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flTE SUNDAY Q'RECOXTAX, POKI'LAND, JANUARY 1, 1911.
broken by pull
TWO AV1ATOES WHO WERE KILLED YESTERDAY, AND AEROPLANE OF ONE OF THEM AFTER A
Sudden Prank of Wind Tilts
Up Machine and Throws
Him to Ground.
TRY FOR PRIZE IS FATAL
About to Attack Time and IMstance
Record H FatU Xear New Or-
If an Carter Brggn as Cen
tral American Rebel.
iioissAsrs iari' ' nniAxos
CK DEATH IS MAT IXICIITS.
Valium, although nw to aviation,
absolutely without fear. Thla.
oljir aviator. Mid. waa 4he MX-ret of
h.a iurrr. Hera la a lit of Ilia
fl-ahta. In which ha triumphed oarer
d'ath In but on-
parla Mokes txelttnr fllsru; Ms
ftrat and distances ttrptllora In JS
I.nrdnn Atonliha tha world by
rimpMiQK. on September 6 of thla
rar. a nviveloue fllc'.it from raria
to tha Crystal ralanc. Intfon. bar
m carried a j aeoKr arroaa tha
Nw yorli Purs aa aeroplane dur
ing tha Inttarnatlnnal avlattne. meet,
nrtoher 3. and JO minutes later
starts on a wlnnlnc flight over Naw
Tors: aroond the statue of Liberty,
wlnnlnic a lO.O" prise.
New Tork tTsahes to around dur
ing tha International meet, while o
feet bor Belmont Park, esraplnc
without a ecrmtrh. althoush hla ma
chine la wiTkel.
Metnahle rreeaea In the air dur
ing a fllstel December IX at the
Xemphla awiatlon meet and has to
lifted frvn bis machine ssd tar
ried to a fire.
w urleaua Olldea from an altl
tade of elro.iet mou feet with s
fnaea varburwter. December ST; with
ensiaa dead sd buffeted by a sale
he sonesafully daecends.
New orlean Makes his flnsl
filaht December 31, crashing to his
death when his machine (oea wrong
30 (eel la the air.
NEW ORLEANS, Iec. 31 IxavlnK
Hty Park ATlatlou Field at :J5 o'clock
this morning-, full of life. vUor and
hi. his eyes spatkllrnr In antl-tps-tln
of adding- to lis country's B'oT
by twlnlnf ths Jdlchelln cup to
America. John H- MuUaant. one of ths
world's most darlnr and skillful avi
ators, flew osr XfW Orleans only to
meet death near Barahsn. 11 miles
front ths city. :o lalnutes later.
Tjni!it at the hour when hs wss to
hare been pre.ipntod with a handsome
lovlna- cup bearing Uia legend. "John
K. Woisaant. the 2ory of Central
America." contributed . by ths Central
American colony In New Orleans, ths
pluiky avUtur lies In the morgue, a
martyr to the wlence or aviation.
Alfred J. Molant. president of ths
International Aviators, bads tils brother
cherry farewell, just before he as
cended. Acrompanled by press repre
sentatives and mechanicians In an au
tomobile, he followed the flight to tha
place up the liver where the cup trial
was to take place, only to be met by
the stunning- news that John 7. Mota
sant was dead.
Prank of Wind i'atal.
Tha added weight of an extra gaso
line tank, the use of a strange machine
and the deadly prank of a 16-mlle wind
at the moment when he )iad pointed tha
nose of his machine at a sharp down
ward angle, combined In sending ilois
sant down to death. Tlirown from hla
machine by Its audden Inclination. Mols
sant described a curve through the air
and. head first like a diver, shot down
ward, landing on his neck and head.
Hla neck was broken.
Kent Barrier's bOhorsepower Blertot
monoplane, which Molssant was using
la a wreck.
Molssant fcoldier of Fortune.
Molssant wss born In Chicago In 1870
and lived there until he was IS yesrs old.
lie then started for the i'aciflc Coast,
drifted down to Central America, be
came a soJJler of fortune and trader
and finally was driven from San Sal
vador when the General under whom he
was fighting met defeat.
Metmant. at that Urns, wss wealthy,
but his property waa confiscated by the
government. Soon afterward he went to
Spain and later appeared In Faria when
the Wright brothers were there exhib
iting their machines.
It was told of Molssant. at that time,
that he went to Perls to buy an aero
plane with the aid of which he planned
to sail Into the country from which
he had been excluded and In a spectacu
lar manner revive the drooping spirits
of the revolutionaries. However, so the
sLory goes, Muussant became ao In
terested In the possibilities of flying
machines that political affairs In Cen
tral America interested film less and
lcaa. Soon he wss an avowed aerial
enthusiast and himself making flights.
Klles From l'arls to London.
From the start his csreer as an aviator
waa marked with daring exploits. Ho
first cme into world prominence so re
cently as August lat. when he started a
flight from fart to London with a pas
srnger. Albert Klleaux. He successfully
crossed U'e Knidlmi Channel, being the
first aviator to accomplish this fest with
lie maiie the trip over the Stralta of
Dover in the face of a storm that would
lave turned back a less bold adventurer.
lie landed In Leal. and from then on
had a series of accidents thst continued
for three sa-ki. Undaunted, he clung to
his purpom to reach London through the
air. ind w tile the wliole world applauded
ti:e plucky Chlcagoan. he prcssvd for
ward and finally, on September i. floated
lonn at the Cryatal Palace In the Britten
Molssant arrived In New Tork from
Europe on October S last, and was ona
of the most Interesting figures in the
aviation meet at iielmont Park. He
took second place in the International
aviation race, when Oraliame-White
raptured the trophy which Ulenn 11
t'urtlss had brought fo this country
from France the year before. Ora-hame-Whlte
went around the Statue of
Liberty In Si minutes. 11.30 seconds,
alolssant made tl.e flight In iZH sec
pndi under Uraname-White's record.
His time was 34 minutes. IS.S4 seconds.
Mntiuant had a narrow escape from
death last Tuesday In New Orleans. Af
ter being blown Ova miles from his
course by a 40-ml'.e wind, he gilded
down from an altitude of nearly tOOO
feet and barely eacaped a rough land
ing la a dump of trees.
n iff . m& ;4l
AHCH HOIJEV, KIl.I.F.n AT I.OS AXGKI.E JOH B. MOISSAKT, KILLEn
WREt'kKD M AC1MM3 AS IT APPEARED AFTER ITS FALL I
Mrs. Hoxsey Conquered Her
Nerves; Proud of Aviator.
ORDEAL BRAVELY ENDURED
Matron Dors Not Want Remains
Brought Home, Because She De
sires to Ilemeniber Her Son as
He Was In Morning.
Dieir,rvi r.i Ttmr- 1 1 T h o hndv
of Arch Hoxsey. the aviator killed at
Los Angeles aviation meet today, was
brought here tonight in charge of Roy
ansominuf ana i tioiiiaa . ,.ou,
.. Wri.hf AAmnanv Tha funeral
will be In charge of the Pasadena
loage of r.ixs. ana ine inirrmcm win
ha h,. Hnti,v waa a member of the
Detroit Lodge of Elks.
Mrs.. Minnie C. Hoxsey, the mother of
the aviator, bore up remarkably well
. i r 1 V. a
under tne oraeat ana uiscusscu ner
J. BfBUk I'l.i'J .','' -"
when he aske my consent to take up
aviation." she said. "I finally con
aented. Last Spring I endured much,
ennatnntlv thlnklna: of the danger my
boy was experiencing. But finally I
conquered my nerves ana tateiy i nave
entertained no fears for him. When I
first saw him fly last Saturday I waa
not affected. I was simply proud of
"I do not want the remains brougnt
o tha house, because I want to re
member my boy aa I saw him this
Hoxsey. who was 2 years old, was a
alive of Indiana. His father died
... V. n Km wn . Ik 1 rt IMH filfl. lllS
mother and son came to California 18
ears ago, and nave since sivea nere.
Hoxsey followed his mother'e wish
and became a machinist, and later loon
automoblllng. For two years he
as chauffeur for Charles Wr. Gates
and traveled over Europe.
Hoxsey performed at the principal
in thla rntintrv H ii rl n HT
the present year. At the recent meet
in St. Louie he toon xiooaeven up
his first aviation ride. At Denver he
waa the hero of the meet, flying to
great altitudes over the foothills, even
fter witnessing tne tragic orain i
hla fellow aviator, Ralph Johnstone.
HOXSEY KEALIZED AMBITION'
Mechanic by Taste, lie Took o Au
tos, Then to Airships.
SPRINGFIELD. III.. Iwc SI. Arch
Hoxaey was born in Staunton, 111., Oc
tober 16. 1S84, the on of Mr. and Mrs.
When he was 2 1-2 years old. Hox
sey's parents left Staunton, going to
Los Angeles, where they havo resided
since. Mr. Hoxsey had made frequent
visits to Staunton, visiting his uncle
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hoxsey, and
was well known in that city. He had
the reputation of being a fearless and
daring young man.
.When 1 years old, he began studying
the mechanism of automobiles, and un
til lila 20th year followed the automo
bile trade. He then traveled for a year
In Asia, after which he waa with John
W. Gates, of New York, touring Europe.
He aspired to be a navlator from tha
time the first experiments were made,
and through' the recommendation of
Captain Baldwin, who witnessed an as
rent In a gas balloon by the lad when
the latter was but IS years old. he was
given an opportunity by the Wrights,
msklng good from the start.
He told his aunt last Summer, while
on a visit:
"Don't fear for me; when an aviator
has an accident while flying, he Is care
less with his machine."
His aunt. Mrs. Hattle Hoxsey, of St.
Louis, Is prostrated as a result of the
On October 8. Hoxsey established an
American sustained-flight record by
traveling from Springfield, III., to the
Country Club grounds at Clayton, St.
Louis County, Mo. Tha distance was
estimated by Hoxsey at 104 miles. He
AVIATORS KILLED LV TWO
September IT Belfrldge. Ueuten
snt Thomas E.. U. 8. A., killed In
fall with Orvllle Wright, near Wash
September T Ena Roo.l. Italian,
killed in Rome In machine of own
September T Lfebvra, E.. killed
la Wright machine at Juslvjr Sur
September 2 Ferber, Captain
Louts E-. killed at Bouglogna,
December 0 Fernandez. Antonio,
Spaniard, killed at Nice, after motor
Januuary 4 Dents-range, Leon,
killed at Bordeaux. France.
April t Leblon. Herbert, killed at
San Sebastlaa, Spain.
May 13 Mlchelln. Chauvetto,
killed at Lyons, Franca.
June IT Speyer, Eugene, killed at
June t Da Zosely, Alndan, at
June 18 Rob. Thaddeus, killed at
July 3 Wachtar. Charles, killed
at Rhelma. In Antoinette monoplane.
June 1 Rolls. Captain C S-.
killed at Bournemouth, England.
August 20 Vivaldi. Marquis, lieu
tensnt In Italian army, near Rome.
Ausust 27 Van Maasdlck. A., near
August 3 Klnet, Nicholas, a Bel
gian, killed at Brussels
July 25 Klnet. Daniel. Belgian,
killed at Ghent.
September 23 Pol Hot. Edmuad,
killed near Chartres, France.
October 1 Hess, killed at Mets,
September 24 Cbuvea. G , died
as result of accident while crossing
September 28 Plochman, Muhl
October T Maslewlch, Captain. St.
October 23 Msdiot, Captain, Dou
October 2 Mente. Lieutenant,
Oetober 2T Blaachard, Faraand.
Isay les Moullneaux. Francs.
October 2T Sagllotte, Lieutenant.
September 2S Hslnrich Hans, at
November IT Johnstons. Ralph,
killed at Denver.
December 22 Grace. Cecil, disap
peared while flying across English
Channel tn effort to win De Forrest
prise for longest cross-Chsnnal flight
December 23 LalTort. Alexander,
December 24 Benor Piccolo, San
December S Cammarota, army en
gineer and a private at Cantoaelle,
Paulla. Marquis. Paris. France.
December S Da Caumont, Lieuten
ant. St. Cyr. France.
December SI Hoxaey. Arch, fall
843 feet at Loa Angelea while trying
to beat own altitude record.
December 31 Molssant. John B.,
plunged suddenly while trying to
land at New Orleans, struck head
on ground and was Instantly killed.
left Springfield at 11:5 J In the morning
and maintained an altitude of 1200 feet
for the greater part of the trip. His
objective point at St Louis was the
aviation field at Klnloch Park, but he
was unable to locate It. He landed at
the Country Club, five miles from the
aviation field, at 3:11 P. M. After learn
ing the direction of the field, he went
Into the air again and landed safely.
Seattle Firm to Build Drrdock.
WASHINGTON. Dec 31. The contract
for the construction of the caisson for
the dry dock at Puget Sound Naval Sta
tion was today awarded by tha Secretary
of the Navy to the Moran Company,
of Seattle, at Its bid. which was fl-a,-000.
Sliver Lake Editor Found Dead.
LAKEVIEW. Or.. Deo. tl (Special.)
William Holder, editor of the Silver
Lake Leader, was found dead today at
his home near Paisley. As he was ad
dicted to the use of drugs It Is pre
sumed he took an overdose.
AT NEW ORLEANS, AS ID MOISSANT'9
! A PREVIOl'S FLIGHT. '
10 ewn FALL
Hoxsey and Moissant Die in
HOXSEY FALLS 563 FEET
Los Angeles Crowd Horrified Into
Silence by Spectacle Brother
Airmen Burst Into Tears.
Molssan't Death as Sudden.
(Continued From First Psaje.)
cal condition that manbirds have to con
There Is nothing by which it may be
known why Hoxsey did not go higher
than the 7142 feet which his barograph
showed he had attained, but he appar
ently encountered at that altitude the
same conflicting air currents that finally
overcame him. Notwithstanding this and
with the same reckless daring he has
displayed dally during the last week, he
descended by a series of spiral glides
and, performing- one of his thrilling roll
ing dips, when his biplane suddenly cap
sized in midair and shot to earth.
Over and over the aeroplane turned
as it fell with a speed so swift that, of
all the thousands who saw the tragedy,
not one could tell what effort the avi
ator made to save his life. When the
wreckage had been cleared sufficiently
so that his body could be reached he
was found firmly planted in his seat,
his arms around the levers. The fall
telescoped the biplane. The steel
sprocket which drove the propellers lay
across Hoxsey's face, the motor rest
ing upon the right side of his body.
Every one of the ribs on that side was
shattered Into fragments.. An Iron up
right, broken by the force of the crash,
held the aviator impaled on its Jagged
The exact moment was 2:12 o'clock
when Hoxsey's machine turned over
and plunged In the fatal fall. The
news of Hoxsey's fall was on the tele
graph wires leading out of the press
stand before his machine struck the
ground. The aviator had been In the
air an hour and a half when the ac
cident happened, and bad sailed over
the snowcapped summit of Mount Wil
son, whose heights he had conquered
twice before since the meet began.
Walter Brooklns, who originated the
spiral glide and the dip which brought
Hoxsey to his death, was standing in
front of the press stand watching his
colleague of the Wright team perform.
His back was turned to the Held as
he talked to friends. Then the shout
"Hoxsey Is falling!"
At the same Instant a sigh or gasp,
not loud, but of a tremendous volume;
rose from the packed grandstand. That
single suppressed sigh was the only
sound that came from the crow-4 for
fully 20 minutes after the accident.
Brooklns whirled at the souid of the
cry and saw the crash. He uttered but
one word "God!" His legs gave way
beneath him and he fell in the road
way. Although he had been in several
serious accidents himself, he rose thor
oughly unnerved and cried like a child.
At that time the field announcers
were running up and down shouting
through their megaphones:
"No cause for alarm; Hoxsey is all
right"' But Brooklns was not con
vinced. "That's a lie," he shouted back at
one of the announcers. "Hoxsey's dead.
I know It," and again he burst into
Brooklns was not the only airman
overcome by the tragedy. Charles F.
Wlllard. of the Curtlss team, likewise
eollacsed. Wlllard had predicted Just
a moment before Hoxsey fell that an
accident was sure to overtake htm In
tha dangerous atmosphere, and almost
before be had completed the utterance
of his prophecy It was verified.
"I knew It was coming." ne soDoea
a few minutes later, as he sat in his
hangar with ' his head between his
Hubert Itham. the French aviator.
had Just essayed a flight In his big,
bird-like Antoinette machine. He came
down rapidly but cautiously when he
saw Hoxsey fall. He landed within a
few feet of the spot where the Wright j
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One J. -an (billCt
biplane fell. Leaping out of his ma
chine, the little Frenchman was among
the first to attack the wreckage and
lift the motor from the dead aviator's
Latham said he was watching Hox
sey when he entered the vortex of the
counter-currents that caused his fall.
"It was the same hole In the air that
caused me to alight." said the French
man. "From the actions of Hoxsey's
biplane the conflicting currents were
warring 1700 or 1800 feet up. When
Hoxsey started his last glide one cur
rent caught the right end of his planes
and lifted the machine up and turned
"At best In these spiral glides an
aviator has but a very dangerously
narrow margin of air to support him.
Hoxsey seemed to slip out of the bank
entirely and he fell Hke a brick. In
my opinion the fall was due entirely to
treacherous air currents. I never saw
such bad meteorological conditions In
my life as prevailed today. Hoxsey's
machine was Intact until It struck the
A reporter of a Pasadena newspaper
broke the news of Hoxsey's death to
his mother this afternoon at her Belle
vue Drive home In that city. AVith tact
the young man told Mrs. Hoxsey that
there had been an accident, and imme
diately she said:
"Tell me about it: was my son In ItT
FEATS OF AVIATION IN YEAR
Chavez flew across the Alps into
Molssant crossed the English
Channel with a passenger.
Glenn' H. Curtlss flew down the
Hudson from Albany to New Tork,
racing against a sp.clal train.
Charles Hamilton flew from Gov
ernors Island In Naw Tork harbor to
Philadelphia by a tlmecard. carry
ing a letter from Mayor Gaynor to
Governor Stuart, and returned.
Claude Grahame-Whlte and Mois
sant both flew over the rooftops of
Brooklyn and the crowded harbor,
circled the Statue of Liberty and re
turned to the aviation field at Bel
mont Park for a prise of J10.000.
Clifford B. Harmon, an amateur,
crossed Long Island Sound.
Eugene Ely demonstrated from the
deck of the cruiser Birmingham that
an aeroplane can rise at sea and
land oa earth.
French aviators had to be pro
hibited from circling the ' Eiffel
Johnstone snd Hoxsey proved that
they eould retain control of their
biplanes in a wind storm so stiff
that It blew them backwards.
Hoxsey made the world's altitude
record of 11.464 feet.
Glenn Curtlss at Rhelms won the
James Gordon Bennett cup with a
speed of 47.65 miles an hour. Grahame-Whlte
took the cup back with
a performance of 61 miles per hour.
Jamas Hartley flew a mile In 4T 2-5
seconds Leon Uorane flew 64.4
miles in 60 minutes. Captain Berl
anger X!w 100 miles in 70 minutes.
For the Mlchelln prize, Olleslager,
a Belgian, in a monoplane, covered
244.44 miles In five hours' five sec
onds Maurice Tabuteau (Trench)
. defeated him Saturday In a biplane
with the unbroken performance of
362.66 miles In T hours 45 minutes.
No long distance train In the world
makes a run of equal length with
Gradually he broke to her the news of
his terrible fall and death.
She was very brave and with tears
rolling down her face told many anec
dotes of "her-hoy" and his fine charac
ter as It showed In his home life. She
bore up under the shock with an exhi
bition of the courage that had charac
terized the aerial daring of her son.
Although the tragedy had In It every
element calculated to rouse the crowd
to the highest pitch of excitement, it
remained remarkably calm during the
seconds of Hoxsey's fall and the ensu
ing long period of suspense before they
knew whether Hoxsey had been killed
or only injured. A squad of mounted
police was drawn up around the wreck.
but was not needed, only a lew neia
attendantsand newspaper men at
tempted to get upon the field. Tne sou
to visit our Office Furniture and
7ortlan6 s Ltabn$ Office
venir hunter was conspicuous by his
Nor was there any excitement or con
fusion when H. La V. Twining, presi
dent of the Aero Club of California and
chief Judge of the field, came back to
the Judges' stand and In answer to a
query whether Hoxsey was dead or
"Dead as a nail."
Everyone In the boxes that lined the
course heard Mr. Twining's sentence.
A few women raised their handker
chiefs to their faces and sobbed, but
that was all.
Without waiting for the announce
ment that all flying events were off for
the day, the crowd of its Own accord
began filing out through the exits to
go home. Only a few scattering, dis
gruntled ones remained to demand back
their admission fees, to dispute with
police and committeemen when their
demands were curtly refused until ar
rangements could be made for proper
refunding. Even this thoughtless few
left within an hour after the accident.
In departng, r.o one sought to hang
about the little field hospital in which
the dead aviator's body lay. Sorrow, not
curiosity, was the sentiment apparently
uppermost in every heart. Hoxsey had
been a hero with the crowd since the
Before 4 o'clock the entire Held waa
cleared. A pale of silence seemed to en
velop the entire park, embracing aviators
and spectators. Every flag was half
masted and every scrap of fluttering
bunting was tied down. The entire field
was stripped bare of all festive symbols.
Tonight, grandstand and boxes were
denuded of all decoration, excepting some
mute expression of mourning left by the
All the amateurs who had been ex
perimenting with flying machines made
Immediate preparations to quit the flying
game. Two tents were removed within
a few minutes after Hoxsey's crash to
One tent was blown down by the wind
that caused the tragedy and two ma
chines, which had been standing on an
eminence to the northwest of the Held,
were wrecked by the gale aa they stood
on the ground. One of these belonged
to Frank Stites and the other to George
Demwler, both local aviators. Both 'were
biplanes and only the motors and pro
peller of each were saved out of the
The Coroner's office In Loa Angeles
was notified of the tragedy within a
few minutes after its occurrence. Coro
ner Hartwell arrived at 3:30 o'clock, em
paneled a Jury and held an Inquest on
the field. It was a short formality. In
volving a visit to the spot across the
field where the wrecked aeroplane lay. A
verdict of accidental death was rendered
in a few minutes and Hoxsey's body,
which had been laid vpon the operating
table In the little field hospital, was taken
to Los Angeles to be prepared for In
terment in his home city, Pasadena, Cal.
Hoxsey was in his hangar a short
time before making his last ascent.
Commercial Stationery Br
against yours it is as i
reading an account of the delltbe
Molshant. After carefully nothJ. ud
conditions under which MolssaiJ
been Iiying, ne saiu: firont
He must have become wcaryf
too much driving."
AVIATOR REACHES BRLSJ
Frenchman Makes Journey
Paris by Air Route. t19
BRUSSELS. Dec. 31. M. Lansef11'1"-
French aviator, left Saint (J if "d
France, at 9:25 o'clock this mornini
arrived here at 11:40. l ,
Lonser started from Paris Thursd1"0 a
an attempt to win the Automobile (ir.Sv
prize of 130,000 for a trip from Farr(jeyw
Brussels and return with a passengijiipe-
dispatch from Saint Quentin yeste
said that he had abandoned the col
HASKELL CALLS TROO
Rumored Resistance of Guthri
Capital Removal Is Cause. I
OKLAHOMA CITS', Okla., Dec.
Two companies of state militia aln.
got Into action in the state capltal.a(j
moval ngnt toaay.
Hearing that Guthrie citizens
Interfered with the removal of tlL
wagonloads of state records, lLg.
were being taken to a railroad f g
tion for shipment here. Governor H to
kell ordered militia companies A antj
of -Tulsa and Chandler, respectively, or
stand in readiness to move to Guthlj,.
A short time later, the Govento
learned over the telephone that Guno
rle citizens would make no objection
the removal of the documents and
further trouble is expected.
Cody Wins Michelin Cup.
ALDERSHOT, England, D"C. SI Cap
tain Frank Cody, head of the balloonina
department of the British War Office.i
won today the British Michelin crp for
duration and distance for 1910 by fly
ing 190 miles In four hours and 60 min-l
utes. The nigra enaea wnen tjoay
aeroplane accidentally touched tha
ground. T. Sopworth, also competinc;'
today, made 150 miles over a marked
circuit. The best previous flight in this
competition was made by A. Ogilvio,
who flew 130 miles on Wednesday last.
Senator-elect Patton to Wed.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 81. (Special.)
Hal Z). Fatton, Btate aenator-eiect, se
cured a marriage license today to wed
Miss Nellie Lucia, of Portland. Tho
wedding will take place tomorrow. J'r.
Patton Issued the first announcement
of his intended marriage the night be
fore the election.
It's a Fair Question " J
Are you satisfied with the Elec
trical work that is being done for.
T014 now, and with the prices you
are paying for that and for Elec-.
trJcal supplies? If not, we should '
appreciate a trial order here, and 1
we know w ran rive you natisfac
tton such as win keep you a regular
customer. We are practical work
in; electricians. Standard Supplies.
O. B. STUBBS
Electrical Supply Co.
Pboues A 1000, 51 1000.
Look It Over Critically
when we send a garment home after
Dry Cleaning it, and see if you can pick
out any stain we have overlooked. You
will think you have a new article to put
on instead of the old one you sent to u.i
to clean. We also Press Into correi-t
shape again all kinds of Ladies' and
Gentlemen's clothing. We do It in a
little time and charge only a little price.
THE VIENNA STEAM CLEANING
AND DYEING WORKS
Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
Phones Main 14-10, A .1480.
? 24-226 THIRD ST, PORTLAAD, OK.