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$500,000,000 OF
First Action to Wrest Land from
Corporation's Control In
volves $10,000,000

Monied Interests All Over World
Will Watch the Struggle
with Government
Convinced by the results of prelimin
ary investigations that ihoufeunds of.
acres of oil landa m California now
claimed by the Southern Pacific Rail
road company and allied corporations
are held illegally, the United States
yesterday began suit to wrest the land
from the corporation's control. The
first suit, filed in the United States cir
cuit court, mvoives 6109.17 acres of oil
lands valued at $10,000,000. Many simi
lar suits will be llled if the govern
ment wins th« one initiated yesterday.
As the statute of limitations would
have acted as a bar to the suit if filed
Monday, preparation of the complaint
■was expedited as much aa possible.
The Southern Pacific Railroad com
pany, the Southern Pacific company
and the Keru Trading and Oil com
pany are the defendant corpora-Moriß
named in the action. The trading com-,
pany, it is alleged, In the complaint,
is merely a dummy concern. The gov
ernment charges that some sort of
secret agreement or purported "mineral
lease" has been made between the
trading company and the railroad cor
poration with the intent to prevent the
government from regaining control of
the lands.
According to the complaint the
Southern Pacific Railroad company ob
tained patents to the lands by virtue
of an act of congress passed July 27,
1866, and a resolution passed in June,
1870. These authorized the company
to patent alternate sections of agricul
tural land on each side of its right of
way. Mineral lands were excepted, and
the suit brought yesterday is based on
this exception.
The government asserts that the rail
road corporations acquired the lands
with the full knowledge that they con
tained minerals, but that Charles W.
Eberline, a land agent for them, swore
that the lands did not contain minerals.
The suit is similar in many respects
to one filed recently by Edmund Burke
to regain for the Kovernment title to
valuable lands alleged to contain oil.
Lands described in the suit are located
In the Midway field, Kern county.
"This is only ona suit of many
which will follow," said <J. Ray Hor
ton, assistant -United States attorney,
yesterday. "The others will be along
the same line. This case will determine
the action to be taken regarding many
other questionable patents. There is
no doubt but that the ownership of
lands valued at more than $500,000,000
will be determined by the decision in
this suit.
"It will mean a fight between the
government and 'big business,' and it
is a case that will be watched by
monied interests all over the world. I
do not anticipate, however, that the
oil interests of California will be af
fected, as much of the land has not
boen prospected. What has been tested,
though, has been found to be rich in
The complaint was signed by United
States Attorney General Wickersham
and A. I. McCormick, United States at
torney for this district.
The defendants named are the South
ern Pacific Railroad company, Jarne*
K. Wilson and H. S. King, trustees of
the Southern Pacific company; the
Central Trast company of New York,
Equitable Trust company of New York
and the Kern Trading and Oil com
While it is asserted that Wilson and
King, the trustees, resident^ of San
Francisco, are surviving under the
deed executed by the Southern Pacific
and purporting to secure the payment
of $46,000,000 of the corporate bonds,
which trust deed are claimed to be a
lien upon the lands, the Kern Trading
company Nfct, alleged, to be ■ but a
"dummy" corporation. «
The Central Trust company is
claimed to be trustee of $58,000,000 In
bonds and the Equitable Trust as trus
tee of $88,502,000 in refunding bonds.
The complaint, which is lengthy,
reads in part as follows:
"All of the lands last herein de
scribed and claimed by said defend
ant, the Southern Pacific Railroad
company, as aforesaid, were and are
mineral lands, and because thereof
■ were ■ and are by the terme of- said
act of congress approved July 27,
1866, and said joint resolution of con
gress approved June 28, 1870, ex
cepted and excluded from the opera
tion of said grant, all of which facts
were well known to said defendant,
the Southern Pacific Railroad com
pany, and its officers and agents, at
and prior to the time of the applica
tion, for patent for said lands as
"But designing and intending to
cheat and defraud the plaintiff of an
said mineral lands, the Bald Southern
Pacific Railroad company did falsely,
fraudulently, dishonestly and unlaw
fully include said mineral lands In
the list of l»nds claimed under the
terms of said grant as aforesaid; and
did falsely, fraudulently, dishonestly
and unlawfully conceal from the
plaintiff and this plaintiff's officers
having authority in the premises, the
mineral character of such lands; and
In and by said application for patent
did falsely, fraudulently, dishonestly
and unlawfully represent that all of
paid landH, and particularly said lands
last hereinbefore describ6d, were non
mineral in character, and were of the
character contemplated by the afore
said grant; and for the purpose of
deceiving and defrauding the plaintiff
as aforesaid, said application for a
patent was supported by a certain
affidavit signed and sworn to by one
Charles W. Eberllne, as the acting
land agent of the said Southern Pa
cific Uallroad company—said Charles
W. Eberline being then and there
fluiv authorize,! to represent and act
'Continued ua Vac* KlevenJ
I'ormer Republican National Committee
man- Hale predicts that Roosevelt will
triumph in 1912. Section 1, PAGE
Inmates of Children's hospital may have
Improved quarters If plans of man- •
agers succeed. Section 1, PAGE 5
Wright brothers sign for Los Angeles
aviation meet. Section 1, PAGE 1
Aviator Wlllard defies cold and flies to
Pasadena. Section 1, PAGES 1 and 3
Boyle Height* residents- make moving
proposition to brickyards.
Seotlon 4, PAGE 11
Bench warrant Issued for half-Ameri
can and half-Chlneiw boy who Jumps
ball. Section 1, PAGE »
Canadian commissioner* of education
Inspect Los Angeles schools.
Section 2, PAGE 7
Prominent educator* urge establishment
of *econd state university In South
ern California. Section 2, PAGE 3
Teachers In Los Angeles public schools
will strive to Improve voices of pupils.
Bection 2, PAGE! 3
Meyer Wssner sums up legislative pro
gram of reforms. Section 1, PAGE 10
Judges In recent cat show desire name
of person who bought ticket 86 and
won "Herald." . Section 4. PAGE 12
Man traced 3000 miles by dog Is arrested
In Chicago. Section 1, PAGE 1
Champions of woman suffrage and oppon
ents prepare for battle royal to win sup
port of state legislators during visit here.
Section 2, PAGE 7
United State* files suit to recover $10,000,
--000 worth of land from Southern Pa
cific Section 1, PAGE 1
News of the courts. Section 1, PAGE 9
Society, dubs and. music.
Section I. PAGES 1-3
Fraternal and secret orders.
Section I. PAGE) 5
Editorial. Section 2, PAGE «
Christian Science. Section 2. PAGE 7
Sport*. Section 2, PAGES 8-9
Automobiles. Section 3, PAGES 1-7
Real estate. Section 4, PAGES 1-3
Building permit*. Section 4, PAGE I
Classified advertising.
Section 4, PAQBS 8-9
Marriage licenses, births, deaths.
Section I, PAGE »
Weather report. Section 4, PAGE 8
Markets and financial. Section 4, PAGE 10
Mines and oil fields. Section 4, PAGE 11
Municipal affairs. Section 4, PAGE 11
Art note*. Section 4, PAGE 12
Churohes. . Section 4, PAGH 12
Theaters, magaxine*. flection 4, PAGE 2
Shipping. Section 2, PAGE 11
Judge J. H. West resigns as San Bernar
dino supervisor and G. K. Butler gets
his place. Section 2, PAGE 11
Victim of robber at San Pedro falls over
baiil.iter and break* ribs.
Section 2, PAGE 11
Mr*. E. W. Hoad of long Beach severely
injured In collision of buggy and auto
mobile. Section 2, PAGE 11
William F. Knight of Pasadena returns
from China and tells of trad* relations.
Section 1, PAGE 11
Member of the famous Light Brigade seeks
charity in Oakland. Section 1, PAGE S
Reports from Alaska tell that volcanic
disturbances continue !n Aleutian Island*.
Section 1, PAGE 1
Customs officers search Great Northern
steamship Minnesota and discover 110.000
worth of smuggled opium.
Section 1, PAGH) 1
Riot* at Fresno put end to trouble* of
Industrial Workers of World.
Section J. PAGE 6
Woman and three men beaten to death
on Kansas farm. Section 1, PAGE 11
Government finds H c*nnot construct war
vessels as cheaply aa private firms.
Section 1, PAGE 11
Gridiron club hold* annual banquet in
Washington. Section 1, I'AGE 1
Another woman figures in Hattle Leßlanc .
murder case. Section 1, PAGE 10
Completed :en»us returns show that
101.100,000 person* live under stars
and stripe*. Section 1, PAGB 2
Chicago police charge bomb plots de
vised by Sicilian black hand men.
Section 1, PAGH) S
Clearing house banks «hnw $3,659,000
more than required. Section 1, PAGB 3
Charges mad* in Chicago court that fed
eral grand Jury la exposed.
Section 1, PAGE) T
Taqul Indian by spirited speech from
tho saddle puts new spirit into Mex
ican rebels. Section 1. PAGE 4
Women attacked In English election*.
Section 1, PAGB 4
Forts bombard mutinous sailors at Rio
Janeiro. Section 1. PAGE 10
Public trial of twenty-six Japanese for
plot against emperor begins in Toklo.
Section 1, PAGE 11

Belasco—"Old Heidelberg," 2:16 and S:l6
p. in.
Burbank—"A Massage from Mar»," 2:16 and
1:10 p. in.
Grand—"The Earl and the Girl," 2:15 and
8:16 p. m.
Levy's Cafe Chantant—Continuous vaude
ville, 2:80 p. m. to 12:80 a. m.
Los Angeles-Vaudeville, 2:30, 6:30, 7.46 and
9 p. m.
Luna park—Outdoor amusements, band con
cert and vaudeville, 10 a. m. to midnight.
Majestic—De Wolf Hopper in "A Matinee
Idol," »:16 p. m.
Olympic—"Blaze Away," S, 7:46 and 9:16
p. m.
Orpheum—Vaudeville, 2:16 and 8:16 p. m.
Pantages—Vaudeville, 2:30, <:>O, 7:46 and 9
p. m.
Princess—"The Gay Lord Harry," J, 7:46
and. 9:15 p. m. «
Doyles and San Diego, 10:30 o'clock at Ver
non ball park.
Leland Giants and San Diego, 2:30 o'clock
at Vernon park.
Barney OldfUld in speed trials at Ascot park.
Mass meeting, C. M. E. church, 1406 Newton
street, 2:80 p. m., in connection with "Back
to Africa" movement. Col. W. Spencer will
Dedication of completed section of the Ath
erton Baptist church, Klgueroa street and
Forty-ninth place, 3 p. m.
Lecture on Christian Science by Profes
sor Hermann S. Holing. C. S. R, of Con
cord. N. Hi, In Simpson auditorium, 73 1
South Hop* street, 3 p. m. ,
Noted Washington Newspaper
men's Organization Makes
Great Men Butt of Jest
Annual Banquet of Correspon
dents Attended by ; Presi
dent and Other Leaders <
, [Associated Press]
' WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Politics,
past, present and future was the dom
inant note at the annual fall dinner of
the Gridiron club tonight. President
Taft was ] there | with members of his
cabinet; Vice President Sherman, Ben
ators and representatives in congress,
latent presidential possibilities, newly
elected governors of states and men of
mark in various positions and of all
shades of political belief and am
bassadors and . ministers plenipoten
tiary of foreign countries, : who were
numbered among the •■" club's guests,
heard with wonder the good natured
grilling administered by the newspaper
men, to their victims. With tableaux
and comedy sketch and topical song, in
clever speech and moving picture, the
incidents of the last campaign were re
called and grim forecast made of the
futur*.: :.:"'•*■' ■ "■ ■. ■:-.;; -!- ! Si :;■. ' '■■
All right wittily and with many a
scintillating thrust of oratory did the
objects of this attention retort upon
their tormentors. Forgotten for . the
moment were party differences; victor
and vanquished Joined hand and glove
in rppelling the attack of their critics.
Clearing, the way for the. Incoming
Democracy, "Uncle Joe" Cannon wa.i
swept aside and In a skit embodying a
parody upon the mikado he was sen
tenced to decapitation. • It was left to
him to select his executioner. Victor
Murdock, he declared, was "too hasty,"
while he feared Senator LaFoUette
would talk him to death. :
The man he selected' as of strong
arm and sure, an old friend, was "Ko
Ko" Longworth. , Just in the . nick jof
time President Taft, in the person of
the mikado, stayed the hand of the
executioner a and ; commuted -."Uncle
Joe's" sentence to staying in congress
as a helpless minority and to being
chained ,to his seat - during the . debate
on the house rules. *
". A■' furious .. cracking 'of 1 whips and
clanking of chains and roar of "Ged
dap" and stamping of ,hoofs signalized
the ■ approach ■ of ■a . tumultuous , party
from the outside. It portrayed the, re
demption of ChamD Clark'* famous
pre-election pledge to ride down Penn
sylvania avenue behind ' a team of
mules if he were elected speaker. The
actor who represented Mr. Clark was
clothed in farmer's costume, with biff
whip, overalls, wide f_elt hat and hick
ory shirt. Ho was riding a two-wheeled
cart, cracking his - whip and shouting
at his mules. Dragging behind <in
heavy chains were Cannon, Dalzell and
Payne. >■„* i. .- < ■* :.'.'■'- ' •• ■ >'< ■' I - f
I OUle James introduced Clark as ■ the
new speaker, and the latter promptly
sentenced his prisoners to various pun
ishments, such as the assignment of
Cannon to . the H chairmanship tof the
committee on "disposition of useless pa
per" (where the Aldrich-Payne-Smoot
tariff was consigned), while Payne and
Dalzell were to be trampled by Ollie
.Tames. i Clark ' undertook to define his
policies, but had only gotten to the
point where he declared for free trade
when the party broke up in a row.
1 Few of the guests at first could rec
ognize the dainty little lady, "Miss
Democracy," 'in ; the : brawny, big-mus
cled, large-waisted and bass-voiced fe
male in evening dress who occupied in
solitary state the place- of honor on the
Democratic band waaton, which drew
up on the stage. Hanging on were va
rious ' candidates for the presidential
office, but Miss Democracy, while coy,
was also firm in her attitude and pre
sented a face •of . flint to ' her suitors.
She announced that she was no simper
ing old maid, but was militant; that
she was taking this joy ride for the
first time in sixteen years,' and had
chartered it for quite a spell, too. When
the president sought to : expel her she
defied him, saying that he talked "like
T. R. before election day."
At the critical moment Governor
Judson Harmon came to the rescue
and climbed into the band wagon.
When his right was challenged he de
clared that he was the' logical candi
date, the friend of the masses, and
the ■ classes were friends of his. > But
Miss Democracy decided that he would
have to wait for two years to see what
could .be done j with a Democratic
legislature, so Harmon climbed down.
i Dix, Judge Baldwin, Foss, Woodrow
Wilson,; Kern and . Folk met a similar
fate. Bryan was not even allowed to
set foot on ths wagon step. Soon Wall
street, personified by a portly gentle
man in silk hat and wearing much
jewelry, settled the .matter by drag
ging ; off Miss j Democracy with ■ the
declaration that "I am the person who
will decide who'll ride on that wagon.'
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—At Its an
nual meeting- today the Gridiron club
elected Richard V. Oulahan of the New
York Sun president for the next year,
vice Scott C. Bone of the Washington
The following officers also were elect
ed: Louis Oartha, Baltimore Ameri
can, vice president; John Shrlver, Bal
timore Star, secretary; Louis Strayer,
Pittsburg Dispatch, treasurer; execu
tive committee—Philander Johnson,
Washington Evening Star; Harry F.
Cunningham, Washington Herald; Le
roy Vernon, Chicago Daily News.
BAN JUAN. DEL SUR. Nicaragua,
Dec. 10.—den. Juan Dolores Estrada,
who was provisional president of Nica
ragua whrn Madriz abandoned office
last August when success of the revo
lutionary movement became apparent.
Is dying. He is a brother of Gen. Juan
J. Estrada, president of the republic.
Wrights Sign to Send Air Kings Here;
Los Angeles Aviation Meet Assured
Getting Ready for the Great Flight
S&Sri^H^M^BJ ff6Bj£>d jp^gs BS i 1111 15^1 *"'' ii" U-l-
Description of Canine Causes the
Arrest of Much Wanted An
geleno in Chicago
Traced across the country by a pet
dog named Toodles, Earl B. Fullerton,
accused of collecting rents far in ad
vance and then selling the furniture of
the Hotel Emerson, 535 South Los An
geles street, while the proprietor was
out of the city and with having sold
several dozen empty barrels and a few
hundred empty bottles in a storeroom
at, Sixth street and Maple avenue,
under the representation that It was
a wholesate liquor business, was ar
rested in Chicago yesterday and is be
ing held for felony embezzlement. The
wife of the accused was with him
when he was taken into custody.
According to the detectives here Ful
lerton was manager for W. R. Den
man, proprietor of the Hotel Emerson.
It appears that November 1 Fullerton
quietly began collecting rents of the
roomers, most of whom had been there
for some time, and finally succeeded in
persuading- them to pay in advance to
April 1, 1911. This done, it is alleged,
Denman was tricked into going to
Riverside under the belief that he was
going there to meet a man to discuss
a business proposition. This, the de
tectives say, was managed by Fuller
ton telling the hotel proprietor that a
long distance telephone message urged
him to go to Riverside at once.
When Deman left the city, it is as
serted by the police, Fullerton became
active, summoned several persons and
finally sold the entire furnishings at a
low price. He is said to have explained
hia reason for disposing of the hotel
for such a figure by stating that hi
had collected the rents for a week in
advance and the purchaser would be
unable to realize anything on his in
vestment for several days.
After disposing of the hotel, Fuller
ton, it is alleged, took A. R. Alder
man, who roomed at the hotel, to an
abandoned wholesale liquor business
at Sixth street and Maple avenue, ex
hibited the contents, consisting of sev
eral dozen empty barrels and a quan
tity of empty bottles to Andorman and
finally induced the latter to purchase
the "business" for $1500 cash, five
acres of land in the "shoestring" dis
trict, a diamond ring and a gold
watch. After this coup Fullerton, hts
wife Marguerite and their pet poodle
dog "Toodles" boarded the steamer
Governor at San Pedro November 3
and sailed for Seattle.
Soon after their departure Alderman
learned that he had been duped, the
liquor store having been closed several
months previous to his purchase and
the license and all the stock of wet
goods taken away. About the same
time Denman returned from hia futile
trip to Riverside and found his hotel
under the management of a stranger,
who claimed ownership of thd place.
The detectives were notified and
finally traced the fugitive to Seattle
through a description of his pet dog.
At Seattle, it appears, Fullerton and
his wife parted, he going to Chicago
and she remaining in the city with the
hoodoo pet dog. The officers main
tained a watch on Mrs. Fullerton, and
when she boarded a train for the east
traced her movements to Chicago,
where she was met by her husband,
who wns placed under arrest.
Fullerton- was identified through the
dng and by his wife's name tattnnod
on his arm.
CHICAGO, Dec. 10.—Roland Poole,
18 years old, confessed to the police
last night that he had held himself
up twice, had cut his own clothing,
arms and face, and had robbed him
self of $20, so that he might buy his
sweetheart a handsome ' Christmas
Poole, who earns $10 a week as an
office boy, a week ago tonight ar
rived at home late with his cloth
ing, hands and face cut. He told
his mother he had been held up and
robbed by two negroes and a white
man. The supposed holdup was re
ported to the police.
When young Poole arrived at
home last night with the second
story his mother again reported the
matter to the police. Examination
by the police, however, weakened
Poole and he confessed.
$4,997,533.02 OF COUNTY
Nearly Two-Thirds of Total Paid
on First Installment
The total amount of taxes collected
up to November 28, the time when the
first installment of the levy of 1910-1911
became delinquent, was $4,997,533.02, ac
cording to an announcement made yes
terday by W. C. Welch, county tax col
That is $298,428.89 more than was col
lected at the conclusion of the similar
period of last year, by which time $4,
--699,104.13 had been paid over by the
property owners of the county.
> *By the collection of the $4,997,533.02
there remains only $2,886,785.69 of the
total tax levy of 1910-1911 of $7,884,318.71
to be paid by the time the second in
stallment becomes delinquent the first
Monday in April, 1911.
The total tax levy of the present
season is $647,470.03 more than was the
roll of 1909-1910, when the taxpayers
were asked for $7,236,848.68. Of that
amount only $2,537,744.55 was left to be
paid in the second installment.
Although It is riot expected there
will bo many persons who will pay their
second Installments before January 1,
It has been legal for those desiring to
do so to settle with the county at any
time since the first installment became
delinquent. *
Thieves Forced to Escape Afoot,
Just Like Commoners
Frightened by a passing citizen, three
burglars hurried from the alley in the
rear of the store «of Bailey-Schmitz
Upholstering company, 634 South
Spring street, last night, leaving a
jimmy sticking in the rear door of the
place, a kit of bimglar tools and aban
doning an auto from which they had
removed the number plate.
A passerby, who saw the men run
from the alley, informed Patrolman
O. C. Stevens, who hurried Into the
dark passageway and made an inves
tigation. The officer notified the cen
tral station and then took position In
the alley where he was ordered to re
main on guard to apprehend the trio
in the event they returned to finish
the Job.
CjTTMr^T "K 1 f >inT>TT7'<a • DAU..Y 20. ON TRAINS Be.
JMlMljrlj-CJ \J\JJL JJCiO . srsoAvs sc. ON TKAINS h»
$10,000 IN OPIUM
Customs Officers Make Greatest
Haul in Recent Years on
Steamer Minnesota
SEATTLE, Dec. 10.—Customs officers
searching the Great Northern steam
ship Minnesota today discovered $10,000
worth of smuggled opium. This is the
largest seizure of opium that has been
made in the United States in several
Customs officers at this port were no
tified before the Minnesota arrived last
week that she was carrying twenty-nine
Chinese stowaways and $25,000 worth of
opium, and consequently when the big
ship arrived close watch was kept on
The first fruits of this vigilance was
reaped last Saturday when First Officer
T. Cheetham walked down the gang
plank and handed a bundle to Dock
Watchman Edward Robson. Customs
officers at once seized the bundle,
opened it, found it contained $440 worth
of opium, and arrested both men. Rob
son had previously enjoyed the tull
confidence of the customs officers.
Cheetham deposited $500 as bonds for
his appearance for trial and is now
free, but has been dismissed from his
place on the Minnesota. The Minne
sota is the largest cargo carrier on the
Pacific ocean, and It is possible, in
stowing the freight taken aboard at
Oriental ports, to leave space for stow
aways and opium.
A great system, with headquarters at
Hongkong, is believed to be making
regular shipments of opium and Chi
nese to Seattle and San Francisco, us
ing the large steamships because of
the greater opportunities for hiding
coolies, women and opium in the huge
KANSAS CITY. Dec. 10.—A wagon
load of opium, valued at $14,000, was
dumped Into the Missouri river here to
day by government officials. The drug
was seized in raids on Chinese dives
last summer.
Spokane Priest Is Proclaimed
Provincial of Order
SPOKANE, Dec. 10.—The Very Rev.
James A. Rockelltf, S. J., of Spokane
was proclaimed today provincial of the
Jesuit Order for the California pro
vince, which embraces all the Jesuit
communities on the Pacific coast. He
succeeds the late Very Rev. Father
Herman J. Goller, S. J. The appoint
ment is made by the director general
of the order at Rome.
Father Rockcliff is 58 years old and
a native of England. He was ap
pointed some years ago by Pope Pius
X to prepare for the establishment ot
a Jesuit university in Toklo and was
Father Goner's companion before his
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 10.—That at
torneys for the estate of the late CVI.
Thomas H. Swope have settled the
claim of Felix Swope of Midway, Ky.,
nephew of Colonel Swope, by the pay
ment of $70,00 i) to the Kentucky man,
was the statement made on good au
thority today j
Hoxsey, Brookins, Parmalee,
Willard. Mars. Curtiss, La
tham and Others
Work on Construction of Stands
to Seat 20,000 Persons
to Begin Immediately
Arrangements for the aviation
meet to be held In Los Angeles
from December 24 to January 3
proceeded by leaps and bounds yes
terria.y, «
Following were the developments
of the day:
Signing of contract with the
Wright brothers to enter three of
their most prominent aviators for
the meet, thereby removing all
prospect of legal obstacles, such as
infringement of patent charges by
Wright Brothers.
Lease of Dominguez field at cost
of $26,000 and contract for construc
tion of grandstands seating 20,000
Practical decision to make larg
est prize of meet for greatest period
of flight during ten days.
Letting of contracts for advertis
ing and supplies necessary to big
Probable entry of eleven well
known air men in various compe
titions of the meeting.
With the signatures to two valuable
contracts—that of the Wright aviators
and the lease of Dominguez field—in his
pocket, William M. Garland, chairman
at the local aviation committee, felt
justified lust night in making the an
nouncement that the Los Angeles sec
ond annual air meet is cinci.ed and
"The doubt stage has passed," saic
he. "We are going to have a record
breaking meeting, in which tho great
est aviators in the world will partici
The word "annual"Was used advis
edly, for a tentative contract with Tem
ple and Tunison, lessees of Dominguez
Held, calls for the use of the ground for
ten days each year for the next five
years for the purpose 1 of holding a
meeting which will attract the great
airmen of the country to this city.
The signing of the contract with the
Wright brothers makes the success of
the coming meet assured for a doubla
reason. Tho Wright aviators, with pos
sibly one or two exceptions, are the
best drawing cards in aviation today.
Their participation in the meet will
mean not only increased attendance,
but it means also that the Wright
brothers will not interpose legal obsta
cles to the meet because of any alleged
infringement of their patents.
Arch Hoxsey, Walter Brookins and
P. O. Parmelee are the three Wright
men who wil 1. fly here. The first two
named have held the center of the avi
ation stage in the east and are sure to
be great drawing cards.
Other aviators who will probably b©
seen are Charles Willard, Bud Mara
and possibly Glenn Curtiss in Curtisa
biplanes; Hubert Latham, Antoinette
monoplane; James Hadley, English avi
ator, biplane; Capt. Baldwin, Adazetes,
Egyptian airman, and Tod Schrivor.
The next step will be to present the
application of Los Angeles before the
National Aero club, the governing body
of aviation in the United States. The
license for the meet is considered just
us good as granted.
The contract for the use of Domin
guez field calls for the construction im
mediately of stands to seat 20,000 per
sons; the buildins of frame hangars
for the aeroplanes, dland for making
fences to control the movement of the
crowd. It is estimated the work will
cost $25,000. All work is to be finished
by December 24.
Although the aviation committee has
made no official announcement of th»
prizes, it is practically certain that the
largest prize will go to the aviator hav
ing the best record for time flight dur
ing' the full ten days of the meet. Com
petition for this prize assures constant
action on Domlnguez field.
Already a few contracts have been let
for supplies necessary for the meet,
and bids should be sent in at once by
prospective concessionaires to Chair
man Garland, 327 Pacific Electric build
ing. The advertising campaign for the
meet will begin at once.
Driving his machine through rain,
fog and smoke, reaching an altitude
of more than half a mile and at times
attaining the speed of sixty-six nlleu
an hour; plunging through cold cloud
banks that benumbed his hands and
left layers of ice on the palpitating;
engine, Charles F. Willard made the
first intercity aeroplane flight ever Ac
complished in California, between tO:SO
and 11:30 yesterday morning, while
thousands of residents of thia city and
Pasadena looked on.
The aviator completed the gpertnc
ular trip from the starting poms. WU-
(Uaotlau** on Vmf XtUMj. J

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