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vot,, XXXVII. . Pl-ilfV* dO Pft'IVTSS BY carrier
Man Who Wins by His
Dismissal Calls Forres
ter Public Enemy
Cunningham Says Present
Executive Is Greater
Than Roosevelt
iiP\ IFFOLD PINCHOT in trying to
It outroosevelt Roosevelt has ex
" posed his hand. He has been
playing to the galleries and has been
caught." This was the statement made
in the lobby of the Angelus hotel last
night by Clarence Cunningham, the
man accused by U R. Glavis of trying
to steal thousands of dollars' worth of
Alaskan coal lands for the Guggen
hei ms.
"It was Heney's example which influ
enced Glavis to his unwarranted action,
and Plnchot, not actuated by patriotic
motives, hut by a lust for notoriety, to
follow suit," said Cunningham.
"I think President Taft ia a greater
man than President Roosevelt, and that
is saying a good deal. At last we sl->all
he vindicated, and the groundless
charge! which have been made against
men who were trying to improve these
Alaskan coal lands in a legitimate man
n. • will be shown to bo absolutely false.
Says Glavis Is Bluffing
"Glavis has no case," continued Cun
ningham, as he shook hands with half
a dozen acquaintances. "He is bluffing
.straight through. It is a play to the
Batteries, pure and simple. Let him
bluster. Let him bring his groundless
charges, which before long will be
shown up in their true light. Both
Glavis and Pinchot have resorted to
every underhanded device possible to
attain their ends, and they have failed
miserably. Taft's administration sound
ed their death knell. Heney's defeat at
the San Francisco election was the be
ginning of the end." .
Cunningham went on to laud laft
and to extol Ballinger, a man whom
Cunningham declares is most ably
qualified to fill the Important office
which he holds and whom President
Taft nobly supported in the face of
public sentiment.
"That action of Taft's in ousting!
Clifford Pinchot from office Is a sure
sign of his true capabilities. Men
have accused him of being weak, of
having no will power. Why did he
discharge Pinchot?" continued the man
who is counting on making fortunes
out of the northern coal lands.
"Because Pinchot is not a true friend
of the people.
Denies Graft Charge
"In Plnchot's estimation we are men
who are trying to defraud the govern
ment. In Pinchst's estimation any
person who is granted any amtunt of
government land Is a grafter. Oh, no.
It does not matter that I paid $54,000
cash for undeveloped lands. I am a
Cunningham, who la accompanied by
Dr. F. B. Whiting, declared that by
next summer he would be mining coal
on the land which they now claim and
that the case could be decided only in
their favor. Cunningham's attorneys
leave this month for Paris to take the
testimony of two entrymen. When
they return it Is Cunningham's belief
that the case will be brought to a
speedy end.
Cunningham will remain In Los An
geles during the winter, returning to
Washington^ in the spring.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—The sen
ate resolution of inquiry Into the Bal
linger-Pinchot controversy reached
the house today while that body was
considering the army appropriation
bill. The indication is that it will be
referred to the rules committee, where
there is strong disagreement with the
senate on several of its provisions.
A large number' of Democrats and
Republicans will insist on that feature
of the house resolution granting wit
nesses right of counsel, which was
stricken out by the senate. Other dif
ferences probably will throw the reso
lution into conference.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 11.—L. R.
Glavis, formerly of the general land
office, left Portland today for Wash
ington, D. C, as a voluntary witness
to appear before the congressional com
mittee which will delve into the affairs
i.f the department of the interior and
the forestry bureau. Glavis has not
been summoned to appear before the
committee, but left Portland of his own
volition, as ho fully expects to be called
as a witness.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—In casting
about for a successor to Gifford Pinchot
to Jiead the forestry service, it was re
ported today that President Taft might
offer the place to Seth Bullock, United
States marshal for South Dakota.
Albert F., Potter, designated as the
acting head of the service, seems to be
the leading candidate, but there are
persistent rumors that the president
may decide on an entirely new mm.
Bullock is a close friend of former
President Roosevelt.
NEW TORK, Jan. 11.—"I wUI de
vote my entire time to freeing my hus
band," Mrs. Charles W. Morse declared
today on her return from a visit to her
husband, who is serving a term of
fifteen years in the federal prison at
Atlanta, Ga. She intends, she said, to
invoke every possible means to obtain
the- former banker's release.
BILOXI. Miss., Jan. 11.—Harry Hil
den, 14 years old, comes near holding
the record for one of his age for being
a life-saver, il is believed. When young
Hilden yesterday went to the rescue of
Theodoro Ryan, aged 12, after the latter
had twice sunk beneath the waters of
Biloxi hay, it was the fifth time that,
he had saved a person from drowning.
Giant Aeroplanes Swoop Close to Crowd
in Sensational Flights at Aviation Field
For Los Angeles and vicinity—Fair
Wednesday; light east wind, changing
to moderate south. Maximum tern,
perature yesterday 60 degrees; mini,
mum temperature 45 degrees
Ljocal national banks hold annual elec
tions of officers and directors. PAGE 8
Chamber of commerce will so through
formality of election, although It is
certain ticket headed by Joseph Scott
will be successful. PAGE 9
President Works of city council declares
in favor of reform In conditions at
city Jail. PAGE 9
Col. Bob Johnatnn held on suspicion in
connection with, mining venture. PAGE 9
Auto hits wagon on Central avenue;
driver is injured; chauffeur arrested.
City council will dispense with reading
of minute*. PAGE 5
Early meals cause quarrel and restau
rant keeper g-ets divoroe. PAGE 5
Joy rides in municipally owned auto is
brought to an end by city council.
District attorney Investigating threats
made against debtors by collection
agencies. PAGE 9
Children** fun at Christmas tree
oayses fire that destroys one home and
damages two others. PAGE 2
Alaakan coal baron bitterly scores Pin
chot and lauds President Taft for his
dismissal. PAGE 1
Editorial. letter Box. Haskln's letter.
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14
City brevities. PAGE 5
Municipal affairs. PAGE 5
News of the courts. PAGE 5
Mines and oil fields. PAGE 10
Markets and financial. PAGE 7
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15
Society and music. PAGE 11
Building permits. PAGE 8
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Shipping. PAGE 7
Automobiles. PAGE 13
Theaters and dramatic criticism. PAGE 11
.Sports. PAGE 12
Aviation PAGES 1, 3, 6
President Huntlngton given silver loving
cup by .street car men. PAGE 16
Los Angeles Brewery is under fire by
Police Commissioner Tnphara. PAGE 16
Autos will have better highway /at
Aviation park today; new entrance
road made. PAGE 6
Curtiss breaks three world's records and
30,000 persons applaud his achieve
ments. PAGE 1
Aviator injured by propeljler *>lade;
thinks he is flying while bo ing taken
home in auto. PAGE 6
Heney loses first battle In trial of
Binger Hermann on charge of con
spiracy to defraud government. PAGE 2
Harrlman lines' merger will be dis
solved, probably outside of court. PAGE 2
Jury's mistake at San Antonio. Texas,
may cost man his life. PAGE 3
$500,000,000 involved in diplomatic game
played by German and American
statesmen to arrange satisfactory
trade relations. PAGE 13
U. S. representatives discuss hill for the
abolition of so-called white -slave
traffic. PAG-E 13
Regulars hurl bombshell into insurgents'
camp by abolishing rule for pairing
Republican votes. PAGE 2
Campaign ut niggle in Groat Britain Is
the hottest ever recorded in any .-loi
tlon in history of country. I'AOE 8
Ambassador Uockhlll, former minister
to China, presented to Czar Nicholas
at St. Petersburg. PAGE 2
Ilupe prizes offered at Parts for in
ternational aviation meet. paui: I
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Upper—C. F. Willard, in the original Curtiss machine, in the first flight of the day
Lower— Paulhan in the Farman biplane, at the start of the flight in which he made the highest ascent
of the day _____
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11.—The re
port of the California state bureau of
labor statistics, which is being pre
pared for Governor Gillett, contains
striking facts concerning the nature
and extent of the Japanese holdings
and activities in the state, it was
learned yesterday.
The Japanese population in the state
is said to be more than 50.000. Japanese
holdings run into the millions, and the
investigation has disclosed a complete
organization controlling the supply of
Japanese labor. The Japanese, it is
found, through their organization, un
moved from district to district when;
the harvest demands labor rupplles.
A majority of 4500 farmers whose
opinions concerning this labor have
been obtained favor the employment of
the Japanese.
NEW YORK, Jan. 11.—George Mad
dox, said by the police to be a leader
of the "rope ladder band" who worked
daily in a gymnasium to keep in
proper physical trim, is under arrest
here. The police searching his apart
ment took $3000 in valuables from
trunks and closets, three revolvers, a
crucible and several ingots of gold and
silver. Maddox is being held for the
grand jury in $10,000 bonds.
"Well," he said to the detectives. "I
led you fellows a merry chase, any
According to the police, Maddox was
a daring and methodical worker. He
would hitch his rope to a chimney
and lower himself down to unlocked
windows to effect an entrance. He is
24 years old, said to bo of good family
and ruined by stock speculation.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 11.—The unusual
sight of a negro singing and waltzing
along the street with the body of a
woman in his arms startled Patrolmen
McCorkhill and Reynolds early today.
They closed in on the man, who
dropped the body and ran. The body
proved to be that of the negro's wife.
The negro, Thomas Harvey, was taken
to the police station and held for safe
Harvey, griefstricken over his wife's
death, left the house in tha afternoon
and did not return until midnight. The
undertakers were in the house prepar
ing the body for burial, but Harvey
drove everyone from the house, placed
a cigarette in the dead woman's mouth,
and taking the body in his arms started
out on the street.
Serious Accident to Aviator Smith Mars
Day's Pleasure for Throng of Spec
tators at Dominguez Park
Claims That Daring Aeronaut Takes All Chances of
Death and Flaunts His Assistants with Cow
ardice—High Winds Prevail and At
tempt for Altitude Not Made
Tuesday's Record Breaking Events
Glenn H. Curtiss breaks world's record carrying passenger in
biplane, attaining speed of fifty-five miles an hour. Jerome S.
Fanciulli was passenger. Curtiss breaks world's record for rising
from ground, making rise after running along ground for ninety
eight feet. Former record held by De La Grange, 115 feet.
Curtiss breaks world's record for time of rise, using 6 2-5 sec
onds to get into the air after starting his engine.
Charles F. Willard makes first perfect score of meet.
Flights made were as follows:
Aviator and Machine. Distance. Time.
Willard, Curtiss biplane 300 yards 0:10
Willard, Curtiss biplane 2 1-2 miles 3:50 1-2
Willard, Curtiss biplane 3-4 mile 1:35
Paulhan, Farman biplane 8 3-4 miles. 21:12
Paulhan, Farman biplane 5 miles 10:09
Paulhan, Farman biplane 3-4 mile 2:21
Paulhan (passengNer), Farman biplane. . 1 mile 2:20
Paulhan, Bteriot monoplane 300 yards 0:13
Miscarol, Bleriot monoplane 3-4 mile 2:33
Miscarol, Bleriot monoplane 2 miles 5:06
Miscarol, Bleriot monoplane 3-4 mile 1:30
Hamilton, Curtiss biplane 3-4 mile 2:50
Curtiss, Curtiss biplane 250 yards 0:113-4
Curtiss (passenger), Curtiss biplane... 1 mile 2:06
Curtiss (passenger), Curtiss biplane. .. 3-4 mile 1:14 1-2
Beachy, dirigible 30 yard 5:50
Beachy, dirigible 100 yards 3:00
Knabenshue, dirigible 1 mile 10:15 "*B
Kanne, balloon 2 miles 2 hours
Attendance, 35,000.
THREE world's records smashed to bits by Glenn H. Curtiss,
one serious accident in which Edgar S. Smith sustained a
broken arm and other injuries, another accident caused by the
breaking of a propeller chain, in which Prof. J. S. Zerbe, builder and
driver of the multiplane, narrowly escaped injury; the falling from
a height of twenty-five feet of C. K. Hamilton in his Curtiss biplane,
twenty successful flights in biplanes, a Bleriot monoplane and
dirigih>e balloons and spectacular nights by Paulhan and Knaben
shue, were the features which distinguished Los Angeles day of
Aviation Week and made it enjoyable to 3j,000 spectators.
Save for the accidents everything was perfect and all that could
bo desired. Paulhan's failure to get up more than 400 feet into the
air was largely due to the wind velocity, and though a disappoint
ment to all present, will not prevent him from making another at
tempt to break the altitude record today.
Glenn Curtiss' wonderful performances were astonishing to
himself even. He could hardly believe the judges when they told
him the records he had made in quick starting, quick rising and pas
senger carrying. Now that he has broken three records he says he
feels more encouraged and will cut loose from now on and break
every record possible.
Thousands of spectators left the field too early, for it was not
until dusk that the sights of the day were seen. Two Curtiss bi
planes, one carrying a passenger, one Farman biplane with Paulhan
at the steering wheel and Masson hanging on for dear life behind
him, two dirigibles, one piloted by Roy Knabenshue and the other
by Lincoln Beachy, a Bleriot monoplane with Miscarol in the cock
pit and a captive balloon were all in the air at the same time.
Such a sight has never before been witnessed anywhere. It
was worth twice the price of admission to see all the types of aircraft
skimming through space, even though an excellent program had not
preceded the big event, informal as it was.
In the tests Curtiss proved himself a master of aviation, for he
rose into the air after having run his machine along the ground only
ninety-eight feet. The former record was held by De La Grange,
who recently fell to his death. The old record was 115 feet. It
was considered marvelous. Santos Dumont also made a record rise,
but his record was not allowed because it was made unofficially.
Curtiss.' rise was better by several feet than that of Santos Dumont.
In the test for rising after starting an engine Curtiss also was
supreme. He rose from the ground in six and two-fifths seconds
after the first cylinder of his machine exploded. Santos Dumont
held the old record of eight seconds.
Probably the most thrilling record broken was when Curtiss,
carrying Jerome S. Fanciulli as a passenger, made three-quarters of
a mile in 1:14 1-5, or at the rate of fifty-five miles an hour. This
is the fastest time the world has ever known of being made by a
biplane carrying two persons. A Curtiss biplane was used. It is
considered a great feat to pilot a biplane at a fifty-five-mile-an-hour
clip with but the aviator aboard. Considering that two were in it,
the record is little less than a miracle of the air, and proves that
aviation is but in its infancy.
The first serious accident of the meeting occurred when Edgar
S Smith, builder of the Smith monoplane, sustained a broken right
arm and a five-inch laceration at the base of the brain while starting
his engine. The propeller blade struck Smith a terrific blow, hurl
ing him ten feet away. So great was the force of the blow that the
blade, a sheet metal affair, was bent double. Smith had had trouble
with his machine since Monday. He became over-anxious to get it
started, leaned forward while the engine was in motion and was in
jured as a result.
Prof. Zerbe's troubles bunched themselves yesterday. First
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