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01.. XXXVII.
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For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Thursday;'killing frost in the morn-
Ing; light north wind. Orange grow,
ers should fire. Maximum tempera,
ture yesterday, 53 degrees, minimum
temperature, 33 degrees.
' I
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Death claims eleventh life at Sawtellp;
coroner will make investigation. PAGE II
Urewery power to be abolished as result of
crusade begun by Topham. PAGE l
Halt Lake road suspends high-salaried men
as result of flood. PAOB 3
G. A. Stone and wife are Jointly charged
with murder of Morgan Shiveley. PAGE 9
Big aeroplanes shipped to Aviation park at
midnight; grandstand nearly finished.
- I,',illy board Indorses Hollywood annexa
tion project. PAGE 9
"I will fly here." Is laconic statement
nt Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss —Denies
Wright brothers' claim. PAGE 1
Many aviators attend club meeting at
Mb Lowe. PAGE 8
Disbarred Attorney Danford held on
forgery charge. PAGE 6
Storm drain ordinance adopted by for
mer city council may be reversed —
Conference arranged. PaGBJ 5
Residence sections ridded of menace of
factory encroachment by decision of
United States supreme court. PAGE 5
Heirs of Walter Vail divide big Gates
and Vail estate. PAGE 5
Validity of Industrial district ordinance
Is upheld by superior court. PAGE 5
Editorial, Haskin's Letter and Letter Box.
Classified advertising. PAGES 1&-16
City brevities. PAGE 5
Municipal affairs. PAGE 5
News of the. courts. PAGE 5
Financial and markets. PAGE 7
Shipping. PAGE 7
Society and clubs. PAGE 10
Dramatic notes. PAGE 10
Sports. PAGE 12
Automobile news. PAGE 13
Building permits. PAGE 6
Citrus fruit market. PAGE 7
Opponents of municipal ownership of water
in Pasadena hold session. PAGE 14
President Off of Tournament of Roses
to make balloon ascension. PAGE 14
Venice to have scenic railway, the con
struction of which will cost $86,000.
I'AilE 14
Good roads talk enlivens session of
Pomona board of trustees. PAGE 14
Walter Baker, fireman, saves many lives
by acting promptly at risk of life.
Two persons are killed and several seri
■ ously injured In train collision In Oregon.
National wool growers to convene at Og
den today. PAGE 2
Conscience causes youth to confess post
effleo- rlobberies at Seattle PAGE 3
Committee at San Francisco urges rad
ical reforms to rid city of grafters.
, PAGE 3
Congress will probe controversy between
Plnchol and Balllnger, and first step in
Inquiry is taken. PAGE 2
Judge in Kansas City bitterly denounces
two negroes he sentences to be hanged.
' PAGE 3
Cotton market experiences sensational
Hurry. ' PAGE 3
InsurgentH are in anxious mood as result
i c! decision of Taft to Ignore them. PAGE -
l»\lkldle west in grasp' of severe storm
■ ' and much damage done. r PAGE 'i
I' upper magnates threatened with expos
■ •litres. PAGE 10
■" amor in Wall street Daniel Reid will
H. leave for Europe starts sensational
A* rumors in connection with Rock Island
B stock slump. PAtIE 2
I n'L submits many nominations to the
H senate. PAGE 10
88 '|ai-o ill sight for Manchuria i: Russia
■j/ai'reptH solution of problem offered
BH| !|,y United States. . PAGE 6
jHi _________HII
fMOK | ua] copper output i-ur|Ju:-M\., all pre
-;'-^^l^.! records in America. I'A'il-] 13
* "i^B i ' "" we" p'artH new yMir with flow
■fi^H'jOOQ barrels a day. PAGK 13
IH|9fc ipespa well runs over top with nil
_-"" ■, , third stratum. PAQH 13
■188 ■ oil hill amendment removes "' _;■'■ -
■ ■ i.l,- friitiin . PAGE 13
' JBP v dominates In the Dragoon mining
WfSr '. i »■)' Arizona, i'A(ii: l-'i i
' ■; i... ii.il byi i <?. i i*i.i sa^d jellilcß
\ Johnson tight cannot be held there.
( t . PAGK IS
,\i••(!!.-ii; ;iu'i Wolgast wind up training
today for their scrap Friday night. >
si. Vincent's recommended by A. a. U.
to S C College conference for ad
mission. PAGE 13
Sacramento Coast.league club may Ids.:
franchise unless more accessible park^
in secured PAGE 12
National baseball commission rules that
v "outlaw" State league must apply per- y
sonuily for reinstatement. PAGE 12
Booeer Red wing handicap feature from
hish class Held of splinters at Jack
sonville. PAGE 12
President McCredio of Portland predicts
e!ght-club all-coast league to absorb
Northwestern. PAGE 12
Secretary Knox boosts plan to estab
lish arbitral court. PAGE 6
DENVER, Jan. s.—The inquisitive
ness of a messenger boy saved the life
of MU« Eva Halm, 19 years old, who
had taken several bichloride of mer
cury tablets with suicidal intent.
The girl wrote a note to a male
friend informing him of her intentions
and gave it to a messenger to deliver.
The latter read the missive and hus
tled to the police station with it. Po
lice Surgeon Kudd was dispatched to
iri's room and found her in sreat
agony. Emetics gave relief, and nn
hour later the girl was out of danger.
Slir refuw I to discuss her intentions
to ehd her life, The note said: "Bend
word to Father William Frazier, Wa
terloo. Ind."- 1
The Liquor Question
''Social" Clubs Abuse Should Be Corrected
by a Strict License Regulation — Chief of
Police Dishman Declares Many of
Them Are Virtually Blind Pigs
A T the same time that we urge the increase in the li
•"• cense fee for retail liquor dealers, we would also
urge the council to enact legislation giving those dealers
protection against certain wrongful competition and un
just burdens to which they are now exposed. We refer
particularly to the so-called social clubs, which have in
creased so rapidly in this city within the last two years.
We are reliably informed that there are at the present.
time in the city of Los Angeles nearly one hundred in
stitutions existing under the name of social clubs which
retail liquor to their so-called members. It is estimated
by the chief of police of the city that fully 90% of these
clubs are organized and maintained solely for the sale
of intoxicating liquors. In this connection the following
letter received from Chief of Police Dishman in response
to inquiry made by The Herald is of great interest and
importance. Chief Dishman says:
''Replying to your inquiry relative to the so-called
social clubs in this city. I do not hesitate to say that fully
90';. of them are organized for and maintained by the
sale of intoxicating liquors — that they are virtually
'blind pigs,' which, owing to the existing laws, we are
unable to successfully prosecute. No greater abuse of
the liquor selling privilege exists in this city, and the
manner in which these places are conducted not only
works a hardship upon retail liquor dealers who have to
pay a license, deprives the city of revenue to which it is
entitled, but also encourages drinking to excess by a
class of persons who would not frequent saloons and
other places where liquor is sold. These clubs remain
open all night, all day Sunday and on election days, in
defiance of law. Practically every person who is willing
to pay a nominal sum can secure membership; women
are taken to these places and plied with liquor; the trade
of minors is at some of them encouraged—in short, every
possible abuse of the liquor selling privilege which one
could imagine, may be found at one or another of these
dives, for dives they are.
."The fact that such places are permitted to do busi
ness is not a reflection upon the police department nor
upon the prosecuting attorney's office, because both
have made strenuous efforts to put some of them out of
business. By reason of their possession of a state char
ter and by seeming to comply with the state law, the pro
prietors of these establishments have in every case de
feated our efforts to secure convictions. We have ex
pended hundreds of dollars, worked many officers for
days at a time and secured what the prosecuting officers
told us was more than sufficient evidence, but the per
sons arrested have invariably demanded jury trials and
in no case have we been able to get a verdict against
"The' difficulties of this department in dealing with
these clubs would be removed, or at least reduced to a
minimum, if your plan to place all social clubs on the
same status as the saloons, that is, to require them to first
secure a license permit from the board of police commis
sioners and then pay a license which, in my Opinion,
should not be less than $100 per month—twice that sum
would be better. We would then be able to secure con
victions of persons who sell liquor in clubs without a
license, and the imposition of such a license tax would
drive 80% of the clubs out of existence."
This shows the existence in this city of a condition
of affairs which is not only seriously harmful from a
social point of view, but is also a disgrace to city gov
ernment which charges regular retail liquor dealers a
license fee to transact business in the city, pretending ai
the same time to give some advantage to their business
by limiting the numbers of those engaged in it but actu
ally failing to enforce such limitation.
The city of Los Angeles cannot afford, as a matter
of common honesty, to conduct its business in this way.
The retail liquor license in the city has been raised from
$50 lo $100 per month. The protection given the retail
dealer by the limitation in number of licenses make the
license to transact such business in the city more valu
able. With the unchecked existence of so-called social
clubs in the city, organized and maintained solely for
the purpose of selling intoxicating liquors, an unjust
competition with the regularly licensed dealer is intro
duced, and at the same time the city is virtually cheated
out of the revenue which it should receive from this class
of business. The Herald would therefore earnestly urge
the adoption by the city council of legislation which will
impose upon every social club in the city a monthly li
cense tax equal to that charged the retail liquor dealer,
and also that this law be supplemented by one which will
so carefully regulate the granting of social club licenses
as to make it impossible for any other than a bona fide
social, club with a considerable membership, which it
serves with regular meals, to obtain such a license.
We are aware that some of the members of the bona
fide social clubs of the city, such as the California, the
Tonathan, University' and the Concordia, object upon
principle to their.clubs being required to pay a munici
pal license tax. At the same time, if these members will
for a moment consider the situation in which all social
clubs of the city are placed by these miserable dives that
are now operated in our city under the name of social
clubs, we think they will withdraw their objection. The
membership of the clubs that we have named, and or
ganizations of like character, should naturally stand at
the very head of the social life of the city. Yet if the
same law which sanctions their organization and gives
them life can be taken advantage of, and is taken ad
vantage of, in nearly a hundred instances in the city to
create "blind pigs" and places where "women are taken
and plied with liquor, and the trade of minors is en
couraged—in short, every possible abuse of the liquor
selling privilege which one can imagine may be found,"
as stated by Chief Dishman, such conditions must be
resented by every honest and decent citizen who is proud
of the .social club to which he belongs.
There »eems to be no other way to protect the repu
table and decent social club from having its class as an
organization contaminated than by adopting the regu
lations here suggested. That these regulations are net
essary for the protection of society every one must ad
mit who will give credence to the statements made b\^
Continued 611 Pass Two
•Captain of Purity Squad'
Hands in His Resigna
tion Suddenly
Detectives State Officer
Was Found Hiding
in Closet
THE belated discovery of an alleged
theft resulted last night in the
arrest of Myrtle Booth, alias
Lucille Spaulding, 1342 Mission road,
charged with grand larceny; the arrest
of Maurice H. Densmore, 732 Sichel
street, charged with placing his wife
in a disorderly house, and incidentally
caused the resignation of Patrolman
A. C. Berchtold, known in police par
lance as "captain of the purity squad."
Mrs. Ida Densmore appeared at the
district attorney's office yesterday and
asked for a search warrant, Intimating
that jewelry, embroidery and other
valuable household articles had been
stolen from her home while she was
sick, and Miss Booth, or Spaulding, as
registered at police headquarters, was
nursing her.
Detectives Hosick and McCann were
detailed on the case and were refused
admittance to the house at 1342 Mis
sion road until they threatened to
break the door.
Miss Lucille said the detectives could
search the house, as she ytfas innocent
of any wrong doing, and when De
tective Hosick entered the clothes
closet he says he found Patrolman
Berchtold hiding.
The detective was surprised, as was
the patrolman, and when the matter
was reported to Chief Dishman,
B( rchtold was invited to a private con
fere nee, at tho end of which he ex
pressed a willingness to sign his resig
Further search revealed a number
of articles, which Mrs. Densmore iden
tified as having been stolen from her
house during the first week of last
November, while being attended by
Lv( tile. The accused is said to have
admitted stealing other articles, which
she disposed of, and when questioned
by detectives slated aim had lived with
De'chtold for three years.
Lucille was locked up at police head
quarters, booked on suspicion. It then
developed that Mrs. Densmore had ob
tained another complaint, charging her
husband with placing her in a dis
orderly house.
airs. Densmore said that there had
been a "clique" dominating her, and
although she dreaded publicity, decided
that it was time an exposure should be
"I have no fear of robbers, as I
learned to use a revolver year ago, un
der the tuition of my father, who Is
captain of the police in Oakland,"
Bald Mr-<. W. C. Colby, 1192 West
Thirty-iifth street, last night after she
had fired live shots at two robbers
win' attempted to enter her home.
Mrs. Colby was asleep with her
young daughter and was awakened by
the sound of a window being opened.
She looked up and saw the shadow of
a man silhouetted against the nail.
Instinctively she, reached for the re
volver, which is always kept beneath
h i pillow, and fired through the par
tition. The man fled and Mrs. Colby,
clad in her nightgown, pursued him
and discharged two more shots at the
retreating lißure, none of which, it is
believed, took effect.
When a second man was seen emerg
ing ti 0111 beneath the trees in the
front lawn Airs. Colby followed and
tired two more shots at the disappear
Ing figures.
■I'lic neighborhood was awakened and
a rail wa.s sent to tlie University sta
tion, but all efforts to locate the two
men were in vain.
"] could have killed him with the
first shot if i wished," said Mrs. Col
by, '-but I only wanted to frighten
him away*
•I was not at all afraid, but when I
saw that them were two men I fol
lowed, and it was not my fault that I
tiiil not land at least one of them. I
always carry a revolver and I have no
fear of burglars. 1 think I must have
wounded the man that first tried to
open tli' 1 window, although I could find
no blood stains."
Request for Chance to Withdraw De
nied Proprietor of Saddlerock
by Unanimous Vote
The police commission unanimously
denied the request of John E. Brink to
withdraw his ain>Hc;ition tor a restau
rant liquor permit for the Saddlerock
restaurant. When the request for the
withdrawal was read by the clerk at
the meeting of the commission last
nlßht Commissioner Topham laid:
"I move this application be denied. A
withdrawal In most cases would be
sufficient, but not in this. Mr. Brink
w is siven an opportunity to withdraw
his application, but refused to take ad
vantage Qf it, and the case has been so
notorious that I believe it our duty to
'deny this application."
He was seconded by Commissioner
Wellborn, and the commission voted
Brink's permit was n\oked by the
police commission several months ago
on charge! preferred by D. N. Gandier.
The evidence ihowed that liquor had
been sold illegally.
NEW TORK, Jan. s.—An Interlocu
tory decree of absolute divorce from
James K. Hackett was granted Mary
nering today In the supreme court.
Klsle, their 5-year-old daughter, was
awarded to the mother. The' decree
contains no provision for alimony.
Licenses of Many Saloons
in Danger of Forfeiture
Police Commission Summons Holders
of Permits Who Are Believed
to Be Acting for Maier
THROUGH th 4 efforts of the police
commission to divorce the Saloons
from the breweries, one saloon
went out of business last night and
nine others are in serious jeopardy.
The holders of the permits for these
nine saloons have been cited to appear
before the police commission at a
special meeting next Weunesiiay night
and show why their permit! should
not be revoked. If the facts are as
presented by Commissioner John Top
ham after a careiul investigation, tne
police commission Is convinced that tiie
holders of these permits will not be
able to give a good reason why they
should continue to hold these permits.
Those cited to appear are alleged
to be mere dummies for the Mater
Brewing company and to hold the per
mits for these saloons in thetr names
only as trustees.
The first .person to feel the heavy
hand of the commission in this cleanup
process was A. 11. Tepper. Tepper
owns a saloon at 456 Central avenue,
but no license has ever been issued
for a saloon at that place, and in fact,
Tepper had no license at aill. Techni
cally he was conducting a retail liq
uor store without any permit.
The license under which he operated
bore the name of T. P. Roberts, the
"outside" man for the Meier brawery
and the address on the license was
430 Central avenue.
This state of affairs had been re
ported to the police commission about
two weeks ago by F. H. Hahn, for
"outside" man for the Maier brewery
but who resigned because he said he
could not countenance his employers'
When the commission learned of
this condition T. P. Roberts was cited
to appear and show cause why his
permit for 430 Central avenue should
not be revoked.
Appears with Attorney
Mr. Roberts did not appear last night
in answer to the citation, but Mr. Tep
per, a much more interested person,
did appear, with Walter Haas as his
attorney.Mr. Haas told the police
commission that Tepper was the real
owner of the stock and good will of
the saloon in question, but the fixtures
were owned by the Maier brewery and
rented by Tepper. He said that Tep
per was financially able to take over
the fixtures but did not intend to do
so as he expected to move the saloon
to 430 Central avenue, the place .to?
which the icense had been issued. The
license was secured for this number
because it was expected the saloon
would be established there, but Tepper
had been waiting to see if the South
ern Pacific wanted the property at
430 Central avenue for depot pur
poses before moving his place.
In a.letter to the police commission
Mr. Roberts gave his consent to the
cancellation of the permit at 430 Cen
tral avenue and Mr. Tepper asked
that a permit be given him for 456
Central avenuj. The commission lost
no time in canceling the permit, but
when Mr. Haas asked that his client
be granted a permit at 456 Central
avenue he was told that tho applica
tion would have to take Its regular
course and be referred to the chief for
investigation. The mayor let it be
understood that he would not vote to
grant the license anyhow.
But the commission does not propose
to be arbitrary in the matter of grant
ing permits to the real owners of sa
loons after revoking permits held for
the same places by agents of the brew
eries, as was shown when Casey ami
O'Connor were granted a permit for
the saloon at ]4(55 North Main street.
The permit for this saloon was held
by F. H. Hahn while he was an em
ploye of the brewery and when he left
tbe brewery's employ one of the first
things he rlid was to ask that the
commission revoke the permit standing
in his name. The commission acted
on his suggestion. The place was ac
tually owned by Casey & O'Connor,
and when they applied for tho permit
in their own names last night and told
the commission they would be abso
lutely free from any brewery influence,
it was granted to them.
Permits Hard to Get
But prrmits are not to be easily se
cured from the present police com
mission. Commissioner Wellborn an
nounced last night that the commis
sion had adopted the policy of grant
ing no permits to any applicant who
was not morally, mentally and finan
cially capable of handling it in the
best way possible and the commission
would want to be convinced of these
facts before issuing the permit.
The action of the commission in cit
ing nine saloon men to nppoar and
show cause why their permits should
not be revoked was based on a report
submitted by Commissioner Tophani
showing that the permits were hekl
for the Maier brewery by agents and
v:ere not Issued to the actual owners
of the saloons. Tophnm was appointl'
ed a committee to investigate this mat
ter and he has made a thorough in
vestigation. He gives much credit to
P. H. Hahn for Hahn's assistance in
securing this information. In his re
port Commissioner Topham .stated that
he would have more similar cases to
present and that they would involve
other breweries besides the Maier
Brewing company. In full his report
was as follows:
Topham's Report
To the Mayor and Police Commission
of the City.of Los Angeles:
Your committee, appointed to investi
gate the relations existing between the
breweries and the saloons of this city,
desire to make a partial report as fol
°That a license Is held by T. P.
Roberts for saloon known as the Ma
jestic bar, owned by S. Lbwensteln
and Oliver Morocco. A note is held by
ii;,. Maier Brewing compartl of s.
Lowenatein for lio.oou In payment of
(Continued on Pace Six)
L;|Vf'| \? /V*j> I|W • BAILY. tci SUNDAY." «•
ftli.M»l-.11l lUI I I i.T . ON TRAINS. S CENTS
Police Commissioner, Who Is Con.
ducting the Saloon License Inves.
Cars Loaded with Hogs and Cattle
Are Struck by Special and
Flames Consume Debris
[Associated PressJ
' PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. s.—Two men
are dead and nine others were injured
in a rear end collision between two
westbound freight trains in the Oregon
Hallway & Navigation railroad three
miles east of Cascade Locks today. The
T. H. CARSON, Kearney, Neb., buyer
for the Union Meat company, crushed
to death.
Seriously in; red:
T. B. Moore, Durkee., Ore., stock man,
leg crushed.
Guy Hanlett. Baker City, Ore., stock
man, ankle sprained and leg crushed.
George B. Hall, Tacoma, Washington,
skull crushed.
Bert Hallinan, The Dalles, brakeman,
leg fractured.
Mr. McLean, Mauch Chjnk, Pa.,
cattleman, arm broken and internal in
Four other men were slightly injured.
Two Specials Collide
An extra freight train consisting of
ten carloads of hogs from Nebraska,
several carloads of cattle and an emi
grant car was proceeding slowly when
another extra freight came along at a
speed of fifteen miles an hour and
crashed into the rear of the slower
train, crushing the caboose and emi
grant car into splinters.
The train crews immediately set to
work to rescue those in the caboose.
The last of the injured was taken out
of the wreckage just before a fire
broke out.
In a short time the flames had con
sumed both cars, and it is believed an
immigrant who was caring for some
furniture in the emigrant car was
burned to death.
Immediately following the wreck a re
lief train \va.s sent from this city and
the body of Carson and all but one of
the injured brought here.
. Relative of Late Actress, Who Ac.
companied Body to Poland,
Arrested While on His
[Speoial to Tho Herald.J
SANTA ANA, Jan. 5. —Word has been
received here that Adam Opid, a
nephew of the last Madame Modj<'sk;i,
and who accompained Count Bozentu,
the madame's husband, on his sail
journey to Poland with his famous
wife's remains, has been arrested in
Poland by Gorman officials and cast
Into prison, where he must remain a,
year, later serving six years in the
German army. Opid came to America
in his youth t escape military service
IV Germany. His present plight arises
from recognition by spies.
Opid was a favorite nephew of the
famous actress and was one of the
few persons present at her death bed
I when she passed from life last April
at Bay island in Newport bay.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. s.—The appeal from
the injunction of Federal Judfffl Mr-
Pherson restraining Governor Hartley,
Circuit Attori.ey Jones and Circuit
Judge Williams from interfering in the
railroad rate cases, was dismissed in
the United States circuit court of ap
peals today. No reason was given for
the dismissal by the state's attorney.
Kl< PASO, Tex., Jan. 5. —Chief of Po
lice Jenkins' annual report niliilii be
ion»trued to show that one-tenth part
of Xl I'a-.i'i population was arri"-ti-ci
last year.
Ilia figures submitted today (how I hut
the total arrests for the year were SUSS.
The city's population Is • little more
than 60.000.
Three Giant Machines Are
Sent to Dominguez
at Midnight
Trial Flights Scheduled;
Huge Grandstand is
Nearly Finished
Wrni three giant aeroplanes at
Domingv.ftz field, Aviation week
rapidly is beginning to assume
certainty which will place it beyond
restraint by Injunctions, disgruntled
eastern interests or railroad accidents.
At 12 o'clock last night the Curtiss.
Knabenshue find GillDosh machines
were loaded on flatcars at Seventh
and Los Angeles streets and taken to
the aviation camp. It was necessary
to remove the machines at night, on
account of the impossibility of trans
porting them in the day time without
interfering with the traffic of the road.
The run on the Pacific Electric rail
road was made without accident, and
preliminary flights probably will be
made tomorrow with a view to testing
the machines. Both Curtiss and
Knabenshue promise record flights
when the big show is on next week.
The grandstand, which will seat 10.
--000 persons, practically is completed.
A parking space for automobiles will
be reserved at the end, for the use
of which a charge of $1 for each occu
pant of the machines will be made.
Police Protection Assured
The police lines will be drawn two
miles from the field, w>th a view to
dheckmating the omnipre«pnt "moodi
er," and it will be necessary to pur
chase admission tickets in Los An
geles. All trains Will be special.
None but those holding admission
tickets to the ground will be allowed
on the trains. Trains will run every
minute from the Pacific Electric depot.
Capt. H. D. Ryus received a tele
gram from Fresno last night in which
it was stated that at least six coaches
would be run to Los Angeles as a
special aviation train. San D'ego will
send 5000 people. It is beginning to
look ns though Aviation week will bP
a greater success than the most san
guine had expected.
Dick Ferris has purchased from A.
Leo Stephens a balloon with a gas
capacity of 80.000 cubic feet, and will
place it at the disposal of the news
paper men who write the accounts of
the aviation meeting. He also will
make some flights himself, but prob
ably will not enter any contestM"
George R. Harrison probably ivif?
pilot the balloon. •
Paulhan Sure to Fly
Louis Paulham and his party will
arrive in Los Angeles Saturday after
noon. M. Paulham slated yesterday.
while en route here, that he positively
would make flights in Los Ansreles. He.
docs not regard the injunction suits of
the Wright brothers very seriously,
and snys their action in attempting to
prevent him and Glenn Curtiss from
using their aeroplanes is a "dog in the.
mnnngpr" T>roposition. He says the
Wrights are doing more to hurt avia
tion than all the other people in th&
world combined.
The aviation committee of the Mer
chants and Manufacturers' association
ha? engaged Attorney Garty of New
York to look after the interests of the.
Los Angeles meeting and to Investi
gate the status of the Wright injunc
Dick Ferris last night sent a tele-
KTam to the Wright brothers asking
them to withdraw their action for the
present at least, so as not to interfere
with the aviation meeting in Los An
geles. He probably will not receive a
reply until today. Ho feels certain
that, when the matter is properly ex
plained to the Wright brothers, they
will not impede the course of the
Aviation Meeting Today
An aviation meeting will be held this
afternoon in the chapel of the Uni
versity of Southern California, when
the college students will be given prac
tical and scientific talks by experts in
aeronautics. The meeting will be open
to the public and will be held at 2:30
The aviation committee still needs
funds. A whirlwind campaign will bo
started today to round up the neces
sary dollars to insure the success of
tho meeting. D. A. Hamburger said
last night that the honor of the city
and the success of the mooting are at
stake, and he urgort all to come for
ward with subscriptions of any size in
order to carry the project to a success
ful conclusion.
"I Will ELY HERE,"
"I will fly here."
That was the laconic and effective
statement made yesterday by Glenn EL
Curtis*, master aviator, when asked
what effect the legal Btepi taken by
the Wright brothers will have upon
his actions at the Los Angeles avia
tion meeting. He declared there hail
boon no injunction issued and that
\i Ihii the proper time comes he and his
company will show up the Wright
I brothers as hurting the aviation sport
in America instead of forwarding it,
an they say they are desirous of doing
"So far as I know there has been no
injunction Issued against me or against
the Curtiss-Herring Manufacturing
company of Hammondsport, N. T.,"
said Mr. Curtlss as he sat in the lobby
Mi ihe Hotel Alexandria last evening.
"I have received telegrams from my
lawyers in New York saying no court
action has been taken which will pre
vent me entering the prize contests
here. I certainly will go up in the air
in my own machines and I shall win
the prizes.
Disclaims Infringement
"The Wright brothers are disgusting
their own supporters by their tactics,
which are those of children and not
men. The Aero club of America Is
id cm the question, but I bellevo
whan l h»ve shown my Bide -oc the
(Continued on I'ag c Elgut),

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