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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.

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