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vor,. xxxin. NUMBER 46. PRICE: 50 CENTS by carrier J * LtlLHl . O\) 1 O PKB MONTH MAYOR ALEXANDER APPOINTS BOARD OF CONSOLIDATION Commissioners to • Consider Merging City and Parts of County Los Angeles Men MEMBERS ARE EXPERIENCED Questions Concerning the Owens River Water and Power Will Be Discussed The seven men who are to constitute the consolidation commission were named yesterday by Mayor Alexander. They are: Leslie R. Hewitt, special counsel for the harbor bureau and for merly city attorney; J. A. Anderson, formerly member of the board of pub lic works; W. B. Mathews, special counsel for the aqueduct department; S. G. Graham, former member of tho police commission; S. A. Butler, su pervisor-elect; I* A. Handlev. profes sor at Occidental college, and D. K. Edwards, former member of the board of public works. Messrs. Hewitt, An derson, Mathews and Butler have had experience on former consolidation commissions and were largely instru mental in bringing about tho consoli dation of Los Angeles with San Pedro and Wilmington. Every member of the commission is a resident of Los Angeles, and it was the mayor's Intention to have a com mission composed exclusively of Los Angeles city men. It will bo one of the functions of this commission to act as a central *>ody, to which committees from different sections of the country can go with tho assurance that they are treating with an organization hav ing power to consider their proposals. The plan toward which this commis sion will work is to consolidate the city and such parts of the county as tho water of the Owens river will spread over. . The question of the power will also be a factor in this consolidation. There are some parts of the county that do not want any of the Owens river water, as they have plenty of water of their own, but they want some of the elec tricity the water will produce. CRIPPLED LINER'S PLIGHT SERIOUS Big Steamer Cheruskia, with Pro peller Gone, Trying to Get Home with Sails WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.—The big Hamburg-American liner Cheruskia is creeping painfully along under sail about 600 miles east of the Bermudas with her propeller gone, according to a report to the navy department. She was on her way from the Persian gulf bound for New York when the accident occurred. She reported she had lost her pro peller October 28 and had been making about fourteen miles daily under sail on a southwest course, trying to cross the track of the Hamburg-American steamers from Europe to St. Thomas. The United States steamship Wheel* Ing November 11 spoke her, but owing to her small size and scant supply of coal, was unable to tow the big liner, "* which already had broken all of her large hawsers in the effort to take a tow from a British steamer nine days previously. When the Wheeling parted company the Cheruskia had four weeks pro visions and the Wheeling supplied some extra food. The navy department has reported the facts to the Hamburg-American offices in New York and it <s presumed the company will dispatch tugs imme diately from the nearest ports to bring in the steamer. RAILWAYS ASK INJUNCTION AGAINST NEW COAST RATES Companies Allege Eleven Millions Loss on Lower Schedule SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15.—An acr tfon to prevent the enforcement of the reduction in freight rates over rail roads west of the Missouri river waa begun today when the Southern Pa cific, the Santa Fo and twenty other companies petitioned Judge Monroe of the federal circuit court for an injunc tion restraining the interstate com merce Commission from carrying out its orders to cut the "charges on the hauling of commodities. The rates will go into effect Novem ber 24. They were established after two years' investigation, and were an nounced in the new class rate schedule on June 6 last. The petition for the Injunction is ac companied by the personal affidavits of B. O. McCormick, vice president of the Southern Pacific, and other officials. In which it is stared that under the new orders the roads will lose profits of *1,000,000 a year. CHAMP CLARK SAYS HE IS NOT ARRANGING PROGRAM WASHINGTON. Nov. 15.—Repre sentative Champ Clark of Missouri, announcod candidate for the speaker ship of the Democratic house of repre sentatives, arrived in Washington last night. "I have not been commissioned," said Mr. Clark, "to arrange any pro gram for the Democratic party, and t am not going- to try to do it. In tho vcy nature of things the Democrats of the house and senate will have to get together to consult about what they want to do and should do when the new congress organizes." I LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORECAST For I,os Angeles and vicinity: Cloudy Wednesday i light north wind, changing to south. Maximum temperature yesterday, 60 degrees; minimum temperature, .>."> degrees, LOS ANGELES University club moves to new quar ters. I'Aqn 11 Mayor Alexandor appoints seven men to constitute consolidation commis sion. - , PAQH 1 Octogenerlan offers plan for series of fountains and lakps In Arroyo Seco to city planning conference, PAGE 1 Victim of stock manipulation gets »10, --000 Judgment against bondsmen. Report made on aid Riven »oor In this city at annual mooting of Associated Charities. PAGE 9 Judge Conrey establishes precedent by hearing divorce suit In seor«t. . PAGE » Councilman Betkouskl scored by col leagues' for calling bond contract a steal. .. PAGE 9 Strike ties ud tunnel work on aque duct. PAGE 9 Council delays action on aqueduct bond contract. * PAGE 9 Actor and actress to wed. fiJtier a courtship of live years. PAGE 11 Timothy Spellacy pays fitting tribute to Theodore A. Bell. PAGE 11 Walter fires at cafe proprietor and Intimi dates deputy, sheriff. \ PAGE 16 Woman steps from moving car and Is probably fatally Injured. PAGE 16 High official of geological survey arrives In I/os Angeles to probe problems of oil Industry. PAGE 16 Theaters. , PAGE 5 Society and clubs. PAGE 5 Mining and oil field*. PAGE 6 Markets and financial. PAGE 7 News of the court*. PAGE 8 Municipal affair* ■ PAGE 8 Editorial and Letter Box. PAGE 10 City .brevities. ' PAGE 11 Building permit*. PAGE 11 Sport*. ' PAOE '"' Marriage licenses, births, death*. PAGE 13 Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7 Classified advertising. PAGES 18-15 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Pasadena council requested to hire home musicians for Sunday concerts. PAGE 6 By a close vote merchants of Pasa dena favor closing of - postofflce on Sunday. .. ' PAGE 6 San Bernardino youth adds to his con fession Involving -robber gang in 'many thefts. PAGE 6 Long Beach property again menaced by high tides. PAGE 6 Police have gun fight with holdup sus pects at Riverside. . PAGE U COAST *~ ; Crew and passengers of wrecked steamer ■ Portland are marooned. 1 PAGE 1 Taeoma power company uses barricade to stand oft deputies attempting to collect taxes. . PAGE 4 Francis X. D. Tatum win* society dancer for bride. PAGE 1 Arizona constitutional convention adopts Judiciary and executive propositions. ■ Sacramento -dollco' fall to drive South ern Pacific from street crossing. PAGB 18 Austrian scientists reported to have fallen prey to Solomon Island canni bals. PAGE 16 Voters at San Francisco at special election approve issuing of »5,000,000 In bonds for Panama fair. PAGE 6 EASTERN United States monitor Puritan badly dam aged by explosive tests. PAGE 1 Court strikes $29,134,000 from Standard Oil penalty In Tennessee Indictment PAGE 1 1 Food prices all over the country take sud den drop. PAGE 2 Federation of Labor cheers plea of San Francisco suffragette for votes for women. . PAGE 3 President Taft grants PlnchoV* request to file brief In Alaskan land case. PAGE 3 Department of i agriculture report* that crops of the world are better than aver age , PAGB 3 Rohln Cooper freed In Carmack murder case. ' PAGE 3 Columbia professor advocates family ex change of European and American chil dren. • PAGE 4 Great interest felt In condition of southern banks after cotton season, which will be shown In bank statement. PAGE 4 Son of H. H. Rogers predicts, war be tween Japan and United States. PAGE 4 Big liner Cheruskla, with propeller* gone, struggles to reach port with sails. ■ PAGE 1 Oklahoma City loses court fight over location of state capital. PAGE 16 Mexican ambassador explains attitude of his country toward lynching In Texas. PAGE 16 FOREIGN Tolstoi la dying In a peasant's hut and countess goes to him. . PAGE 3 British parliament meets, but cabinet crisis Is delayed. PAGE 4 President Taft inspects Panama canal. % FAQB 3 MINING AND OIL New company enter* Lost Hill country. PAGE 6 Oil Conservation association Indorses leas- Ing system. ' PAGE 6 Sensational strikes stir Parker people. PAGE 6 New Ruth company will work mine* near Kinsman. PAGB 9 22 GERMAN WARSHIPS HUNT FOR BALLOON SAAR Missing Air Craft Thought to Be in Scandinavia ESSEN-ON-THE - RUHR. Germany^ Nov. 15.—There is yet no trace of the missing balloon, Saar, which disap peared soon after the start of a race at this place on Sunday. The second missing balloon, Hessian, landed safe ly today in North Germany. Twenty-two German torpedo boats and other war craft searched the wa ter In all directions yesterday and to day. They have given up the search. There is a possibility the Saar has been driven to Soandanavia. Lieutenant Rommeler, Captain Lange and a civilian, Herr Zimmer man, are in the missing balloon basket. REFUSE TO RECOGNIZE UNION CHICAGO, Nov. 15.—Hopes of peace in the garment workers' strike faded away today when most of the large firms rofusod to hear any proposition that in any way recognizes a union. They said they would not sign any contract that recognizes the principle of collective bargaining. WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 16, 1910. $29,134,000 TAKEN FROM OIL TRUST PENALTY BY JUDGE Federal Indictment Against Stan dard in Tennessee Shorn of Its Magnitude U. S. CONTENTION OVERRULED Government Also Must Prove That Illegal Shipments Con form to Proofs Offered (Associated Pres») JACKSON, Term., Nov. 15.—The in dictment of the United States against the Standard Oil company of Indiana, on the so-called Grand Junction con cession charge, by which it was sought to have assessed penalties aggregating $30,084,000, tonight stands shorn of ita magnitude. The prosecution met reverses In a ruling of Judge John McCall In the federal circuit court late today as to a point of law, which in ono sweep dwarfed the monetary feature of the issue by exactly $29,134,000 and in gen eral played havoc with the bill of charges aa set up by the government. It was the ruling of Judge McCall that within the meaning of the Elkins anti-rebate law a settlement and not aa individual shipment constitutes an of fense. In the indictment it is charged the company committed 1624 offenses, basing each of the counts on a ship ment from the company's refinery at Whiting, lnd., to points in the soutn east through GrUnd Junction, Term. . Evidence shows only forty-six set tlements, all by monthly transactions between the Standard Oil company and the carriers named in the bill within the years covered, 1903 to 1905. Hence should the company be found guilty on all charges now standing the max imum penalty possible to be assessed would be a fine of $920,000. For each offense the law provides $20,000 may bo tared. The minimum la $1000. MUST rKOVB THE BATES Of secondary Importance only in that a final ruling was not made, Judge Mc- Call also held tentatively that dates shown in the indictment should con form to the proof tendered. The rulinga came unexpectedly. A huge case of documentary evidence was hauled into the court room early in the morning and the first session was devoted to a somewhat ineffectual ef fort to have them Identified and proved by several witnesses. Just before noon counsel In chief for the Standard started things by informally indi cating that the defense probably would admit that the 13-cent rate declared illegal by the prosecution was paid by the Indiana oil concern. Formal admission to this effect was withheld, however, and adjournment was taken to permit a conference be tween counsel looking to an agree ment to this effect. At the opening of the afternoon ses sion this was not forthcoming and in the absence of several tariff sheets de sired by the government, jurors and witnesses were excused until tomorrow. The trial along the restricted lines will be resumed tomorrow. The pros ecution, it is announced, will now en deavor to show, the much-debated 13 --cent rate from Whiting to Grand Junction "for points beyond" illegal; that even should this rate in itself be legal, another rate, a higher commodity tariff applying from Evansville, a point along the line traversed, would make the 13-cent rate illegal. CHARLES AMANDON MOODY NEAR DEATH AT HIS HOME Mining Man Is Taken Seriously Sick After Trip Charles Amandon Moody, widely known in California and a few years ago an associate of Charles F. Lummis in the publication of the magazine "Out West," is dying at his home, 216 East Avenue Forty-two. His mother, wife and one brother, Minor Moody, of Pasadena, are with him. An other brother. Prof. Robert Moody of the University of California, Berkeley, probably will arrive this morning. For several years Mr. Moody has been Interested in mines, operating prin cipally In Arizona. He arrived in Loa Angeles a rfew days ago from New York City, accompanied by his mother. He had been east on business con nected with his mining ventures. Soon after his return he became ill and last night uraemic convulsions made his case desperate. Physicians offered lit tle hope of his recovery. Mr. Moody was one of four men who received $100,000 recently for a mining Broperty owned by them near Parker, Ariz. With his share of this to work with, Mr. Moody was planning ex tensive development of other promis ing properties in which he is inter ested. He is 47 years old and in ad dition to his wife, mother and brothers, has two sons, both Stanford graduates. SEARCH FOR ROBBERS OF PAYMASTER RENEWED GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., Nov. 15.—Five shots flred from a swamp thicket at a gang of Italian workmen who were laying rails today near the scene of last Saturday's holdup and robbery, gave new impetus to the search for the two bandits who relieved Paymaster Hine of the Woronoco Con struction company of J20,000 in cash and checks. One shot struck Veto Martamalli In the abdomen. He is in a critical con dition. An armed posse was organized and started to beat the underbrush, but the only result was the discovery of freshly loosened earth, which the of ficers are inclined to think marks the spot where the stolen money had been hidden. Rev. N. L. Reynolds, Age 83 Years, and His Daughter, Mrs. A. S. Lobingier, Speakers Before City Planners raw ■ wSMNI m yr Jf*!^ M ■ ■■■ w"«w.;tSß aw iff wf^xA OFFERS NEW PLAN FOR ARROYO SECO Octogenarian Suggests Series of Fountains and Lakes Throughout Canyon Information about the Arroyo Seco has been generally distributed to resi dents of this neighborhood for several years, but the address given yesterday at the city planning conference by the Rev. N. L. Reynolds promises possi bilities for that region not-considered before. This speaker, a man now 83 years of age, has been a careful student of geology during fifty years of his life. His early residence in Pennsylvania offered opportunity to study the mountains of that state. Since com ing to Los Angeles he, has found new conditions to which he might turn his knowledge and experience, and it was the result of these investigations that ,he told about yesterday morning when he said that he was certain of the ex istence of submerged lakes all along the valley of the arroyo. Dr. Reynolds says that with the es tablishment of a pumping plant at the base of the mountains, a gravity sys tem of water supply may be arranged which will permit fountains and lakes at frequent intervals throughout the arroyo, filled with sparkling, clear mountain water. His paper was re ceived with close attetntlon, not only because of his knowledge of his sub ject but because of the lively interest taken in the man, in his explanations, which were clear and cogent; his de livery, which was brilliant, and in his evidencing of the fact that a man who has already passed the threescore years and ten may still find much to do for his country and his fellow men while keeping his own interest and enthusiasm alight. . EXAMINES THE ARROYO Dr. Reynolds is the father of Mrs. Andrew Stewart Loblngier, and under took the long tramps and the careful geological examinations of the arroyo at her request, since her work as chairman of the Arroyo Seco commit tee in the Civic association demanded thorough knowledge of her subject. Mrs. Lobingler gave a brief resume of the work which this committee has done, showing especially the result of systematic work in connection with the recent discussion of the Arroyo Seco bridge fill. Mrs. Lobingier ex plained that as soon as the concrete bridge contract is let, plans for the annexation of some of the arroyo ter ritory will be made, and with the sub sequent election the council can con demn land necessary to establish the park system which Is planned. Charles Parwell Edson gave a talk on the place of music and art in tho municipality, showing that only those things which last can be considered worth while, and that things which have an artistic value will stand long ages after those meant merely for utility have been cast aside. TAI.K9 TREE PLANTING One of the most interesting talks of the afternoon was given by Ernest Brauhton, who explained some things about tree planting that were decided ly awakening. Plans which involved wide parkways, grouping instead of straight lines, curving sidewalks among the clusters of properly select ed trees, and uniformity of certain streets were all touched upon briefly by this speaker, and his ideas received warm approval. Mrs. Willoughby Rodman of the playrrround commission and Charles B. Raitt, superintendent of play grounds, both figured in the program yesterday morning, while W. D. Cook on "Planning a City from the Stand- (Continued on !'••• Two OWL ALIGHTS ON SHIP 860 MILES FROM SHORE VICTORIA, B. 0., Not. 18.—The steamtihlp Zealandla, which arrived to day from Australia, had on board a California barnyard owl, which alighted Saturday, 860 miles from the nearest land. hrr featnre of the voyage was a chess match by wireless between Captain riiillips and four passengers of the Mnkura. The game, which was won by the Zealandla in six moves, began when the steamers were In sight of each other, and the last move took place wlii-ii they were 400 mill's apart. MAROONED ON KATALLA ISLAND Crew and Passengers of Wrecked Steamer, Isolated by Storm, Without Food CORDOVA, Alaska, Nov. 15.—Eighty three persons, comprising the passen gers and crew of the wrecked steam ship Portland, which was beached In the mouth of Katalla river Saturday, are stranded on Katalla island. The storm which broke soon after the passengers were landed from the wreck is raging with increased fury, and all efforts to go to the aid of the marooned passengers have proved un successful There are few people living on the island and the food supply is small. It is feared if the passengers and crew of the Portland are not taken off soon they will undergo great hardships ow ing to the failure of the food sup ply. The steamer Alameda tried for twelve hours to enter the storm-swept harbor, but finally was compelled to abandon the attempt. The telephone line, the sole means of communication with the island, went down late today and the stranded passengers are entirely cut off from the outside world. The government has been appealed to for aid, requests having been made for a revenue cutter to be sent to Katalla at once to take relief to the storm-bound people. STEAMER PORTLAND IS ABANDONED ON THE ROCKS SEATTLE, Nov. 15.—The Alaska Coast company announces the aban donment of the wrecked steamer Port land, which went aground In the mouth of the Katalla river, Alaska, Saturday. The severe storm which has been raging In Alaskan waters has made salvage operations Impossible. The Portland was worth $90,000 and was insured for 75 per cent of her value. The passengers and crew of the Port land are still stormbound in Katalla. When the weather clears they can be taken by launch to Cordova. FRENCH AVIATOR TO WED MILLIONAIRE'S DAUGHTER NEW YORK, Nov. 15.—The engage ment of the Comte Jacques de Lessees, the French aviator, to Miss Grace Mc- Kenzie, the youngest daughter of Wil liam McKenzle, a millionaire railroad man of Toronto, was announced here today by Comte Bertrand de Leaseps, brother of the aviator. Comto Jacques de Leaseps mot Miss McKenzie at the Toronto aviation meet. He is a son of Ferdinand de Lesseps, the famous French engineer .«I »r/iT tti UUJrIJIiO . DAILY Be. 80. ON TRAINS 10« SING-Llli dJil-TiO. SUNDAYS Be. ON TRAINS 1«« ANGELENO WEDS SOCIETY DANGER Wedding of Terese Murphy, Who Captivated at Kirmess, and F. X. D. Tatum Surprise (Special to The Herald) SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15.—The news that Miss Teresß Murphy, the fascinating Tyrolean dancer, who in her performance with Miss Lillian Shooben, captured the hearts of the audience at the kirmess last week, has been married will come as a dis tinct surprise to her friends in this city and Los Angeles to whom the announcemen of her marriage never was made. She has become the wife of Francis X. D. Tatum, a prominent lumberman of Los Angeles and son of Joseph L. Tatum, well known law wer of the southern city. It was announced at noon today that without any of the unusual Hurry\at tendant on a wedding the ceremony took place at 8 o'clock last evening at Holy Cross church, the Rev. J. B. Ryan tying the nuptial knot. The bride was given away by her father, Timothy Murphy, and was attended by her sister. Miss Mac Murphy, as maid of honor. Daniel Murphy filled the office of best man. The only wit nesses to the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. B V. Callum of Los Angeles, the Misses Gertrude Murphy, Nora Oliver and Genevieve McGovern. Immediately after their honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Tatum left for their honeymoon, which will include a tour of the southern part of the state and a visit to New York, before the newly wedded pair establish themselves in Chicago, where they will make their home for a year. Miss Murphy is well known In this city, where she has passed tho greater part of her life, with the exception of three years, when she lived in Loa Angeles with her family. She i sa sis ter of Joseph B. Murphy, who is asso ciated in business with Edward M. Greenway. A sister who died some years ago was the first wife of Charle* Rollo Peters, the artist. BROTHER CHARACTERIZES ROMANCE AN ELOPEMENT When apprised of the marriage of, his brother, Francis X. D. Tatum, to Miss Tereso Murphy in San Francisco yesterday, C. C. C. Tatum, a real estate dealer, characterized the romance as an elopement. "My brother thought he would spring a surprise on us," said Mr. Tatum, "and I guess he has. He left Loa Angeles Saturday, saying he was going to Chicago to take a position there." While here Francis Tatum was as sistant manager of the Pacific Lum ber company, and it was understood among his friends that he was to be come the head of the Chicago branch of that company. Before becoming identified with the Pacific corporation he was connected with the Bllnn Lum ber company. His father 13 .T. T. Tatum, an attorney, formerly of St. Louis, but now practicing in Los An geles, having an office with C. C. C. Tatum. Francis Tatum Is a member of the Annandalo and Ocean Park Country clubs, and the romance culminating in the San Francisco wedding brcran at Ocean Park, where the bride was living with her parents. His home while in Iyis Angeles was at 92S West Sixteenth street, with his brother. DENIES SPEAKERSHIP DESIRES WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.—Repi. tative R. L, Henry of Texas today an nounced lie is not a candidate for the speakershlp of the sixty-second con grco. x 2 CENTS U. S. WARSHIP IS BATTERED IN NEW EXPLOSIVE TESTS Tugs Rush to Rescue of Monitor Which Is Rapidly Filling with Water ARMOR PLATE IS STOVE IN One End of Puritan Sinks When Big Hole Is Blown Below , . Water Line ,_■ ,; .v',,'-;j": ———^—■ ": • t-JiLL (Associated Pr<>™> FORT MONROE, Va., Nov. 15.—High explosive tests on the monitor Puritan, anchored In Hampton Roads, today damaged the vessel so seriously that it ■was necessary to send a hurry call for tugs to the Norfolk navy yard to tow the battered warship to a drydock. The testa -were required by a pro vision In the ordnance appropriation bill passed by the lust congress. Two charges of 200 pounds each, nitroglycerine gelatine, uncontined ex cept as to thin covering of sheet Iron, were exploded. In the first test the explosive was placed against the side of the after turret of the monitor; In the second against the side of the vessel, Juat above the water line. Naval officers and experts present admit more damage was done than they anticipated. The first explosion cracked the side plate of the turret, which waa eight Inches thick, and forced It inward about eight inches. A cat and two chickens placed Inside at the points gunners and sighter would occupy were not killed. The second explosion bent the ten- Inch side plate of the ship so badly, opening a big hole below the water line, that the stern end of the warship sank to the bottom in less than two minutes after the explosion. As the Puritan draws eighteen feet and was in only nineteen feet of water, she did not disappear below the sur face, but In a few minutes at least one of the big compartments was almost filled with water whicU was pouring up from below deck, and over the stern. Until the vessel is drydocked It will be impossible to determine the exact extent of the damag or how much of the lower part of the vessel was flooded. ARMOR PLATE BENT It was not believed, howover, that the armor plate was cracked, although it was bent and stove in. The water was pouring In, It was thought, through holes below the armor belt, which extended three and a half feet under water, or through seams caused by the tearing apart of tho plates. Of the two explosives the second was the more severe, the discharge causing the monitor to shako as if she had been struck by a small earthquake, and it was felt slightly even by other vessels lying 500 yards away. Captain Austin M. Knight, president of the special naval ordnance board, who remained on the Puritan to dis charge the explosives, said the shocks were severe. While it is not known positively that the new explosive, the invention of Willard S. Isham, is more destructive than the present form, which does Its work from the inside rather than from the outside, It was practically ac knowleged that serious consideration must be given it. Most of the navy and army officials and powder oxperta who went down to witness the tests were aboard tho tug Wahneta. Among them were Rear Admiral Mason, chief of the bureau of ordnance; Chief Constructor Watt of the navy, Major O'Hern of the ordnance bureau and General Ar thur Murray, chief of the coast artil lery. As soon as the Puritan Is drydocked the special board on naval ordnance, composed of Captain Knight, presi dent; Lieutenant Commander Richard H. Jackson, and Philip R. Alger, pro fessor of mathematics at AnnapolU* will examine her injuries and report. MAY USE AIRSHIP FOR FIRING DEADLY CHARGE New Problem Presented by Ex- periment with Puritan WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.—The re sult of the experiment on the monitor Puritan refutes the contention of na val ordnance officers that the explo sion would not materially damage the vessel, but would follow the lines of least resistance and spend its force upward and outward. The problem that now presents itself is by what means could a similar un contined charge bo placed and ex ploded along the sido of a ship in time of war. Some officers intimated that the airship might be utilized for drop ping the explosive on a man-of-war, although they emphasized that an aerial craft would have to be at least 5000 feet above a battleship to be out of range of its guns, while the battle ship would present a small target. REPORT JAILER'S SLAYER KILLED BY PURSUERS JACKSON, Ky., Nov. 15.—Reports that "Bad Jake" Noble, slayer of Jailer Turner of Breathitt county, has been killed by ofllcers could not bo confirmed here and are generally de nied by the authorities. The last heard from Noble was that he had eluded the ofllcers who had been trailing 1 him. Word was received late, today that Noble had been seen shortly after daylight near Saylersvllle. The report could not bo confirmed, but It Is gen erally believed that Noble Is heading for MidiHotown or Hamilton.