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Two Great Parties to
Wage Decisive War
at Polls Today
Democrats and Aris
crats Aligned in
Final Struggle
[Associated Press]
LONDON, ■ Jan. Tonight -wit
nessed the closo of the parlia
mentary election campaign. It
has been fought on an Issue that has
not been raised for 300 years, and It
has been fought with an intensity un
paralleled in Great Britain in the pres
ent generation.
The conflict that will open at the
ballot bores tomorrow for the first gen
oral election since 1906 Is a death strug
gle between the two great political par
ties in the state—the aristocrats and
the democrats.
"Vote to protect the vote" Is the ex
hortation addressed to the people to
night by the leading- Liberal organ,
and it then portrays how the conflict
presents itself to the Liberals.
On the opposing side la arrayed every
possible Influence In support of the
privileged classes, it contends.
■ \ Ample proof that the struggle Is
concentrated In the demand of the
house of commons for a limitation of
the powers of the peers may bo found
In the fact that all., attempts to make
home rule and the danger of the disso
lution of the union a factor in the con
test have proved unsuccessful. The
British elector, as far as at present
may be judged, declines to concern
' himself greatly with . homo _ rule and
Its alleged dangers.
Campaign Features
The two outstanding features of the
campaign have been the determina
tion of the Liberals to concentrate the
attention of the people on tho consti
tutional strugglo Involved In the at
tempt of the peers to control the public
purse, and the quick realization by the
. Conservatives that the rejection of the
budget had been a mistake.
• Every effort was made by the oppo
sition to change the issue. This Is seen
In the Introduction of now Issues of
weak navy and the danger of Invasion
jj by Germany. c ■ -
While under the Influence of Joseph
Chamberlain tariff reform was pushed
forward as tho Unionists' leading
plank, on this question the party pre
sents a divided front. Austen Cham
berlain and various unofficial influ
ences In the party stood boldly out tor
the taxation of food, while Mr. Balfour
declined to commit himself beyond the
vague pledge that tariff reform should
not have the effect of enhancing the
. cost of living to the working classes. '
* Mr. Balfour left his position open to
strong attack from his opponents, be
cause he has not given the slightest
indication of the details of his intended
tariff except that he committed himself
to the assurance that no duty would be
placed on raw cotton.
Reformers Busy
The campaign has been notable be
yond all previous election struggles in
England in the enormous use of picture
posters and similar devices.
Reformers opened shops to display
samples of foreign Imports "dumped"
Into England.
With regard to tho leaders In the
campaign. David Lloyd-George, chan
cellor of the exchequer, with his breezy
oratory, easily was first as an election
eer, being followed closely by Winston
Spencer Churchill, president of the
board of trade, and John Burns, presi
dent of the local government board.
The opposition had less effective speak
ers, and the peers, who for the first
time broke the tradition not to partici
pate in an. election struggle, rather
hindered than advanced their cause by
• their tactless manner in dealing with
audiences. >
Neither side neglected any possible
detail of organization, to insure vic
tory. The Liberals tried hard to avoid
what, to them, was ono of their great
est dangers, namely, triangular con
' tests due to the intrusion of laborites,
but despite their efforts there still are
lifty seats whore there is a possibility
of a Liberal constituency returning
a Unionist member through this cause.
J To Reform Tariff ' ...
i. The Unionist free traders appear to
be decided to support the tariff re
Lord Hugh Cecil, one of their leaders,
announced his decision for this course
because of the Injection into the elec
tion of many issues other than fiscal
In a speech at Islington tonight John
Burns predicted the next revolution
would rise in the United States as a
result of class antagonism, due to the
protectionist system.
.. The house of commons consists of
670 members, and taking into consid
eration the three candidates returned
unopposed today by the Unionists,
I there remain 667 seats to be filled in
1 the general elections.
Of these England will return 462,
Wales 30, Scotland 72 and Ireland 103.
! When parliament was dissolved last
Monday the composition of the house
was as 101 l ws: Ministerialists, Liberals
365, Labor 53, Nationalists 81, Socialists
1. Total ministerialists 5.00.
■Unionists 168. Ministerial majority
332. There were two Irish vacancies
at tho time of dissolution. .
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Jan.
14.—Firo today in a shack situated on
the west side of the town and occu
pied by a homesteader named Hender-
Hon caused the deatli of his wife and
her two children, together with the
two children of Alexanuer Reid, who
boarded with Henderson.
l«rld himself was so terribly burned
1 lying to save them that the lower
part of his body is stripped of flesh,
and his condition is hopeless. 1
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The upper plcturo shews the two dirigibles, piloted by Roy Knabonshus and Lincoln Beachey. In the race of tfio two clumsy but effective
gas bags Knabenshue won, circling the course In 6 minutes 29 seconds.
The center picture shows a bit of skyscape, with two machines, the Farman biplane at the left, and the Curtiss machine at the right, a
few moments before Paulhan began his sensational flight to the sea.
One of the most remarkable features of the day was the crowd which gathered to see the flyers, being the largest ever assembled at an
aviation meet, with the expeption of the record-breaking crowd at Rheims. The lower picture shows the multitudes assembling at the car line late
In the afternoon. ' -Photos by con-.
Summary of the Day's News
• For Los Angeles and vicinity: Rain
Saturday; brisk to high south wind.
Maximum temperature yesterday 60
degrees, minimum 44 degrees.
Appraisers make report on estate of late
Bartolo Ballcrlno. PAGERS
University of Southern California offers
new course for teachers. . , PAGE D
Bankers work for consolidation of Los An
geles and Hollywood. . , PAGE 9
Leavltt's charges against officials of Seattle
are being Investigated. PAGE 9
Chinese are adopting, new methods, 6ays
Bishop W. S. Lewis. PAGE 16
Co-operation of parents needed, «ays mother
In address to Parent-Teachers' associa
tion. „ . : ' PAGE »
Editorial, Letter Box and Haskln's letter.
. ■ PAGE 4
Arrest of woman results In loss of her
position. 5> PAGE 5
Marriage licenses, birth ana deaths. PAGE 11
Mines and oil fields. PAGE 13
Markets and financial. PAGE 12
Classified advertising. "PAGES 14-15
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Sports. PAGE 13
Automobiles. PAGE 13
Curtlss makes new record for course at
Aviation park. . PAUE 1
Southern California day at aviation meet la
record breaker for attendance. • j PAGE 6
Four balloon nights will be made Sunday.
If weather Is good. PAGE 6
Now truffle record by P. E. railway. In
hauling aviation spectators. ■ CAGE 6
San Francisco votes by large majority to I
, buy Hetch Hetchy water plant. . PAGE 3
Contractor at Watsouvllle by mistake >
shoots man hired to protect his home. ,
,■*,,-, PAGE) >
Southern California Baptists at Riverside
adjourn after deciding to meet in Los An
geles next year. ■ PAGE 14
S. H. Overa'cker held for murder of A. <?.
Winn at Santa Ana. PAGE 14
Aqueduct /nglneer will lecture on Owens
river wafer project at Pasadena. PAGE 14
EASTERN. . • ;.
Dove of peace falls to perch on Republican
battlefield at Washington. . - PAGE 2
Taft tries to bolster Balllnger's policies.
Cotton market scene of sensational slump.
. PAGE 9
Efforts are made to change date of In- ■•
augural day for presidents to April.
Representative Mondall of Wyoming- re- .
fuses to act as sponsor for Taft'3
conservation bill. • . PAGE 5
Bllazard and lea gorges In eastern
I states do heavy damage. PAGE 3
Pressmen In Denver demand more pay
and shorter hours and tie up four big
dailies. - PAGE 2
Mule stable lire endangers lives of 300
Colorado miners. PAGE 2
Graft charged against prominent citi- .
zens of Plttsburg causes arrest of /
live persons. ' PAGE 1
Balllnger may retain lawyer In Investl- •
gatlon of controversy with Plnchot.
, PAGE 2
Sugar official among those Indicted for
frauds. . . . . PALUD 5
Former consul would Import Chinese In
order to solve servant girl problem. '
Prominent man of Hawaii, who once cham- »
pioned Japanese, now denounces them.
i PAGE 3
Estrada's array plans to sail to Greytown
and decisive battle Is expected. .. . PAGE 3
Battle to decide fate of parties In Great
Britain will be .fought at the polls today.
Spanish .army plot broken and gov-'
ernment adopts severe measures. -
I i>... PAGE c
Warrants Allege Perjury and Unlaw
ful Solicitation of Councilmen
by Bankers to Secure De.
posits of City Funds
[Arsoclated Press]
pittsburg, Jan. I*.—President E.
H. Jennings and Vice President F. A.
Griffin of the Columbia National bank;
-Max G. Leslie, county delinquent tax
collector and formor Republican city
chairman; Charles Stewart, formor
councilman, and F. F. Nicola, a capi
talist and real estate operator, were
arrested today on warrants issued by
District Attorney Elakely, charged
with conspiracy to CfcUie the selection
of the Columbia National bunk us a
city depository.
In addition, Leslie is charged with
perjury, and another information al
leges that for two years he made a
business of soliciting the aid of coun
cilmen for the Influence of legislation.
All gave bail.
The Charges are the result of graft
scandals of 1908, when it was brought
out that couneilinen bad been paid
money to vote for six depositories.
It is charged in the writs that in
May 1908, Stewart, as councilman,
solicited from Griffin $17,000 for his
vote and influence In fav< r of the or
dinanco that authorized the Columbia
National bank as a depository
It is also charged that Nicola insti
gated this move on the part of Stewart.
Griffin is charged with conspiracy to
defraud the city by corrupting mem
bers of IHo city council, and it is
further charted lie promised certain
members $26,000 for their votes and in
flueftce in favor of the ordinance.
Leslie is charged with receiving $-2,
--500 to influence couucilmaniu votes.
Favors Repeal of Exclusion Act as
Mean 3 for Solving One of Vexa.
tious Subjects with House.
[Associated Press]
NEW YORK, Jan. 14.—1n the banquet
of tho Sons of Chautauqua tonight at
the Hotel Manhattan William Martin,
formerly consul at Nankin, China, of
fered a solution of the servant problem
in the repeal of tho Chinese exclu
sion act.
"If we hud 2r>0,000 Chinese coming in
every year," he said, "it would mean
the solution of the servant {jirl ques
tion. In China I had .seven servants.
They found themselves, and I furnished
the lodgings. For the. entire seven I
paid just $31 a month."
Ranchmen in California had 'old Mr.
Martin, he said, that the people of the
Pacific coast would he in favor of a re
peal of the exclusion act if a vote were
taken today.
HARTFORD. Conn.,. Jan. 14.—An
alarm clock attachment which feeds
and waters the horses Is In operxation
on the farm of George Howe of Center
Hill. . At half past live every morning
the alarm goes off,: releasing it weight
which slides several quarts of oatH into
riu'h'slitll and removes the covers of the
water palls. Thus the farmer nui sleep
an hour later every morning. <■-»:■;-
Swiftly Speeding Biplane Sweeps Above
Shipping and Fort Site and Describing
Wide Arc Returns to Aviation Field
Value of . Aeroplanes in War Tested by
Lieut. Beck of United States Army.
Dirigibles in Lively Race
Aviation features of Friday
Louis Paulhan makes cross-country flight to San Pedro and
return, a distance of more than twenty miles.
Glenn H. Curtisa sets new course record of 2:12 flat for 1.61
Two dirigibles race for first time in history of aviation, Roy
Knabenshue's machine winning.
Knabenshue sets record of course for dirigibles at 5:10 2-5.
Bleriot monoplane makes first complete circuit of course in
2:48 flat.
Curtiss, with Lieut. Paul W. Beck, U. S. A., as a passenger,
tests practicability of aeroplanes in war by attempting to drop
bags of sand at designated spots.
Paulhan breaks tip of plane on Farman machine while attempt
ing short turn maneuvers before grandstand.
Cortland Field Bishop takes first "joy ride" in a Farman bi
plane. __^_
LIKE a huge scabird seeking its mate the great biplane, guided
by Louis Paulhan, sprang from the earth at Aviation field yes
terday and turned with wheeling flight toward the blue ocean.
No one at the field knew the destination of the daring aviator—they,
only realized that it was to be another Paulhan innovation. It was
a new thrill to know that the man and machine were traveling in a
long cross-country and cross-water flight. Something new in the
new world of aviation.
Paulhan flew to San Pedro and returned to the field, where he
was again accorded an ovation.
The Frenchman paid a visit to revenue cutters and shipping in
the harbor. He flew over the site of the new fortifications, swung in
a great, graceful sweep over the Palos Verdes hills, out across the
seaswept cliffs of Point Firmin, where the whirr of his engine could
not drown out the roar of the breakers on the rockbound coast. On
went the aircraft over the sea, out toward the breakwater, whence
he swung in across the harbor. A sleepy deckhand on a tug looked
skyward, hastily rubbed his eyes and looked again and shouted to
the pilot. Then the shrill shriek of the whistle aroused shipping,
and in a twinkling the harbor and the town awoke.
Screaming like mad every whistle was tied down, while bells
were rung and the populace ran out to see the aviator who had so
strangely and silently swept across the sky. Men and women
shouted wildly and waved their hats at the man who swiftly winged
his way across the residential part of the city.
And Paulhan looked down with a good natured smile and a wave
of the hand.
Those who stood at the top of the stand at Dominguez field wit
binoculars pressed to their eyes watched the aeronef as it dwindled
to a small speck and then disappeared. They knew whence the
Frenchman had flown.
With a whiz and a whirr the wanderer returned. The entin
flight had been a circular journey. With the shout, "liere come
Faulhan," the multitude arose and sent up a mighty roar of cheers
that swelled and wavered on the breeze and was carried miles away,
softened and musical like the deep diapason of a great organ. Int •
the field returned the man and machine. The alighting reminded on
of a great eagle returning to its aerie after a flight to the sea.
The story of the flight as told by Paulhan is like a leaf fron
Jules Verne's best effort. Away from the concourse, out over tru
beautiful country where the greensward spread like a highly colorec
beautiful map, the unfolding panorama was one of the most beauti
ful of all the entrancing views that greet the eye of the aviator anu
aeronaut fortunate enough to be aloft in Southern California in mid
In a field two strange looking humans were toiling like two
microscopic insects. A turn of the wrist sent the plane lower and
the insects became men. They wore queer-looking round hats pe
culiar to orientals and their attitude reminded the man above of the
peasants in the field of his far away France.
When the sound of the whirring machinery reached the Chinese
they looked above and with cries of terror threw themselves face
downward on the ground. Up shot the aeronef toward the sky. An
oiher dip over the ranch house sent the domestic fowls scurrying for
cover and nearly threw a patient cow into hysterics. Nearing San
Pedro the aviator saw few persons moving about. Avoiding the towti
at first he swerved to the right and skirted the Palos Verdes hills,
and was well out toward Point Firmin before he was discovered.
Louis Paulhan's flight over the city of San Pedro and around
the fortifications site of Point Firmin is food for thought for build
ers of forts and makers of guns. He came like a phantom and he
went like a ghost, but he demonstrated that though guns may cast
a projectile many miles, nothing shall prevent the conquerors of the
air from sacking cities from a point of vantage on high. If his flight
had been made in war tunes and he had stolen into a city where
every man and woman was armed and where every whistle was a
war-cry, his flight could not hay.c been stopped any more effectually;
than it was by the sounds of acclaim he heard floating from far be
low yesterday afternoon.
Paulhan, the spectacular!
Curtiss, the speeder!
Hamilton, the expert!
Willard. the careful!
That's the way the master, aviators of Dominguez field stan3
Paulhan has made the sensatfonal and spectacular flights. Wit
ness his flight to San Pedro and return. Curtiss has set the marks
and broken the records for speed, as shown by his making a trip
around the Domingucz course in 2:12. Hamilton has become the
expert aviator by winning first prize for going around the course in
(Continued ea Pa«« Six)

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