hospital.
"The man walked in here and was
given attention." said Dr. Whitman.
"There was no officer with him and
we knew nothing concerning the his
tory of the case. The man walked out
after being here about eleven days and
was marked discharged on the books.
"In the future we will not handle any
drunks and opium users who are sent
to us from the workhouse. Of course,
this doe* not apply to persons who
really are sick. We have but little
room and are quite crowded.
"Concerning prisoner-patients, they
are under the control of two deputy
sheriffs, who look after the prison ward,
and I have nothing to do with their
detention."
TO CONDUCT HEALTH
BUREAU FOR INSURED
Holders of Policies Requested to Keep
Companies Informed as to Thei.
Physical Condition and They
' Will Be Examined
NEW YORK, July 31.—Declaring
there are 3,000,000 persons seriously 111
in the United States at all times, an
insurance company has announced Its
intention of establishing a health bu
reau for the benefit of Its policy hold
ers.
The idea originated with E. E. Rit
tenhouse of Pueblo, Colo., former state
Insurance superintendent of Colorado,
who came here six months ago to take
charge of one of the companies.
Policy holders will be invited to keep
the health bureau of the company fully
informed at all times as to their physi
cal condition. They will be asked to
describe all of their symptoms, and
then at stated periods those afflicted
may attend clinics conducted by the
company's physicians in various parts
of the country. They will be person
ally and thoroughly examined and fully
advised as to what treatment to pur
sue.
Mr. Rltcnhouse said: "The deter
mined fight which has been made
against consumption has reduced mor
tality from that source about 38 per
cent in j New York in the last thirty
years. There is no reason why we
should not be as successful In the
treatment of diseases of the heart,
kidneys and brain.
"In the last thirty years -com
bined death rates for apoplexy and all
diseases of the heart and kidneys has
increased from 19.2 per 10,000 in popu
lation to 36.3, or about 90 per cent In
crease, c
"President • Roosevelt's conservation
commission estimated that more than
ii third of the deaths In this country
are premature. By reducing our death
rate we can reduce the premium the
insured must pay."
Leave for Stats Shoot
REDLANDS, July 31.— Lieut, F. S.
Campbell and Sergeant W, M. Carlth
ers left today for Rodeo to participate
In the slate shoot to select a team for
the national shoot at Camp Perry,
Ohio, late In August. Redlands was
entitled to another representative,
as Corporal Snyder is visiting In the
east and cannot participate. The three
'men made a good showing in the re
cent regimental shoot and hope to get
on the state team.
Fire Consumes Most of City
OSAKA, Japan, July 81. At 9:30 to
night the lire- which had been raging
In this city since tin early hour today
had consumed one-fifth of the town.
The flames are apparently uncontroll
able In the howling gale which pre
vails.
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WOODMEN HOLD
PICNIC AT BEACH
WOMEN'S BASEBALL GAME IS
FEATURE OF DAY
VARIETY OF ATHLETIC SPORTS
ENGAGED IN BY ALL
Young and Old, Slim and Otherwise
Contest for Useful Prizes Offered.
Original Skit Intro.
duced
[Special to The Herald.l
PLAYA DEL, REV, July 31.—Mem- |
ber! of Pacific camp, Modern Woodmen j
of America of Los Angeles, together
with their friends to the number of 350,
held their annual picnic at this beach |
today, engaging In a variety of Inter
esting sports and enjoying a general
good time.
A basket luncheon at the pavilion at ]
noon was participated in, after which
came the large program of sports, in j
which many women took part, adding
much to the enjoyment of the spec
tators as well as providing themselves
with many useful articles, won as
prizes.
Prizes Awarded
The large list of special prizes were
awarded ag follows:
100-yard dash, boys under IB years
old—Arthur Smith, first; Dan Hogan,
second; time, 11% seconds.
50-yard dash, girls under 16 years old
—Emily Littleton, first; Catherine
Hunt, second; time, 7% seconds.
Fat man's rate, 50 yards—J. W. Ros
so, first: time, Wt seconds.
Fat woman's race, 50 yards—Mrs.
Johnson, first; time, 11% seconds.
50-yard dash, for women of Pacific
camp families—Mrs. Hart, first; Mrs.
Hunter, second; time, 8% seconds.
100-yard dash, for members—C. T.
Ramsey, first: Joe Ramsey, second;
time, 12 seconds.
Woow chopping contest, members of
Pacific camp—C. F. Dickey, time 23%
seconds, i
Fifty-yard dash for unmarried women
over 15 years' of age—Miss Hart, first: |
Miss Foster, second.
Nail driving contest for women—Mrs.
Johnson, first; Mrs. Hunniwell, eecond
Time, 16% seconds for five tenpenny
nails.
Potato race for boys—Merrill Forden.
Time, 49 seconds.
200-yard relay race for women—Won
by team of four under Mrs. Hart.
Wood sawing contest—Mrs. Johnson
won In 14 seconds. •
Women Play Baseball
After the races came the hurricane of
the afternoon, the woman's baseball
game. Two teams under the leadership
of Mrs. Wyatt and Mrs. Hart contested
for the $10 prize that was offered, the
former team annexing the money. Joe
Ramsey may never recover. He wus
umpire. After five innings of stirring
work the poor man was tenderly gath
ered in by hi! friends and taken to the
shade of the pavilion, where ho was fed
cold water for an hour, when his rela
tives took him in charge and carried
him off home. As he disappeared lie
was heard to murmur, "Never again!"
The way the women badgered that
poor umpire was awful. Cries of "No
fair," "I didn't mean to strike at that
one," "Why, you horrid thing, my hair
fell down and I wasn't out," kept him
at hie wits end. '
The Lineup
The teams lined up as follows:
THE PRETTY THE BEAUTIFUL
WOMEN WOMEN
Mrs. Hart Mrs. Glvens
"stopper"
Mrs. Busse Miss Lufler
"thrower"
Mrs. Evans Miss Trent
"the one on that bag over there"
Mrs. McLean Miss Mlddlefleld
"the one who stays at that other one"
Mrs. Jones Mrs. Langell
"the one on that last base"
Mrs. Myers Mrs. Foster
"the one Just behind the thrower"
Mrs. Hunter Mrs. Wyatt
"left ball chaser"
Mrs. Newcomer Mrs. Klnneouskey
"center ball chaser"
Mrs. Hammell Miss Hart
"right ball chaser" i
After the excitement of the ball game
had worn off sufficiently for the con
testants to Identify their hairpins, puffs
and other trophies of war gathered
from the field a contest between two
pairs of twins, one boys and the other
gills, occupied the time. A beautiful
cup presented by Dr. Jones was the
prize and the judges were unable to
make a decision, when Neighbor Jones
came to their rescue and stated that he
would duplicate the prise so that there
would be no hard feelings.
Original Skit Produced
After supper the crowd gathered in
the pavilion and were entertained by
an original skit produced by a number
of the members of Pacific camp. The
cast was as follows:
Uncle Joe, the oldest negro on the plantation
Chester Blackburn
Col. Judson •••• Albert Wallace
Cindy-Black Mammy • Geo. Hayes
Piccaninny Edward Williams
Bastus, troublesome darky. .Edward Coffin
Pianist and Operatic Vocalist
Edwin C. Hopkins
Scene—Uncle Joe's home— His birthday. (All
gather for a good time).
SPECIALTIES
"When I Think of . .Edward Williams
"Doan' You Cry, My Honey" Geo. Hayes
Yodie Edwin CofSn
"Old Black Joe" Chester Blackburn
IDAHO TO PLACE STATUE
OF PIONEER IN CAPITOL
Memory of George L. Shoup, First
Governor, Will Be Perpetuated
In Marble
WASHINGTON, July 31.—Idaho Is
the fourth state west of the Mississippi
to avail itself of the privilege of plac
ing a statue of one of its distinguished
citizens in Statuary hall of the capltol.
The memory of Hon. George L.
Shoup, who was a pioneer of the state,
the last territorial governor, the first
state governor, and who was also one
of the first two United states senators,
will be perpetuated in marble, his
statue having Just reached the capltol
.from Rome, Italy, It is now awaiting
erection In Statuary hall.
The statue of the late Senator Shoup.
together with the statues of General
Washington and Robert E. Lee, which
have been presented by the state- of
Virginia, Will be unveiled with appro
priate ceremonies at the next session
of congress.
Honors Requisition
SACRAMENTO. July 31.—James
Olmstead, who Is described In a requi
sition from the governor of Michigan
as a burglar belonging to the second
degree, is wanted In the lake state.
The requisition for his return was hon
i-,,.,,,! by the governor's office today.
Olmstead Is under arrest in Los An
-_elrp.
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210 South Broadway, J®OTpTllllllcP''''''^l|[l(j
Between City Hall and Second street. '"
-c* recessjul Flights Made by Aviators
...GhT'S SPEED
CAUSES SURPRISE
AEROPLANE MAKES NEARLY 50
MILES AN HOUR
OFFICERS SEE AVAILABILITY OF
CRAFT FOR WARFARE
Brothers Will Receive $30,000 for Ma
chine from Government, $5000
for Exceeding Required
Swiftness
WASHINGTON, July 31. — Orville
Wright traveled 47.431 miles an hour
In his flight yesterday in returning
from the Alexandria end of the course
to Fort Myer. This is the official re
port made by the trial board at the
war department today.
His speed to Alexandria from the
Fort Myer end of the course was 37.735
miles an hour, making his average
42.583.
The Wright brothers will receive
$30,000 for their aeroplane, $5000 of
which is the bonus for exceeding speed
over the contract requirements.
A. .VI. Herring, the Hammondsport,
N. V., inventor, who is under contract
to furnish an aeroplane to the govern
ment, has written to Gen. James Al
len, chief signal officer, that he will
not be able to deliver the machine
until September 1. His contract ex
pired today. The signal officers are
opposed to any further extension of
time to Mr. Herring, and unless some
good reason Is advanced for changing
their present attitude will so inform
him.
"Everything is satisfactory," said
Gen. Allen, "and the Wright aeroplane
will be accepted by the government."
For Use in Warfare
Orville Wright's great flight last
evening, In which he took Lieut. Fou
lers over the ten-mile course from Fort
Myer to Alexandria and return at a
speed of more than forty-two miles
an hour, has made a deep impression
on the army and navy officials. They
contend the accomplishment of the
cross-country flight demonstrates the
availability of the aeroplane for use In
warfare. Although they were there
for the purpose of timing the aero
plane as it crossed and recrossed the
line .the officers stationed at Shutei!
hill, the southern end of the course,
were taken by surprise when the aero
plane was discovered flying in their
direction.
The manner in which the flying ma
chine was lost to view from Fort Myer
and then the rapidity with which it
returned there after it was sighted
above the crest of a hill was merely
another hint of the possibilities of the
practical use of the aeroplane by the
army and navy.
"The great advantage of an aero
plane over a balloon for use in war
fare is that It can fly low over a
rough country," said Wilbur Wright
today, "thus having objects on the
ground in plain view. Orvillo demon
strated that yesterday. The small ex
posed surface of the aeroplane would
have made him practically safe from
the fire of an enemy."
Greater Speed Possible
Orville Wright was inclined today to
minimise the magnitude of ins per
formance. He was chiefly concern
with what he might have done had he
not -miscalculated the elevation sit
which he had to round the stake bal
loon at the Alexandria end of the
course.
"1 feel sure," said he, "that had 1
continued at the name height at which
I crossed the halfway hill or continue
climbing Instead of gradually descend
ing I would have gained at least two
miles an hour In my speed average, I
turned Bhuters hill too , close to the
ground, and this compelled i" to
climb again In order to clear the higher
ridge between Alexandria and Fort.
Myer. This used up power which
might better have been used for pro
pulsion." '
Mr. Wright was asked to estimate
what had been the greatest altitude
attained during the flight and replied
that over tho hill at Four-Mile Rain
bo had sailed at a height of 460 or 500
feet.
ooth brother! will go to Dayton for
a short stay, after which Orville will
go to Europe to take up the work
begun there by his brother. Wilbur
Wright will change places with hi.
and remain In this country to teach
the army officers detail I as members
of the aeroplane corps the handling of
the Wright bine.
LATHAM WILL TRY TO CROSS
CHANNEL WITH PASSENGER
Aviator Will Attempt to Win Deutsche
Prize of Five Thousand
Dollars
CALAIS, July 31.—Hubert Latham,
the aviator, who made two unsuccess
ful attempts to cross the English
channel in his aeroplane, has deter
mined to attempt to win the Deutsche
prize of $5000 for the first aeroplanist
to cross the channel with a passenger.
AMERICANS TO TRY
TO EXCEED RECORD
FLIGHT IN BALLOON
WILL ATTEMPT TO GO FROM
NEBRASKA TO BOSTON
Three Men Will Leave Fort Omaha
Early in October for Long
Trip to Massachusetts
Bay
KANSAS CITY, July 31.—1n an at
tempt to surpass the record flight of
1205 miles in a free balloon, now held
by France, Lieut. James E. Ware of
the signal corps, U. S. S.; Charles J.
Qlldden and Prof. H. H. Clayton will
undertake to fly from Fort Omaha,
Neb., to Boston early In October.
Lieutenant Ware was In Kansas City
last night to meet Mr. Qlldden and to
talk over the preparations for the
flight,
"We will make this flight from Fort
Omaha because the only hydrogen gas
factory In the United States is located
there," Lieutenant Ware said. "The
reason that France now holds the rec
ord is because the French aeronauts
use hydrogen gas exclusively, while
the Americans have been using ordi
nary coal gas. Hydrogen gas will lift
seventy pounds for each 1000 cubic
feet, while the same amount of coal
gas will lift only thirty to forty
pounds.
"The balloon which we will use will
hold 80,000 cubic feet of gas, and we
will carry more than a ton of sand to
he used as ballast. When we make the
flight we will rise two miles in the air
at the start. When we cross the bor
ders of New England we will be up
three miles In the air. This difference
in heights is necessary to keep the
equilibrium of the balloon."
OLD SOLDIERS TELEGRAPH
FOR GOVERNMENT FILINGS
Northern Reservations Which Will Be
Opened Next Month Attract Many-
Prospective Settlers
SPOKANE, Wash., July 31.—Hun
dreds of telegrams from old soldiers In
all parts of the nation are being re
ceived by officials and citizens author
ising them to act as agents to enter
the soldiers' applications for the In
dian reservation lands.
All these applications must be re
jected, as the government cannot ac
cept proxies by wire. It is estimated
500 foreigners, or ten times the usual
number, have applied for citizenship
papers lien- In the last month. Most
of the.-, arc Swedes and Norwegians
who wish to secure reservation lands.
a number of others were formerly
citizens of the United States, but be
came subjects of King Edward some
years ago In order to obtain lands In
Alberta. ,
Brush Fire Threatens Grain
REDLANDS, July 31.—a brush fire
that burned over a stretch in thee Mill
creek canyon, two miles long and a
mile wide, threatened to get into the
grain field and cause heavy damage
before extinguished by Ranger Allen
of Mcntone and a large force of men
from Mcntone and the Edison pow
erhouses today. The flames were con
lined to the chaparral an, caused no
heavy damage, though injuring the
watershed of the canyon by burning
away the cover. The origin of the firs
is not kno»- ,
ZEPPELIN FLIES
THROUGH STORM
DIRIGIBLE BALLOON OVER
COMES STRONG WINDS
COUNT MAKES 220.M1LE TRIP IN
NEW CRAFT
Sails from Friederichshafen to Frank.
fort Through Rain, Hail and Gale.
Great Crowd Receives
Aviator
(By Associated Press.)
FRANKFORT, July 31.—The dirigiblo
balloon Zeppelin 11, steered by Count
Zeppelin himself, descended here safe
ly between 2 and 3 o'clock this after
noon after having sailed from Friede
dichshafen, a distance of about 230
miles, at an rage speed of twenty
one miles an hour. Half the time the
flight was made against strong head
winds.
Almost the whole population of tho
city was in the streets or on the air
navigation exposition grounds to re
ceive Count Zeppelin, and loud cheers,
band playing and factory whistles be
gan when the airship was sighted at
a height of 900 yards, coming at a,
forty-mile rate.
The balloon circles above the city,
displaying the ease with which she an
swered her rudders, and then descend
ed lightly into a wire Inclosure guard
ed by two regiments of infantry,
while 100,000 or more persons outside*
the barriers yelled like mad and two
batteries of artillery saluted.
The performance today, while not so
far as the trip from Friederlchshafen
to Bitterfeld and return, which tha
count made a couple of months ago.
was the most successful flight yet
made, as no accident happened and the
craft overcame the strong wind which
prevented progress at one time for
twenty-live minutes, although the pro
pellers were going at a rate which
otherwise would have driven the ves
sel forty miles an hour.
Early Morning Start
FRIEDERICHSHAFEN, July 31.—
The dirigible balloon Zeppelin 11
started from here at 3:40 o'clock this
morning to sail to the Frankfurt air
navigation exposition, a distance of
about 220 miles, according to the route,
laid out. The moon was shining
brightly ami the weather was beau
tiful.
Rain and Hail Encountered
BIETIGHEIM, Wuertemberg, July
31.— Zeppelin 11. according to a
message dropped as it passed over this
town at 10.20 o'clock this morning, en
countered adverse winds and rain and
hail. It took five hours from Ulm to
do about fifty-eight miles.
The huge craft, as it passed here,
was often diverted from a straight
course by the wind. The machinery
was working well.
MISS HOTCHKISS HAS
EASY TIME IN TENNIS
Play at Victoria for British Columbia
Championship Ends in Victory for
Californian — Doubles to
Southerners
VICTORIA, B. C, July 31.— Tho
American players swept the board in
the championships and finals at the
tennis tournament which came to a
conclusion today.
Joe Tyler, the Spokane player, wrest
ed the men's title from B. Schwengers
of Victoria after a struggle which went
the full five sets, the scores being 3-6,
6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Miss Hazel Hotchkiss of Berkeley.
Cal., had an easy victory over Miss M.
Pitts of Victoria, and retained tho
British Columbia championship by a
score of 6-0, 6-2.
The final of tho men's doubles was
won by Tyler of Spokane and Macßae
of Vancouver, who defeated B. Schwen
gers and Cowerd of Victoria, 2-6, 6-0,
6-2, 7-5.
In the finals of the women's doubles
Miss Hotchkiss and Miss Ryan of Santo,
Monica defeated Mrs. Talbot and Miss
M. Pitts of Victoria, 8-6, 6-4.
The mixed doubles went to Mr. Hop
per and MISS Hotchkiss of California,
who defeated Macßae and Mrs. Talbot
of Victoria, 6-1, 8-6 C.i)
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