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Cunningham Admits $250
Was Given Pinchot's Foe
Who Inspected Patents
While Judge in Seattle Sec
retary Received Fee, Is
Magnate's Admission
"VT EW light was shed on the Plnchot
j\ Ballinger controversy yesterday
" when Clarence Cunningham, one
of the claimants of the Alaskan coal
fields, admitted that ho and his associ
ates had paid Richard A. Ballinger for
examining the patents to the lands.
This fee was paid, so Cunningham says,
while Ballinger was a judge in Seattle.
That Ballinger is a close friend of
Cunningham and his associates, and
that the man who is now secretary of
the interior told the coal claimants that
their patents "looked all right to him,"
also was admitted by Cunningham.
Mr. Cunningham is In Los Angeles,
and yesterday in the pallor of a down
town hotel told of the deal with Bal
linger, declaring at the same time that
the fact that Ballinger was friendly to
him in no way tends to show that the
secretary is doing any services for the
claimants at the present time.
Cunningham, with many others,
claims valuable coal holdings in Alaska
that have been the object of attack as
i" their rightful ownership by Former
Forester Glfford Pinchot in his fight
for the conservation of the govern
ment's natural resources.
Cunningham was authority for the
statement recently that he and his as
sociates would get patents to their
Alaskan coal lands despite Plnchot's
charges and the investigation now un-
Continued on Page Two.
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy Wednesday; light, north wind,
changing to south; frost In the morn.
Ing. Maximum temperature yesterday
67 degrees, minimum 40 degrees.
Police shake-up Is on, and two ser
'eoants summarily stripped of stars.
Great architects exhibit drawings at
flrst annual display. PAGE 9
Holdups rob and beat a peddler; man
left unconscious on Mission road after
fierce flcht. PAGE 6
Claim to portion of Baldwin estate Is
filed In probate court In which
nearly 115.000 is Involved. PAGE 6
Police arrest suspect on charge of rob
bery and say they bellevo he Is one of
- the daring daylight burglars. PAGE (
Garwood. convicted of robbery, falls to
gain his freedom and must pass re
mainder of Ufa in San Quentln. rage 5
Salary question for city employes will
be solved by Joint committees from
civic bodies and council. PAGE 6
Editorial, letter box and Haskln's letter.
Council may wags -war on bill boards;
will limit height to six feet. PAGE 6
Transfer of funds for deepening of San
Pedro harbor reported favorably on
by rivers and harbors committee.
Clarence Cunningham, Alaskan coal
claimant, admits that Richard A.
Balllnger was paid, for services in in
specting coal land patents. PAGE 1
Co-respondent arrested on charge of
perjury. PAGE 7
Society and music. PAGE 7
Marriage licenses, births and deaths.
Mines and oil fields. PAGE 13
Markets and financial. PAGE 12
Building permits. PAGE 13
Shipping. PAGE 13
Theaters and dramatic criticism. PAGE 7
Sports. PAGE 10
Automobiles. PAGE 11
Paulhan flies In biplane from Domln
guez field to Santa Anita race track.
Three accidents happen at Dominguez
Held, one man and two women being
Injured. PAGE 3
Mars ready to try for record; Oakland
pilot anxious to attempt altitude and
endurance balloon tests. PAGE 3
Law violations at Domlngruez field ,"'
under Zeehandelaar concessions cease
as result of Herald' expose. PAGE 1
Captain of steamer Lakme, threaten
ing suicide, refuses to discuss acci
, dent to vessel. PAGE 14
San Bernardino to augment police force
In order to cope with thugs. PAGE 14
Pasadena charity ball is a brilliant so
ciety fete. * PAGE 8
Democrats protest to state railroad
I commission against present freight
carrying charges. PAGE 16
John R. Walsh must serve five yearn in
federal prison. PAGE 1
Governors assemble at White House to
hear speech by Taft. . PAGE 2
Congressmen agree to probe Plnchot-
Ballinger dispute. ; PAGB 2
Representative Mondell objects to form
and purpose of bills prepared by Hal
linger. PAGE 2
Prices In New Tork stock market show
. violent movement and values move
up and down In rapid succession.
, i ,:,. ' ?AGB 13
President Lewis of mine workers pre
vents stormy session at ;the conven
tion In Indianapolis. PAGE 6
Germany sends Its ultimatum to In- .
quiry made by United States regard-
Ing tariff relations. PAGE H'
Voters In Great Britain support the
Unionist policy and government party
Cains , twenty-one seats. , PAGE 3
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Paulhan alighting after his world.beating cross country flight to Arcadia and return. The crowd broke into tumultuous cheers as the ma.
chine again appeared in the sky, after being lost for nearly an hour. The picture shows aides and officials on the field rushing toward the machine
to embrace the aviator. _ Ph nto by cole.
Officers Summoned Before Head of
Department at Midnight and Sum.
marily Suspended—Case Will
Come Before Commission
What promisea to develop into a big \
shakeup at the east side police station,
which necessarily will Involve central
police headquarters, was begun a short
time before midnight last night when
Sergeants D. L. Adams and Augustus
Hartmeyer, both detailed from the east
side station, were summarily stripped
of their badges by Chief of Police Di-sh
The Immediate cause of this sudden
act of suspending sergeants supposed
to be on duty is the result of a personal
investigation by Chief Di»hman, after
the holdup of Peter H. Riggs, a Pasa
dena, produce merchant, had been re
ported at the east side station.
Investigation by Chief Dishman re
sulted in finding the two sergeants oc
cupying seats at the prize fight in Mc-
Carey's pavilion, while they were sup
posed to be looking for clews that
might lead to the .solution of the brutal
assault and robbery of Kisgs.
That Captain Lehnhausen, in charge
of the east side station, will be called
before the police commission at its next'
meeting seems assured after last
night's developments.
When Chief Dishman arrived at the
east side station he was not aware of
the holdup, but went to make personal
investigation of reports that conditions
were not up to the standard and that it
had been conducted in a haphazard
According to the chief's statement,
the only person in charge of the station
was Desk Sergeant Cahill, and then he
learned of the holdup. Efforts at first
to locate Captain Lehnhausen were in
vain, but he was later reached by tele
phone at his home.
Find Sergeants
In the meantime the whereabouts of
Sergeants Adams and Hartmeyer had
been ascertained. Captain Lehnhausen
In response to a query of Chief Dish
man as to why the east side station
was neglected and why the two ser
vants were absent from duty without
authority, replied be had given Ser
geant Adams permission to attend the
light, but not Hartmeyer.
This Is a direct violation of the po
lice rules, as no captain is allowed
to give permission to any one in his
command to attend an entertainment
outside of his own district.
The officers, it is said, made a bluff
of patrolling their beats during- the
fight by calling up at the stated Inter
val! from a telephone at the prize
The sergeants were the two most sur
prised persons in Los ■ Angeles when
they appeared before the chief at mid
night, and their stars wore taken from
them. No attempt of an explanation of
their conduct was given or asked, as
It Is a matter that will be threshed out
thoroughly at tne next meeting of the
police commission.
In speaking of the surprise last night,
Chief Dishman said: "It Is no wonder
that sucii holdups arc possible if offi
cers sworn to perform their obliga
tions, wilfully absent themselves from
duty. I acted personally in this mat
ter, and did not depend on reports or
rumors. It means a shakeup and if
the east side station is not properly
managed I Intend to learn the reason."
Sergeant Adams has been with the
police'department for a number of
years, while Hartmeyer is still serving
his probationary period, receiving his
appointment at the same time that
Captain Lehnhausen was promoted.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 18.—All proc.rd
lngs against Harry A. Rhelnstrom in
the probate court were dismissed today
and an entry was made declaring be
was not insane. The action ends the
proceedings brought by his mother
ami other relatives In a vain attempt
to prevent his recent marriage to Edna
Loftus, divorced wife of "Winnie"
O'Connor, a Jockey.
Famous Financier Who Began Life as News
boy and Later Controlled Millions Must
Don Garb of Convict, After a
Desperate Struggle
C^HICAGO, Jan. 18.—John R. Walsh,
, 72 years of age, who began his
business career as a newsboy and
later controlled millions in banks,
railroads, newspapers and coal fields,
left for the federal prison at Leaven
worth, Kas., at 6 o'clock tonight to
begin a five years' sentence for mis
application of the funds of the Chi
cago National bank, of which he had
been president.
His journey followed a denial by the
United States circuit court of appeals
of his petition for a new trial on the
ground of alleged misconduct of the
jurors who found him guilty.
The final chapter in the financier's
long fight against a prison term Is
summarized as follows:
Ten a. m.—Appeared at his office in
the Grand Central station and con
ducted business as if nothing of un
usual importance were pending.
Eleven-lifteen a. m.—Summoned to a
downtown hotel, where he heard over
the telephone that his petition for a
new trial was denied.
Four p. m.—Heard read the mittimus
committing him to prison.
Four-fifteen p. in.—Bid his wife,
daughter and intimate friends good by
at his Calumet avenue residence and
started for the station in his automo
Six p. m.—Left on the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad for Leav
enworth, where he is due at 10 o'clock
tomorrow morning.
Banker's Escorts
On his trip to Leavenworth Walsh
is accompanied by John W. Walsh, his
son; by Lee Babcnck and Dr. L. Blake
Baldwin, his sons-in-law, and by At
torney E. C. Ritzher, his iinancial
counsel. He is in the charge of United
States Marshal L. T. Hoy and of Dep
uty Marshal Thomas Middleton, a
lifelong friend.
After Walsh was on his ' way to
Leavenworth a rumor was started
that desperate effort would be made
to get the prisoner off the train by a
habeas corpus proceeding.
Learned Scientist Says Children
Under Legal Age Working Twelve
Hours in Cotton Mills Re.
sponsible for Diseases
CHICAGO, Jan. IS.—The hookworm
is much abused, according to Prof.
E. A. F. Winslow of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. Lecturing
on "Principles of Sanitary Science" in
Kent theater, University of Chicago,
the eastern scientist said:
"Inconceivable conditions in south
ern factories are causing more deaths
than tho hookworm. Children under
legal age are working twelve hours a
day in cotton factories. Tho hook
worm is mentioned when the blame
really should fall on industrial con
Prof. Winslow named the habit of
walking barefoot as conducive of the
hookworm disease.
♦ « i
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 18.—Pas
senger train No. 3, westbound on the
Spokane, Portland & Seattle road, ran
Into a waehout early today near Har
liin. Tho engine, mail and baggage
earl run Into the ditch, and it Is re
ported that Engineer George Koontz
HI killiil and two tramps were seri
ously hurt. None of the passengers
were Injured.
[Associated Pre»)
It was reported that Judge A. L.
Sanborn of the federal district court
had been summoned from Madison,
Wis., and that James Hamilton Lewis
would endeavor to obtain a writ from
him. The ground on which the writ
might be asked was not revealed, but
it was reported that the allegation
would be made that other than mem
bers of the grand Jury were In the jury
room when Walsh was indicted.
It was learned, however, that Judge
Sanborn's Jurisdiction ended at the
Illinois boundary line, which the train
that carried Walsh was scheduled to
cross at Rock Island, 111., at 10:35
o'clock tonight.
After that, It was said, as the pris
oner neared Leavenworth, action to ob
tain his liberty would have to be
brought In the Kansas district on the
ground that Mr. Walsh was "under il
legal restraint." .
Through Other States
The train also passes through lowa
and Missouri, but it was thought im
probable that any action could be ob
tained in those jurisdictions.
Judge Sanborn arrived in Chicago at
9 o'clock tonight. He said he had
heard that a writ of habeas corpus
might be asked for, but he had not
been asked to issue it.
John S. Miller, chief counsel for
Walsh, said he had heard nothing of
such a proceeding.
By a coincidence, Walsh started to
prison exactly two years after he had
been found guilty. It was on January
18, 1908, that a Jury in Judge Ander
.son's court brought in its verdict.
The scene in the courtroom when
Judge Landis ordered Walsh to be
present at the formal entering of the
commitment was dramatic.
"Keep up your spirits," said his
"I will," replied the aged prisoner.
"I'll go down there with the same
spirit that I have shown right along."
In order to save time Walsh was
hurried in an automobile to his home
to bid his wife good-bye, and then was
taken to the station.
Letter from Sister Mailed Nearly Half
Century Ago Might Have Changed
Course of Her Brother's
PASADENA, Jan. IS.—Elliot KaufE
man of the Guirnalda hotel, Pasadena,
yesterday received a menage from the
dead, in a letter from his sister mailed
in West Baden, Germany, forty years
ago. The letter was forwarded by an
other sister from Chicago, the writer
having died twenty-five years ago.
"Elliot, you must come home to us;
we are longing to see you," was the
message from beyond the grave. "Why
don't you stop wandering and return
The letter carried a poignant moan
ing to the man who received It, for
during- the forty years since it was
written he has been a wanderer. He
has followed the opon road into overy
corner of the world, and is stopping in
Pasadena only a few weeks in his
wayfaring. He has accumulated
wealth in his adventures, but always
he has deplored the fact that he has
found no permanent home. Yesterday
came the written message which, de
livered in time, might have changed
the course of his life.
The letter was found by the Chicago
ulster in an old cabinet, where she
placed it in 1870, neglecting to forward
it to her brother
Violators of Law Under Concessions
Granted F. J. Zeehandelaar No
Longer Offer Insult to
The promiscuous sale of liquor at
Aviation park has ceased suddenly.
Yesterday morning The Herald pro
tested against this violation of the law.
When the grounds opened in the aft
ernoon gTandstand venders carried only
innocent wares for the first time dur
ing the meet. A number of lunch
stands were cold and cheerless, for
they were unable to dispense intoxi
cating: liquors, while the letter of the
law was observed In the big restaurant
tent which was privileged to sell beer
and stronger drinks under a license.
The fact that county authorities had
taken cognizance of the violations ex
posed by The Herald was quite patent.
Early in the day deputies warned all
liquor venders on the ground that the
law would be enforced.
This closed up several temporary
canvas stands along the adobe walk
which had been reaping a harvest of
silver because of the brew so freely,
but illegally, dispensed each day of the
meet. When the boy venders went into
the grandstand and among the boxes
they no longer flourished in the faces
of men, women and children bottles of
intoxicating liquors, crying theso
wares for sale. Only soft drinks, pea
nuts and popcorn were seen in their
In the main restaurant tent, back of
the grandstand, a hot lunch, consisting
of one welnerwurst and a little hot
sauerkraut spread upon one slice of
bread, were served with every drink.
And all intoxicating beverages were
sold In original packages.
Many expressions of gratification
were heard because of the vastly im
proved condition of affairs at the
grounds. Members of the family own
ing the grounds leased for aviation
purposes declared they had not known
of the general sale of liquor through
out the grounds and would not have
countenanced it. They expressed satis
faction in the action of The Herald
which resulted in protecting the wom
en and children from the importunings
of the liquor venders.
The little stands along the walk
were closed because of the fact that
but one license was issued. That one
was for the main tent.
The managers of the week's tour
nament explained that they were not
aware of the wholesale violation of the
law. They declared the license was
secured late Saturday afternoon before
their negotiations with the concession
aire had been closed. For this reason
the license was made in the name of
P. J. Zeehandelaar and later turned
over to the man who started in to get
rich suddenly. No blame is attached
to other members of the management.
It is believed the remaining two days
of the meet will be free from violations
of the law.
Brown Closes Bars
Chief Detective S. L. Browne of the
district attorney's office, who went to
Aviation field to Investigate the reports
of the violation of the county liquor
ordinance, said last night:
"The liquor selling in the grandstand
was stopped before I reached the
grounds. But I found three bars run
ning in the tent at the rear, and every
thing there was booming. I saw the
managers, who said they believed they
were warranted by the terms of the
license to supply liquor to anybody and
everybody that wanted it. Then I
closed the bars, and colsed them tight.
The men in charge were shown the
law and told to observe It. They prom
ised to flo so, but I expect to keep
men on the ground to see that the
gounty ordinance is complied with."
YREKA, Cal., Jan. 18.—Mrs. M. K.
Thomas .lied at the family home near
this city yesterday while eating an ap
ple and conversing with her husband.
She was a prominent pioneer woman of
Siskiyou county and is survived by her
husband and two sons.
(JlYf't tf C( tPll/C. DAILY. (01 SUNDAY. »«
Daring Aviator Guides Biplane at High
Speed from Dominguez to Santa Anita
Race Track and Return
Fifty Thousand Frenzied Spectators at Park
Hail King of the Air as He Brings
His Steed to Earth
Distance—Forty-five miles.
Time —1 hour, 2 minutes, 42 4-5 seconds.
Start made at 3:09:41 1-5 o'clock.
Finish made at 4:12:23 o'clock.
Wind velocity—Thirty miles an hour, highest; twenty miles an
hour, least.
Greatest altitude—l9Bß.B feet.
At greatest altitude wind was steady at twenty to twenty-five
miles an hour.
Engine behaved perfectly, giving no trouble whatever.
Complete circuit of Santa Anita racetrack made.
Previous cross-country record, forty miles, 1 hour, 3 minutes,
made by S. F. Cody, Aldershot, England.
MONSIEUR LOUIS PAULHAN, bird-man, rode on the wings
of the wind yesterday from Aviation park out over the
green fields of the fertile San Gabriel valley to the foothills
which rise from the edge of the historic "Lucky" Baldwin ranch,
circled the Santa Anita racetrack, turned in his course and worked
his way back to his hangar in the center of the big course on
Rancho San Pedro. He was on his ride through space 1 hour, 2
minutes and 42 4-5 seconds, and he'covered forty-five miles, the
longest cross-country flight the world has ever known.
Thus has Paulhan, the greatest aviator of them all, added new
laurels to his large wreath, $10,000 to his pocketbook and to history
a page which will not soon be blotted out and which will be read
in millions of homes in every quarter of the globe when tbe-inomfiig
coffee is being served.
The scroll of the immortals was unrolled in Los Angeles when
the Aviation meet was opened a week ago last Monday. Louis
Paulhan since that time has written his name upon the parchment
twice, using for his stencil a "flying machine"—a Farman biplane.
Once he went up into the sky so far that instruments failed to record
his flight when lie became a mere speck in the field of the strongest
binocular. Again, yesterday, he became a speck to the glasses,
but the biggest speck in the world, for he was making history—
aviation and world history—every second.
Like the heroes read about in story books, Paulhan ha 3
acquitted himself. As he jumped from his seat in his biplane after
he had finished his flight, his face was wreathed with that smile
that will not come oft". He said, simply, "Ah, it was great sport."
That tells the story of the man's greatness, of his daring and of his
It was thrilling even to Americans when the strains of "La
Marseillaise" sounded as the aviator started. Never in America was
the French air of victory chorused with greater fervor than yester
day at Dominguez. Los Angeles was proud of its visitor as only,
Los Angeles knows how to be proud.
There were 50,000 on the field alone to do him honor, and other
thousands cheered from roofs of tall buildings in the city. More
honor could not have been paid a native son than was meted out to
Paulhan, the hero of the world today. He may be France's son, but
he is Los Angeles' history maker, and Los Angeles is proud of him.
When Louis Bleriot, in his own monoplane, soared across the
F.nglish channel from Sangatte to the white chalk cliff where Dover
rests the world was astounded at the news. It was the flight of
flights then. Since last July longer aerial journeys have been taken
in heaver-than-air machines, one of them by Paulhan, but Paulhan's
achievement yesterday is the record in distance, record in time and
record in character. Never before had a flight of so many miles been
made from a given point to another given point and back to the
starting point without a descent.
From the noon hour until 3 o'clock an air of mystery pervaded
the Paulhan hangar. An auto, bearing Mine Paulhan and two
friends, dashed up to the camp at 2 o'clock. A hasty consultation
was held with Paulhan. Then the auto dashed away again.
To every inquiry as to what all the commotion meant the
same answer was given, "Monsieur will soon make a flight." That
answer has been given frequently in the past week. It meant every
thing or nothing, just as it happens to be heard. To those who
heard the words only, yesterday, they meant nothing. To those
who coupled the words with intuition, they meant another world's
record soon might be recorded.
Before 1:30 o'clock a brisk breeze came up out of the south
west. By 2 o'clock, when the events of the day were scheduled to
begin, the breeze had become more a gale than zephyr. In the
center of the field a captive balloon careened and bumped like
a top until it had to be towed to its home in the draw back of
the grandstand.
A few minutes later the $5000 balloon New York, which had
been piloted to the field from Huntington Park by George B.
Harrison, suddenly flattened out, gas filling the air for a few min
utes. The wind was too strong for the balloon, so it had been slit
open to prevent injury. But the wind was not too strong for the
French bird-man. He was ready to weather any gale, for he had
told Chairman Bishop that he would go to the hill over to the east
and return to fill his pockets with American gold.
Aviators came out from their hangars at 2:30, glanced into the
sky, looked at their anemometers and made quick decision not to
attempt flight in the thirty-mile wind, which tears with cruel fingers
at the rubber-silk surfaces of aeroplanes. Those other aviators were
not afraid. They were cautious. The word caution is not written
in the lexicon of M. Louis Paulhan. Nor is fear there, either.
Three o'clock saw the Frenchman in the air for a quick circle
of the field. He shot out to the west and north, swerved back again
(Cratlnued on r»c« Thr**).

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