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MJMIIKR 111. X XVH^-EJ . t\J V^JCii>lO I>£R MONTH
WALSH IN GARB
OF FELON TRIES
TO BE CHEERFUL
'Convict No. 6861' Locked
in Cell, Sleeps Calmly
on Prison Cot
ASKS TO KNOW RULES
Aged Magnate Will Work
in Library-Says Death
Will Free Him
LEAVEN WORTH, Kas., Jan. 19.—
On a little Iron cot in a cell o*
the federal prison here John K.
Walsh, who today begun servinß a
five-year sentence for misapplying
funds of the Chicago National bank,
spent his first night In the peniten
If the change from a luxurious room
in his Calumet avenue mansion in
Chicago to a small barred space
worked a hardship on the prisoner he
did not show it. He has accepted his
new situation with smiling good grace.
He is outspoken in his approval of
the kind manner in which he has been
treated since his arrival at noon today.
But behind his brave front there is
believed to bo a secret belief in his
own mind that he never will live out
Tonight it became known that while
Walsh was talking in private with an
old friend—a man, like himself, with
white hair, whom he has known for
half a century—ho remarked sadly:
Expects to Die Soon
"I don't believe I ever shall livo out
my sentence If I am not pardoned."
The new surroundings did not make
Walsh, who Is known as "Convict
6R81," nervous. He sat calmly in his
cell tonight and read until the big
Kong sounded "lights out" at 9 o'clock.
Then he undressed and retired.
When a guard passed the cell a few
minutes later the former banker was
When the convicted banker was
shown his cell he asked several ques
tions about rules governing his In
"Just tell me what to do and I will
do it," he said. "If I violate any rules
I assure you it will be through ig
Little attempt was made today to
teach the new prisoner the rules.
Prison officials thought it best not to
burden his mind with little details of
prison life until he had become thor
oughly rested from the trip.
Many persons who saw the convicted
financier enter the prison today with
sprightly step and smiling countenance
predicted a relapse would Hollow when
he was settled inside the walls. It
was said that Walsh was straining
every point to make himself appear
cheerful before his friends.
Few Men So Calm
Fnv men even two-score years
younger than this gray-haired convict
have walked so calmly Into prison as
Warden R. W. McClaughry, an old
personal friend of Walsh, was one
of those who feared the prisoner might
suffer a relapse. But after talking
with him tonight he said;
"Walsh is bearing up well. I am
surprised at the vitality he shows. I
do not predict a relapse. He probably
will he able to take up some regular
•employment in a few days."
Dr. L. Blake Baldwin, the prisoner's
son-in-law, has decided to remain un
til tomorrow. Ho will have a con
ference with Dr. A. F. Tone, prison
physician, and tell him the exact
physical condition of the aged ex
One thing that has given confidence
to Uie friends of the prisoner is his
appetite. He took his first meal In
prison today. It consisted of warm
biscuits, fried potatoes, onions and
plain coffee. Walsh ate heartily.
Within twenty minutes after the
warden's offlce had been reached pre
liminary arrangements for Walsh's
Incarceration had been made. He
shook hands with his son, John W.
Walsh; his son-in-law, Dr. Baldwin;
his .attorney. E. C. Ritzhcr, and United
States Marshals Hoy and Middleton,
who accompanied him.
"Goodby," he said firmly, and then
turned to the warden as a sig-nal that
he was ready to begin his sentence.
His photograph was taken. Another
convict acted as photographer*
The picture showed Walsh in the
street clothes in which he arrived. In
a few days, after ho has recovered
from the fatigue and excitement at
tending his trip from Chicago, a sec
ond photograph will bo taken.
As lie is in poor health, Walsh was
sent to the hospital for observation.
If he becomes able to work he will be
assigned to duty in the prison li
His duties will be those of a special
clerk to the librarian, Chaplain Prank
J. Iyeavitt, in the work of overhauling
and recatalosuing- the books.
As there are more than 7000 volumes
to be handled the work promises to be
no easy task, but it is believed that It
will prove congenial to the prisoner,
who is a great reader.
Here is the daily routine that Walsh
must now follow, with the exceptions
of Sundays and holidays, after he is
assigned to regular work:
5:30 a. m.—Arise, make up cot and
prepare for breakfast.
6:30 a. m.—Breakfast. After break
fast he may return to his cell for a
7:30 a. m.—March to work.
12:30— Return to work.
5:30 p. m.—Supper in dining hall.
After supper ho may return to his cell
and employ his time as he desires until
the retiring hour, 9 p. m.
Prisoners are permitted to smoke
->ipes in their cells, but Walsh does
not smoke. He may read during the
time alotted ottier prisoners for smok
ing if he desires.
Prisoners are not allowed to receive
presents from their friends. SlimiM
money be sent to Walsh it will be kept
in the office to the pliioner'l ere lii
payment mude to him on his release.
All h« will be permitted to receive
(Continued .m rasr Two)
LOS ANGELES HERALD
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Thursday, light north wind. Maximum
temperature yesterday 61 degrees,
minimum 39 degrees.
Police commission postpones action on
saloon permits Investigated until
Tuesday. PAGE 16
Business row ends In shooting scrape—
Spring street oyster dealer shot In
chock. PAGE 16
Two boys wounded, one may die, as re
sult of shooting affray between two
Other youths. PAGE 16
Actress figures in divorce ease— Sad
tangle In domestic lire aired. PAGE S
State, railroad commission seeks protests
from shippers on higher freight rate?.
Police commission takes permit from
Majestic bar. • PAGE 1
Elmer E. Rowel!, attorney, wanted on sev
eral charges, Informs court he will ap
pear soon as able to. PAGE 6
John T. GafTey offers thirty acres of land
for park purposes. PAGE 6
One of wives of German count alleged to
ho bigamist sues for annulment of
ties, PAGE 6
W. C. Carpenter, partner of A. E. Warm
lngton, placed on probation. PAGE 6
Trial of Fred Lummer, charged with mur
der, Is begun. PAGE 5
Held for murder of lunch wagon chef.
Hal E. Hardy bound over to superior
court. .PAGE 9
Daylight burglar finds easy —De-
lay of police gives ample time for
escape. PAGE 9
Chapllns found guilty by Jury In Im
perial valley land fraud cases Dis
agreement as to McPhcrrin's guilt. PAGE 0
In address before Federation club T.
T3. Gibbon urges changes in present
liquor laws. PAGE 9
Sherman says he will not resign —
Wants courts to decide difficulty.
Two women hurt in auto wreck on road
to Azusa. PAGE 1
Suspended police sergeants must appear
before police commission to show
came why they should not be re
moved. PAGE 16
Majestic barroom loses license. PAGE 1
Editorial, Letter Box and Haskin's let
ter. PAGE 4
News of the courts. PAGE 5
City Brevities. PAGE 5
Municipal affairs. PAGE 5
Oil and mines. PAGE 13
Citrus fruit markets. PAGE 13
Building permits. PAGE 13
Financial and commercial. PAGE 12
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15
Time tables. PAGE 15
San Pedro shipping:. PAGE 16
Society and club news. PAGE 7
Dramatic notes. PAGE 7
Count Zeppelin plans airship to carry
300 passengers. PAGE) 6
Arrow Girl describes high flight in bal
loon and says she felt no fear. PAGE) 6
Harrison will try for "altitude record to-
Threo pilots take gay parties
through skies. PAGE 6
Paulhan flies twice from Aviation park to
ocean shore, carrying passengers. PAGE 1
Hamilton fails to break altitude record.
Hillary Beachy's biplane wrecked on
Held. PAGE 1
Daughters of south honor Lee's mem
ory on birthday anniversary. PAGE 14
Redondo Beach politics livening up and
aspirants to office are appearing.
H. R. Stolz of Redlands, Stanford stu
dent, wins Rhodes scholarship.^ PAGE 14
Program for five years of civic work at
Long Beach Is outlined. PAGE 14
Municipal bond election campaign In
Pasadena starts with document Issued
by city council. PAGE 14
State railway commission calls meeting
to hear shippers' protests. PAGE 8
Naked fanatics on roof of home In Bel
lingham await chariot of fire, while
one baby is dead and another is dy
ing of neglect. PAGE 3
Slum habitues were used as dupes In
Oregon land frauds, according to ev
idence in trial of Blnger Hermann at
Portland. PAGE 2
Two stock exchange firms fail as result
of iron pool smashed in New York, and
lively cession ensues. PAGE 3
John R. Walsh, convicted banker and rail
road magnate of Chicago, dons con
vict's garb at federal prison in Leaven
worth. PAGE 1
Uniform state laws are urged at meet
ing in Washington of Civic federa
tion. PAGE 8
Governors discuss problems of state In
convention at Washington. PAGE 8
Artist Christy alleged to have Bpanked
wife. PAGE 2
Kansas City man may be charged with
the murder of Col. Swope and nephew.
Rainey rejected as Democratic member
of Ballinger-Pinchot investigation
committee. PAGE 1
Governor Hughes of New York gives
good advice to insurance men. PAGE 2
/i-cnch minister of public Instruction de
i id lOhool system and says attack of
Catholics is due to their dislike for Im
partial text book. PAOH 3
King Leopold's favorite daughter to
wed Prince Victor Napoleon of
France. . PAGE 2
MINING AND OIL
Associated Oil meeting called for yester
day for tne purpose of dissolving stock
pool Is postponed through luck of a
quorum. PAGH 13
New York Coallnga well No. 4 exceeds 200
barrels a day. PAGE 13
Rock Island Oil Is name of new com
pany organized to develop In Bis H^i" 1
district. , PAGE 13
Standard Oil prospects In Santa Clara
valley. PAGE 13
Southern Belle stamp mill resumes opera
tions. PAGE 13
Bouse- & Swansea railroad will bo com
pleted within thirty days. PAGE 13
California oil dividends for December
total *568,193. PAGE 13
George MtiinsJc starts anew upon liH
climb to top of the lightweight pile In
r«Btqr«d health and form. PAGE 10
Al Kaufman outboxea Philadelphia Jack
O'Brien in six rounds and utmost puts
him away in fourth* and sixth rounds.
Mlss Chesbrough continues to lead In
grit play for bo&ori at annual state
tournament ac Ingleslde. PAQfI 10
Melville I.nntf and Morris McLoughlin.
tennli cracks who wont to Australia
to win back Davis cup, return. PAGE 10
Happy i i.«t an sign* First Buiman
Fiiher of 0.-P. league to cover mi
lin 1 s;i,k for Vernon next aeuimn. PAGE 10
John McGraw nearly tosea two fingers
whllo In barber's chair at New York.
THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, 1910.
PAULHAN FLIES TWICE TO OCEAN
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Wrecked Glll-Dosh machine after two.mlle flight which ended I n disaster. Hlllery Beachey fell forty feet with the aeroplane, which
tumbled to the ground when the engine was shut off. -photo by cole.
NET GAIN OF 45
LIBERALS CONTINUE TO LOSE
Impossible, However, at This Time to
Gauge Popular Feeling in Re.
gard to Home
LONDON, Jan. 19.—A1l returns of to
day's elections that are likely to be re
ceived tonight show that the Unionists
gained five seats and the Liberals one,
leaving the present position of the par
ties as follows:
Unionists, 129; Liberals, 119; Labor
ites, 22; Nationalists, 44.
Thus far, therefore, the Unionists
have a net gain of 45 sets. They are
required to obtain a net gain of at least
168 to wipe out the Liberal majority in
the last parliament.
The Liberals continue to lose through
three-cornered fights, labor candidates
invariably receiving just enough sup
port to allow the Unionists to succeed.
Majority for Reform
Judging from returns received so far,
if the Liberal, Laborite and Nationalist
votes were grouped there would be a
large majority for the reform of the
house of lords. Many Unionists also
are In favor of some change, and Un
ionist leaders are finding a strong cur
rent of feeling In the country in this
direction. They have repeatedly spok
en in favor of reform along the lines o£
the report of the Rosebery committee,
and in fact have promised to carry out
some such scheme, which would reduce
the number of hereditary peers.
It is almost impossible at the present
moment to gauge popular feeling on
home rule, for while Premier Asqutth
placed it in his platform, many Lib
eral candidates have been compelled
to repudiate it. Practically all Union
ist candidates are tariff reformers,
but some would hardly follow so far
as the Chamberlainites would lead. It
is possible that the Unionist fiscal pol
icy would find some supporters among
Half of Results Announced
Of the elections for 81 members of
the new parliament held today the re
sult of less than half was announced
today, the others being in widely scat
tered districts where it takes time to
collect the ballot boxes. In London,
where four boroughs polled, two re
mained to the Liberals and one to the
Laborites, while the fourth went over
from the Liberals' side to the Unionist.
In northern England the Liberals
generally hold the seats won .in 1906.
This also is true of Scotland, but the
Midlands continue to go over to the
party of reform.
FOUR PERSONS PERISH IN
FIRE; MANY ARE MISSING
Three of the Dead Killed by Jumping
from Windows of Burn.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19.—Four
persons are known to be dead, several
are dying in hospitals and a dozen
others are missing, following a flre
which destroyed a factory building
Many of the missing are girls. The
known dead aro all girls and three of
them were killed by jumping from
There are nearly twenty men, wo
men and children in hospitals.
The negro elevator boy employed In
the building was arrested pending an
investigation. Into the origin of the
APPEALS FOR ESTATE
FRESNO, Jan. 19.—Mrs. Margaret
Zeeder of Alameda, daughter of the
late Dennis Kearney, today filed no
tice of appeal from the decision of
Judge Austin In denying her contest of
the will of the late M. Theodore
Kearney, who loft $1,000,000 to the
State university. Mis. Zeeder baaed
her contest on her father's claim that
he was a cousin of the millionaire
Six Insurgents from Minnesota and
Wisconsin Manifest Dissatisfac
tion by Bolting the
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.— general
denial of the sweeping charges of reck
less and Improper expenditures by the.
Interior department, Incited by Repre
sentative Hitchcock, was made today
by Fred Dennett, commissioner of the
general land office, at the opening ses
sion of a hearing before the house com
mittee on expenditures In the Interior
department. lie admitted, however,
that some of the minor specifications
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.—The cau
cus of Republican members of the
house tonight named the house mem
bers of the Ballinger-Pinchot investi
gation committee, and Incidentally re
jected Mr. Rainey of Illinois, one of
the two Democrats selected by the
Democratic caucus last Saturday
night as the minority representative
on the committee.
The six men selected Include three
"regular" Republicans—McCall of
Massachusetts, Olmstead of Pennsyl
vania and Denby of Michigan; one
"insurgent," Madison of Kansas, and
two Democrats —James of Kentucky
and Lloyd of Missouri.
The caucus lasted three hours, and
while characterized by much acrimony
was more peaceful than most mem
bers had expected. Even at that
there was a bolt of six Insurgents, led
by Cooper of Wisconsin, the other
bolters being Lenroot, Nelson and
Carey of Wisconsin and Davis and
Lindberg of Minnesota.
Taft's Views Expressed
In several speeches strong objections
to both James and Rainey were voiced,
the objectors claiming to express the
views of President Taft. There was
no objection to either of them person
ally. Against Rainey was cited activ
ity in stirring up trouble for the Re
publican administration in Panama
After the vote had been taken nom
inating the four Republicans, a sep
arate vote was ordered on the Demo
cratic members of the committee. At
this juncture Mr. Cooper declared that
he was authorized by a number of his
colleagues to say that they were op
posed to naming Democratic members
of a committee in a Republican cau
"It would bfi harmful to the Repub
lican party to do so," declared Mr.
Cooper Causes Laughter
Mr. Cooper constantly caused laugh
ter by repeated Inadvertent allusion
to OUie James as "Jesse" James.
The strongest partisanship speech
was that of J. Sloat Fawcett of New
York, who adjured the Republicans to
name the whole committee without re
gard to Democratic selections.
Speaker Cannon opposed any com
"You've only got two propositions,"
said he. "Either accept the Demo
cratic selections or reject 'em."
THOUSANDS OF MEN IDLE
AS RESULT OF FLOODS
Ohio River Stationary After Doing
$300,000 Damage to Adjacent
PITTSBURO, Pa., Jan. 19.—Pitts
burg's flood danger point was passed
during the morning and the Ohio river
is now stationary at twenty-two feet,
two inches. Loss due to the flood is
estimated at $300,000. Three vessels
in the local harbor valued at $12,500
were sunk. Mines, potteries, tube
mills and factories along the Alle
gheny, Monongahela, Kiskiminetas,
Youghiogheney and Cheat rivers have
closed down and/ thousands of men are
Traffic on steam roads entering
Pittsburg along the river front is de
2 WOMEN HURT
IN AUTO WRECK
TOURING CARS COLLIDE WITH
I Road Leading to Azusa Scene of Ac
cident in Which the Injured
[Special to The Herald.]
MONROVIA, Jan. 19.—Two big tour
ing automobiles collided this afternoon
at the corner of Orange and Sham
rock avenues, causing the serious in-
Jury of Mrs. W. D. Parker and Mrs.
W. F. McNally, who were passengers
in a car owned and driven by O. W.
Mosher of Pasadena. Mr. Mosher,
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Parker
and Mr. and Mrs. McNally, were driv
ing toward Azusa in a seven-passenger
car. At the corner of Oiange and
Shamrock they collided with the ce.r
owned by F. Neal Robinson, occupied
and driven by Mr. Robinson's chauf
feur, Will Price.
Both cars were wrecked and the
two women were caught under the
debris. Mrs. Parker sustained frac
tures of several ribs and also suffered
internal injuries. One of Mrs. Mc-
Nally's wrists was broken and she was
otherwise shocked and bruised. Mr,
McNally and Mr. Parker were not
severely hurt, although both were
bruised painfully. Mr. Mosher and the
chauffeur also escaped dangerous in
Mrs. Parker and Mrs. McNally were
taken to La Vista Grand hotel, where
they were attended by Drs. Davies and
According to witnesses of the acci
dent the Mosher car was being driven
rapidly alons? the road leading to
Azusa. The car driven by Price turned
a corner into the same street, and be
fore either driver could apply his
brakes both cars were demolished.
FORMER RAILROAD HEAD
IS CHARGED WITH FRAUD
Company Claims Conspiracy Robbed
It of $850,000 on Real Estate
CHICAGO, Jan. 19.—Charges that
Benjamin Thomas, former president of
the Chicago & Western Indiana; Chai.
R. Kappes, former real estate dealer
tor the railroad, and John Fetzer ob
tained at least $850,000 from the rail
road through a real estate conspiracy
are made in a bill for an accounting
filed in the circuit court today.
The bill was filed by the Chicago &
Western Indiana railroad. According
to the bill, the real estate transactions
occurred in 11)06 and involved the ex
penditure of J2.521.899.
Tlic defendants are alleged to have
divided $850,000 profits.
In. June, 190S, Thomas and Kappea
resigned their positions _ with the rail
road, and it is alleged they destroyed
or removed from the offices quantities
of papers, books and documents relat
ing to transactions with Fetzer.
The court issued an injunction re
straining any of the defendants from
disposing of certain bonds which the
bill alleges formed part of the profits
of the land deals.
RECEIVES NAVAL MEN
Rear Admiral Hubbard Presents Lov.
ing Cup at Dinner Given by
TOKIO, Jan. 19.—Rear Admiral Se
bree, commander in chief of the Pacilic
fleet; Rear Admiral Hubbnrd, com
manding the Atlantic squadron, and
captains of the United States navy here
were received today by the emperor,
who was extremely cordial. The offi
cers were presented by United States
Following the audience the Ameri
cans were entertained at dinner by Vice
Admiral Saito, to whom Rear Admiral
Hubhard presented a loving cup, the
gift of the officers of the American fleet.
Guests at this affair Included Admiral
Togo and sixteen other officers of the
Japanese navy, Ambassador O'Brien
and the staff of the American embassy.
The squadron will sail homeward to
morrow. Officers and men are In fine
SINGLE COPIES: ON TRAINS. 5 CENTS
BREWERY SHOWN TO BE IN
CONTROL OF SALOON
Police Commission Believes Effort
Was Made to Defeat Its Aims
and Takes Permit from
T. P. Roberts
The Majestic bar, adjoining the Ma
jestic theater, at 843 South Broadway,
was ordered closed by the police com
mission last night and it is likely to
remain closed for an indefinite period,
as no one longer holds a permit to con
duct business at this place.
This permit was held in the name of
T. P. Roberts, while S. A. Lowenstein,
who also owns the saloon adjoining
the Burbank theater, was the actual
owner of the place. But the commis
sion believed Mr. Lowenstein had at
tempted a subterfuge in an effort to
thwart the plans of the commission
to divorce the breweries and the re
tail saloons and his application to
have the permit issued in his own
name was denied.
T. P. Roberts, in whose name the
permit stood, is credit man for the
Maier Brewing company and he had
been cited to appear before the com
mission and show cause why this per
mit should not be revoked as he had
no active part In the management of
the saloon. Mr. Roberts made no de
fense and no objection to the revoca
tion of this permit. When Lowen
stein was examined he told the com
mission he had paid the Maier Brew
ing company $10,000 for the license for
this place, although he owned the
stock and fixtures. He gave ten notes
of $1000 each in payment and the li
cense continued to stand in the name
of T. P. Roberts as security for the
When the police commission began
its Investigation Into the brewery con
trol of retail permits Roberts and
Lowonstein, from the testimony intro
duced, attempted to fix up a rartner
ship agreement in order to protect the
license. The partnership proceedings
went to the extent of a federal license
being secured in the names of Roberts
& Lowenstein and the money received
by tho saloon deposited In the name
of this firm. But the actual partner
ship papers were signed only by Mr.
Loweneteln and not by Mr. Roberts.
This the commission considered a sub
terfuge to defeat its ends and denied
Lowenstein's application that the per
mit be made out in his own name
after revoking the permit held by Rob
TO FIGHT HOOK WORM
oSuthern Conference Offers Thanks to
John D. Rockefeller for Million
ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 19.—After ex
tending a vote of thanks to John D.
Rockefeller for his "munificent and hu
manitarian" prift of one million dollars
for eradicating the hook worm disease,
a permanent organization to be known
as the Southern Health Conference was
effected at today's session of the con
ference on the hook worm.
A resolution was adopted favoring
uniform state laws requiring the com
pilation of vital statistics.
Dr. F. H. Harris of Atlanta was
Replying to a question by C. S. Bar
rett, president of the National Farmers'
union, and emphasizing the widespread
prevalence of the disease, Dr. Charles
W. Stiles created much surprise when
he said that he had been able to rec
ognize among the delegates to the con
ference at least six cases in which the
symptoms of hook worm were visible.
WOMAN BUFFETED IN
OHIO ICE FLOES GIVES
BIRTH TO TWIN GIRLS
GAIXirOLIS, Ohio. Jan. While
beiug buffeted about in an Ice floe on
the Ohio river curly today Mr*. William
Shields save birth te twin girls.
The family lived on a house boat
moored at Millwood, \\. Va. The boat
. was torn loose by the ice, and when it
landed today the mother n-as attended
by phj slcians.
The girls were named "Ohio" and
"Virginia" as a memory of the trying
ordeal under which they were born.
ONCE MORE FOR
HONORS OF AIR
Carries Passengers from
Aviation Park to the
Sea and Return
BIPLANE IS WRECKED
Beachey Wins in Dirigible
in Altitude Trial
Paulham makes 21 mile* cross country
carrying Mme. Paulhan as a passenger
In 33:45 2 5.
Clifford B. Harmon and Faulhan make
second cross-country flight of nearly
the same distance in the same time.
Beachey defeats Knabenshue In dir
igible race. Time, 4:514-5.
Hamilton falls to lower Paulhan's al
George B. Harrison and Clifford B.
Harmon will try for altitude today In
balloon New York.
Faulhan will try for world's endurance
record of 114 miles in 4:06:25.
Aviation meet closes today.
SHIRLEY A. OLYMPIUS
ONE more world's record—that of
flight—added to Louis Paulhan'a
long list of victories, the Gill-Dosh bi
plane a wreck, a dirigible balloon race
won by Lincoln Beachy and the failure
of C. K. Hamilton to make a serious
dent in Paulhan's altitude record are
the brief words which tell the story of
the^aviation events at Dominguez yes
It was a day of strange accomplish
ments and stranger failures. For the
accomplishments, there is Paulhan
be credited. For the failures there
only mystery as to their explanation.
Hillery Beachy, piloting the arist
cratic Gill-Dosh biplane, made a bea'
tiful flight of a mile or more, and thi
suddenly came to disaster while floa
ing serenely through space some for
feet above the earth. He thinks it w.
his engine which failed to work. Wha
ever the cause, he now has a machi
with planes bent, broken and tor
rods twisted and broken into kindlii
wood; running gear which never w..«*
run again; a damaged engine and aW
headache. He will be compelled to i
build his aeroplane before it ever mak
Paulhan made a successful eros
country flight of twenty-one miles wi
Madame Paulhan as a passenger. 1
set a new world's record in so doir
and repeated the operation with Fligl
ly varying success when he carri
Clifford B. Harmon as a passenger. I
first flight was made in thirty-three
minutes and his second in nearly the
Starts for Seashore
To those who stood with upturned
faces, wildly waving their hands and
loudly chering, while their eyes bulged
with amazement, the sight of Paulhan
and his wife skimming through the air
350 feet above where Redondo Beach
and Hermosa go down to the sea, was
the wonder of wonders. They were be
holding for the first time the newest
form of travel. To Paulhan the view
of the clear blue waters of the Pacific
was grand, but the ride was more like
one taken in a taxicab to a favorite
club or a plaro of amusement. He had
gone out to the sea to give his wife her
first sight of the Pacific ocean, so the
flight was more or less of an aerial
"joy ride," with thought only on fua
and not of world's records.
It was just past 2:30 o'clock when
Paulhan and his wife rose into the air
near the Frenchman's hangar. No an
nouncement of any cross-country flight
had been made, and it was not until
after he had winged off into space that
Paulhan's destination was made known
to the Judges and spectators.
Once he circled around the course,
passing high before the grandstand.
Again lie circled the course, swinging
far to the south and passing over the
western end of the spectators' seats.
As he reached the northwest corner of
the course he headed straight for the
■ea. At first it was thought he was
only going for a little jaunt and would
soon turn In his tracks and come bade
to aviation field. Smaller and smaller
the l'iplane grew until at last it was
lost in the clouds which rise near the
coast. Then the judges knew Paulhan
was "going down to the sea in an
Circled Over Hermosa
Fifteen minutes after Paulhan was
lost to view of those on Dominguez
field he was circling around Hermosa
and Redondo Beach. Below him boomer
and roared the surf, mingling its sonor
ous tones with the quick explosions of,
his motor. For just a few minutes
Faulhan pointed out the grandeurs of
the ocean and the shore to his Wife.
Used to strange sights as she is, ihe
clapped her hands with delight, and
waved gaily to those 350 feet below.
Sightseeing in a biplane is like watch
ing- a panorama. It takes place so
quickly that but a few seconds gives
one a clear view of everything worth
seeing at all. It was Just so with
Madame Paulhan's view of land and
sea. She saw much, quickly, and then
was ready to return. To the east the
biplane was headed, and at a 30-mlle
au-hour gate the two air voyageurs re
turned to camp.
They came to earth amid deafening
cheers. It was with difficulty that tho
mounted deputies restrained the crowd
from breaking through tho wire fence
and surrounding Paulhan and his wife.
As it was they were surrounded by the
hundred or more on the field, and were
compelled to run a perfect battery of
camera men before they vere allowed
to go In peace to the hangar.
The descent was made within a few
feet of the press boxes and was ont! of
the prettiest ever made by Paulhan.
He glided to earth from a height of 200
feet with all the grace of a bird.
For the first time since Paulhan has
made flights at Dominguei he went out-
(Continued an P*c* SU).
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