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VOL. XXXIX NO. 63.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 1D09-SLXTEEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Two Tanks of Gat and Portable
Hospital Track Sent to
NO STATEMENT GIVEN OUT
( Number of Indications that Surgical
Operation ii to Be Performed.
MANY EUMORS ARE AFLOAT
Report that Magnate Hai Cancer of
' Btomach' Revived.
MARKET IMPROVES SLIGHTLY
Better To Prevails at Opening;, hut
Dullneaa Enanra Rear Party Al
tnchn steel and I'nion Pacific
4 Bath Ball Off.
ARDEN. N. T.. Auk. 27. Whatever be
E. H. Harriman's ailment, whatever his
comiltlon, the public In not to know
fl ha and hla family decide that such
announcement in opportune. He la an
solated Invalid, with the nature of his
affliction a mystery to those outside his
mountain retreat. At the' top of Tower
Hill, where the railway atops with roads
picketed by guards and all but the one
telephone wire and that a private one
severed, he spends hla days and nights
In a seclusion that la almost absolute.
Scraps of naws, dropped from the lips
of a relative, an associate, an employe,
indicate that ha spent a quiet day, part
of tt out of doors, but there were other
incidents which led those who are drain
ing the meagre ohannels of information
to believe that all waa not so well. Thei o
was the arrival at the station at Turner
of two tanks something which may have
had no bearing on Mr. Harriman's Illness,
but which appeared significant in that
they were recorded on the bill of lading
as "Oxygen." Shortly afterward there
cam a small collapsible cot,' such as Is
used In hospitals to move patients between
wards. Both were placed in automobiles
and later wera sent up the Incline railway
to the estate.
Man with Black Ba..
Coincident with the arrival of these requi
sites to an operation oama two mon from
New York, one of thera carrying what ap
peared to ba the blaok bag of a surgeon.
They vera taken up the incline to the
house and rumors that Mr. Harriman was
to b operated upon spread broadcast. One
of the men, according to popular rumor. Is
Dx. George W. Crli of Cleveland. O., an
eminent specialist in abdemlnal surgery.
Acoordlng to report ho waa summoned from
Boston Woods to assist Dr. W. O. Lyle
lot New York, who has been Mr. Karri-
Iman'a physician throughout his Illness.
All this gave strong color to the report
that there waa to ba aa .-operation on
kiwer Hill, but of this bo confirmation la
. ba had tonight On the other band.
lie who apoka of Mr. Harriman today
Inclined toward optimism. Dr.' Lyle
Ined to make any comment whatever,
id former Judge R. 8. Lovett, general
Lael for the Harriman Unas, who has
i with his chief dally, but when Robert
.'try of New York, Mr. Harriman's
.law. descended the Incline railway
I la tear this afternoon he talked at
ngth. "I have Just left Mr. Har
ming on the porch," he said, "talk-
me of his workmen. Ha has apent
part of the day out there in a
Crwr y Dealu Operation.
rrry denied that an operation was
,-rformed and said that Dr. Lyle
I inly physician in attendance.
rd, superintendent of the estate,
Mr. Gerry's atatement about
' man's sitting on the porch. At
throughout the day ho had ap-
tha porch, he said, and had
the head mason and others at
unfinished part of the house.
ia that Mr. Harriman is In a
Lion are not founded on fact.
," aald Mr. Ford. "He has
then he shakes hands and he
Iter. Ho is In competent
ir. Lyle and Judge Lovett
not my place to ask quea-
he la suffering from a na
il from overwork and will
ith plenty of rest and good
iut again aa usual after a
jwaa urged to say some-
Mr. Harriman's condl-
tto say nothing, no mat
ted. I'don't wish to ap-
but I deem it best to
t Dmi Wot Know.
Undent, deprecated the
arrival of the tanks
n oxygen. Thera was
ace, he explained, and
blllty that the contents
carbonlo acid gaa used
ire of lea. He waa not
vever. The cot, he said.
a taken to a camp near
r re some workmen are llv
Is he waa not sure either.
the Impression grows that
I serine character Is to be
Mr. Harriman. but further
J night Impossible to obtain.
Indents on the scene are
tree groups, standing guard
t and aqueexlng dry every
jo of news. One camp has
id here at rden, another at
1 11 road station, and another
of the Incline railway. No
fr leavea the estate without
f ited to lnqlilry.
V the grounds today failed to
unusual preparatlona or a
.A eat among the members of the
family. Mrs. Gerry and the
Jirrled Harriman girls, accom
I Mr. Gerry. W. A. Harriman,
It Harriman boy. . and Roland.
I 'a tutor, wera aeen with tennis
J going down back of the bouse
i the great stone house loomed
I n the crest of the hills against
kut moonlight sky. What was
jng there no one outside the eatate
:arly In the evening the big elec-
it In th front vestibule could be
Iu-ly from the valley below, but
j'clock this was extinguished.
Surgaoas r Knraeaf
ford came from the house and no
L ended either to Turner or to Arden.
o men who ascended the mountain
'bouse during the day wera phy-
Oantlpaaa oa Sooon aa.
Local Union Presents Petition and
Form of Agreement to
Officiali of Company.
When President Wattles reaches his of
fice today, he will find among other things
watting his personal attmtion, a petition
from the Omaha union of the Amalgamated
Association of Street and Electric Railway
Employes of America. Along with the pe
tition is an agreement the union would
like the company to enter Into. It does
not provide for the strict "closed shop,"
but does carry with It recognition of the
union. A new scale of wagea la asked
The agreement, which is Intended to
oover a period of two years, provides that
employes, members of the union, when
discharged, or suspended, may have the
right to appeal, and that the case shall
be Investigated by a board of arbitration,
whose decision shall be final. In event of
reinstatement, the employe shall be paid
for the time lout during his suspension or
The scale of wages asked for la:
First year, 28 cents per hour; second
year, 27 cents per hour; third year and
thereafter, 28 cents per hour. Runs are
to be nine and ten hours, arranged as
near as possible so that the time will come
within a consecutive twelve-hour period.
Time and a half for overtime. This Is a
considerable advance over wagea now paid.
Whenever a member of the union Is ex
pelled for violation of Its rules or laws,
the company Is to discharge him on written
request of the union. The company is to
maintain a sufficient force of extra men
to permit all regular employes to lay off
at least four days of each month. The
company Is not to Interfere with men In
exercising their choice between Joining the
union or remaining outside. N
A copy of the agreement has been left
with the officials of the street railway
company, and a conference asked. Presi
dent Wattles has been away from the city,
but Is expected home today.
Ad Club Men
. Will Meet in
the Gate City
Omaha Delegation Secures Next
Year's Convention After Two
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 27. (Special Tel
egram.) The Omaha delegation of ad men
secured the next convention of the Asso
ciated Ad Clubs of America after a spir
ited fight on the convention floor that
lasted nearly two hours. The chief con
tenders wera Richmond and Minneapolis.
The convention will bring about 1,500 ad
vertising men to Omaha In 1910.
Other towns which wanted the convention
were, Memphis, Rochester, Nashville, At
lantic City and Cedar Point, O.
S. C. Dobba of Atlanta was elected presi
dent after a apectacular contest, James
Rodgers of New York, and O. H. T. Wer
nlck of Grand Rapids, withdrawing at the
last moment in favor of the Atlanta man.
Other officers wera chosen as follows;.
W. E. Campbell, Kansas City, first vice
president; P. S. Florea. Indianapolis, secre
tary; Lee Landau, St. Louis, treasurer;
Ray Wolta, Chicago, permanent sergeant-at-arms;
directors, Will M. Clenv. Mem
phis; I H. Sawyer, St. Louis; Orva G. Wil
liams, Chicago; S. K Evans, New York,
and P. V. Collins, Minneapolis.
Ingalls Kimball of New York made the
chief address of the day, on "The Printing
Art In Advertising." He said that It really
does not exist and that most of the print
ing turned out nowadays by advertisers Is
a combination of sepia half-tones, gray
ink and flamboyant coloring.
"But printing Is Improving," he said,
"and one of these days we'll get a printer
even in the government printing office."
The convention adjourned this afternoon.
FAIRBANKS MEETS REGENT
Received in Audlenca la Forbidden
City hr the Acting- Rular
PEKING, Aug. 17. Charles W. Fair
banka, former vice president of the United
States, and Rear Admiral G. B. Harber,
United States Navy, were received In
seperata audience by the prince regent In
the forbidden city this morning. They
wera presented by Henry P. Fletcher, the
American charge d'affaires.
Sweeping streets at S1-7S a day, John
Panuska, employed on Sixteenth street in
tho "500" block aa a "white wing," has
found out that bo la a duke of Russia, a
member of the czar's nobility, and en
titled to live like a king without having
to do a stroke of work on large landed es
tates In Russia which only await hla lay
ing claim to them.
Rut John Panuska keeps on sweeping
streets, just aa though nothing had hap
pened, and to the disgust of hla son Joe,
employed as an abstractor by Neale A
Norton, says he believes he would Jusl
about aa soon stay In America and sweep
streets as to go back to Russia and be
come a laxy, good-for-nothing duke whh
nothing to do. For John Panuska Is an
For several hundred years the house of
Panuska ruled In a province of Russia,
but about a hundred years ago the great-great-grandfather
of the American Pan
uska for John Is now a naturalized Amer
ican cltlsen was driven from hia estates
and the dukedom was usurped by another.
During the frequent petty wars and the
fierce struggle for existence In the old
country, the fact that noble blood flowed
through the veins of the Panuska family
became nothing more than a memory, lit
tle mora than a myth, and when a boy
John Panuska came to America thinking
himself to ba a peasant and winning to
live where peasants are as great as kings.
John waa never studious, according to his
sob, and did not take the trouble to look
up hla aneastry and establish the truth or
falsity of the story thst he belonged to
the caara official family.
Bat not so with a younger brother of
Jobs. Tula ,uegar fcroibor la at sta-
DOWN WITH SHIP
Steamer Ohio Strikes Ledre rV
roint, Alaska, and S11 v
C. 0. D. CALLS ARE EFFECTIVE
Three Ships Rush to Rescue and Pick
ONLY FIVE LIVES ARE LOST
Four Members of the Crew and One
CREW STICKS TO THE LAST
Final Measaare from Operator Says
Last Boat Is Waiting; for
Him, Then All Is
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 27. One man, a
wireless telegraph operator, gave his life
that more than 200 might be saved today
when George E. Eccles of Seattle went
down with the Alaska Steamship com
pany's steamer Ohio, while sounding the
"C Q D." His call for help as his vessel
was sinking brought the steamers King
fisher, Humboldt and Rupert City to tho
rocks off Steep point. In Hlshkish narrows,
British Columbia, and all but himself and
four others were saved. Only one pas
senger lost his life.
The Ohio went down within thirteen min
utes after it struck.
PURSER FREDERICK J. STEPHEN,
WIRELESS OPERATOR GEOGE E. EC
THE QUARTERMASTER, A 80LD1ER
AND STEERAGE PASSENGER, names
Pilot ffnow waa on the bridge when the
ship struck. The boats were lowered at
once and women and children taken off
first. The soldier and the steerage pas
senger were killed by the upsetting of a
boat during the rescue of the passengers.
The Humboldt took twenty survivors to
Ketchikan, Alaska. The others will ar
rive at Vanoouver tomorrow on Uia Rupert
Operator Eccles assisted valiantly In res
cue work and Is reported to have been
drowned while so engaged. Purser Stephen
Is also said to have given his life that the
passengers and other members of the crew
might be saved. 1
The Ohio left Seattle August 24 for Fort
Graham and Valdex, Alaska, and Including
crew and passengers had 210 persons on
Some of the passengers were taken
ashore In life boats and picked up by
the fishing boat Kingfisher and taken to
Swanson bay. Others were taken on the
Humboldt and Rupert City. Tho Hum
boldt's passengers will be landed at Ketch
ikan and the Rupert City Is taking Its
passengers to Vancouver.
Early reports said that fifty or more
Uvea had been lost, but the steamship
company fixes the list at five on the
strength of wireless dispatches from M. J.
Heney, railroad builder, who was taken
off by the Humboldt,
Purser Stephen and Operator Eccles
stuck to their posts and gave their lives
to save the passengers.
The Dolphin, another Alaskan Steamship
company boat which left Seattle Wednes
day night due at Ketchikan at midnight,
was notified by wireless to stand by In
Swanson bay and give assistance. It Is
320 miles from Seattle to Steep Point. The
rocks where the boat went down shelve
off rapidly Into unusually deep water. The
Ohio waa Insured for $220,000. Captain
John Johnson, her navfgator, was regarded
as one of tho most skillful on the Pacific
Goes Down with Ills Ship.
I NEW YORK, Aug. 17. The United Wire
lesa company, one of whose operator, G.
E. Eccles of Winnipeg, perished In the
sinking of the steamship Ohio off the
Alaskan coast today, received an account
of the disaster from Operator Booth at
Ketchlnkan, Alaska, late today. Booth
says In the dispatch to headquarters of the
"About 1 a. m. I waa sitting with my re
ceivers clapped to my ears, having just
finished working with ,erator Eccles on
board the Ohio when I was startled by
hearing htm call 'C. Q. D., C. Q. D.' I
Immediately answered and he sent the fol
" 'Ohio struck a rock steamer sinking
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dloua turn of mind, Is a practicing law
yer In Prague, Bohemia, while another
brother la manager of the Vienna rail
road. The lawyer brother, about two
years ago. Instituted a rigid Investigation
and after the expenditure of a large sum
of money succeeded In tracing the fam
ily's Identity anil establishing the claim of
the house of Panuska to the Russian
dukedom, though the family for scores of
years has lived In Bohemia. The papers
In the case were brought to the personal
attention of the czar of all the Russlas
with the result that he, too, was con
vinced that the Panuskaa hold rightful
title to the-dukedom.
Then official papers covered all over
with gold and silver seals and containing
the signature of Czar Nicholas were made
out showing John Panuska, American
citizen, -to be a Russian duke and tho
rightful holder of a large estate. These
papers have Just been received by the
family In Omaha, together with a strong
letter of appeal from the lawyer brother
tn. Prague to return to the land of ii's
forefathers and clulm his own.
John Panuska, who lives at 1474 South
Nineteenth street and who has made
Omaha his home for thirty years, is the
oldest living member of the family a::l
therefore if the dukedom Is to be claimed
either he or his oldest son must make thd
claim. John does not seem to care about
going back to Russia. Joe, his son, would
like to go, but Joe is the second son. lu
the mtamtme the valuable papers rest In
the Neale & Norton safe, usurpers oc
cupy the Russian dukedom, and the law
yer brother if Viugue, who spent a small
fortaaa to straighten out the family
tangla, la ju hotter 9it LLaa feature,
" . ""Jlb" aa,. PVv '""
From the New York World.
CRABTREE IS FOUND GUILTY
Corporal Who Killed Captain Has
Only to Hear His Sentence.
COURT IS nXDTO THAT NOW
Proceeding Pursued hy the Court
Martial la the Evidence that
Verdict of Guilty Haa Been
"Haa the Judge advocate anything fur
ther to offer."
These words spoken by the president of
the general court martial yesterday noon
at Fort Crook showed that the fate of Pri
vate Lislo D. Crabtree had been sealed
and that the court had found him guilty
of the charges, or at least part of them.
It Is the custom with military courts, after
coming to a finding. If the charges have
been sustained, to again open the court
to receive evidence of previous convictions
by military courts to aid the court In fix
ing th penalty. That the Crabtree court
martial did thlt-Vtmws that at least one
of Uu chargea waa sustained by the evi
dence to a sufficient extent to warrant a
conviction, and as the fight has been made
solely on the shooting of Captain Ray
mond, it Is to be supposed that Crabtree
waa convicted of this charge. All the
charges are dependent upor. each other
that a conviction of one would mean a
conviction of all three, that Is of the ad-,
dltlonal charges of assaulting Sergeant
Washburn and Corporal Such with a re
volver at the time of the killing of Cap
At the opening of court yesterday morn
ing Captain liuchan, 'he Judge advocate,
stated that the government would rest Its
case and not call Major Brattan as he had
Intimated tho day previous. JudL'e J. M.
Parsons at once began his plea for the
accused. He said that this case was a new
experience to him and that It was his first
criminal case In which he had not asked
the court to discharge the accused. He
realized that there could be only one of
three outcomes to the case. That the
court would award the death penalty,
would imprison the accused, possibly for
life, or would sentence him to be confined
In an asylum for the criminal Insane. He
said It was clear to his mind that a man
who would commit this crime was morally
Irresponsible and Insane. He did not feci
that he could ask the freedom of Crabtree
end would not free him If he could. He
ended by saying that the accused had had
an absolutely fair and impartial trial.
Sanity Only Issue. i
The Judge advocate outlined the law of
the enre briefly and called attention to
the facts In connection with the article of j
war under which accused was tried, the
twenty-first. He said the first thing for
the court to determine was as to whether
the accused was sane, that Is whether or
not he had sufficient use of his faculties
on that fateful Sunday to know what he
was doing. There had been no dispute as
to the facta alleged by the government,
except that of the sanity of Crabtree.
Captain Buchan finished at 11 o'clock
and the court took the rase under advise
ment. At a quarter after 12 the court
called for the evidence of previous con
victions and the Judge advocate offered
In evidence one minor court offense.
Crabtree had been tried and fined 110 in
May, 1909, by a summary court for al
lowing his gun to go off prematurely at
the target range, through carelessness.
The court then took a recess and met
again at 1:30. After being In session a
few minutes the court finally adjourned,
having awarded a sentence. While nothing
can be known definitely until the review
ing authority passes upon the case finally.
It is likely that the accused was given the
(Continued on Second Page.)
An almost com
plete directory of
the various rooms
in Omaha will be
found in the want
ad pages of The
The easiest way to fincl the
kind of a room that you want
is to glance through the large
list of rooms which are offered
Hava yea raad tag want ads,
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Somewhat Hot '
Thermometer Reaches Within One
Degree of the Hottest of the
Well, well, see who's back.
Merry, playful old Summer is again In
our midst, big aa life and more natural
Two weeks ago there was some tempera
ture, some that could be noticed by even
the most casual observer, and yesterday
the government thermometer way up on
top of the government building got ener
getlo and boosted Itself within one degree
of the high mark.
At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon the high
mark of 97 was registered, while at 2
and S o'clock It was 96, and 96 at 1 o'clock,
all of which It must be admitted la going
some. " .
A merciful breeae waa blowing most of
the day, however, and this helped some.
No cases of heat prostration were re
ported to the police. There Is also com
fort in the fact that the prediction for to
day is cooler. Dispatches received from
over the state last right reported rain at
Grand Island and Hastings and points
north of Aurora, and shortly after mid
night rain began falling In Omaha, but was
of short duration.
Hill Puts Brake
on Crop Stones
Railroad Man Fears Overspeculation
Will Be Caused by Exaggerated
ST. PAUL. Minn.. Aug. 27. A note of
warning to crop statisticians who are pre
dicting a bumper, crop of wheat In the
northwest 'v ks sounded by James J. Hill,
chairman of the board of directors of the
Great Northern railroad. In an Interview
Mueh harm will be done to the business
of the country In encouraging over-speculation
by the statements, sent broadcast,
that the northwest will harvest a bumper
crop, according to the railroad magnate.
"I believe the northwest will harvest a
nn that will ha ihniit XVI 000 000 larger
than some previous years," said Mr. Hill
today, "but the statement that a bumper
crop is expected Is far from true."
COLORED PYTHIANS ELECT
9- W. Green of New Orleans Again
Choacn Supreme Chancellor
of the Order.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Aug. S7.-8. W.
Green of New Orleans was re-elected su
preme chancellor of the Negro Knights of
Pythias hers last night by the supreme
Other officers elected were John H.
Young, Pine Bluff, Ark., supreme master
of the exchequer; C. K. Robinson, St.
Louis, supreme keeper of records and
seals, and L. M. Mitchell, Austin, Tex.,
Locust Pest in Nebraska
Due to Killing of Blackbirds
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 27 William L.
Flnley of Portland, Ore., lecturer of the
National association of Audubon societies
declared In an address before the National
Conservation congress that to destroy the
wild bird Is to destroy the forests, and he
orfered figures to show the Important part
they take In protecting the agriculturist
and the horticulturist from the ravages of
There are people, he said, who can sea
use In nothing that has no commercial
value or use. Taking this as a basis, Mr.
Flnley specified the vast numbers of In
sect pests destroyed by the wild feathered
creatures. He noted the robin, which has
been found to devour ITS caterpillars In a
day; and Instanced tha finding of 100 po
tato bugs In the craw of one. bob white,
and two spoonfuls of chinch bugs In an
other; a mother sparrow, he said, had fd
seventeen grasshoppers and two spiders to
Its T-day-old fledglings lu sixty-seven min
utes. In Nebraska there once existed multitudes
ef b lack birds and the farmers l-cm con
WOMAN IS RILLED BY AUTO
Miss Sadie Hooper Run Down by Car
Driven by George Gilmore.
MOB GETS AFTER THE BOY
Arrival of Officers Prevents Youth
from Falling- Into Hands of Angry
Cltlsena Who Are Stirred
Miss Sadie Hooper, a young woman em
ployed as a domestic In the family of John
Forbes at 8132 Woolworlh avenue, was
struck by Mrs. W. B. Millard's automobile
at Sixteenth and Farnam streets shortly
after 4 o'clock Friday afternoon and so
badly Injured that she died at 12:22 o'clock
Saturday morning. ' '
The machine was occupied only by the
driver, George Gilmore, an 18-year-old boy,
who is the son of H. C. Gilmore of 46u2
Magnolia avenue, Chicago. A crowd col
lected Immediately and Instantly became
so threatening that only the arrival of the
police saved him from being roughly
Miss Hooper was taken at once to the
office of Dr. Connell and from there to the
Omaha General hospital, where she died.
Miss Hooper was taken to the office of
Dr. Connell and from there to the Omaha
General hospital. Dr. A. P. Condon Is tak
ing care of her. Her injuries are danger
ous but not necessarily fatal.
The boy had been hired as a driver only
the day before and this was his first
work on the car. He has had practically
no experience, coming here three weeks
ago and taking a Job at the Schlltx hotel
aa a bell boy. He had left that hotel in
the car Just before the accident happened
and turned west into Farnam street off
Sixteenth street. Al Shultz, a professional
driver, who was standing on the corner,
declared that the machine was going at
the rate of thirty miles an hour. In front
of the United States National bank Miss
Hooper started to cross the street, saw
the big machine coming, became con
fused and stopped squarely In front of It.
The crowd saw the woman struck and
saw the automobile stop with tho front
wheel across her chest and neck. The
driver for a minute and a half did not
know whether to go on or back away and
the woman was pinned under the weight
of the car. By the time he had backed a
few feet and the woman had been taken
up several men In the crowd were threat
ening Gilmore. He started to argue with
them and Officers Carney and Cunning
ham climbed In beside him and told him
to drive to the police station Just before
the crowd attacked him.
Mrs. W. B. Millard states that ..ie car
had been taken out without her permis
sion. The boy declares that he was on
an errand for himself at the hotel and
was Just starting to get Mrs. Millard at
the residence. Miss Hooper came to the
city recently from Tekamah.
LURED FROM OFFICE AND SHOT
St. Louis Business Man Wounded
Tnlce While Answering
Message. ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27. Lured from his
office by a message call, Louis Denny,
proprietor of the Brentwood Soda and
Supply company, was wounded twice at
noon today by a person with a shotgun In
a clump of wteds. Denny runnot llvo. The
shooting occurred In Brentwood, a suburb
In St. Louis county. The arsavsln escapod.
vinced they were damaging the crops,
i'oiaoii was set for them and they with the
wild game birds were destroyed In vast
numbers. With the disappearance of the
birds came the locust, and whole sections
of country were devastated, tight hundred
million dollars, thb speaker declared. Is the
estimated annual loss from Insects and ro
Mr. Flnley's words In speaking of the
destruction ot plumage birds were bitter
and his denunciation of the Ufce of plumes
by women was scathing.
"It 1b," he said, "Just aa much a woman's
busimss to look beautiful as some people
think It Is to cook a meal or wash the
dishes, but the carcass of a bird in a bon
net never made any ugly woman beautiful,
nor la It neoassary to make a good-looking
He paid a high tribute to Colonel Theo
dora Roostvelt, who while president of tha
United States set aside the first reservation
ever established for wild fowl and followed
It up by establishing fifty-two others, dis
tributed la tllii fiU if tlie awuiiu-y.
Englishman Covers More Than 118
Miles in Endurance Contest
FLIGHT ENDS AT
Record Made in Biplane Designed by
LATHAM WAY IN THE REAR
Record of Thursday is Exceeded by
About Twenty Miles.
BIG EVENT WILL COME TODAY
Contest for .1 nines tinrdon Bennett
Cup Is Itenarileil as Principal
Feature of tho Week's
RHEIMS, Avg. 27. Henry Fsrmnn. the
KnKllfh aviator, f lying tine today In a
biplane of his own fleslt-n, exceeded all
existing aeroplane teiniils for distanca
covered and longth of time In the air. He
broke Hubert Latham's record made yes
terday in a monoplane of Stf S miles, na
well as Louis Pnulhnn's record for time of
two hours, fifty-three minutes and twenty
four seconds, made the day before in a
Farman has completed his seventeenth
lap. This gives him a distance of 170
kilometers or 105 67 miles.
It was almost durk when Henry Farnam
completed his eighteenth round, giving him
a total distance of ISO kilometers, or 111.7S
miles. Searchlights locatea on the lop ot
the tribunes are sweeping the plain and
aiding the daring aviator tn hlA flight!
Farman stopped at the conclusion of his
nineteenth lap. This gave him a total dis
tance of 1M kilometers, not counting the
curves In his flight, or 118.04 miles.
The committee ceased recording Far
man's rounds at 7:30 o'clock. He had then
covered 1M) kilometers, or 111.78. miles, la
three hours 4 minutes seconds.
Farman's time at the end of the sixth to
the seventeenth rounds, Inclusive, was:
Sixth round 1:01:2K4.
Seventh round l:ll:3fi
Klghth round 1:21:;
Ninth round lltin
Tenth round l:4l:47Vfc
Kleventh round 1:52:03
Twelfth round 2:22::U'
Thirteenth round S.12:4r
Fourteenth round 2.2 blVa
Fifteenth round 2:3o:l
Sixteenth round t:i3:35
Seventeenth round , 2:64: 44
At the completion of the fourteenth round
It was seen that Latham's distance record,
only four kilometers more than fifteen laps,
was In danger, and the completion of hla
seventeenth lap put him ahead of the rec
ord of 2:53:24, made on Wednesday by Paul
han. Farnam today used a Gnome revolv
Record of Latham. '
Latham, at the end of hit" seventh round,
had been In the air one hour two niiiTutea
28H seconds; at the end of the eighth, his
time was 1:11:20V; the ninth, l:iW:26k; the
tenth, l:2H:2Mi, and the eleventh, l:3!j:i4.
Latham alighted after having covered a
distance of 111 kilometers, or UsM miles.
Tlssanditr completed his first round In
9 minutes .H seconds; his time al the end
ot the second, lSKltrV the third, 2:4tiM,; the
fourth, &:22Vt; thu fifth, 47. A. V the sixth,
67:44ft; the seventh, l:'.iy-0; tho eighth,
l:itM; the ninth, 1:2..1K; tne truth,
l:8t:22, and the eleventh, 1:U:12,. '
Bunau-Varllla and Captain Ftrber also
had brought out their machines for prac
tice flights, and at 6:30 In the afternoon,
five aeroplujies were circling around the
course. At this hour the spectators were
treated .to a rare sight. The military
dirigible balloon Colonel Kenard came up
from the south and maneuvered over tha
plain jjt a height of 1.0U0 feet. The tiny
aeroplanes were sweeping around beueallt
the balloon, and It seemed as though they
were prearing to attack tho huge aerial
monster that dominated the scene. The
Kenard moved back and forth over tha
sun-lit pluiu, while the vast crowd watched
the enchanting picture with expressions ol
llunuu-Vaiilla and Captain Ferber ended
their flights in the "aeroplane graveyard '
al a turn In the course.
The committee late today overruled
Puulhan's cluuri that lie had been fouled
thi.s morning hy lt Lugrunge and re
quested t lie postponement of the finals
In the liix Do La Chuiupuguo until to
morrow. Two dirigible balloons, the Zodiac and thu
Colonel lienartl, while evolutlng al a great
height lata this afternoon In liont of the
Tribune, passed within forty feet of eaotl
other. A catastrophe was averted only by
the skillful manipulation ot Count de La
Vaulx, the pilot of tha Zodiac The two
dirigibles were preparing for a rare. At the
time of the Incident the aeroplanes wera
sweeping around the coursw beneath theiu.
Bis; JUeet Saturday.
The conlest tomorrow for tha Interna
tional cup, known otherwise as the Gordon
BoMiolt trophy, to go to the aviator, who
covered two laps, or 12.42 miles In tho
shortest time. Is regarded as, the principal
event of Aviation week. Both the Wright
and the Knglinh machines are cuiiaidured
too Blow to stand uny chutice, and the
contest consequently lies among .ttieiiol,
C'urt:BS and Latham, liienoi' big machine
Is being fitted up wall new unit and pru
pelleiK, and the pilot announces he Will
try out his aeroplane ihm oiternoon. Doth
lileiiot and his engineer agree that the
motor was not damuged yesterday when
the machine ran Into a fence surrounding
Cortlandl F. Bishop, . president of the
Aero Club of America, and Kugrr Wallace,
president ot the Aero Club of Great Bri
tain, had a conference this morning on
the deflation of the committee to allow
lileirot to use a machine In the race for
the international cup other than the ' one
with which he qualified. They decided
that the lxsue raised concerned the French
flyers only, and If the other contestants
were satisfied the foreigners nad no reutun
Glenn H. Curtlss, the American aviator,
after further consideration, this morning
filed i formal protest against Ills penaliza
tion of one-tenth of his lime In the contest
for the Prix De La Vitesse, on the ground
that lie was distinctly Informed no pen
alty would be inflicted If he did not start
Sunday. He is willing, however, to ac
cepted a penalization of one-tw entieth for
his fault of Tuesday, as most of his compet
itors received similar handicaps.
Paalhnn Has Accident.
While making hia second start Taulhan
had aa accident, appaieuliy due to Lis
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