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3 BANDITS BEAT
YOUTH TO DEATH
AND SECURE $200
Martin Cahen Is Slain by Three
Thugs in a Vacant Lot on
Olive Street Near Third
VICTIM STRUCK WITH CLUBS
Insurance Man Witnesses Trag
edy but Is Unable to Ren
Lured to a vacant lot In the rear of
the Kins hotel, 321 South Olive street,
Martin fallen, 26 years old, a eon of
S. Cahen, a wealthy retired merchant,
living at the Perclval apartments, 846
South Hill street, was attacked by
three men shortly before 11 o'clock last
night, beaten to death with a club,
then robbed of $200, watch and chain
and other valuables, while a witness
was shouting frantically for the ban
dits to desist. Th*--highwaymen ran
south in Grand- avenue and made their
The victim, who livVd with his par
ents, had just returned from sin ex
tensive, tour of Europe, when lie had
traveled with his father and mother.
He is a brother of Dr. <\iesar ('alien of
the county hospital staff. He. was not
engaged in business, but Is thought to
have carried a. considerable amount of
money with. him.
The attack on young Caheu ami tlio
rifling of his pockets after lie had
been felled to the ground was wit
nessed by A. K. Joins, insurance
solicitor, who lives at tli« Kms hotel.
Jones occupies a room on the first floor
In the extreme rear of tho'bullding v
the windows of his apartments looking
out on the vacant'lot in tho rear
which fronts on Grand avontie.
Jones had just retired when he heard
several voices in the lot. He looker!
out and saw four men standing to
gether seventy-five feet from his win
dow. He listened a few moments, but
was unable to hear distinctly all that
was said. He noticed that one of th-s
men—the. appeared to bo ill
and was groaning.
• "Suddenly 1 saw one of the men
raise his arm and bring down a club,
or similar instrument, with terrific
force, on the head of the victim," said
Jones. "I raised my window and yelled
at the men, but they paid no attention
to my cries. Then one of the men said:
Come on: let's get away from here.
Another answered: "Walt a minute;
let's see what he's got.'
AKHAJD TO SHOOT
• [ reached tor my revolver, but was
afraid to shoot for fear of hitting the
wrong man. I hurriedly, drew on my
troupers and ran out to investigate.
Just as 1 was leaving my room 1 saw
Hi. three bandits run to the sidewalk
on Grand avenue, about a hundred
feet away and make their escape
Jones said he could see the men
clearly In the bright moonlight, but
was unable to describe them minutely,
Other than that one of tho trio was
tall and heavy and the other two small
Dr. F." P- Young of the Kms hotel
fallowed Jones to the spot where the
victim had fallen and mado an exam
ination of the inert figure. Dr. Young
found that Catfen was still alive and
detected a taint pulse. Before the physi
cian could administer a stimulant the
unfortunate young man was dead.
(•alien was lying lace downward
when found. The discoloration and
swelling about both eyes indicated that
Ills skull had been fractured. His face
was muddy and his clothing was soiled.
His hat was a few feet awv.
Tho father Of the victim collapsed
when he learned of the tragedy. Be
tween sobs he stated that his son left
the house early in the evening, stating
'that he was going to a lodge meeting.
The father was unable to state just
how much money the young fellow
carried with him when he left, but
thought he had about $200.
It is believed that young Oahen met
tho trio somewhere downtown and was
lured to the place under some plaus
ible pretext, and when he refused to
bund over his money was beaten to
death, this extreme measure being
taken, it is thought, because the vic
tim was acquainted with his assail-
The body was removed to tho under
taking establishment of Pleree Broth
ers, where the coroner Will hold an in
The parents of the murdered young
man are old-time residents of IjOS An.
polo*, having lived hero for forty
I. C. C. TO PROBE PROFITS
OF EXPRESS COMPANIES
Chambers of Commerce Com
plain of Rates Charged
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. &.—Accord
hip to a letter received here today by
the chamber of commerce of this city
from Secretary Mosley of the inter
state commerce commission all express
companies of the United States will be
investigated by the commission at a
hearing, the date of which will be set
within the next few daya The action
by the. commission in though to have
been brought about through the appli
cation of 204 chambers of comment?
throughout the country. The charges
made by the chamber of commerce ar»
that tho returns of tho express com
panies from capital actually Invest^
amounts to from 43 to lir. per cent,
and tho rates in addition to being ex
cessive are unequal.
GREEK ARMY OFFICER
FLAUNTS CUSTOMS MEN
NEW YORK, Dec. 19.— D. N. Botassl.
the Greek consul general, called, on
Commissioner of Immigration William
son today and conceded the jurisdic
tion of the commissioner over Nicho
las Simopulos, tho Greek army, officer,
who arrived yesterday on • board * the
Greek mourner Themlstocles.
Simopulos la .still on Hie Themlstocles
and Mr.'Williamson said tonight that
It had not been determined what course
ho would pursue in tho, matter. ■■
LOS ANGELES HERALD
JURY ESCAPES; JUDGE
DECLARES BARGAIN IN
HORSE TRADE IS LEGAL
BHAROK, r«., Dec. 19.—-"Bargain
stands as it is. Bach' party pay
lmlf tho costs. Jury escaped."
This is tho pntry In tho docket of
Justice of tlio Peace Thomas Alton
after a stilt over a horse, trade. It
had taken six hours to try the
ease. The jury retired and soon a
slip of paper was handed Justice
Allen bearing the Jury's verdict
that the deal should stand and the
costs be divided between the liti
gants. Declaring that no such ver
dict should be rendered" In his court
the justice went to tlio jury room.
He found tho windows up and saw
the jurors scampering' down tho
LOS ANGELES \
Walter Brooking shows some of bis thrlll
en in preliminary flight for aviation
meet. PAGE 1
Daughter Eds letters of administration on
estate of former Italian count. I'AGHJ 3
Mother claim* baby Mi© left on San Pedro
street doorstep. PAGE 13 1
Attorneys claim Baldwin contest may last
for three, months. PAGE 13
Third ordinance for abandonment of 'Ware
house court In drawn up. PAGM 7
E. P. Ttlpley. president of the Kant* TV.
declares) progressive)! are destructive «nd
raps, nooaevelt. PAGE 2
Relatival of. accused Chinese boy endeavor ■
to havn oriental system of substitute rec
ognized by local court. PAGE 13
Christmas husfnegs at postofflco nearly
double that of ono your ago. PAGE IS
T>l*l|ll>iitlncr commltteo of Times disaster
fund gives accounting on all money col-
toil. PAGE 3
City and county Institutes hold *>ponlng
sessions with 2600 teachers In attendance..
• ■ PAGE S
Judge holds court in Black Maria, county
* Jail's van, rather than tako paralyzed
prisoner Into court room. PA<IF3 12
Attempts to shear some city commissions of
powers Klvcn by proposed charter amend
ments fall at conference. PAGE 12
Supervisors return to highway commission
demands of road Inspectors presented by
highway comnilssion. . PAGE 8
Motorcycle officer. Injured In pursuit of
speeder, near death. PAGE 8
Kditorial and letter bo*. PAGE 4
Society, clubs and music. PAGE D
Theaters. PAGE 6
News of th« courts. FACIE 3
Municipal affairs. PAGE 7
Mines and oil fields. ' PAGE 7
Sports. ' v '/ • '. PAGE 8
Markets.. ■ PAGE 9
"Weather report. PAGE 10
Marriage licenses,. births, deaths. PAGE 10>
Classified advertising. PAGES 10-11
San Bernardino man ko«j to jail cell In
stead of leading brldo to altar. PAGE 10
Miss Susan B. Btickney burned In explo
sion and fire at her homo In Pasadena.
Mrs. T. R. Mitten of Whittler seriously In
jured by robber armed with club. PAG IS 10
Members of l.nnfr Beach municipal band
have thrilling experience when launch's,
engine breaks dijwn. PAGE 10
Orang« county teachers' Institute opens' In
Santa Ana. PAGE 10
Fresno pastors condemn dances and lin
gerie display at society klrmesse. PAGE 1
California man meets death In secretly
arranged shotgun trap. PAGE 7
Adjutant General liouck blames armory
board for weak coast artillery. f PAGE 1
Congressional committee to investigate
method by which railroads, supplied
lloosevelt- with transportation •while he
was president. ' PAGE 1
Senators of both parties join in revolt
against ruling made by Vice President
Sherman. PAGE} 1
Striking employes of Missouri Pacific-Iron
Mountain system settle differences over
wages. PARK 2
New York city shaken by gas explosion
that kills nine persons and Injures 125.
eight possibly fatally. PAGE 2
Michael Cudahy leaves estate valued at
$11,000,00". 1 PAGE 2
United State* Senator Frazler denies he
signed report freeing Lorimer of Illinois
from scandal charges. ' PACK 2
MINING AND OIL
Auditor flnds fraud in Cleveland Oil af
fairs. «j PAOB
Nevada srn«Hei will burn oil as perma
nent fi|pl. rAUB
WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY IN
Au<iitorlnm-r-"Th« Queen of th,e Moulin
Itougo," 8:15 p. m.
Fi'lasco— "A Stranger In New York," 8:15
Embank -"The lyince Chap," 8:15 p. m, '
lirund-."Tho Toymaker," 2:15 an* 8:15 p. m.
Levy's Cafe Chantant—Continuous vaudeville,
2:30 p. m. to 12:30 a. m.
Los Angeles—Vaudeville, V.30, 7:45 and Ip. in.
Luna park—Outdoor amusements, band con
cert anj vaudeville, 10 a. m. to midnight.
- Majestic—"The Kissing Girl," 8:15 p. m.
v Mason—Dark. ....
Olympic— "The Halfback," 7:15 anil 9:15 p. m.
Orpheum—Vaudeville, 4:15 and 8:15 p. m. *
Pantages—Vnudevllo, 2:30, 7:45 and 9 p. m.
Princess—"At the Beach," 7:45 and 9:15 p. in.
. OF INTKREBT TO WOMEN "■)
Dramatic wit lon— "Morning club, 3
Luncheon D. A. <lt. chapters, Christopher's,
1 p. m. ■ ■
Entertainment under auspices of Anti-Clear
rtto flub, Vcrnon Christian church, 7:30 p, in.
Th« Rev. .1. I. M«yor»r .ludgo Curtis I). Wil
bur, Dr. and Mis." U. 'M. Lawrence, G. U
Unbliivon and t'liinily and others will take putt.
l^).s Angeles Cr'odM Men's nKaoclatlon, Ohilst
mag program, Btfi p. m. Joßcph Call -will
speak on "Panama Canal and Water Kales
and Their M aiiries on tho Commercial In
dustrie* of Southern California.".
Four-act comedy, "Mice and Men," uiuler
1... Angolos <Teach>-rH' nuildlng association,
Polytechnic high school tonight.
3 Conference 'of social workers of AMsi^-iatt-d
ChHiKlr'S, assembly room. Chamber of Com
merce, 10:30 a. m. ' ■ ■ . • .
| City teachers' ' Institute, Polytechnic lilgh
■chop), 4:30 a. m. /
County i>;ich'i-s' Institute, Hlinpsun auili
torluin, 9:30 a. m.
TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1010.
WEAK, SAYS LAUCK,
Adjutant General Blames Armory
Board for Failure to Ex
BIGGER MILITIA FORCE URGED
Mobile Army to Repel Foe from
Unfortified Harbors Ad
vocated by Official
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 19.—The Cali
fornia, coast Is totally unprepared for
war; Adjutant General J. &. Lauek be
lieves, (in account of too small a militia
force, which has been kept small
through the failure of the armory
board, consisting of Governor Glllett,
Attorney* General Webb and Mayor
McCarthy, of San Francisco, to expend
$420,000 appropriated at the last legis
lature for an armory and equipment in
"We should have sixteen companies
of coast artillery, fourteen of them at
Ban Francisco," said Lauck today,
"whereas sit present we have but nine,
seven In San Francisco and two in
San Diego. That'll what the war de
partment desires, for us to organize
more companies. .
"Our great difficulty Is, not in or
ganising, but rather in securing hous
ing facilities.' If we had buildings
suitable for housing and taking caro
of an organization similar to those they
have in other large cities, there is no
question in my mind but that we
would have full ranks and more men
than we really need. Sufficient ap
propriation for such a building for
Ban Francisco, It amounted to $4:20,000,
was made by the legislature two years
ago, but so far not a shovel of earth
has been turned to make the construc
tion of that building possible.
BOl* Mll.l> UNPROTECTED
"Ban Francisco has the best fortified
harbor In the world, yet how far do
we have to go to see another fortified
place oil the coast? The next fortified
place is down at San Diego, 800 miles
distant. Great gods! That's proper
protection. Again on the north, we
have to go clear up to Washington, to
the mouth ot the Columbia river, bo
fore we find more fortifications.
"1 sco no reason for anything to pre
vent, transports from landing troops
from anywhere around .those Interior
points and coming inland and taking
possession of all the transportation
lines and passes. Who or whirls. go
ing to stop them?
"You diaye got to have a mobile army
to do these things and you have not
sufficient men in your present army.
There could not be in excess of 6000
men of our own army, if that many,
landed about the. coast here in two
months' time. I am not at all an alarm
ist. I don't say that there will bo war
or anything of the kind, but I know
as every military man knows, that we
are hot properly equipped.- I think wo
Have something like-309,642 men sub
ject to military duty in this state, yet
out of that our defensive establish
ment numbers only about 4000 men of
all arms—coast artillery, infantry,
cavalry, signal corps and naval mili
tary. That is a very smll percentage
for the number of men available."
General Lauck believes also that the
antipathy of employers toward having
their, employes serve in the state mili
tia is doing much to retard the growth
of the organization.
"When we take Into consideration,"
he said, "that these youn^r men join
the. militia for the sole purpose of gain
ing knowledge in the military line and
for patriotism, without one cent of rev
enue from either i'.ie state or nation,
atid then are often threatened by their
employers that if they go to camp they
will.be discharged, we can readily un
derstand why we have not a bigger
force in the organized military."
TORONTO BANK WITH 30
BRANCHES CLOSES DOORS
Shareholders Affected by Failure
Number Over 1000
TORONTO, Ont., Dec. 19.—The Farm
ers' bank, with head offices in Toron
to and thirty-one branches in various
towns and villages throughout Ontario,
has suspended payment and the doors
will not open tomorrow morning. The
capital stock is $1,000,000 ,with about
$600,000 paid up, the share holders num
bering over one thousand, principally
in small amounts. W. It. Travels is
tin' - general manager. _ ,
The bank was organized only about
five years ago.
The deposits in the various branch
offices are, roughly speaking, $1,400,
--000. The suspension was brought about
by the failure of the bank to meet its
liabilities of $20,000 at the clearing
GROSS FRAUDS CHARGED
IN MARTINIQUE ELECTIONS
Deputy La Grosilliere and Friends
Issue .Call to Arms
FORT DX . FRANCE, Martinique,
Dec. I!).—Charger) of gross frauds In
yesterdays-elections in 'the several
cantons are made. After the noils
closed the'ballot boxes were brought
here by the government officials and
placed under protection.; In the night
the office In which they were locked
Up was entered and the boxes, were
rilled. ■ ,
Deputy La Gro.silliere and his friends
have Issued a call to anus, as it is al
leged Hie destruction of or tampering
with the ballots will result In an elec
tion victory for the minority.
OFFICIAL PINNER FOR TAFT
WASHING!' X. Dec. 19.'—The first
of the official/, armors or tho reason to
the president/ md Mr* Tuft whs given
tonight by vice President and Mrs.
Sherman. | Besides the members of the
cabinet and Speaker Cannon • there
wore present several put ,of town
Warning—Don't Let This Prove True in YOUR Case
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SMART SET DANCES
'Merry Widow' Waltz and Lin- j
gerie Display of Fresno
Belles Cause Breach
(Special to The Herald)
FRESNO, Dee. 19.—1s it just the
proper thing for young men and wo
men to dance—strictly in. the interest
of art—folklore dances that call for a
tight embrace with lips held in close
juxtaposition and a display of—er—
lingerie, while their adoring mammas
look on and applaud?
Of coutee it is, say the adoring mam
mas of 300 of i'resno's society belles
Of course it is not, say the pastors
of various churches who have held a
meeting on the subject and passed reso
lutions condemning the dances and the
The pastors got their tip from large
sized photographs of the young people
that adorn store windows to advertise
a klrmess to be held in the opera
house this week, at which folklore
dances will be participated in by the
sons and daughters of some of the
leading families of the city. Chief
among the dances is the folklore dance
of the mythical Marsevia, taken from
the comic opera, "The Merry Widow."
The members «..* the Parlor Lecture
club, the exclusive woman's organisa
tion of Fresno, declare there is nothing
improper about the dance, and besides
that it ia beautiful and artistic. The
preachers ray the photographs show
that it is itnmora!, both in pose and
display of lingerie.
Other dances, which do not bring the
lips of the dancers into such tempting
closeness also are criticised by th«
ministers as being improper in poso
and exhibiti ... of nether garments, but
the Merry Widow waltz is too much,
even if the others could be overlooked.
The resolution adopted by the min
isters asked the Parlor Lecture elob
to disclaim responsibility for the pic
tures, which are actual photograph* of
the performer*. The doting mammal
received the resolutions with Indigna
tion, and a serious breach between the
society folk and the ministerial associa
tion is the result.
WHITE TAKES OATH AS
CHIEF JUSTICE OF U. S.
Jurist Kisses Bible When Elevat
ed to High Office
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19.—1n th 9
presencfi of a distinguiKhed gathering
in tho little court room, Edward Doug
las White was today elevated 'from
associate justice in the supreme court
of the United States to tho chief jus
The climax of the ceremonies occur
red when Associate Justice llarlan, as
senior member of the court, adminis
tered the Judicial oath. It was sub
scribed to on the bench Itself Instead
of at the, cleric's dosk, as is ordinarily
Chief Justice white, taking the oath,
held in bis hand a bible which lias been
used by nearly every chief Justice and
associate Justice <>n similar occasions
in the last 100 years, but unlike most
of them, he kissed tho book at the
conclusion, of the oath,
WARNING SAVES WORSHIPERS
MXOON.i Mo., Dec, "Brother
'rothers, the building la on tiro." This
statement was made by Dr. F, <'.
Thornlmrs at the-Methodist i" church
here yesterday morning, while the ltov #
a. Crothers was praying;. The audience
quietly arose and left the building to
find the entire roof was blazing flon-o
ly. In ton minutes the $8000 church was
a mass of ruins.'.
INDIANS IN ALASKA
RAIDED BY REVENUE
MEN FOR MCONSHINiNG
JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec. Ift.—A raid
by a detachment of marines from
the revenue cutter Hush has re
sulted in the breaking up of an In
dian moonshiners' camp at the In
dian village, of Hoonah. Mandy
Martin, a squaw, who wsis arrested,
is said tO havo mside a concession
Implicating her husband and other
members of the tribe.
Continued reports of mobnshtning
at Hoonah have been received by
federal officers here, but frequent
raids by United States deputy mar
shals have been without result. The
matter was placed in tho hands of
Capt. Do Otte of tho revenue cutter
Rush, and yesterday morning liiH
vessel suddenly appeared oil* the
Before the Indians knew what was
going on the village wsis surround
ed. Kvery house was Marched and
contrivances for making "hootch,"
or Indian whisky, were found.
CAUSE OF INQUIRY
Congress Asked to Investigate
of Former President
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.— A con
gressional Investigation 01: Theodore
Roosevelt's railroad transportation ex
pensea vhilo be was president of the
United status is called for In ii resolu
tion Introduced by Representative
Rainey of Illinois, a Democrat, It was
referred to the committee on inks.
The resolution provides that a com*
mlttee of five be selected to Investl
gate how much, If any, of these ex
penses were paid by Mr. Roosevelt, or
by any one acting'for him. It further
provides for in<|tiit'.v ;is to the con
tracta made for 1 :in while president,
with iho Pennsylvania rallroail or its
officials, "or Hi i demand* for trans
portation made by Theodore Room Volt,
while president, on said road."
The committee la to make tho name
investig-ation with regard to other rail
roads furnishing htan transportatJon.
ARREST CAUSES DEATH OF
OIL COMPANY OFFICIAL
NEW YORK. Dec. I!).—William N".
Mann, an officer of the Vacuum <>il
company, died today in St. Marys hos
pital, Hoboken, X. .T-. when' ft was
taken Saturday night In an uncon
scious condition. Mr. Mann was ar
rested after an argument with a t< Mow
passenger on a train in the turn' I be
neath tho Hudson river. While in ihe
police station in Hoboken !;<■ was
stricken with apoplexy.
DE JANON GIRL GETS ESTATE
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19.—8y the
terms of the will of tho late Kobert
Bulst, the seedsman of this city. Rob
erta B. de Janon, l>is sFrandohlld, who
disappeared from this city with a hotel
waiter .1 year go, and was found In
Chicago, la given In trust the bulk of
his estate, which is valued at about
PUPILS SAVED FROM FIRE
REXBUIU3, Idaho, Dec. 19.— Six hun
dred fhlldrenwere marched palely Into
the open, while tinmen Were leaping
from the, Bchoolhpupe here today. Tho
building was destroyed.
tirVPT 17" Pni>TrS! • DAILY 2c. ON TRAINS B«.
OllMjrJjl^ vl/1 -LJUO. SUNDAYS sc. ON TItAINS 10«
Republicans and Democrats Join
' in Upsetting Vice President's
Ruling on Closure
WASHINGTON, Dec 19.— a vote
of 37 to 17, the senate today again
emphatically announced its determina
tion to resist all effort to alter its? rules
in any Way looking to the establish
ment of closure in that body.
The question arose over the ruling
made last Saturday by Vice President
Sherman, holding that an announce
ment of a pair by a senator in an aye
and nay vote is sufficient to Justify
the chair In including him to make a
quorum. The point was raised early
in v the day over the approval of the
journal over Saturday's proceeding.
In connection with the vote on
amendments to the omnibus claims
bill, a vote was taken on an appeal by
Senator Hale from a decision by the
chair similar to that of Saturday. All
the 17 votes in favor of sustaining the
fhair were cast by Republicans. Of
the 37 votes against the chair 20 were
cast by Republicans' and 17 by Demo
In the roll call the point was made
by Mr. Heyburn that only by unan
lmouus consent could a senator he ex
cused from voting even in observant a
of a pair, and after the roll call was
concluded Senators Dilllngham and
Martin were compelled to rise and ask
to be excused because of pairs. No
objection was made.
While asking for tho correction of
the record today of the senate, Sena
tor Heybum called attention to an
error of the report in the manner he
li.id expressed dissent several days
ago, from the suggestion that the tariff
should be revised schedule by schedule.
Jle had used tho language that a re
vision should be made us a political
proposition as favored "by the real
Republicans of the country."
"Who are the real Republicans?"
asked Mr. Bailey of Texas.
"Oh. i know them," retorted Mr.
Heyburn, as his gasa swept a corner
of the chamber where a number of in
surgentfi were seated.
LEGISLATURE TO TRIM
DIRECT PRIMARY BILL
Senator Lee C. Gate.s Proposes
Improvements in Measure
(gpeolal to Tin- Herald)
SACRAMENTO, Deo. 19.—The oum
bersome direct primary bill will be giv
en some stern trimmings m the com
ins session of the leglslatun , which
desires to make it accomplish much
more than it dues In the present state.
Senator Lee •'• Gates of Loi Angeles
in working on ;i measure that will
bring about some Improvements. Ho
proposes to abolish the vote within the
party for United States senator and
also .step Into the general elections and
wipe out the part y circle.
x A novel change In the present method
of arranging names alphabetically on
the primary ballot Is contemplated In
a bill that probably will enter from the
assembly side, It plans to rotate the
names so ,i candidate will not slip
through merely because Ills name be
gins With an "A" or "B."
The proposed system is operated In
New Hampshire, If there are 100,000
ballots for the state and four candi
dates for the same nomination, each
rand I will appear 26,000 times at
do top of tho list of names, as many
next and s" on down the line. This
will give everybody a square deal be
cause outside of the gubernatorial can
didate it Is hard for an aspirant to be
come, acquainted with* the masses of
voters who very often stamp the first
name because It cornea handy.
THE HOME PAPER OF
GREATER LOS ANGELES
HIGH IN THE AIR
Young Man Bird Gives Foretaste
of Aviation Meet Sensations
to Invited Guests
FAMOUS SPIRAL DIP SHOWN
II Didn't Intend Any Stunts, but
Got Enthusiastic Up
There.' Aviator Says
Diviner, swinging In Bmall circles anil
executing the difficult and dangerous
"spiral dip," Walter Brooking uphold
iiis reputation for sensational and fear
less aerial maneuvers yesterday at
l>• iminguez Reid.
Brooking performed for a number of
newspaper meaf and photographers.
Many of those presoni attended the
aviation Hurt hist year cimi were of
tin 1 opinion thai Cor them there could
be ii" new thrill In aviation. Brooklns 1
performance dispelled tins Illusion.
"I'll Hhow >■ ni what an Heroplane can
(In in (.lie air." :aid Brookina.
The Wrlghl ftfur cylinder engine
spluttered and opttled Into ;i steady
drone ;is tlie aviator gave the word Hnci
slmt into tin- nir. Mounting rapidly,
in- Hped ai Toms the new course. Work
stopped all 'Air illl' Held as the men
Higher and higher ho climbed until
;i height "f some 500 feet ii.nl boon
reached. Then, with a suddenness that
blanched the cheeka or the watchers,
tin machine seemed to hesitute and
drop eari hward.
Then the machine onca more started
forward and began to Up. Higher and
higher went mi' 1 side as tin-' other sank.
It began to circle, going faster and
faster as the. angle reached became
greater, until ii wan seemingly whirl-
Ing around in a circle Homo ten foot
in diameter. it .is the /Sensational
"snirirf dip." ,
Coming out of the ftrst spiral, with
equal suddenness, Brooklns plunged
into another, going in the opposite di
rection tins time, however. As he came
nut nf tno second he went into a third,
reversing his direction again and movi
I Ing in tin; same direction as in the.
MARKS AT.MOSr IMPOSSIBLE TIHNS
Straightening his machine for the
third time. Brookina sailed to flic up
per end of the field while the specta
tors cheered and applauded. Return."
ing. he started Ins circles and one*
more brought (ho hearts of those who
■aw him into their months by his dar
ing and skill ! in handling his ma
chine. Around and around he went,
making turns which seemed impossible.
IJrookint arrived at the field about 4
o'clock. The machine which he uses
was ready for tiisht and with little
trouble was wheeled to the field. With
out changing his street clothes, the
young aviator climbed in and sailed
across the Meld, doinß nothing to su«
gest the sensations ho was to Intro
duce. After giving his engine a
thorough trying out and sailing fom
pletely around the new course, getting
his locations, tie returned to tho ground
and donned his flying togs.
"It wasn't very interostinrr." he re
marked to ;l . bystander as he put on his
gloves-. "It wasn't any better than yon
have seen before, Mas it? I fly just like
the rest of them. Well, I am just
going to .show you what an aeroplane
can do in the air. Now watch," and ho
Flying evenly along somes 200 feet in
the ; ir. following his performance of.
the spiral dip and sensational circles.
Brooking suddenly turned his machine
directly toward the- ground. Once more
a gasp of astonishment went up.
Swooping" down until within a few
dozen feet of the earth, with a simple
movement ho headed the machine up
ward again while the watchers were
trying to figure out what could save it
from burying itself In the earth.
Again and again Brooking performed
the stunt, sometimes 'high in the air,
sometimes near the ground, taking
what seemed to he the limit of risk.
says HE (JOT ENTHUSIASTIC
"California atmosphere is great to
fly In." said Brookins on returning to
the ground. "I enjoyed myself very
much. Didn't Intend to do, much today,
but g~t enthusiastic up there. The view
is beautiful—the ocean, rolling hills,
fields and farms making 1 a very pretty
"[ am going to go through the pro
gram which I have just given you peo
ple every day of the meet," ho con
cluded, "It Is of interest to the spec
tators, and that is what i am here for."
"It was the most wonderful flying l
ever saw. Beside it that of last yea!
was mere child's play," Raid Fred 1...
B^iker. who was the only oue of thq
aviation committee on the grounds.
"I was astonished when I saw that
spiral dip. I had heard that such things
were done, but had not believed it was
possible to do what Brookins did."
Another aviator may bo added to th«
list already signed by the committee.
This new man is James Ward, a mem
ber of the Curtiss group of flyers, who
has been ordered to this city by Glenn
H. Curtiss because of his recent re
markable showing at Atlanta.
Ward will be the youngest aviator to
take part in the meet if ho arrives.
He is hut 20 years old and has worked
himself up from mechanic to aviator in
six months. Although only a boy, he
is already noted tor his daring ami
skill and probably will prove an at
tractive addition to the aviators. It
is believed he will attempt to carry off
the endurance prize, as ho has won
most of his fame in tin's feature, of
I'lMi IS BOOSTED $5000
The funds for tUo new meet were
raised JaOOfl yesterday by the receipt of
seven more new subscription*. The
new subscribers are J. If. Adams, $1000:
Bom« Telephone company, $500; Hotel
Maryland, $1000; (iorman-Amerlcan
bank, $500; F. ti. Baker. $1000; Henry
O'Melveny, $500; Willis Booth, $500.
The committee yesterday petitioned
the board of supervisors to place
Compton boulevard in as good condi
tion as possible, before the meet.
Members of, the board inspacted this
road yesterday afternoon and will rush
the work of oiling and rolling it.
The grandstands will b*i completed
(L'onllnutd on !'■«• Xbrw;
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