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AIR KINGS SIGN FOR LOCAL MEET Wrights and Curtiss Agree to Participate in Los An geles Aviation Events INTER-CITY FLIGHT PLANNED Southland Towns Asked to Offer Prizes for Trips from Do minguez Field / Aviation meet developments yesterday were: Contracts signed with Roy Knabenshue, representing; the Wright Brothers' company, and with It. It. Toting, represent the Glenn Cutllss company. Karle Remington, representative of the Aero club of California and one of the best authorities on aerial navigation on the Pa cific coast, ridded to the board of directors of the meet. Aero club of California authorized to ar range with the Aero club of America for official recognition of the meet. Work started on constructing a perma nent aviation field at Domlngnez, half mile from the scene of the meet last winter. Chambers of commerce and boards of trade throughout Southern California asked to put up p'f»e« for flights from Domlngaez to their respective towns. Percy VTeldner, Karle Remington, 11. I.aV. Twining and Martin Neuner appointed as a committee to arrange list and order of events and prizes to be given for each. The charity aviation committee de voted all of yesterday to the mass of details necessary to the successful launching of the big meet. Represen tatives of the Wright brothers, Glenn Gurtiss and Hubert Latham appeared before the board early in the morning and contracts were signed with the first two mentioned, which will bring Aviators Hoxsey, Brookins, Parmalee, ,Willard, Mars, Baldwin and possibly Glenn Curtiss himself to the meet for ten days of flying. The contract with Latham was laid on the table until today, when it will be considered again, Latham himself returning from Cata lina in the meantime to be present at the signing. There seems to be little doubt that his services will be secured. Almost immediately after the con tracts were signed, assuring beyond question that the meet will be held, telegrams /were sent to J. Armstrong Drexel and Harry Harkness, the mil lionaire amateur aviators, requesting them to come to Los Angeles and take part in the meet. No answer had been received up until a late hour last night, but It Is confidently expected that a favorable reply will arrive today, as Boon as they understand the magnitude of the meet. Drexel has made some remarkable flights in the east and In England, where he maintains a school for titled aviators, and his presence would be a great drawing card, it is believed. NEARBY TOWNS INTERESTED The telegraph wires were also util ized by the committee in notifying the commercial bodies in the different towns and cities throughout Southern California of the charitable nature of the meet and requesting their co-oper ation. The chamber of commerce of Santa Barbara wired in return that a meeting would be held at once to con sider the matter, while the chamber of commerce of Long Beach sent a rep resentative to this city at once to con sult with the committee. The committeo will endeavor to per suade these organizations to put up a rash prize of considerable amount to go to the aviator who first flies from the aviation tield to the city offering the prize. The attitude of the organi zations heard from seems favorable to such a plan, according to members of the committee, and such flights may become the big feature of tho meet. The Wright company lias announced that the baby racer which attracted IJAHoniephonell is the really useful, sure-to-be appreciated gift that you want to buy FOR CHRISTMAS It's a sensible gift. It's a use ful gift. It's a gift that will save time, work and worry all the year round. Call F9B. Ask for Contract Department. Homophone & Tel. Co. 716 So. Olive St. A Reliable Remedy sfr**. for Z&ffi&m CATARRH P&l Ely's Cream Balm > mM it quickly absorbed. %**-Sw*J[ Gives Relief at Once. ""J """"' o^Vm It cleanses, soothes, A&s&aty3^ heals and protects mm^mm^m^k the diseased mem* l>rane resulting from Catarrh and drives away a Cold in the Html quickly. Beßtoree the Senses of Taste and Bmell. Full size CO (A i. at Druggists or by mail. Liquid Cream Balm for use In atomizers7B cts. Ely brothers, 58 Warren Streot, Now York. Two Views of Wright Biplane and Noted Aviator Who Will Be Seen at the Dominguez Field Meeting ■7 I \ * \ "^ '^^^^HBH bbbjbbßß^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Bb^^^^- ci Km I^Ljft - s -I so much attention at Belmont park, New York, on account of its speed, will bo brought here to be used during the meet. This machine is looked to by local aviators to break the world's record for speed, now held by James Radley and his Blerlot monoprane. The latter probably will be here to de fend his title, however, and a hard battle is expected. WORK STARTED ON FIELD Work on the construction of the grandstand and hangars at Dominguez field was started yesterday and a large force of men will be kept continually at work until all is in readiness for the meet. The Whole arrangement of the field will be different this year. Auto parks are being arranged for and the auto road, a portion of the county good road construction through Compton, is being connected with the field in ardor that machines can be driven directly to the auto pork. The boxes will I>p five feet from the ground in front of the grandstand and so arranged thai ]>:itnms will be able to promenade from one end of the structure to the other. A fence will be constructed along the back of the boxes to protect the occupants from the. wind nnd make them as comfort able as possible. No price has been Bet on the. boxes, aa it is the intention of the committee to auction them off to the highest bidders. The aviators "ill begin moving their machines and materials to the avia tion field within a few clays. The Antoinette monoplane, with which Latham flies, was taken from its car yesterday and will be taken to the field today nnd placed in a temporary canvas hangar until the permanent on^s are constructed. The Curtisa company t which has eleven machines in lV>s Angles, will also take its fly ers out to the field within a few days. LATHAM PLANS'AVALON FLIGHT AVALON, Cal., Pee. 18.—Hubert Latham, the French aviator, pased sev en'l hours today loMting over Avalon for a place which would be suitable for landing inter an aeroplane flight. He asked many questions relative to weather conditions nnd the location of other Islands in the channel. The distance from Dominguez to Avalon is 36 miles. LAND OFFICE DETERMINES CALEXICO LAND CONTEST Decision of Local Authorities Is Affirmed in Recent Cases The general land office at Wash ington lias affirmed the decision of the local officials In finding for the defendant In the case of Hormar. Boukosky against Adelbert Vaughn, heir of Clarence Vaughn, in which land near Calexico, in the imperial val ley, was involved. Entry was made for the land Apr.il 13, 11IU4. Houkosky contested the entry of the kind April 29, 1909, which was made by tin, who was killed by despera- Boukosky claimed that Vaughn bad not Improved the land or mai his residence and that six months after the death of Vaughn hia brother, Homer \v. Vaughn, had sold him all the rights acquired by the murdered man. The hearing of the case was Riven before the local land officials July 9, 1909. Evidence taken in the case convinced the land officials that Homer W. t, ha i communicated with the father and heir of the deceased, Adel bert W. Vaughn, as soon as lie could bi found, and that both the heir and Homer \v\ Vaughn were forced to lii-inr; suit against Boukosky to ousl him from possession of the land in question. SODA POP GAMBLERS, YES; BUT, AS FOR MONEY-NEVER! "Your honor," said tho spokesman i illeged gamblen In Police kson's court yesterday "we never play for money. We hi often played for soda pop and cisari, but money—never!" the seven defendants, who v ■■■ arrested in a raid on North Alpine strei t, Sunday night, the tables tvere loaded /lth "promises" for vast numbers o£ bottles of pop and cigar* when Hi" officers broke in on their little t:: ■ m oi -lad poker. That money had been considered they strenuously denied. 'rii. ■ i ■ sr for trial by jury "ii i>. mber 21. The defendants are V. Fueci, 1,. Dellaogna, M. lii". Prank Turk, Bid Demarco, A- Tamialo und Joe liluu LOS ANGELES HERALD; TUESDAY MOUSING, DECEMBER 13, 1910. ABOVE— FdKMKK I'IIESIDEXT ROOSEVELT SEATED BESIDE ARCH HOXSET IN "BABY WRIGHT" AEROrI^ANE IN WHICH HE TOOK HIS FIRST AEROPLANE TRIP. BELOW (AT RIGHT)—ARCH H OXBEY DEVELOPING HIS "AEROPLANE NECK." AX LEFT—ONE OF THE W RIGHT MACHINES IN FLIGHT. DESCENDANT OF OFFICER WITH WASHINGTON, DIES Body of Mrs. Frances Prentice, Granddaughter of Major Still man, to Be Buried Here Mrs. Frances Julia Prentice, whoso grandfather was Major Stlllman, an officer on the staff of General Wash ington during the American revolu tion, died at the home of her eon. Arthur R. Prentice, f>so South Chicago strict, in this city last Sunday. She had resided here five years. Mr.-. Prentice was born in Manches ter, Conn., in 1836, her father being- the llev. IJ. F. Northrop, pastor of the First Congregational church of that city. She was graduated from Holy oke seminary in 1853 and the following year was married to Nehemlah K. Prentice. She is survived by three sons—Frank Northrop Prentice, who is the superintendent of construction Of the Lehigh Valley railroad, with headquarters at Buffalo; Herbert Owen Prentice, superintendent of tho Woodclifl . Land and Improvement company of Union Hill, N. J., and Ar thur S. Prentice, at whose home she died. Mr. Prentice is a real estate broker end secretary for the Boyle Heights division of tho Good Govern ment organisation. .Mrs. Prentice had -written ronsider abel poetry and bad been a contributor to several magazines. The funeral services will bo held nt. the home Wednesday at 2 p. m., the Rev. J. L. Dryden and Dr. Ada S. Pat terson of the People's Spiritualist church to officiate, The body will be cremated, carrying out the wish of Mrs. Prentice. NEW SCHOOL DISTRICT FORMED BY SUPERVISORS The supervisors formed a new school j district yesterday on petition of resi dents west of the Long Beach Electric : line and south of the city, which will bi Known as the Russell district It includes the territory between L,os An gi lea and Watts and between the Loiik I Beach line and Central avenue, and was formerly a portiol of the Graham school district. The Graham trustees objected to the i original petition uhi>li wanted tlie east | line to go down the center of the ■ Eleotric right of -way, on the grounds that the railway company would thus be relieved Of half the titxes on a bonded Indebtedness. The boundaries were extended so as to keep the railway company entirely within the Graham school district. CUSTOMS RECEIPTS INCREASE The customs office receipts for last month amount to J51.787.22 for the local customs office, according to the month ly report just rendered. The total re ceipts for the same month last yar v.viv 170,146.0, I! LAND CASE AFFIRMED The decision of O. R. W. Robinson, receiver, and Frank Van Buren, regis ter, of tho local land office, in favor of the plaintiff in the case of Joseph F. Nelson against "Walter S. Hol combe, has been affirmed by the au thorities at Washington. "Special Sales" for This Week DESMOND'S Corner Spring and Third Streets Men's and Young Men's "1 * / Suits and Overcoats J_ / f\££ Smoking Jackets >At /* I ITT Bath Robes and / 4t Lounging Robes j / Sole AffenCV We Hay * tne Largest and Best ° . Assortment of Suitable Xmas Mark Cross Co.'s Leather Goods cuts for Men m los Annies * For Ladies and Gentlemen Make Exquisite Xmas Gifts $2.50 Hats on Sale This Week for $1.50 $2.00 and $1.50 Shirts This Week for $1 WATER BOND SALE AGAIN CONSIDERED Another Deal with Aqueduct Se curities Reported in a Tentative Stage MAYOR SAYS OFFER LIBERAL Proposition Said to Involve $1, --500,000 and Be Similar to One Turned Down With the utmost delicacy a propo sition for the sale of about $1,500,000 worth of aqueduct bonds from the last option is coming to a head. Tentative feelers liave been put out in several directions and when these tentacles are finally drawn in it is expected that there will be plenty of money sticking to them. Members of the council admitted, guardedly, yesterday that there was something in the air, but that it was a long way from being ripe and that It would be several days before any thing developed at all. Mayor Alex ander sank Into a sphlnxlike silence when he was approached on the sub ject and refused to say whether nego tiations are pending, but he grew elo quent on the proposition that it is be lieved has been presented. It is the same proposition that was offered the New York syndicate and that was so scornfully rejected. That Is, to sell $2,270,000 of the Owens river bonds from the lust option at par. This Is the mayor's Idea and he showed yesterday that there is considerable profit in It, although it is believed that any negotiations pending are for $1,600,000 only. "We could sell these bonds subject to the optlion of the syndicate," said the mayor, "and the person who bought them would reap a nice little harvest. Sold subject to the option of the syn dicate, the syndicate would have to say, in February, 1912, If it would take the bonds, and if It did, the syndicate would have to pay 1 per cent premium, according to its contract. The holder of the bonds would get this premium, which, with the 4<4 per cent which the bonds carry, would net him 0% per cent on his year's investment Or, if the syndicate did not exercise its option, the bond holder would get a straight 4% per cent on the best mu nicipal securities in the world. If I had the money I know what I would do mighty quick." ROYAL OAK LODGE PLANS OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS Royal Oak lodge. Sons of St. George, is arranging a Christmas tree and the festivities thereto belonging. Funds to the extent of nearly a hundred dollars are in sight, which assures a good celebration after the manner of the English on the other side of the water. A large hall will be engaged for the occasion, the lodge room having been found inadequate in times past. The lodge now has 200 members. Refresh ments and dancing will gratify the visiting members and all will enjoy a grand old English Christmas time with only mistletoe and the yule log left out. CRACKSMEN SECURE $195 FROM GROCERY STORE SAFE Cutting loose a screen above a rear door, burglars entered the grocery store of J. A. Rydell, 2218 South Grand ave nue, Sunday night, and broke open Oie steel safe, taking; away about $195 in currency and notes. The burglars carried the safe, which is very heavy, to a rear room where they drilled two holes in the lock, through which they pried open the door. Strong Healthy Women j©^ If a woman is strong and healthy in a womanly way, moth- Vi/!9ffl»J erhood means to her but little suffering. The trouble lies ■■■ X in.the faot that the many women suffer from weakness and Tgß TBHBNWa disease of the distinctly feminine organism and are unfitted BtJxj<&lr for motherhood. This can be remedied. bsS^^kEH^ Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription iipg Care* the weaknesses and disorders of women. ■■■"VninJyftli. 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