Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on February 18, 1912 · Page 19
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j 'SUNDAY MOBXim OAK.". '.'13 FEBRUARY 18, 191X 19. NATIONAL nnmn nnnTT rflii p Tfi '' Jk-VJ7' :-'"':.L-; : 00- - .. s"A .... : v I - ..-i w w . Glenn Martin Wrecks His Aeroplane, but Will Borrow; One for Today (Continued from Page 17) the biplane, and slight accidents - to the machines of Hillery Beach-' ey and Horace Kearney com- prised the accidents of the day.' . Despite these drawbacks, the committee in charge of the aviation meet announced last night that nine aviators, and Miss Blanche. Stuart Scott, the daring aviatrix, will be in the air tomorrow, and that with the exception of Hoff, all those sched-uleed to appear. will be ori hind. TO REJECT RECORDS '. The day was marked by one other incident which was not announced to the crowd in the band stand. This was the reception of a telegram from the officials of the Aero Uub of America, in which.. the Pacific Aero club holds memBtership, declaring all the aviators who partook in' yesterday's meet to be outlaws, and refusing to recognize any records, made in) tne contests. The cause of the trouble between the aviators taking part in the me'et and the national body was the refusal of the aviators to act for rerntmitioh from the Aero -o Club of America, when they were requested to do so by the 'Pacific Aero, club. The ayiatort stated that unnecessary restraint is placed upon meets supervised by the national organization, and it was for this reason that they refused to ask recognition. y The telegram declaring all the sn-.,ivi.ttc .nliivc pirn rlnrintr the meet .yesterday. An informal Vmeeting of the' birdmen . was at once caueau.ana teicgrapnic rpiy wired East bidding defiance to the national body, and welcoming the titjp, pf "Insurgents," TO SHARE PROCEEDS , At the same meeting of the av-iators it was decided that Willkuri Hoff should not lose his share of the pfoceeds of the meet as a re-' suit of his accident. Hoff stands to lose $1000 at least as a result of the destruction of his biplarie, oniy ine engine ui wun-u na cued from the wreck, but through the generosity of his associates he; will shapcTwith them the, pro- - - j nr . v. . The aviators are working on a aperceDiage uasis. . w ncu uk; uu not fly they do not get paid. But by a unanimous vote of the bird-men present Hoff will be alloted his share of the proceeds for the full time of the meet, although he will lie during that time in pain fighting for his life. The accident to Hoff saddened th afternoon's amusement, but It added to the tense excitement of the occasion when the men who had wlt-nesed the accident continued their daring aerial feat. Beachey and Parmelee continued to be the sensation purveyors of the afternoon, tknnsh t v,o v hart henn starters In the eveent with Hoff. In which the latter met with the accident. The three aviators followed each -other rapidly Into the, air as the announcement was made' Of the start of the all-nations' event. Lincoln Beachey cleared the earth first and swept north across the field to gain his height before turning Into the line of the race course. Phil Parmelee -' followed him closelv. but to the west of the nrst machine. But a rew reet behind Parmelee but lower flew Hoff. According to Glenn Martin, Hoff's engine was weak. Hoff had not tried out the air, but was aware that It wag treacherous. The open field In front of the grand stand, where the Initial start was mAde, Is protected from the western breezes from the bay by the high roof of the grand ''ft.nd, but when this Is cleared the av tutors come suddenly and without .Earning Into gusts of wind. MOTOll WAS WEAK. llofT was' apparently having difficulty with Ms motor,- and his engine was not working strong. ' Glenn Martin declared after the accident that the young aviator had attempted to rise too soon and at too steep an Incline, and Jhat he came with declining speed Into, one of the puffs of wind sweeping down from the roof of the grand stand. According to Weldon Cooke, who . ws-tched the three "birdmen from the fteld, Hoff swept up Into the "wash" w alf behind Parmelee's machine and . was upset by this; That, the young ! man was nervous is agreed by all who saw the accident. At an altitude of about 100 feet. AERO CtUB'BRANDS AS 'OUTLAWS' ALL AVIATORS TAKING PART IN i Left to right Ff.mum Fish, Miss Blanche Scott, .Glenn Martin and Mrs. Dick Ferris. """ h . . , , , ,, , -r. ro. HofTs machine pitched to the right. Even then If might have been righted had H oft been a more experienced and more cool-headed hand at the sporf As It was he made a desperate attempt to regain his equilibrium, a.nd In doing so apparently shut oft the engine. Like Some pterygpld monster of primeval ages, suddenly wounded In air, the biplane, when about fifty feet high, slanted down clumsily to the ground, the right wing striking first, and causing Hoff to be thrown from his seat. The heavy engine was thrown some fifteen feet from its place, and . although when he was found Holt was clear of the engine,. It is the theory of the surgeons who attended him that the bones of the pelvis must have been crushed by the weight of the engine striking and pinning him for a moment between It and the earth. Beside the pelvic fractur.e and internal Injuries Hoff sustained a fracture of the right side of the Jaw, contusion of the forehead and scalp, and other minor injuries. Hoff was a resident of San Francisco, 27 years of age. His parents now reside in San Francisco. He was formerly mechanician for Eugene Ely. who met his death at Macon, Ga., about four months ago. , .y - -,. WIND-WAS BAD. - Following the accident to Hoff, Beachey continued his daredevil teats about the field, and when he came to the ground explained his defiance of death in the following characteristic words: "That's my business flying when It's hard to fly. I took desperate chances today In the worst wind t ever flew in. But I guaranteed 'to make good and I did!" ' Beachey was easily the man who evoked the most startled murmurs of amazement from the throngs of spectators. In his five-mile exhibition flight about the course he iriade a speed of seventy miles an hour, turning at the end of the course with his biplane side-tilted at an angle of about forty-five degrees to bank the wind beneath his pinions. 'Rushing down the straight stretch before the grand stand at this terrlflo speedy Beachey allowed his machine to descend Within twelve feet of the ground, and at this height sped between the little tower on the inner side of the track and the tower used by the wireless telegraphy station, almost clipping his wings In the narrow passageway. At another time he rode Into the breast of the wind and at a given signal removed his hands from the steering awheel - and with arms outstretched and eyes closed swept Into the wind. ... TOUCHES GROUND. At the-close, of the day Beaohey rose again for one final flight and repeated hlsch'ievements of flying low. But this tityei to carry the matter to extremes, h put on full speed, and at the third ; lap- as he came down the stretch, he descended lower and lower until his rear ' running wheel suddenly cut into the earth of the track, sending up a puff of sand. The machine was between two fences and a slight deviation to one side or the other would have meant sure death. Without , slackening speed Beachey shot upward again and Bwept into the turn. .... ., ' V ' . In addition to the sensational flights made by this aviator in describing figure 8's and In circling the flagstaff, Beachey rose, to between 2500 and 3000 feet above the field, and gave a wonderful -exhibition of the direct glide to earth with engine shut off. The biplane was barely in view In the high fog when Beachey shut dowW his engine and started on the glide to earth. Down came the machine with a heart-breaking rush and a whirr of wind through the wires as it dashed toward the level field! Suddenly, when death seemed Imminent, the planes were turned and the machine came up against the wind from a descent that , had seemed to be greater than fifty degrees. - DARING PARMELEE. , Many of the feats carried out by Beachey were duplicated by Phil Parmelee, and In some Instances Parmelee exceeded his rival in clever ness. But for the most part Beachey' held the attention of the crowd when he was in the air by the hypnotism of his daring. Considerable" change was made In the program of the day, as is usually the case with the opening of a big meet of this kind. For the most part, however, the events occurred in the order announced. The initial relay race was declared off on account 'of the. accident to Glenn Martla's car. Martin explained after the accident tha his engine had not been pulling strong, and that realizing the condition of the air he decided It would be best to land. He landed In the dump heaps In the biorthern.end of the field and this pre-rvented his turning in Ume; to avoid the fence. : The machine was partially wrecked. but Martin will flyjomorrow, as Miss r, , . r, . . . 't . . . Blanche Scott Jias offered the use o her machine- Miss Scott, known as the "tomboy 1 of the air," added to the difficulties of the aviation-impresarios by assuming the role of a prima donna when her manager refused her- permission to make a flight. She donned her aviation costume and drove about- the field In her racing car, delivering her opinion in glowing terms of those who refused "her permission to fly. If the air is right she will ascend today. JKO-jnail .. .deliveries were made from, the, aviation grouhds,7tfji first "hv Fa mum T Flsh.jthe .higiTgegi the second by Hillery . Beachey: In the first delivery Fish, who is the vjuuifceat. ljceose4.av.latQria-Amslca, rose with a bag containing several thousand postals and letters, and as cending to 1000 feet, swept out iato Oakland from tfrnerYylllw md dropped his freight In San Pab!ofTrfrr The bag was' picked up by Ralph J. Faneuf of the' postoffice and' rushed In an automobile to the Oakland post-office. Between the time of sealing the bag by Postmaster PauLSchafer on the aviation field and Its being received at the postoffice only, eiglit minutes elapsed. Another event of unusual Interest was the sending of a wireless telegram from an aeroplane high In the air, driven by Horace Kearney, to "hewireless station established at the grounds by two Oakland high school youths, Leo Scott and Archie McDonald. Kearney sent the following message, which was accurately received and transcribed: . , , "It's, cold up . here. I . forgot - my gloves and ear-muffs. Am .coming down for them." When the message was : read a cheer went up from the crowd.-Kearney made several flights and showed considers ble expertness in the air. Tom Gumv the only Chinese aviator, did not fly, yesterday,, as his machine did not arrive in time to be placed In readiness for a flight. He will fly today. -TODAY'S PROGRAM."" The program for today follows: " 8 P. Mi" FIRST EVENT. -Five-mile handicap Handicaps , to be announced before the start. Three starters in each trial heat. - Winners of each heat to qualify for final heat. H. Kearney, Benolst biplane"; Glenn Martin, Martin-Curtiss; Weldon B. Cooke,. Cooke-Curtiss; Hillery Beachey, Beachey-Helnemann; William H. Hotf, Curtlss; Lincoln Beachey, Cur. tiss; Phil.O. Parmelee, Wright. 2:20 P M. SECOND EVENT. Passener-carrylng" flight Farnum T. Fish, Youngest licensed aviator in the world '(17 years .pld) will carry high school - boy for passenger-carrv-ing flight. 2:2 P. M. THIRD EVENT. Demonstration of wireless telegraphy fronr wroplane by Horace Kear. ney. Kearney wil$j take aloft a seal, ed message and wll open It after he leayeslbJu4;rotjn!d?'sendlng. it to sta-.tion--sifneythe 2:30 P. 5k FOURTH EVENT. Open lnternatlopai"'rac"e-Flve-mll open International race. Three en trants m each trial heat. Winners of each heat qualify for the final heat which will determine the International race champion. Lincoln Beachey, United States; Weldon B. Cooke California flag; Horace Kearney, Ireland; Glenn Martin, England; Hillery Beachey, France; - Farniim T. Fish Spain; William H. Hoff. Germany; Tom Gunn, Chlna;PhH O. Parmelee, Stars and Bars." 2:55 P. M. FIFTH EVENT. United States mall carrying Car-rylng United States mall from substation on grounds by Farnum T. Fish in Wright biplane. Postcards or letters may be mailed on the grounds and will be canceled by a special aviation postmark stamp and sent to any part of world to which addressed 8 P. M. SIXTH EVENT. Aerial baseball game between mem-benrof the Oakland ball team and Aviators Glenn Martin and Weldon B Cooke. 3:10 "P. Si. SEVENTH EVENT Figure 8 contest Two aviators fjyl ing at one time, using one-quarter and three-quarter-mile post a, turning points. Fastest time to determin Breaks a Cold in a Day And Cure any Cougli that Is Curable. . Noted Doctor's Formula. From your druRjrlst get two ounces of Glycerine and half aft ounce of Concentrated Pine compound. Take these two ingredients home and put them into half Int of good whiskey. Take one to two teaspoonfuls after each meal and at bed time. Smaller doses to children according to age." This Is the best formula known Xa science. There are many cheaper preparations of large quantity, but It don't pay to experiment with a bad cold. Be sure to get only the genuine (Globe) Concentrated ; Pine. Each half ounce bottle comes In a sealed tin screw-top case. If your drugglBt does not have it In stonk he will get It quick ly 1 1 vi n 1MB vwiuirnaie uuuBc. line rum b'e(.n published here every winter for six years and thousands of families know Its value. ly from his wholesale house. 11'L.la 1. m THE OAKLAND MEET winner. Weldon B. Cooke, Hillery eBachey, Glenn Martin, William H. Hoff, Lincoln, Beachey and Phil O. Parmelee. 8:80 P. M EIGHTH EVENT. Exhibition flight Exhibition by Miss Blanche Stuart Scott, premier aviatrix of the world. Miss Scott files the Martin-Curtiss biplane. ; 3:40 P. M. NINTH EVENT. Exhibition by Lincoln Beachey, most skillful aviator In the world. 4 P.. My TENTH EVENT. -i Open "altitude Each aviator to ascend until 4:30, when an Aerial bomb will be fired announcing the close of the ascent Lincoln Beachey will glide the entire distance back to the field with his motor cut off. BANQUET IS GIVEN.' SAN FRANCISCO,- Feb. IT. The Pacific Aero Club members were hosts Statists for 1911 Show That 81.78 Pounds Were Used Per Capita, v BEET PRODUCTION IS - NOW LARGER THAN CANE Report Says That About One-Fourth of Amount Is of -Domestic Production. . WASHINGTON. Feb. 17 Sugar consumption In the United States in the calendar year 1911 exceeded that of any earlier year. The total quantity ' consumer In continental United States was, according- to the latest estimate of the Bureau of Statistics, Department of Com-, merce and Labor," 7,670,000 pounds, or an average of 81.78 pounds ' per . capita. against the former high record of 81 J9 pounds per capita' In the flsca. year W07. ;' These' figures are official so far as relates to the. quantity brought Into orm- tinental United States during, the calendar' year rrom Hawaii, Porto Rico, the Philippines and from foreign countries. To this the bureau has added the latest estimates o( sugar-produced In the country during Wife and by subtracting the official flg-flgiifres of exports from the grand total or lmporwana domestic proauctton, obtains a trftal of 7,870,000 pounds) or practically 82 pounds per capita, as the In dicated consumption of the calendar year 1911.' Ten years ago, in the fiscal year 1901. the indicated ' consumption was 5,500,000,000 pounds, or TVpounds per capita; twenty years ago. In 1891, J,750, 000,000 pounds, or 61 pounds per capita .thirty - year ago, In ,1881, 2,250,000,600 pounds, or 43 pounds per capita, and forty years ago, In 1871, 1,500,000,000 pounds, or 36 pounds per capita. ------ PRODUCTION HEAVY. . . This very, large total consumption of sugar In the country In 1911 accompanied an unusually heavy production both In continental United States and Its sugar- producing Islands, Hawaii, Porto Rico and the Philippines. . The quantity brought from Hawaii, Porto Rico, and the Philippines In 1911 exceeded in each case that of ahy earlier year, and the estimated production of beet sugar In the county In 1911"was"Mie largest on record, though that of cane sugar was slightly below the average qf recent, years. While 'h quantity Of sugar imported from foreign countries in 1911 fell somewhat below the figures of 1910,- the aggregate of production In continental United States, production In the non-contiguous territories, and imports from foreign countries exceeds that of any earlier year, while the quantity exported was smaller than in the immediately preceding year. . The import valuation of the sugar of the sugar brought from foreign countries in 1911 was, speaking in round numbers, nonety million dollars; from the noncontiguous territories, seventy-eight million dollars. The Bureau of Statistics estimates the duty paid on sugar Imported from foreign countries in 1911 at fifty million dollars. . BEET SUGAR INCREASE. ne striking fact which comes to the surface In this study of sugar consumption In the United States Is found in a comparison of production and growth In production of cans and of beet sugar respectively. . While exact figures yof do-; mestle production' In 1911 hav not. yet Wn cam pie ted, lbs latest and, best avail- 1ERIGIMHIS EftGH YEAR - at a banquet given Friday night In the San Francisco Press Club rooms at which a number of the prominent aviators now In Oakland were guests of honor. . Among these were Weldon B. Cooke, the young Oakland bird man. ' Following the banquet President Irvine of the club gave an address de voted to features of the science of aviation. Talks were given by Colonel Pierce, Professor Van Der Kallen and others. FIELD able estimate puts the production of beet sugar at eleven hundred and five million pounds and that of cane sugar at seven hundred million pounds, the production of beet sugar thus exceeding that of cane by more than 80 per cent. Prior to 1907 the production of beet sugar was never as great as that of cane sugar. In 1901 the quantity of beet sugar produced was less than ""one-third that of cane; In -906 It nearly equalel that of cane; In 1907 it ex ceeded that of cane, and has continued greater in each year since that time,, be ing In the year just ended, as above in dicated, more than 50 per cent In excess of the cane susrar Droduced. ISLANDS PRODUCE MORE. The quantity of sugar brought from Hawaii. .Porto Rico, and the Philippine Islands .has also increased greatly during the decade, that from Hawaii having been in 1901. but six hundred and ninety-five million pounds, against eleven hundred and -thirty-six million lit the year Just ended; and from Porto Rico, one hundred and sixty-three million pounds in 1901, against six hundred and fifty-four millions In 1911. -jFrom the Philippine Islands the increase has been- especially rapid since the enactment of the present tariff law which permits the Importation free of duty of limited quantities of Philippine sugar, and as a result the quantity of sugar imported from the Philippines in 1911 was four hundred and two million pound against two hundred and eighteen millions in 1910, one hundred and six million in 1909, and one hundred and three mllllo In 1908, the; year immediately pre- cedlngf the enactment' of the existing tariff-Jaw. . -. ' ONE-FOURTH DOMESTIC. ' Approximately one-fourth of the "su gar consumed In the United States Is of the domestic production, another one-i fourth; Is "brought from the non-contiguous territories,' an the remainder from foreign 'countries, chiefly Cuba, from which- the Importations In the calendar year 1911 were 8198 million pounds out of atotal of 3732 million pounds from ail foreign countries. The next largest contribution to the , sugar supply of the United States was the. Dutch - East Indies, S53 million pounds In 4911. - The contributions from our own Islands were, as already indicated, from Hawaii, 1136 million' pounds; Porto Rico, 654 million: and the Philippines,' 402 million; and of sugar produced In continental United United States, 1105 million pounds from beets, and from cane 700 million pounds, the figures of domestic- necessarily estimates. . Twenty Murders In Thirty Days This Is the February Record of Deaths by Violence in ajid l About Seattle. SEATTLE, Feb. 17. -The twentieth death by violence in or near Seattle in February took place af Black Diamond, a coal mining town, soon after midnight today, when Antonio Cru-delUV an Italian miner, was killed In the street, It is supposed by Adolph Brazl, a fellow miner. Brazt escaped to the woods and a posse Is seeking him. ,. Crudelli and Brasl had been drinking In a saloon and quarreled. Crudelli, when he left the saloon, was followed? by Brazl. Three shots were heard. A short time afterward a third miner, homeward bound, stumbled over the dead body ef Crudelli, who had been shot three times and killed Instantly. PETITIONS TO LAY TWO PIPE LINES LOS ANOELES, Teh. 17.-On behalf of the Esperansa oil and gas Interests in the San Joaquin valley, y. K. FlUpatrlck of San Francisco fllfd-an application With the city council today for a franchise to lay and operate ;two pipe lines from the northern 1 boundary of the city to tide water on the outer harbor front of San Pedra, -- . . -,: ; . , I FEB 17 1912r l . a p. m. I ......... ... Union Square ' founded tsso-Geary attockton Formal Presentation of NEW COATS NEW GOWNS NEW-SUITS : - ---- . This collection . includes4he mpst recenid contributions to Spring Fashions from the; hands of the best Style Makers and is - " 1 .. ,.sue" . . ... . , .... . '. ' ' f ( ' . ..... 1 Magnificent Showing of . the New Spring Silks Fancy Chiffon Taffeta, double bordered. ' , r I ' Plain and ' Changeable Glace Chiffon Taffetas, thirty-six ' inchei wide, chosen this season asthe' standard beafef of . style for Gowns, Suits and Coats. , , ., Lace Effect Bordered Foulards Also a gorgeous array of Flowered and Bordered Marquisette i and' Chiff on Cloth, with Satin Lining! to match. ' : . . - ' " . NewLaces and Embroideries A very representative-showing of these will begimon Monday. Laces in Shadow, Maline, Cluny, Filet, Crochet and Venisefc' Embroideries in Skirtings,' Flouncings, Bands,f Galoons . and Edgings to Match. ' ' "" ' 1 " ' ' ' ' 11 -. r Spring Opening of Cotton Dress Fabrics Mercerized Pique in wide range of colors and black, j Japanese Crepe, both fancy and plain, . ; Bordered Zephyrs and Colored -Flaxons. " ' 11 f """ 1 " " ' ' ' 11 1 1 aiiiisui nil 1 1 ( At Last Perfected f v. ; . V ' Guaranteed : ... . ,:-' '. . i " ' " - "' :: ' . . . ' " I . ' Absolutely Fast Color Velour Fifty Inches Wide, in AH Colors at. $3.00 X Yard ; . . . . For Draperies, Upholstery and Hangings" Engraved Wedding, Invitation 'and Embossed Stationery At Our Stationery Shop Stallion Runs Wild , During Liyermore Show a : ' LIVERMORE3, Feb. IT. An Imported Belgian stallion which fcroka awsy from Its keeper at th livermore Horse Show, created a panic by charring through the streets today sjid waa prs- vented from causing" serious' tJamsgS' by the bravery of 'Mrs, Mas Bankoirskl. Th woman was In a buggy with an ag4 com panion when she saw the crowds running to get oat of the way of the animal, ' Sha leaped to the ground Just as the stallion was about "to collide with ; the vehicle, perhaps causing the death of hr companion. With a buggy whip and'lndlf-Mrent to danger, she drove- "tha animal from ths path..' ThbTr Is pwjied by the IJvermore Valley Stallion Association and was bPlng""ted In. the parade ' by Arthur Baxter. After his escape lie was captured, by jyiarton Horton and Alfx McDonald. . .. . '. . . r-' i;'-TELEGRAPHERS ENDORSE 4 PLAN0F HITCHCOCK , CHICAGO, Feb. 17. The Commercial Telegraphers' Journal . publishes a resolution "recently signed by fifty American born telegraph operators, now living; and working In Winnipeg, v Man., Indorsing Postmaster General Hitchcock' proposed purchase of telegraph lines in ths United States as part of ths postal system. .San Francisco v...,.r....-.i. NEW MILLINERY' a i iwvu ' "j Babe Is Dead: Mother i, ' ' - ! '--At1 Injured in Accident - :- 1 ': ,i BAKERSFIELD, Feb. 17.- Ifra. J. Chlveroux and three children wer, thrown violently to the ground In a. runaway accident hsre todayund on of the children', a babe, was fatally Injured, dylnir soon . afterwards. -Mrs. Chlvrrouririn a serious condition. CONTRA COSTA BOOSTER ' B00KLIT RECEIVED The Chamber of Commerce Is In is. celpt ef a number of handsoms booklets advertising Cotitra Costa county wjilflj, It Is dlstrfbutlng In connection with-Its .'own publications.;.;- The booklets, ; ; wfifcli were "received from County Clerk S. H. V',rl of Martlnes, are devoted to lllus. tratlons snd reading matter of the various towhs In Cpntra Coat county and the Industries of that section of tha stats. : . ' '' I, " In connection with its own exhibit and publications, , ths local chamber has juit received back from, ths Industrial exhibit which has recently been maintained In . San Francisco .by ths Key ." Routs Company a Isrgs portion of Jts display" of preserved fruits anod flowers, toteth-er with ths elaborate wooden standards unon which they were shown. These will now be added to ths exhibit fn ths chamber rooms, maUrtally Improving Uia local display. . , Li

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