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RSHT PICTURES SHOW
,1 LAUGHABLE HAS
William Morris Says He Was De
ceived in Films. Which
GAYNOR EXPLAINS ATTITUDE
Cannot Stop Display, but They
Not Be Seen in Territory
CRUSADE AGAINST FIGHT PICT
URES AFFECTS 25,000,000
3l»lfic flilM. Oowrla, Virginia.
ana xhe District of himbia 9,000,000
<inn'!i AfHr.i .....-..-----.-.... 6.000.000
fuba . 2.000,000
Provinrr of Ontario. Canada 2,500,000
Total lor tort> citifS 5,500.000
Gram! total . . : 25,000,000
IPJi the fig-ht against the exhibition
cf moving- pictures of the Jeffries-John
£o3 fiS"t spread in all directions yester
day, the reproduction of the first films
Jktc turned into a la'JshabU* fiasco. It
vzs laughable, at least, for every one
jave William Morris, who had widely
javertised the exhibition at the Ameri
cas Music Hall. After keeping a large
gaflsdioe waiting for two hours the films
vere put en, and in less than a minute,
amid jeers and cries of "Fake!" from the
aadieaoe. they were stopped.
Mr. Morris, siio had not previously
seen the r>k cures, was the first to de
ritre them lakes, and explained that he
hid bought the right to use them in
p>oa faith from an independent concern
that hid convinced him that it had in
vaded the ringside.
The fight against the pictures wei I on
raerrily all day, new cities falling into
Lne and by night cities, states and coun
znes with a population of 25,1*00,000 had
tarred th-Mr exhibition.
Says Futures Were "Doctored."
. :. the day an officer of the
; h Company of America, which
S the pictures of the fight,
v; ment paying that he would
struct his lawyers to take
I net William Morris for adver
se would present the pictures
nooa and evening at his
I bow the pfcebues us^d
-.id been "doctored" up, this
I itagraph company said
• m in Chicago had employed
d made them up to look like
ana Johnson. They then went
. the movements of the fighters
This constituted an lnfringe
:ag:T&ph company's pat
said, and would be prosecuted in
company"? representative stated
"Hiiam Morris at one time had a
: to show the right pictures, but
• ■ disagreement had arisen several
- ago, and that since then Morris
I n using what are known as "in-
The real pictures of
t be ready for produc
: Say, July IS, when they
v j cy Percy G. Williams
where he will ha.ye the sole
• warn "-'Ut of the city
r at his summer home
. Island, but letters
into the City Hall pro
• the presentation in this
: Ing pictures of the Jef
.. : - ■
Can Stop Them, Says Canon.
Canon Bse, 01 Brooklyn, who took
as active part in the suppression of
Jawing pictures on Sunday a year ago,
wrote to the Mayor, saying that he had
tie power to stop the exhibition of the
Jicturt-s because of the law in this state
The following letter sent by the Mayor
Sa reply to C. R. Miller, of No. ISII
Brooklyn avenue, Brooklyn, district su
perintendent of the International Reform
Bureau for the eastern half of New
Jerk State, was given out at the City
Hall yesterday morning:
I thank you for your favor of July (<■
If ft lay in my power to say whether the
gfctsres should be exhibited it would not
?ake rae ion? to decide it. I do not see
iotr it can do any one any good to look
tx them. But will you be so good as to
raaember that ours is a government of
«*» and not of men? Will you please get.
&&t ireU into your head? : • - -
1 arr; not able to do as I like as Mayor,
I mast take the law just as it is, and you
*2*y be absolutely ceruia that 1 shall not
tsit the law into my own hands. You say
ts.ii you axe giad to see that the mayors
<4 many cities have "ordered" that these
pictures" shall not be exhibited- Indeed!
Who ff-t thrm up as aut"c:at»? If there
fee bqsht valid law giving any mayor such
Sower, then he can exercise it, 'otherwise
Tiie growing exercise of arbitrary power
« thifc country by those put in office
*ou!d be far more dangerous and is far
Ewe to be dreaded than certain other
*fc*s v.hi~h we all wish to minimize or be
■*id of. People little know wi.at they are
"coir.g' v.hen they try to encourage officials
to resort to arbitrary power. /
Mr Miller wrote to the Mayor to pro
ktt "on behalf of the Reform Bureau of
tfaif etate and .... a citizen of this city."
Friends Join Protest.
The Religious Society of Fri«-n<is.
trough Arlindo Marine, clerk, also sent
* Protest. Among other things this let
*« Eaid: "The people of our etate and
«f many other commonwealths, in the
fcterests of decency, have prohibited
Wc&Efights, but the portrayal of this
figf.i at moving ture shows would
available to every man and child
*ke same degrading scene which was
"rtewed by the comparatively small num
** r of persons who were able to gain
BfaUssioQ to the arena at Reno."
' Canon Chase wrote as follows:
A* pne who approves of your d<Har<-d
■Bttapt to give New York City a govern
*^t of laW rather than of men, 1 desire
J? Present to you my reasons for thinking
wat it is your official duty to issue an or
«r interring the police that the exhibi
** cf moving pictures of prizefights,
Wber of the Jefiries-Jchnson or of any
«&«• actual prizefight, is contrary to the
?*'. and instructing lh«m to wcure evi
22** to be presented before you as a
**°Knd for the revocation of the common
«ow licenses granted by you. • • •
«..«»" contention is that to r ' nit the ex "
-fjition oc moving pictures of tills or any
•tttr Osttt is contrary to public morals.
I** thtrtfore, if there were no statute for
«i(J:ng i t> t hat it is contrary to the lunda-
S*ata! common law, which etat*-6 that tie
g£«tt law is the common welfare.
TfaSe is mad* clear by the fact thai every
Continued on t*< on<l tiag*.
To-morrow, probably f«j r .
Reported as Saying: He Is Not a
AYr >" T^sniph to The TribunV]
Akron Oh,o. July 9.__ L.9 .__ L . c . Kop]in
-tlte K-' M ember ° f the 'democratic
G**. Executne Committee, who. has
Just, returned from ew York, had a
conference with Mayor Gaynor, and ac
cord ing hIS Btory> recpjved "cc
of the Mayors support of Governor Har-
TZI f?' PrtßWent - The Mayor was to W
that if Governor Harmon should be de
feated for re-election the Ohio Democ
racy would likely favor Mr. Gaynor for
•I am in no sense a candidate, and
yo u may teU Go vernor Harmon for me
that I shall be lad to support him in his
candidacy." the Mayor said, according
to Mr. Koplin's statement to-day.
CANT COLLECT JUDGMEMT
Striking Hatters Refuse to Pay-
Award in Danbury Case.
fßy Telesxaph to The Tribune.]
Hartford. Conn., July When United
States Marshal Edson S. Bishop returned
to this city to-day, after several days
spent In Danbury, he reported that he
could not collect any part of the $222,
000 judgment which D. E. Loewe & Son.
of Danbury, got in the famous seven
years' old case which was settled this
spring in the United States Court.
Xone of the striking hatters is willing
to pay damage, and, acting on the ad
vice of Samuel Gompers and other offi
cials of the American Federation of
Labor, they say they will never pay a
cent. Walter Merritt. a New York law
yer, is getting ready for the appeal of
the case, which will be heard in the
United States Circuit Court in New
York In September, and says that he will
take steps immediately to secure his cli
ents against the banks, which refuse to
give up the savings of the defendant
The judgment, which was automati
cally tripled under a clause in the Sher
man anti-trust act, was the largest ever
rendered in Connecticut.
BOSTON BARS MINORS
Thousands Forbidden to Work in
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Boston, July 9. — Thousands of minors
were to-day barred from further em
ployment in certain branches of specified
trades by an order of the state Board
of Health. These branches of trades are
enumerated and are labelled "danger
ous." Mainly they are trades which en
tail working amid poisonous dust and
Among the most important and the
one in which the most apprentices are
employed is the printing craft.
The board acts under Chapter 404 of
the present year's statutes, which defines
the work in which minors may not be
In its latest report the Massachusetts
state child labor committee has this to
say in regard to these employments:
"We have always supposed in Massa
chusetts that we had left far behind
those much talked of conditions in Eng
lish coal mines In the '40s, where little
children on their hands and knees
dragged coal from the mines, but the
conditions found by the state inspectors
of health here in Massachusetts to-day
are not far in advance."
"UMBRELLA TRUST" FINED
Held To Be a Combination in Re
straint of Trade.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Philadelphia, July 9.— There is an um
brella trust, and it received a body blow
from the courts to-day when manufact
urers of materials used in making um
brellas were fined SI, OOO each by Judge
Holland, of the United States District
Court, for illegally combining to restrain
trade. The defendants were the Na
tional Frame Company, of Philadelphia;
the Newark Rivet Works and the New
ark Tube and Metal Works, of Newark,
The defendants entered the technical
plea that they were guilty of combining
to restrain trade, but hoped to take the
sting out of the admission by showing
that this in no way affected the con
sumer. The plea of guilty made it nec
essary for the court to inflict punish
TRAIN CRUSHES GIRL'S LEG
Young Woman at Point of Death,
Friend Also Badly Hurt.
Miss Mary Powers, of No. 553 Riverside
Drive, and her school friend. Miss Kda
Bigger, of MaysvlHe. Ky., who was visit
ing her since graduation from a Bronxvi!lf
seminary, were run down by a train at the
Bronxville crossing of the Harlem River
Railroad yesterday and seriously injured.
Miss Powers's left leg was crushed and
had to be amputated, and Miss Bigger,
among several fractures and bad comu*
sions, received a severe scalp wound. Her
recovery, however, is expected, but at a
late hour last night Miss Powers still was
unconscious in the Lawrence Hospital and
ihe surgeons held out small hope for her.
The young women went to Bronxville to
i ;nrheon with another school chum. Miss
Mara Pyatt, and were hurrying to catch a
train back to New York when a train
rushed upon them from the opposite direc
tion and 6truck them.
The Bfonxville crossing has been con
sidered one of the most dangerous on the
Harlem road and the abolition of the grade
has been urged again and apain. Many
bad accidents have occurred there. Coro
ner Nordquist, of Yonkers, and »Dr. Dana,
cf Bronxville, were killed there some years
LEFT WIFE AND CHILDREN $4
A Hundred Cents More than the
Former Deserves, Wrote Testator.
[By leiefrraph to The Tribune.]
Boston, July 9--By the will of Lewis R.
Veazle of Maiden, who died on June 23,
which was filed to-day In the Middlesex
Prohate Court, he bequeaths $1 each to his
wife and his three children. In th* docu
ment the testator says: "My wife receives
100 «ents more than ehe deserves.
1 Tite major portion of the estate is willed
, , Miss Susie H. Roberts, of Maiden, the
he tSafor addin,: was a f.end to
me in sickness and good health.
. »Bri,t-fuve«" Champagne
NEW-YORK, SUNDAY, JULY 10, 1910-
s JBROOKIXS BEATING THE WORLDS RECORD FOR HIGH FLYING AT ATLANTIC CITY.
FAILING OVER THE SEA NEAR HIE BEACH.
U'hotographs by the American Press Association
BROOKLYN MAN TELLS
TALE OP RESCUE AI SEA
Swept Oceanward in Rowboat
He is Taken to Detroit on
HELP IN NICK OF TIME
Cockleshell Capsized Off Fire
Island and Steamer Came
Along Just as Hope
The gloom that had pervaded the home
of Thomas J. Foster, of No. 605 Lin
wood street, Brooklyn, since last Satur
day, when he wa.s given up for drowned,
was dispelled on Friday night, when he
returned to his wife and little child with
a wonderful story of adventure.
Foster, with a number of friends,
went to Rockaway a week ago to attend
the outing of the Blue Lights Social
Club, an organization of volunteer life
savers. While his friends were busy
enjoying themselves Foster wandered
down to the beach and picked up an
acquaintance with two young men who
were just setting out for a row. The
three got into the boat. After rowing a
while they began skylarking, and finally
broke one of the only pair of .oar? in
The tide was strong, and the little boat
with her three passengers was carried
out toward the open sea. One of ihe
men jumped into the water and started
to swim ashore. He became exhausted
and sank. Whether he got to shore or
not Foster does not know.
The two men left in the boat did their
best to get the craft to shore with the
one oar, but they couid not. and were
steadily borne out to sea with the tide.
The rowboat drifted until late on Satur
day night, when it reached a point some
distance off Fire Island. There the
ocean was rough and the boat was cap
sized. Foster and his companion, whose
name he does not know, managed to
keep above water and yelled their loud
est for help.
It was when dawn was beginning to
break and when the two men had almost
given up hope of rescue that they were
heard by the crew of the oil tank steam
er Richard K. Cole. A smail boat was
put out after them and they were taken
aboard. They were then taken along
the coast to the St. Lawrence River,
through the Great Lakes and to Detroit.
There. Foster telegraphed to hie family.
He returned home on th° first train. He
left his friend in a Detroit hospital
When news (if his return spread around
his home neighborhood, Foster was vis
ited by hundreds of friends, and hist
night at his home he and his wife re
ceived their neighbors, to whom the story
of the rescue was told over and over
DE. HENRY C. ROWLAND WEDS
Marries Miss Mary Parkinson in Lon
don After His Divorce.
[By Telesra: ti to The Tribune]
Kansas City. Mo.. July 9.-Mary Puller
Parkinson, sister of Elizabeth Parkinson,
known on the opera stage a.s Mile. Parklna,
and daughter of Judge John G. Parkinson,
of Kansas City, is now the wife of Dr.
Henry Cottrell Rowland, formerly -7>t New
York Tiie marriage followed Dr. Row
land's divorce from his llrst \viie.
The first knowledge of the ceremony
reached Kansas City to-day in_the receipt
of formal announcement cards. The wed
<linK took place in London on June 20. and
the couple went to Paris, where they
started on a motor trip through Brittany.
Dr Rowland is an author, physician and
HEM AND HUMIDITY
CAUSE MUCH SUFFERiNG
One Death in Brooklyn. Two in
Newark, and Two in
MERCURY AT HIGH MARK
Nearby Resorts Crow/led by
Those Seeking Comfor/,, While
Parks Hold Many — No
Relief in Sight.
FIGURES OF HEAT THAT MADE
f> a. m....' «0 61
10 a. m 82 56
11 a. m «4 54
12 m 88 42
1 i). m .. 90 37
2 p. m M 35
3 p. m . . 90 40
4 p. m R!» 40
5 p. m "" *~
8 p. m 81 69
Forecast for to-day: Fair, with roh
tinued warm weather.
New York groaned beneath the most
intolerable weather conditions yesterday
that have been experienced this year,
and the suffering that resulted was wide
spread and relentless. The temperature
reached the point of 91 degrees at 2
p. m., equalling the year's highest mark,
on June 20. and the humidity also soared
toward the top of the bulb, registering
1 17 degrees at Ra. m.
Had it not been for the fact that the
temperature and the humidity took turns
at making New York miserable, instead
of spending .".ieir forces at the same time,
it is probable that many more deaths
and prostrations would have been re
corded in the day's mortality record.
Three person* died as a result of the
heat and more than thirty were pros
trated. Two deaths were recorded in
Manhattan yesterday, and tht-re was
one in Brooklyn and two in Newark.
GROSSMAN. Leopold, aßed sixty-two years, at his
residence. No. 3 East 119 th street.
HAU.OKAX, Mrs. Frances] aged forty-six, at h»r
home. No. 438 West 52d stnet.
CARROLL, John H.. thirty-seven years old, of
No. 204 Chestnut street. Newark, who be
came crazed anrl committed suicide by in
haling fjas at his home.
SI..ADE. Walter S., seventeen years old, of No.
r,r. Sands street, Brooklyn, found dead in
bed by his mother.
STRUB, William, forty-seven years old, of No.
303 .South l!Hh street, Newark, overcome
while at work in his home and died in the
£t Sffinrd as though there was no es
caping the general discomfort. At 8
o'clock in the morning, when the heat
was merely normal, at 77 degrees, the
humidity stuck at <»7 degrees, the high
est it has been this year, and persons
walked about on the shady side of the
street, dripr-ing moisture. When the
hf-at, waxing jt aluus of the humidity,
tooli a hand at high records, it soared to
'.n degree* and sent the humidity fat
down the ladder, until it simmered at
the very modest point of 35 degrees.
Resorts Jammed to Limit.
What is one man's meat is another
man'fl poiaoa, ami if the city suffer."! in
th. beat throes Coney Island and every
■pot that boated a beach or a mountain
bop prospered by the visits of the baked.
It IB u^ual to make estimates of the
number of persons who escape the heat
by g..lng to this or thut resort, but yes-
Continued on bftond dub«".
-FIFT\ -SIX PAGES. * •
-FOl X PARTS
BROOKINS SEATED IN HIS AEROPLANE.
SAYS DICKINSON OWED
TRUST COMPANY NOTHING
Health impaired by Accident, Is
Statement by Vice-Presi
BOARD FOR CONSERV.VTISM
Plan to Add New Directors Will
Be Deferred for Some Time
— Chapman Loan One of
"Charles C. Dickinson never owed the
Carnegie company a dollar," said Robert
L. Smith, vice-president of the tru?t
company. !ast night, "but the poor fel
low wasn't right in the head after that
fall in the park last October."
Mr. Smith, who hnrl known Mr. Dick
inson since the days of the Colonial
Trust Company, explained that Mr.
Dickinson's troubles with the Carnegie
company began a year ago last Janu
ary, when the Standard Oil interests be
came heavy investors in the Carnegie
"Mr. Dickinson had dominated the
company up to that time." Mr. Smith
said, "but after the Standard Oil came
into it he was only the president. That
was when they bpgan to reorganize the
board . of directors. Though it wasn't
so much a reorganization as a strength
ening by the addition of n<=w members."
More new members were added in July
last. Mr. Smith explained, and trouble
thickened for Mr. Dickinson. Martin J.
Condon was taken in. and George M.
Ci urts, John Cudahy, Samuel H. Kress,
Charles Arthur Moore, jr., and Bernard
F. O'Xeil. With the exception of Mr.
Moore, these are a!l big men in the
South and West. Samuel H. Kress is
probably the wealthiest man in the
Southwest, according to Mr. Smith, whil^
Mr. Condon is the best known financier
Wanted Conservative Policy.
"We were adding moneyed men. men
of standing and good connections, to the
board," Mr. Smith said, "and they were
not in sympathy with Mr. Dickinson.
Why, when Mr. Reiehmann became presi
dent he called me into his office and said
that we must outline a new policy for
the company. He said that we must
have a conservative policy in looking for
new business and in making loans. We
have been adding to our business con
stantly in the South and West."
Mr. Smith denied fViat Mr. Dickinson
had taken commissions on loans made by
the company. "That was one of the
things Mr. Reictvnann spoke to me
about, ' he said. "He told me that we
must not take commissions on loans
made by the company. And as for Mr.
Dickinson, he did not need to do it. You
know he married a wealthy woman, and
he could have found plenty to <lo in just
managing hrr estate. He had a big
block of sto>'k in the CarAegie company,
too. He may have had a good deal ol it
out on loans: probably he did, but not
all of it. I think his »stat.' will very
likely clean up . < ?.".i >. U N •<». "
The new directors. Mr. Smith s:tid,
wanted a conservative man for president
of the company. "They wanted a man,"
he explained, "who was suave, diplo
matic and conservative. They wanted a
man who cuuld go into any banking
house in th«- financial distri- t and have
It said of him, "There is a good, coa
sen atlve bank< r." 1
Dickinson Had Enemies.
"Mind you, ' he said, "I'm not saying
.Mr Dickinson wasn't that. But he had
too man\ enemies, and his methods
weren't judt what the directors wanted;
and if he wasn't what they wanted be
fore, think how it muft have been after
he had that fall In the park. Be was
not fit to do business. He -wasn't right.
In February, after he had got out, his
eye.sight began to tail and he lost his
sense of taste. He went up the state
1 outtmic-il on' o!i<l y.»fle.
PiTTMANN TAKEN AWAY
American Prisoner Believed Sent
Bluefields, Nicaragua. July 9— William
P. Pittmann. the American engineer who
was captured while with the insurgent
forces, was sent to-day to the interior
under an escort of soldiers of the Madriz
troops at Bluefields Bluff. General Es
trada recently offered to exchange Cdib
nel Salamanca, who was taken prisoner
in the attack on Pearl Lagoon, for Pitt
mann. but this offer was refused by
General Rivas. Pittmann's chances cf
getting out of the hands of Madriz are
now considered slight. It is likely that
he will be taken to Managua.
FACED DEATH FOR FRIENDS
Vainly Tried to Save Lives of
Two Fellow Workers.
< 'nrning. N. V., July 9.— Overcome to
night in a brave attempt to rescue two
Hungarian laborers from the fumes of
a furnace in the glass works here, Wal
ter Sweet, a glass worker, will probably
The two Hungarians were cleaning .a
grate, when the hot gas's from the fur
nace rushed out upon them and th~y
fell. Sweet and a companion, Walter
Fleming, ran to drag them to fresh air.
Sweet fell himself just as he reached the
line beyond which toy safety, and had
not recovered consciousnes-s to-night.
Both the Hungarians died. Fleming got
out alive, but very weak.
TWO GIRLS DROWN AT CAMP
Others of Bathing Party Saved
by Women Attendants.
[By T<-ku'ia;h to Tiio Ttflmae.]
Foushkecpsie, N. V., July D.— Madeline
Clark, twelve years olfl. and 3adie Ja
cobofsky. thirteen years old. members sf
a summer camp maintained by the Rev.
Frederick Mills Clark, an Episcopal
clergyman of Xew York, were drowned
while bathing in Whaley Pond, twenty
five miles east of this city to-day. The
girls were bathing with a dozen other
members of the camp. Miss Clark was
drowned trying to save Mis-s Jacobofsky.
Several other gir'.s narrowly escaped
drowning, but were rescued by two
women in charge. Miss Hflderbrand and
One Gives Life in Futile Effort to
Wellesley. Mass.. July 9.— Miss Flor
ence Jennison and Miss Mary Palmer,
classmates and chums in Wellesley Col
lege, were drowned in Lake Waban to
day. Miss Jennison giving her life in an
ineffectual effort to save her friend.
Both were residents of WelUsley and
were nineteen years old. They entered
college a year ago.
The two pirls. in comi any with several
others, were bathing, when Miss Palmer
?I> t beyond her depth. Her- cries for
help aroused Mi:s .Tennison. who was > n
the shallow water near shore, and with
out the slightest hesitation, although s"i«»
could swim but a little, she went t.- bet
chum's aid. As Mis'; Painter came to the
surface Miss Jenhlsoß made a futile tf
fort to dfag her toward shore, and a
moment later the two went down to
gether. The bo.l'e,-. were r.-coy.T-.i.
JUMPED FROM BURNING BCAT
Two Young Men Injured by Explosion
on Naphtha Launch.
Henry Fisher, twenty-one years old.
ami Janes Roberson, seventeen years
old. both of Kearny. N. J.. are In the
Bayonne Hospital suffering from burns
about the hands, face and bO'ly received
last night when the forty-foot naphtha
launch' Minnie H. caught fire from an
explosion. They jumptd from th*> burn
ing boat into the water and were res
cued by Gsorw w McCauley in the
motor boa! Anne.
There were twenty -nve /other persons
In the boat, but none of the others
jumped overboard. They also we* res
cued by motor boats and landed on the
Staten Island sbor*\ while the two In
jured men were taken to Bayonne.
The explosion occurred off the Orfonl
Copper Company Works, at Constable
Hook, In the Kill \an Kull.
Good Music, yrand scenery, blo™ ' 3 sal!.
make imvel by Hud. Kiv. Day Un# snJoyaMe.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
IHAN A MILE UP
In Wright Biplane He Breaks
All World's Records f nr
HELPLESS UP 6.175 FEET
Gasolene Gave Out When Aviator
Was at. Highest Point and
He was Compelled to
Glide to Earth.
I PROGRESS IN HIGH FLYING.
Wilbur Wright. 1908 120
Paulhan. July 18. 1909 400
Paulhan, August 24. 1909 500
Farmart. August 29. 1909 500
Orville Wright, October 2, 1909. 1,000
De Lambert, October 18. 1909.. 1.200
Paulhan, November 19. 1909. . .. 1,200
Latham, November 19, 1909 . . 1,600
Paulhan, November 20. 1909 1.960
Latham. January 7. 1910 3.440
Paulhan. January 12. 1910 4,146
Brookins. January 13, 1910 4.384
Brookins. January 17. 1910 4,5 a
Paulhan. July 7. 1910 5.000
3reokins, July 9, 1910 6,175
Atlantic City. July 9. — Walter Brook
ins, in a Wright biplane broke the
world's altttodi record here this evening
when he attained a height of 6,175 f p et.
He used his last drop .>f gasoline at his
highest altitude and was still climbing
when his engine missed explosions.
Th" daring aviator brought his ma
chine back to level to get the last drop
of fuel out of the storage tank to reach
thr line of vision of engineers on the
beach. Reaching the imaginary line
Brookins started to glide to earth and
his engine stopped entirely when he was
at :>.*«n feel and still over the ocean.
His circling srlUle t<> the beach, which
thp cro\< d believed to be a bit of fancy
flying, was dssM to save himself from
diving into the sea.
Brookins was ready to collapse when
he reached the ground and did not tell
of his plight in the air until midnight
after he had partly covered.
Officials at midnight gave 6,173 feet as
the exact height of the flight from cal
culations of engineering experts. The
baragraph record is 6.200 feet, leaving
but twenty-five feet difference. It is ex
pected that the record will stand with
By his feat to-day Brookins wins the
S.-»,IHX> prize offered by the Atlantic City
Aero Club for breaking the world's rec
ord, urrtfss a higher" altitude is reached
here before the end of the present meet.
Downward Rush Swift.
Brookins spent exactly 1 hour 2 miry
utes 35 15-100 secondsi in the air, ac
cording to the official timing of Henry
M. Neely and Augustus Post, cf the
contest committee of IS* National Coun
cil of the ACIO Club of America. About
fifty-seven minutes of this time was
made in the circling ascent, the ru?h of
over a mile to the ground consuming less
than seven minutes.
Fear that Brookins at his highest
point had not crossed the line of vision
of the expert engineers in charge of se
curing his height by triangulation. start
led officials and spectators, until it was
discovered that the failure to secure a
record of his crossing the imaginary line
on which his record will be based was
on two swings at a much lower altitude
than at the final highest point.
BrooKln?. after waiting all day for the
bri«k southerly wind to die out. made a
practice spin of a little over fifteen min
utes, reaching an altitude of 1.900 feet.
His final start was made at ti:OS o-clock.
with the weather absolutely clear and
much of the force of the uind gone n
His rise was made from alongside one
of the ocean piers. He pointed his ma
chine to the west, and then swung out
over the ocean, •*•*■ he started hia
spiral flight over ocean and city.
One Hundred Thousand Saw the Feat.
News that Brookins M really at
tempting to break the altitude record
reached the hotels and city people, and
when he had reached a height of 1.380
feet the greater part of the population
of the ity was on the beach. It is cal
culated that nearly one hundred thou
•and persons watched the flight, and
cheered Brookins when he descended at
7:11 p. m.
Men and women in the great throng
threw up hats and handkerchiefs, and
the police had trouble keeping back the
crowd until Brookins made a run from
his machine to lils dressing room on
Miss Eva Coffyn. sister of Frank Coi
fyn. Brookirs's fellow aviator, pushed a
bunch of roses into his hands, which he
waved to the cheering crowd as he
mounted to th" deck of the pier.
Brookin* declined to receive callers,
and rested for ten minutes before he left
for his hotel in an automobile. He again
went Into seclusion after stating that he
f..un.l the air currents steady at his
highest altitude, and that he turned tow
ard the earth when his aneroid barom
eters showed an altitude of over six
Waiting for Official Figures.
The official figures of the height really
reached In the record breaking flight Will
be based on the findings of engineers
stationed at Berkeley avenue and at the
steel pier, giving a base line of three
and a half miles. A yacht anchored off the
'•Million Dollar Pier" was also used as
an observation station further to verify
the findings. The work of trtangulation
is in charge^of City Engineer Rightmire
and former City. Engineer Hackney, who
were still working on their calculations
Olenn Curtlss made several short
flights while Brookins was preparing to
ascend for his final trial, but descended
without attempting any altitude flight
or speed record over the fifty-mile course
which he expects to cover to-morrow.
The managers of rhf meet have com
municated with the Wright brothers for
permission fur Brookins to fly tQ-mor-
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