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DEFIES GOLD IN ,
FLIGHT OVER CITY
Aviator Willard Plunges Through
Clouds Close to Mt. Wil
son* to Pasadena
THOUSANDS SEE DARING TRIP
Man Bird Makes 55 Miles in an
Hour and Ten Minutes
in Bad Weather
(Continued from Pace One)
shire boulevard and Bronson street,
to Pasadena and return In an hour
and ton minutes, covering fifty-five
miles. The feat was second In Impor
tance to the notablo circling of the
Metropolitan tower In the trip from
Belmont park over tho skyscrapers of
New York recently by John Moissant,
the California aviator.
The trip was the maiden voyage of
the biplane, "The Los Angeles Ex
press," named by the aviator after
the newspaper of that name. The ma
chine la after the Curtiss model, with
several changes made by Aviator Wll
lard himself, and with a Paulhan ro
tary engine, tlt was constructed by
Willard with parts eont hero from the
oast in less than a month and the
flight marks an epoch In quick achieve
ment from the beginning of work on
an air craft to Its being placed In
service In so remarkable a test as was
made yesterday.
WATCHERS CROWD HOOIf»
Downtown streets and roofs of build
ings were crowded from 9 o'clock yes
terday, the hour set for the beginning
of the night, until after the aviator
had swung Into view from the west of
the city, had pirouetted over West
lake park, shot over the business dis
trict, dipped the nose of his machine
Into the cloud banks, disappearing
again Into the west. It was a thrill
ing exhibition, undertaken under ad
verse weather conditions which the
airmen would not have attempted to
brave at the first aviation meet held
here a year ago.
Contrary to the opinion of aviators
and aero experts, who said th.it
weather conditions were against the
successful accomplishment of the flight,
Willard brought the "Express" out of
Its hangar on the Wllshlre field and
announced to his rather dubious as
sistants that he Intended to make tho
trip.
After tuning the machine up ho made
a preliminary flight of twelve minutes,
ascending at 9:18. The motor worked
satisfactorily and the aviator went up
for a second test. This disclosed a
weakness In one of the guiding wires
and a slight tendency of the machine
to tilt upward. A new wire wns put
In nnd perfect equilibrium was at
tained by placing a lead bar to the
front of the craft.
DEFIES RAIN AND FOQ
Both tests had been made with rain
pelting the aviator In the face and In
a fog so dense that It was Impossible
to discern landmarks after ascending
1000 feet.
When the last touch had been put on
the machine nnd every part thorough
ly Inspected, Willard announced he was
ready for the fifty-flve-mlle flight.
Getting off easily, Willard rose grace
fully with his craft three or four hun
dred feet, tilted the machine upward
and described a series, of circles until
he had reached aft altitude of about
1400 feet. This brought him over West
lake park and In sight of Charles E.
Killlet, etiairman of the Aero club's
flight committee, and other watchers
on the roof of the Central building.
President Twining of the Aero club
and Walter Brookins, the Wright avi
ator, were among the group of experts
who saw the airman approach the city.
Willard was still climbing, and be
fore he had reached a point over th«
downtown business district watchers
thought he had turned back. He cir
cled from Hollywood back over the
Wilshire district and -presently. Retting
the desired level, he pointed the prow
of his craft toward the business dis
trict, and while thousands craned their
necks at almost breaking angles to get
n view of the spectacle, the aviator
sailed gracefully over the city.
PASSES OVEB BUSINESS CENTER
Turning to the northeast directly
over the business center, Willard set
out for Pasadena, coming so close to
Mount Wilson that he was lifted up
and carried for some distance by the
current caused by tho mountain con
tour.
From Mt. Wilson to Pasadena, where
the aviator circled the city to the won
der and admiration of watching
Ear I'auagaa Where Trouble Starts.
If you have buzzing, ringing noises
in your head and ears, or a snapping
in your ears when you blow your nose,
trrite at once for the wonderfully
helpful book on head and eah, noises
and how to cure them, now being
given away free of charge by its au
thor, the famou* Deafness Specialist
Sproule.
This book explains Just what causes
distressing head ami oar noises, and
shows how they are the forerunners
of that terriblo affliction—Deafness . It
points out the way to get rid of them
and has already helped hundreds to
cure their head and ear noises abso
lutetly and permanently, and to regain
clear, distinct hearing. From begin
ning to end it's full of medical infor
mation of great value to all sufferers
from head noises, and It's illustrated
with flno pictures of the head and ear
passages where the trouble comes on.
Send for this book at once and learn
how to cure your head and ear noises.
It's yours, Just for the asking. Write
your name and address on the dotted
ilnes and mail the Free Book Coupon
to Doafnesa Specialist Sproule, 446
Trade Building. Boston.
Free Headnoises Book Coupon
N Tame
Address
throngs, was easy. Tho return flight
caused the aviator less concern than
the going, and steering clear of the
air currents on Mt. Wilson he again
sped over the business district and
made straight for the landing ground.
Willard was first groeted by his sister,
Miss Emily Willard, on alighting, cold
and numb, and received tho congrat
ulations of airmen and friends on hll
achievement.
The craft, he said, was under perfect
control during the entire trip. The
engine worked perfectly, he mild, de
spite the layer of lee which still cov-'
et«d It after her* had landed. Some
measure of credit for tho success may
be attributable to the fact that a Los
Angeles product was used, the gaso
lino having been supplied by tho Union
Oil company of this city.
"It was cold up there," said Willard,
"but the trip was fine." Willard made
an average speed of forty-five miles
an hour.
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TIKE—AVIATOR CHARLKS F. WILLARD AND AEKOPLANB AT STARTING
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CLEARING HOUSE BANKS
$3,659,000 OVER RESERVE
Statement of Week Shows Con
dition in New York Is Ex
ceptionally Favorable
NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—The bank
statement of clearing house banks for
the week shows that the banks hold
$3,659,000 more than the requirements
of the 25 per cent reserve rule. This
is a decrease of $8,218,000 in the pro
portionate cash reserve as compared
with last week.
The Financier will say:
Tho statement of the clearing house
banks of the city of New York for the
week ending December 10, taking the
actual condition report as\ basis, was
unexpectedly favorable. The prelim
inary estimate of losses of cash dur
ing the week, by reason of operations
with the sub-treasury, made it almost
certain that a decrease of between
eight and nine million dollars had oc
curred. Instead of that figure, how
ever, Saturday's statement showed a
losa of only $3,8(J5,900 in specie and
legals and as there was a contraction
of $14,248,200 in loans and a corre
sponding shrinkage of $18,116,900 in de
poslts, the result was that reserve re
quirements were lowered by a sum in
excess of the loss of cash, so that the
total reserve actually rose $663,325,
bringing the present surplus to $5,711,
--825 above the 25 per cent minimum.
MYSTERY OF CASH DECREASE
Just why the decrease in cash was
so much less than expected is difficult
of explanation as the statement of tho
trust companies and outside Institu
tions showed hut very Blight changes
In their cash holdings. It Is probable
that some of the lonns of the banks
have been shifted to the trust com
panies since these institutions report a
gain in that item during the week of
$5,760,700. It is also probable that In
ternational operations occurred in the
week's business. The statement, based
on averages, differed widely from the
statement of actual conditions, tho
changes, according to averages, having
been an increase of five millions in
loam, a decrease of nine and a third
millions In specie and legal tenders,
a decrease of four and a half millions
in deposits and a reduction in reserve
of eight and a quarter millions, mak
ing the surplus only $3,658,825. The
actual statement, however, Is a truer
exhibit of tho conditions of the banks
than the compilation or averages. Ex
change quotations show that gold
might be imported now at a very small
profit. ,
OFFICER FLIES 100 MILES
PARIS, Dec. 10.—Capt. Bellanger of
the aviation corps flew today from
Vincennei to Mourmelon, 100 miles. In
seventy minutes. Because of a high
wind he maintained an average alti
tude of 4900 feet.
DESPERADO DIES IN DUEL
DEXINGTON. Ky.. Dec. 10.—In a
revolver ilncl at. Wlthurat, Breathltt
county, 'HHt ni!?ht, "Bad I illl" Bailey,
a mountain desparado, whs killed by J.
C. Shepherd.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 11, 1010.
Aeroplane 'Express' Flying Over
City and Snapshots of Aviator
MEMBER OF THE LIGHT
BRIGADE SEEKS CHARITY
Wearer of Victoria Cross, Old
and Crippled. Would Go
Home for Pension
OAKLAND, Dec. 10.—George Smith,
one of the immortal 600 that rode
in the Charge of the Light Brigade at
thejbattle of Balaklava, is now at tho
age of 84 seeking charity from the
Oakland board of supervisors. He is
asking for sufficient funds to carry
him and his daughter to British soil
in order that he may renew his claim
to a pension from the British govern
ment.
Until recently Smith had earned his
living us a wood cutter, but age
and an old bullet wound that grew
more troublesome with the lapse of
years compelled him to abandon work.
That wound he had received during
the war of the Indian mutiny while
rescuing his commanding officer, Capt.
Hyman, from a field where pullets
wen; pouring like a hailstorm. Hy
man's leg had been carried away by
a ball and he was lying helpless when
Smith ran to him and carried him to
the breastworks. For his bravery
he was awarded the Victoria cross and
received a personal gift of 20 sover
eigns from Queen Victoria.
Another sear Smith bears whore a
gunshot grazed his head in the charge
at B&laklava. This injury kept him
in the hospital until the close of the
Crimean war, but he had already
fought through the brunt of the cam
paign, having been In action at Alma,
Sebiistopol and Inkerman.
After the Indian mutiny Smith came
to America. At Watertown, N. V.,
he trained recruits for the Union army.
KIDNAPED CHILD IS
RETURNED TO FATHER
Four-Year-€ld Found Tied in a
-Bundle Behind Fence
RKD BANK, N. J., Dec. 10.—Four
year-old Mary Potillo is at her home
today after a disappearance since Octo
ber 20 last.
Frank Petlllo, the child's father, was
entering the yard of his home early last
night when he saw what looked like a
bundle behind the fence. Investigation
showed it to be his daughter, apparent
ly dead. He brought the body Into the
house. There he discovered . she . was
alive. ' \ ' /
Petillo Is fairly well to do, "and de
mands for money from black-handers
have been made on him recently. , He
believes the child was kidnaped.
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600 AUTOIBTS ARRESTED
NEW YORK. Dec. 10.—A quiet cru
■ade against the smoking automobile
which the health department hegan
about six weeks ngo has resulted In a
total of nearly 600 arrests. Five hun
dred puiil fiiii-s and promised to mend
thoir conduct.
CHICAGO POLICE HAVE
CLEW TO BOMB PLOTS
Infernal Machines Said to Have
Been Placed by Sicilian
Criminals
CHICAGO, Dec. 10.—The Chicago po
lice believe they have a clew pointing
directly to perpetrators of black-hand
bomb outrages here, and detectives are
now running down the blackmailers.
Arrests are expected next week tliat
will show the terrorizing of peaceful
Italians has beim carried on by an or
ganization of criminals constituting the
American branch of a Sicilian secret
organization.
"I cannot tell just where the clew
c*ne from," said Capt. Halpln, "but it
Is so convincing that I have put fifteen
detectives on the case. Developments,
I believt;, will come Monday or Tues
day. So far, we have learned enough
to make It upparent the bomb throw-
Ing is being carried on by a criminal
society of complicated origin, rather
than by the bands of loafers whom the
police and Italian victims of the black
mailers always have held responsible.
It is also evident the society is closely
affiliated with the Sicilian secret crim
inal orders."
While Capt. Halpln was preparing to
run down his clew, Chief of Police
Steward wa3 taking steps to safeguard
Italian residents of Chicago through the
organization of an auxiliary Italian
squad to be added to the police force.
MAN HOUNDED BY BLACK
HAND HIDES IN RIVERSIDE
Threatening Letters Make Italian
Flee from Colorado
RIVIiRSIDK. Dec. 10.—Hounded by
tho black hand, which forced him to
ttee from Pueblo, Colo., Mat Zite ip in
Kiverside county. He gives hia address
as box 57, R..P. D., Pueblo, whore his
family resides on a farm. Monday he
received a letter signed W. Black
hand, demanding on pain of death that
$4000 be deposited in a certain place not
later than on the following .Tuesday.
He was warned not to breathe a word
of the affair if he valued his life.
Without changing his clothes he left J
for California on the first train. He
has $400 with him, and says he has de
cided to return to some point in Colo
rado anij to remain in hiding- there un
til he can communicate with his family
and get them out of that state. The
man talks with sense, and claims to bo
a well-to-do Italian.
AGED WOMAN RUN OVER
BY WAGON AND BADLY HURT
Septuagenarian Walks Directly
in Front of Horse
Mrs. Mary Lauer, 74 years old, living at 835
Gladys avenue, was run down by milk wagon '
No. 11 of the Los Angelea Creamery company !
yesterday afternoon ut Ninth and San I'edro I
streets and injured seriously. Her right arm '
was fractured, her left luuid and nose laoer- ;
atud by the horse's hoofs, and she received j
a contusion of the left leg. Mrs. ijauer was '
removed to the receiving hospital, where her .
Injuries were dressed, and she was later
taken to her home. •
The accident occurred when the aged wom
an attempted to croaa tlie street in the path
of the wagon, which waa moving rapidly.
Before thu driver could .stop his horses the
woman was struck, knocked down, and run
over. Several persons who saw the accident
t/lieved tshu had been killed.
Deputy Shtu-itT Wallace, who witnessed the
accident, did not placo the man under ar
rest, but the matter waa reported to the
police. 1
ADDRESS ON AFRICAN COLONY
Col. \V. Spooner, former officer In the
British uimy in Africa, will address the Ethi
opian Women's Commercial club at a mass
meeting' to be held at the C. M. K. church.
1406 Newton street, at 2:30 thlß afternoon on
the aericultural possibilities of Africa. Meth
ods of raising funds for the purpose of pro
viding transportation to Africa of the negroes
desiring to <<o to that country will also b«
discussed. Mrs. li. E. Ruins, who recently
came to this country from Africa, will also
speak.
Important Chanfrrs of Time—Sou (born
rarlflo v
On and after December 11 the follow
ing changes in trains leaving and ar
riving at Arcade station, Los Angeles:
South—No. 10, Sunset Kxpress, loaves
1 p. m.; No. 8, El Paso passenger,
leaves 10:16 p. m. and runs through to
New Orleans; No. 17, Crafton passen
ger, arrives 11:50 a. m.; No. 19, Im
perial valley passenger, arrives 5:25 p.
—No. 21, the Coaster, leaves 8:10 a.m.;
7 p. m. Pasadena trains leave 8:05 a.
m., 10:20 a. m., 2:30 p. m., 4:50 p. m.,
6:35 p. m.; arrive 7:25 a. m., 8:20 a. m.,
10:20 a. m., 2:05 p. m., 4:35 p. m. North
—No. 21, the Coaster, leaves 8:10 a. in.;
No. 55, Santa Barbara passenger, leaves
6:50 a. m.; No. 108, Los Angeles Ex
press, arrives 8:16 p. m.
EXPLOSION INJURES 3
ON SUBMARINE GRAMPUS
Chief Electrician of Vessel May
Die from Wounds
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 10.—By the
explosion of a defective intake valve of
the engine on tho submarine boat
Grampus at noon today three enlisted
members of the crew were lnjurud, one
I so badly that It Is expected he will die.
I Tho accident occurred Just as the boat
i was pulling alongside the wharf at
Coronado after a practice spin In the
' buy. Tlih Injured:
Horman Ley, aged 22, chief elec
trician; skull fractured, Jaw broken
and bones of face broken; may die.
J. 1!. COOk«i badly bruised. t
P. 11. Moul, cut and bruised.
Ley, who is a native of Colorado nnd
who had Just qualified for submarine
boat service, sustained the brunt of
I the explosion, which came when the
motor was switched on to start the
engine which supplies the motive
' power of the craft. A piece of th« de
fective valve struck him In the face.
First aid was applied v soon as pos
slble and the injured were removed to
the parent ship iris.
Previous to tho accident the Gratn
i pus had consumed morn than fin hour
diving in the bay nnd running on the
surface.
ARCADIA GOES ON LIST
OF MISSING STEAMSHIPS
Vessel with Forty-One on Board
Thought to Be Lost
new York, !>'■<■. io.—The name of
| the Steamer Arcadia of the New York
l& Porto Rk'o Navigation company
' has just been added t" the New York
Maritime exchange i><>st.,-d c&talogue of
"missing ships." The entry of a name
there means all hope tor her has been
abandoned.
It i.s supposed the Arcadia went
down in the hurricane which swept the
Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic off
the southern roast last October. She
was 880 feet long, built in England in j
1896 and considered able to outlive the
strongest seas and winds. Nothing has
been heard of her since she left New
Orleans, October 11, bound for Ban
Juan.
The Arcadia carried four passengers
and a crew of thirty-seven. Naviga
tion officers believe all are dead.
COMPANY FAILS WITH
50 TOURISTS ABROAD
Travelers Must Pay Again or
Abandon Journey
BOSTON, Dec. 10.—Half a hundred
tourists, now traveling abroad, who
began their Journey under the guid
ance of tho Collvers Tour company of
this city, may be compelled either to
end their travels abruptly or continue
them at their own expense, the com
pany having today filed a voluntary
assignment.
The creditors consist mainly of tour
ists who are traveling in distant coun
trdiea. Some are said to be at Co
lombo, Ceylon.
DOG'S BITE COSTS $575
VAL.LEJO, Den. 10.—As compensa
tion for the damage Inflicted by a bull
dog's teeth, Frank J. Nelson was given
Judgment for $575 yesterday against
the dog's owner, Robert A. Brownlie.
The case was decided by Judge Buck
les In the superior court.
/ *mimmm,m23S'239 South Broadwmy Jt\OJMsZ^rZr <^T* 234-242 South Mill Street ■■■ ■»«,.
-^ ffISM/LxYuOQDSoIDRt
This store will be open evenings as follows: Saturday, Dec. 17, Wednesday
the 21st, Thursday the 22nd, Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th.
A hundred women's $25 to $50 Coat Suits go on sale tomorrow at $19.50.
Branch office ot American Express Co. on our main floor to accomodate
patrons who wish to send their parcels direct from the store.
PillOW I Children Underpriced
' csfk
Tops Furs Ik.
jl ujja jpiirs v.
—Rare Values —For Gifts CStS
About 200 pillow tops of tap- !; f Women's silk- undervests, reit
estry, silk repps and imported \ Fashion demands furs for the i, a bly boxed for Christmas gtv-
East India cottons — made little girls as well as for their ] ing, buyable now much below
from remnant lengths of mate- elders their early-season prices.
rials costing $2 to $4 a yard And there are few things at uaTiaTsVik v^Jo^neV&eve
when cut from the piece—sell- anywhere near like cost that a les^ y e n^ ££ ribbed rilk
ing in 25-inch, squares at 75c girl would be more pleased to vests—low neck, sieoveies* «tyie,
j <j.i . ~_ . . . with fancy yoke—
and $1. ♦ get on Christmas morning. And the $1.60 quality *t $I.W.
Fancy China silks in many dis- White fox sets $3.50 to $10 , (Main Floor, rear.)
tlnctively new designs suitable for Black fox sets iVY* 17*?? A^A x^, <* <1 IT ■* a.
kimonos as well as side drapes, 85c Chinchilla «^»£££J&tf» $20 tO $25 HatS
a yard; 32 inches wide. Striped marten sets $15 -j- _ -_
Splendid showing of genuine im- Krmine sets .^..^..57.00 €£ 1 #^
ported Bagdad couch covers-dou- Squlrrel ets .V.V.V.V $V.Bo" to $22.50 •TH H £f
ble-slded fabrics that will stand a Squirrel collars $6 ■ •"*
surprising amount of hard usage— Gray fox sets $7.50 Twelve dollars, tomorrow, for anr
$4.50 to $6.50. Inferior Imitations Some of the above are imitations, street or dress hat heretofore priced
usually cost as much. we frankly admit. 20 to ANY of them, under
(Third Floor, rear.) ' (Main Floor, rear.) Bn ■ (gecond -^^j
i —dflUfc—-I %7 SO to $I?.5O $f*
ij/^^, Silk Petticoats . *&
f -l\k^ll^^^r« ' M FiVC llunclrecl and twenty sample skirts came Friday
\r^ HP^ii rom thC mSt famous factory in America—Messalines
A Jft^Ha \l^'*vif) anc^ a^etas ' n black» white and every color you'd care
lt\ <rs/\A ILdUV/ f° r Pom Pour slks» Dresdens,/Roman stripes, hairline
/i I \ Jsh. Vsw/ '' stripes, shepherd checks, changeables. Well, as there
*£$ mm wJ Kk.mm\ are no more tnan three of a kind you may; rest assured
l^^^^ffi^^^^^S[^^^s^ And as for values> we NEVER before had
TRli PlfOffiSA^^^ theil equals at tlle price- Second Floor. The
yjj^gs**! Bn^tlT^tj^^N^ rear elevators open into the department.
I / mmm^^^^r *200 to $4.50 $1 00
--_^^£«T^W/lSv^lis3^MjWl7lr^ Dozens and dozens of highly artistic articles of
-^•^^^fW^^^^l^Wi^Jjj^W.*/^ jewelry—scarf pins, brooches, cuff links, hat pins.
HALE HEARS NOISE;
T. R. COMING BACK
Former G. O. P. National Committee
man Predicts Insurgent Sweep
Nathan W. Hale. Republican nation
al eonimitteenuin from Tennessee and
former congressman from that state,
ni>w a resident of Los Angeles, put his
oar to the ground on a recent visit east
and heard a low, rumbling sound, lie
listened Intently, and tho sound grew
to a voluminous roar. Arising, he
scratched hla head In a knowing man
ner and Interpreted the wounds.
"It appcara to bo Koosevelt and In
surgency, rampant. if not riotous, in
1912," he said. "The distant din la but
the marshaling of the clan."
Whereupon, Mr. Hale transacted his
business in Nashville, bade good by to
his friends, and returned to his family
and oil business in Los Angeles, con
gratulating himself that he had retired
ii'"in politics while tho oil gushing was
eood.
"it is ;in expensive luxury, politick
ing," said the former congressman, in
his Office, 61!5 Story building, yesterday.
"It entails much responsibility, great
labor, little glory and less substantial
reward. That's the reason I've retired
—that iw to say, gono into business."
But to get back to that rumbling
sound, Altli >,:^h Mr. Halo has retired,
do not lie deceived into believing that
In- has ceased tv take an Interest in
politics. Far be it from any national
committeeman of the stamp of Halo to
do a thing like. that. His Interest In
the game is &ti 11 profound. That's the
reason he put his ear to the ground to
hear the militant tramp of feet far off
when he went east recently.
THINKS T. R. WOULD WIN
"I do not regard the defeat of the Re
publican ticket in New York as a re
,buke to Mr. Roosevelt," said Mr. Halo.
"The people of the country are still
with tho former president, and I believe
if lie is nominated on the Republican
ticket In 1912 he will sweep the country.
Insurgency is growing stronger daily.
It will not succumb to the efforts of
the reactionaries, however forcefully
they may be put forth.
"The people demand progressive men
SACRAMENTO RIVER RISES;
FARMS MAY BE DAMAGED
Underbrush Accumulates and
Chokes Channel at Jacinto
WILLOWS, Cal., De« 10.—With the
Sacramento river rising at a rapid
rate and the prospects for tha annual
flood indicating that several weeks of
high water may be expected, residents
of the country for many miles south
ward from Jacinto aro becoming
alarmed over the condition of the
banks, which threaten to break and
allow the river to cut a new channel
through the section known as the
trough.
Work of clearing the channel of
trees and brush was begun last winter
and the work was completed some time
ago. Since then the underbrush has
again choked the old channel.
MARS CIRCLES FAIR GROUNDS
PHOENIX, Ariz., Doc. 10.— J. C.
Mars made three flights this afternoon,
circling the fair grounds a few times.
The crowd was small. Mars and Hall
lol't for the coast tonight.
and policies. If the Democrats should
select a progressive man and the Re
publicans taKe the conservative end, I
very much fear the Democrats would
be. successful.
"That is the extent, in my opinion,
of tho insurgent movement. It has In
fected both parties. Tho oohsurvatlva
faction can no more control '
cratic party and be s' : ■ tho
polls than can the consen :iuve Wei pent
of the Republican party usaume leader
ship and come out victorious.
"Tho insurgent is incirt indent He Is
neither Democrat nor Republican when
it comes to issues. Ho la for the niau
who stands for progres3lvi accomplish
ment."
SOUTH r IKI.S ROOSEVELT
Mr. Hale is an admirer of Taft and a
great admirer of Roosevelt, as well as
being a personal friend of the latter.
The Tennesseean declares that he be
lieves thousands of Democrats of Ten
nessee and other southern states would
vote for Roosevelt for president on the
Republican or any other ticket. The
south likes Roosevelt and -will bs loyal
to him, he declares.
The election of Capt. B. W. Hooper
as the first Republican governor of
Tennessee since 1880 was brought about
through the co-operation of the insurg
ent Democrats, known In Tennessee as
the anti-machins faction, says Mr.
Hale.
Governor Hooper Is a personal friend
of Mr. Hale and Is a stockholder and
director in the Hale-McLeod Oil com
pany, which was financed by Mr. Hale
in Tennessee. The Hale-McLeod com
pany has large oil holdings In the Mid
way field and la operating four wells.
J. M. McLeod of Los Angeles la tha
other titular member of the firm.
"We have room for fifty gushers on
our land," said Mr. Hale, "and we have
a contract with the Standard Oil for
400,000 barrels. Any business man will
admit that this beats politicking," con
cluded the national commltteeman.
135-TON INGOT CAST FOR
FORT ARMOR FOR PANAMA
Pittsburg Turns Out the Largest
Piece of Krupp Steel
PITTSBURO. Deo. 10.—At open
hearth furnace No. t of the Homestead
Steel works yesterday there was cast
what is said to be the largest ingot of
Krupp steel In the world. The lngrot
is 13 feet 4 Inches high, 10 feet 4 Inches
wide and 4 feet 4 inches thick, and
weights 135 tons. It will be taken to
the press shop of the armor plate
works and pressed Into a plate 18
inches thick.
The Ingot la one of a pair ordered
by the United States government for
a land fort on fie Panama canal.
KILLS CHILD; GETS 3 YEAR 3
HONG KONG, Nov. 24 (Via Victoria,
B. C, Dec. 10).—John William Hays, a
sailor on the American cruiser New
York, who killed a Japanese child and
injured another Japanese while he was
running amuck in the lower quarter of
Hong Kong, September 1, has been sen
tenced to three years' penal servitude.
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