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here and therc throi.gh tha air. The
Bay'a pleaaura <-nded wbaa ?n an
nouueer. aadly llftlng his rnegaphono.
droned out the mes<*.as'
"Arch Hoxyy haa be-n killed. TtaaTI
frlir be no n->or? flylng to-day."
Mra. Hoxaey Stayed Away.
Mr* C. M. Iloxpey. of Pauadena. Cal..
tntawd by g raere ncident aeetng her
Bg? meet his death. She had arranged
to atterd thr laaargaMMOt and to take
her flrst aeroplano ride VTtth her son.
Pome detaU of importencfl In her hous'
hold kept her at horae. and WOJTi of the
avcrident wa.i taken to ber by Rov
Knabenehue and ihon-.aa Jackson. of the,
"Wright KxhiMtion Company.
Fcrec&sts of a fatal accident a rr?
mad^in both inatancea.
A. flfteen mite ^Ind. arfth gusty ln
tervslB. caiued hangar attendants to J
gtekn Ihflr heads at Motennt. but he. j
laughed at tham and aailed up f0T_O|
try at tha k*Bg distance eustalned mgnt
rajQON and the Mi-helin cup. *dth ita ?t
tandant M.000 prize. Danfh waa the - e
tor ,n tb, long oantaat It he* tought
*dtb. the daring Chicagoan.
When Walter R Brooklna and Boxsay.
who. arath Parraelee. alone v.-ere MI o.
the Wrlght ey.hibitmg tanma, wbaelaa
thelr machines out. v arnings n-Ti
?ff*r?d bv hajf a acnre of the f.yers. each
Of whem bore a record for daiing In the
"It'e teo fu.11 of h^lee up there tO-daj
thev aH agreed. "Ita faVt Bha a Bwlaa
ajbaaae Battar sa>- on the ground
Hoxsey. imfliBg as Bi had on the daj
~hen. in i Bt?B*r vrtnd. he had gone far
np tnto the bhM to a naar world'a raeord
fcr helght. again took the air. BlB bar
acraph, atW running ?**? the cwds
reac^ed the haao of hataaatty and Otn
vaea and bfOkBB Btftakg, ahowad the fatal
drcp atarted when tba artator bad oome
laSaarn to wtthhl 563 feet of the ground.
CAUGHT IN SPIBAl GUDE
toaaaagtWOU "Swiss Clie?SP" a\t
"mosphere Killed Hoxsey.
Lag Angeles. Dec. 31-The wteda
**o-e treacher'ea Arch Hoxsey eo OftBU
?3*?ed BBd conquered killed the noted
ovlaxor b>day. As V Jeaious of hls ln
trapldlty, rbeA- aelzed him and his fvagile
flying maohina, flung than dow-n out of
the eky and rrushed on* hla Itfi
*e!l dead on the natd frcm arhieh
h* had rbJan OBUy a ehort time before.
?arttal a laughir? promiae to thouaands
?f cbBBllNI apectators 10 surpass Wj
etra |g|aniBlianBl Bltttnda recorda and
a^ar highar than Bny othat maa haa
Cnm eunaata whJrtad off by a
vasmnt s"-.rrr? that floated ln from tha
eea. oaugh! his bi^lane and abot him
?ownward 563 foat to Bgrth Cgtchlng
hla ftaJ] mnchtna n oaa ol the ?pactaeu
)ar sp:ral g1: ies that are dangerous In
??ven tha calmaat araathar, tha ^arring
?jrtnda gportad wlth II b momont, Jug
gied It and than auddanly hurled H to
WhBB fieid attendants rf-ached thoapot
?Khere tha wrackage lay Hoxsey WM
dead. Ona Hd< I I fnca, vhoi-? an
gaglng BTOlle had won the r^eard ol
thouaandB ol Bpactat r<= aneb dny durlng
th*i gaaat, haa been ernshad Into aa ua
Hff body was brokaa and twlatad out
of ali aambtaaoa of humaalty AH of
tha spectator? 1s tha grandstand wtt?
n?8&ed tha tyagady. as It ooearrad
Stly in front of thaga on the op
alde of the couraa. Huadreds sat
Ia aweatrlckaci gUaaoa uatU tha aa?
thi uawg througb tha mag
Meaapnona Te!h tba Storv.
HUoxaay ha?> be*n kMad.**
Th??i frorn. an f. | urt of the great
j came Bhrlaka aad sobbing of
-.rj who hi ? timf balbra
<*lapped thelr gloved haadg as tha avia
tov arc*a frora tha flald lor b's fatal
Qoxnay bad prona "? tha
grrouad to aoar highar than b?- or any
Otbc ??? bJ r'--r flo^n before
Of ooaraa tha auooaaa of thta attempt
Bg ? fta^lngtlrt upon Uag Blnd Ol weather
I fir.d up there." ba said. "Some of tha
hbnnparatnraa or." anoountera In the hlgh?
Mr altltndafl are ahnply bayond human
?ndurano Bu' if I can atand it and Boy
^notcr irpffkj M aaall a? it ban hee.i
'^?orkingr I'U coma d ? raeord of
<3 2 NJ6 faft Of mor.\"
Eren at that ntOment the wnd liad
?Itglitail a aaaoetty that hapt aaora cau
Httaaai avlgtorg on the ground. AXtai rm
;had Moandad u gjataed rapldly Ia -?'???-,
ilence. Moraoaar, II craatad arhat avla- '
tors diagnos-p a?; HBwlai '' ? a* " atmoa
ph^r1*. tl ? ?'?heroue motaorolog
jca) BojaBJt&aB that airatan Uave to <.on
rtaiid vitb I -?? uai to ghow
why Hogaay dld r.ot go -' ar than tha
yt.143 faat whlch hli harograph ahowed
bat had attain%<J. but he afaparantly aa<
-<ountarsd at thai ejtltuda thi aan-^ oao<
fUeting air curranta that Bnally ovaroanxa
F?t?! Roll ag Dip
yotWithstanding U ^'ith tha)|
aa'xie dgiiag ba baja' d aplayad daily dur?
lng tha lant waadi he daaeandnd by a
. .: gUdaa'and wgg patfona'
?? r eae of his thytniag roiim? dipB whaa
. | suddenl;.' capajaad lu midalr
g | ' tej eajth
gg II faUt ?? ith a apaad ao aarlfl that cf j
au the thouaaa > tragadyl
Be COUid tall ?" b^.f. effort the ivlatcr |
aaodo to BgTg bhaaalt AVnen tl e wraek> .
aje had t,*:?:, claan k that
nUd bi raachad. ba wgg found J
ptiotod ftrnily ln bla aaat. big annnj
arouad the laran Thu fall
t |] laae
Tha stee: Kprockat ? e th:
propaUara lay caay'i tt
t ratUng upon thi rtght gld> f I
Ibg ? a thg!
?..d?- viL ghnttiJ ? tia tooa uprttht,
f thi .raih. held
tr.a a lal ipnlad upon lts
lagajad poiat Tbi Ia the
I r.iert?d thi - - -
o alei k ' ' urnad
g Ita fatal fglL Tha
wtftg ? adii | -;id ba*
fora thg Biiarb*"^ lUrucb tba ground.
Ifl 'h>; au tn
ba ? ao4 ?
(irrod. aad bj aga g v
a^opad auntflglt of lUouat Wl]
UBgjpM BJj r - | ?? u th
apiraj dlp " nlch brougW
Hoxaay to bJ i daath waa itandtng In
tioBt of tba preas itaad, watching his
<f41?4gu* of th* Waifht t*?m paH
Trtmandoua 8'gh Goaa Up.
Then tha sh-'ut ajiagf up. "Hox^e-- ts
faUiaf"' At tha aame tnatant a > |
gasp. not loud but of trameadoua vol
unae. rcat fjota thi ptckad i:^:.'ifctdnd
That aicii* auppraised aigh ^?t aJmoet
'tbf ocijg tcuitd that eamt it un the ero ard
[or ma:;- minutea after tha accident. j
Ebookh;* arfatriai at the aound of the ci y i
Bttd mt th<> craaK He uttered only one j
nrorfll -Qofl!" Iktai l?g& f*naa v-ay and
rtc fell tn the road^-av. AUhough hc had j
been in aaaetal aartoua arcid*nts hlm- J
aetf lio roaa unnenred and arlad like a'
Al thal Umi the aaftJ annoui
ruahlng ap and down, i-h^nting
throucli thetr megaphones. "No i
for alarm; flbaeejl al! rlghtV
But Brookins anU not. couvinced
"That'a a Ue'." he shouted back af on?
of the ?aaUMIIkari "Hoxsey's dead; I
knoar it," and again he burst into taara
A rerorter of a Pasadena newspaper
broka the news of Hoxaey's death to hls
mother thls afternoon nt h?r B-Mlevue
Drrrai baeaa, in that city.
Bha bora up under the BBOCh udth an
exhihition of the courage that had char
acterized the aerial dp.ring of her toiv
AJtbough the tragedy had ln It, ffary
element calctilated to rouee the croenj
to the highest pitch of excltement. It re
mained calm during the seconde ot Hcx
aay*l fall and the ensulng long period of
aueaanaa before tha* knaar erhatber Hoa>
aay had baaa ktiled or only injured. A
squad of mounted pohce anat drawn up
around the uvack, but the offlc?:rs> Utea
Dot needed. A few BaM attendants Mftd
goirapanar naa attempted to get on tha
Souvenir Hunters Absent.
The souvenir hunter irai conspicueus
hy hkl absence.
w thout amttfaaf for tha annonacemaat
that all fiying events would be raiied off
for he day. the crowd of lta OWfj ac
cord began fillng out through the exita
to go homa. Only a few aoatterlng eua>
gruntled ones remained to demand back
tbatr admlsslon fees and to dSaputa with
pottca and committeemen arhan tbetf oa?
mands wafu curtly refused untll ar
ranrementa eould 1 l OMoa (Of v
Evary neaj about the grar.dstand Bjkfl
hacarars was placed at haJf BMUll and
avery scrap of f.uttering buntlng wai
torn dcvn. The entire field waa ktrtppad
bara of all decoratlons. except sotne mute
axpiaaaloa of mourning whleh had been
haatlly put ln place in memory of the
An accident of some Idad ami expeet
ed when Brocklns and Hoxsey. cf the
Wrfcjht team. decided to-day to defy tha
Ptrong ?'v.nd and ascended
Char'es S. "Willard, of the Curtisr Man.
had gone up Just prior to the atartll |
gun, ahd declared when he ahghted that
no money could induce him to go up
agaig under such treacherous atmos
ph?r!c conditlons. "The a;r la full Of
holes, and lt is warth any rnan's l!fe
? i -t'-mpt to By no**-," he eaid
ilnoal al tha* Inatanl a horriflad ahoul
aro?c from the grandata] " i Hoxaay
u*aa ?cen whlrling downward
The mother of the avlatoT araa not
t, atthough aha had Intandad to
oome to the fleld thls morning and take
her flrgt fligh^ wlth haj aon Imme
dlatory after the accident Roy Knaben
Bhua, of the V.'rlght company, and
Thotnai Jackpon. rapraaaittatlvai of the
Wrlght broth?r?. araot to Pasadena to
Infora Mra. Hoxsey of the. tragedy.
Jackaoa nearly collapsed whan he -aas
infonned that Hocaay "*? daad. "I
aaar Palph Johnstone killed ln Denv?r
end now I baaa eeen BosaO] go It'a
too much," he said.
Hoxaay Star Porformer.
Hoxsey had been tha itar performer
at tha big xn^et that began last Satur
day. Day after day ha took out hli
machtaa and ascended. Ther^ had not
? day arhen ha had nol gone ba?
ybnd th? ranga of human rti
pearing bahUtd flaacy elouda 01 awlng*
Ing In aaar arldanlng etrelea untll ho
orooord the mountalna or hung over the
aaa Hli protongad abaenea from tha
neid day after day gaara riae ?
aaiutatlon of one Wend to anothai or
I. . ,, , ...,, D .,; bap
No ouf W1 f^^r for him. hoaraaar, aa
he alwayi canw back, retumlag toward
earth ln inaetanuJar and tarrtfylng
r ? dtna, landing dlractly In
froni r'f the grandataad He waa tnj
favorite of the erowda end araa alwaya
id wlth gyplauee arhen he came
out aud arith i ?? a a ol ' li hand
on his fiiitudf trialf.
un alonday las't Hoxsey brake tha
world'a altltudi aacaajdlng to i
belght of 11,471 faat, i Imoal 1,099
. .: , ,. j... doui raeord Th's
hla aupri me effort an I
he returned to the fl< Id, afl r
baenot he wg
.... ind on tha ahould r
But Hoaaey araa ? I aatiaftad aith thli
ainoi Manday he id
idad datly for anothar hry far aiu
tude. On Tueaday be made tj.soo feet;
?', uad ??
arhen hc croaai L70?J faat
aununlt of Mount WUaon, icana
ta^ent: -flve mllaa from avlarlon Qald d
Hoxaay*! barograph Inatruanaati
abeolutelv unlnjuaod They wera n.i
nin^ aa If notlilng had bappenad arhan
?w luoataa took eharge of thanv The
? iho* ad thal T-^H a. d;s
tanca of IW faat i' had baan up 7,141
? ? taid had bafun iba fotal 6!!rir arhile
.... . faat
Hubert Latbsm's Story.
Hubert L^th^m. the ' ivtatof
aald h? araa ,''.- hl ? B i ay arhen ha
antarad tha vart I ? l I ?
rent that ? autad :- ~
|1 aaaj Ibg same 'boel lt '!:* a;r
oauaad ma to augbi' i ald 1
man. who had
j.-,, , ? . ..'.???- ef Hosat aaohlne
ranti wt r? waning
L700 or 1^00 fatl up Whan Koaaay
Btartad hla la : ? i '^??'
ina rlght i l of his i ? | fted
tha naaehfcae up ?nd turaad II ever
\t best |g thegj spirul gllde^ a*-. a'l
gtor hn* but .i e^garoualy DAiroav
?ink to iuppofi hlm.
aey eeecned to v'-';! oul of the bank aa
and he fell llke a b'rlek In my
aptnlon tl l Bu< antln l i
traaeharoua alr currai i
? r nerer aa* aueb bad matarorologlcaj
? .n my lifaj aai
Hoxaey'a ma ' ' atU 11
ttru k tha in u ol
to hatt ? I I
1 | uV R
to th? Wrlght han
?? tht la|
bha Bi ? ?
tl BylBg macl Inai itandli
th* f?fcid ?? -" dt ? ? D tel
, ,.r? ." ?
,.,;.-..:.? i .:, ?
? ;- hanci*. .Maji,' : tham arepl and
arare unabie to aaaak
? harles F Wlllgrt wbo h:d pri '. I
an accident tuet a motnenl bafoj
tragedy.' Iw i*.
tuaily taeltura, gara just oue
... c:d*r. "Taai fk ra tha bmattngj
lower all the flags " He 1natru?ted his
mOCBaafCB, and all tho gay trimmtngs
dlaappcan d gpaadlly from the CurttM
All thi amateurs who had been ex
perlnMatiag Wttb flying machlnea m*d<->
inim^diat" prrparations to quif tha fy?
ing Baox? Two teuts wata ramoTid
within ? faw mhratai after ifoxa^v?
craah to aarth.
i toi taal waa tOfn eVrira by the artnd
that caui?*d the liagodj and t?o ma?
chlnea wbJch had bccn star.ding on BP
?mhwufa to thi oorthaaaat of the fle.ld
ware bttohad py fhe gale.
Iloxsey's automoblle. whlch he uaed
on tho field to tOW his blplanes from the
haagaf ti the startlng-potnt. wai used
to convey his body to his bonii iaFnsa
d'-na. Thomas P. Jackson arcompanied
the body, nhil* Boy Knabenshue sped
on ahead to preparr Hoxsey's mother for
the BOITOWfu] flnal h.omecoming
FL10HT W1TH R008EVELT
First Brought Hoxsey Into Ns
31. Louis, Dec. 21 ?Hoxsey came into na
ttoaal proaajnanoe at Bt Loule on Oetobarl
il, when bi took up ex-Pres!de.nt Theodore '
Ftoos-jveir. arbo waa than rtatttng tbbi r.tty,,
for a short fligli'.
The filgbt wis not premednated M
RooseveR had gons to the avlotion fleld as ,
a ipectator, and araa examluing the ma- j
chlne when Hoxsey .= uggested that hs take !
a fllgh! Colonel BgaaajraH instantly throw
c~ h s aCk hat and frock coat, donned a
ltather Jaafcat and a cap and cllmbed
Bbaard thi maehlnt Hoxsey clamb*red
after him, and aftrr two brftall the motor '.
was Btaitad and tba aeroplane BhOt into the |
air. It ?ped qoJekly around the fle'.d at a
helght Of oai bundrad faat and made the
fir?t lap of one and one-ha!f mllaa he!:re
the erowd knaW that Oolonal Rooaaraltl
w&s u the rrtaghhM ir aauad around the j
field a aecond t!me, golng at the rate of a
roile a mlnute, and then Hoxsey dipped
hla pianes aad tba lAropiaaa aaaaa ea?ny
to the aarth
The drit actlon of Colonel Boo&avelt after
raaohfng the ground vr&3 to grafp Hox?ey
by the hand !n vigorous fa.sh.ton. His face
was baaattag with smiles. and he. aaM
' it aaaa graat It nas the ftnaat expart*
ence I ever had. T w!?h I couid stay up
for an hour, but T havaa't the tlrr.e thi?
Did U fee! tetrff he waj asked
"Mot a bit. Not a bit. It waa perfec'ly
fine. I enjoyed overy mlnute. of tt '
Colonel Rooieve'.t's hosts were g:eat!y re
lieved when he reached the ground and
dec'ared that thay werg ncver $o frtght
?r.ed ln thatf lr. es a? durUag the tlme the
colonel and Hoxsey were eare-ening oi-er
the fl?sld at a tarrlfk r-te. of spced
After the flight wai arar Hfoytay made
the followlng ?tatem?nf
Both Born on October 21 ?
?The colonal'a birtbday and my blrthday
are on the f.ame date, October T-. 1 hlch j
bci alwayi gt?aa me a partla] faaUag b?w?
ard him, and I was de-ermined tfl Uke him
up vith me Whan 1 arai lntroduced to
him I ta'dr 'Here Ia your chance to share
it artth ni^* ilft replied, 'No,' and 1 yeid
"The colonel than faM: "All right. but
don't aaaka too mueh fuai about if when I
"\Ye etarted for tba a<?rop!ane a'. BnOBa
bul tha oolonel baat me to tt and was
erawUng U among the wlres when I got
tbara. I tOOk him around the firtt lap
utthout looklng at him. tTe arara wp about
one bundrad and Bfty feot when I felt the
machine wigele a liT'.'.e and, turning around,
I] :a\v the colonel T\a\;ng his hat at the |
erowd tn the paalUoa. I yelled at him wttb |
' al! my powar: 'Be careful <and don't pull
aay Of those 6tilngs.' H? grmned and re
IpUad: "Nothlng doing.' In anoth?r niinute
|wa wara baok al the staiting poJat, aad i
Iwag aoTar eo giad ot aaythtag hi ?aay Ittg
ii we oamo to a full Btop
'"v\ i <n the croTiii gatharad arooad us va
I k\pto sorarated fur a faw mllult3^. but bi
raaebad arar the fhouldcra of several pf
1 th< peopla to ahake baada and tM-1 me I
v -.< i ? \i) rightl* "
OPINION OF THE WPICtHTS
Hoxsey Skilful Aviator, but Took Un
? tan, Obio. Dao. II ? The nawi a| areb
i iieath va* raoarvad bj wubur
I Orrill '?'? : pg ti -nigbt in a l-n-f I
|m< -<-a-e. froai Boy Knaben?hue, thi man
' i aarti ;.'>th ^ore araatly
aaaad aad ispraaagd th. ir garraw over
, ahhotieli ln tha ah??nce of
? suM aapreaa no aptnloa on t h?
. : thi accident.
Ii??! !??-? i, ??. : ? ufa
ator, bul aaa Incllnad al t;n:-s '.. ;.ako up*
and :. ? I ?? ? ful ta
ug \\\ ? im| oj taal i ? aodur*
Ba ?? '? ], >id m the
? to Ortille and Ifinmi v.'n(-:iit.
Haxi ' ipi puptl Whil practlelna
I and atudytag tha an of flylng durwg bta
. Hoxeey uerer bad the op?
i portunity ol hla dartng to tho
?? i ? rai -.' raa on ?? but it
,:it he WBB rut!.' [ I
1 ln the haiidhii,,' of li!- m n . ?
of bis bfe prlor to tb< tbni !... eanM to
I - k the tfrlghta baew prnoUealiyl
I nothlng. as the aviator waa naTar .. a
eonfldlag dtapoaltloa n. aorkad fattb*]
i tuiiy wblle ban la Dayton a;<d h.s one aav
waa i" ma itei the n aohlne wlth
traval at a :peed grea'er than that of |
wrlght '? kad foi ward tow? \
arJ a grea! oaraer for l'.o\^ty a be po?- i
i e'ery eeeeotlal Daceaaary for auo
ii. .r Uohnatoneduriagpracttcabara
i wei'e ? ? i ' and y rivaia, both nanry to
: tha axtren u . to oaaater
w,\ develop tha i lance ot avtatlon
[TABUTEAU MICHELIN VICTOR
Henry Farman Fails to Best His
Fecord of 362.66 Miles.
Etamp-:-. Pranet Dae, It TTanri Fa:
lay by Mi
t for tha M
Pargaaa ?as compeilad to land after
| roverinf.- -i". hfleeaatrae ObB auiaa) an aa*
oount ef the braaMaa ?f an atl tnbe
The ' "'?? U dad annually
h raab prtae of N.OOB, to the aviator
! -raking the longeal auatalnad Pight wttbln
larman \ron the
? . .* ? witb uq pajiag to alg eradtt
? rabutaau made a Bight of i'-t miias on Oc
raatarday gr?ariy unprorad
| hia raeord by a * eon<
Ad .?, Uke
? u iabutaau'e
, t-L'or.i foi U . n . ij- |
i mad^ . . tiial >i Douai. daacindad after
HJ nulfcS). L?**g
?: .' ' . .. . Ibte to ,Tiali.i
UllflBI AilFIVES AT B&UUSLfl
| Fyancl 4tUI0J Lcfv Fans Thurcday m
Attcmpt to Ww Aut-o Cluh PfiW
1 BBaeA De i | raneh !
.1 ? i ?>'
i tbl l i l be
Lause- gtartad ' art Tl uwdayj
in ?-\ att?mpt to u.i; ||... Atito ClUB/l
' ?: a Ul;i rr":i: Parfl *o Bl
j' I ? .
Tha Tribune Alnarec, Itlli thg Big
I ri?s? and Best ever if?ued. Trice, ?*>
Icent*. Out to-morre^v. '
Dashed to the Earth by Treach?
erous Wind Current Near
HAD JUST LEFT HIS BRTTHER
Added Weight of Extra Oasotene |
Tank and Use of Stt-n^e
Mar.hine Factors ln
Nen Otlean*. Dec 9 -Leaving tha Clty
Park aviation tleld at %M o'elock this I
norntng full of I igor atid hope, hls eyea ;
?park'.ir.g in antlcipation of adding to his
?ountry's glory by brlnglnj? the Mlchelln ;
;up to America, Jchn B. MoUant. tne of
:he world's mcst daring and BMlful e*t
itcrr. flew over New Orleans to iiiwt death ,
idlng tha wtaga ot tha v.ind near Hara
ian, akrrea mUee" above the ci'v. twentj
Tcnight at tha bnur whan ha 'as
tave been the proud ownai cf a hagdeoiae I
ovlr.g cup bearlng the legend ' John B.
Molsant, the Glory of Central America,"
WBtrlbUtad by tha Caatral Amerlean colony
B Mew Grleane. tha plucky avlator lies in |
he pAorgaa, a tnartyr to the scler.ce ot
iviation ar.i to hls coantry's fame
BroiHer L'arns of Death.
Alfr?d J, Metaant rresldent of the In
tarnatJona] Aafatora Aaaootattoa, bada ala
brcth?r a cbeery faraaraO taat before he
ascended at the Clty Park. Accompanled
by newspaper men and mechanicUns m an I
automoetle, he faUowed tha fitght of his
brether to the place ap tha rleer enaere tha
cup trl3l "-as to take place only to b*
met by the newa that John r Molaaal araa
The added welgbl Ol BJ xtn brass gaso
laaa tank, oantahihig al gaiions and bullt
aapaelaUy for the Mlebatta cup trkUa, the
uaa cf a strange machlao, ii^d the deadly
prank cf a fifteer.-m.l* ivind at the mo-,
raaal arhen be bad potated tha nosa of;
hla maehlne at a aharp downward ang'.e. |
comblned ln aendiag Motaanl down to death.
Thrown fiom hla machlne by its auddea
mclinaticn. Molraat daacrlbad a grim curve
through the BtT, an I head fnTBt, llke a
BhOt down, landlng 1 Ma neck and
bead Bla neck araa 11 >keu
Rana Earri'r's 50-r.ursepowe: Bisriot
nonoplaae arblch Moisant araa aelag, la ?
The atory Of the accident kj baat to!d by
8. f, Camp ?all Weed, repr.-??nta*:\ of tlr'
Aero Club Of America, whO ?as arltbln a,
foW faat of u bere Maiaanl atruck
\\r ufood araa praaent ln P u
(aw montha e-?o whan Motaant mada lua
wenderful flight wtth a paaaanger evei that
clty, and In Etogland when Charlea RoUa
foll to hli death.
gtory of an Eyewitness.
Ifi Wood'a atory of to-day'a tragedy
MA1 tba thno Molaanl var kllled taia
moralng he bad tuat oompleted a prellmt
nar; trial prlot to making hla attempt for
the Mlchelln dtotauoe cup of 1110, competl
tion for arblch eloaed to-day. He araa about i
? | al tha apat egreed on for the atarl j
of the big avant The artnd arai at his
back at the tbne, and altboogh lt la uaual
for aetatera to land Bgalnal tba aind, and
!s considered mueh aafer to do ao Mol an<
had often laadad arlth the erlnd al bla
back when it blew etrangar tban lt waa
ng to-day The accident cennot ba
ti.us antlraly attrfbuted '* T',;
though II had Ita ahare In datannlning lt
AI30, Moisant waj drlvlag a ajaehlna ether
thaa kle owa
? Moaaaal had mada twa lage of the eouraa
in bla prellmlr.ary trlnl. and appioached
tba landteg apaea for the third tiroe at an
altuude of about 300 feet He appeared to
deiav caaaing down untll withta Ma aa aa
feet of the laatgnatad afot, aad then aeada
a aary sharp dlp. Whan about |M feet
from the ground he BtOgpad hhj motor and
would no deubt bava landad witheut mU?
bap. notwlthataiidir.g bla comparative ur.
familiarity with the machlna and ihe ?m
uaual oaadltlana of egulUarlam brought
abOUl I" it by tha addltkW of a large tank.
? n thal laatant i alroag gaal af aiad
atruck aadar the lall of the eraft and
llfted M up The angh of aaacaat Inataad
of dtmtnlehlng. waa thua auddanli Incraaaad
to an aunoal aartl al drap, ?nd the ground
araa toe near fac racoaarj
Pivoted Around Gasolene Tank.
? xn, it that na maa! ?; ?
peared te Btvat aiwaad tha bag tank placed
?? aeia and Btruek the ajaand
on Ita propeUer, ?ma?Mng tt beyood r^
[t \< I pot, howeeej, the cor*
erhicn hurlad Maaaanl eul of bla aaat, l ??
taninc angle at ahleb tha machtno ?ie
aacended ln tba laal fear momanta in Itaeif
? .. m i,.r thla. i plalnlj
Molaanl ahot oul of eal aa If from
u, rataii'ii' before aay pan of the ma
i i,,. aarth The machlne feH ao
: r thal it ranulnad esaetly wfcx
fell, harlng only anfflctant heeiaontal i o
Uon to turn K o\<h-. and kaaalai no marki
n ... graund, aaeepi wbare the prapaUar
jtnick. >! ? ii'. bowarrat 'Hiided tiilrty
??I c fe';t Irom thi Baai of hla machme. and
h H my bapraaalon Bwat bt ?aa Inatantly j
bftted, although fa.-ial redAaefl aeemed to
gtra an Indi.'.Tlon ?( llfa fo i WM m'ni;t<?s
"In mj orinion the ac-??*.<? tl ?i' caused ,
py thg conibtnatlon of c\r> naajfaei I hava I
lust apoken of?the orlglnally Jiarp In
cllne of descent. tha early sioppatfe of thi
moto', foiiowed by the gust cf wlnd. and
eapeclally tha change in the equtlihrlun. of
the- machlne and the lowering of Itfl ceolra
of gravity by the addiiion of the large
tank. half einpty though H waa.**
Feli on High Weeda.
Tha moment Hoisant struck the efl'-th. j
falllng in hlgh veeds to tho rlght of t*e
Celd, farmers" workmei: who happened to j? ;
near p;jked him up. whlle the newspaper ,
nien and offlda.!* rushed to him. A speclal
h*ain of -.at cirs ^-as ntar.dlng near the.
geani of the accident. and the body waa |
h'.irrlediy p!a<~f.d aborird and brought to the
Btty and tskf-n f> an undertaking estab
:i?hment. The exprestion on Molsant n fa<-?
was that of a sieeping man. r.ot ths sltght
est trace of fear or paln being apparer.t
Wlnd was tha cause of the accident. >Iol
gant, gulded by the white flaga which lined
the ccurse, roundtd the clrc'.e twice in an
effort to f.nd B landing place. The thlrd ;
tlme around tha wlnd. whath waa blowlng
Bbeut rtfteen BrdlM aB hour across the
eauiaa. drove the machltie toward the earth ,
Ifolaant ln trytag to get back over the
grounda gwarrad Buddanly to the left. then |
: tad his famOUfl rlsht circie. so dan- j
geroi.i that II iJ said only one other man
leside Moisan! ever aUempted it At tbli
Inatant tha wlnd oaught the gtaaag of the
niaeblna, wbtta. aaootding to other aviaters,
a gawnward draf*. muat ha'-e aaught the
propelLrs and CrOttt ;:lai;6*
The .. chine tippeJ. potalad Itfl ncse dl
raetly at the ground and came down llke
a fiaah, whtti Hataaat wag ^^ to be
huried from thi machtne baad Brat to the.
Moisant was tha Brat alrman to carry a
pgflBUlgaf acro:s 'he English ChaanaL He
was noted for his darmg, and Wbtti here,
had flown ln much higher Wtndi than that!
whtch caused to-day's accident.
Harahar.. Wbefi Moisant fell. is a eta- ?
tion on the DhttOlfl Central Railroad, akwaal
mlles from the OiBtri of Xew Orlear.s. On
001 sid* llal thi MlgilgglpH River and 0B
tha other a small Btrlp of der.se swamp land !
separates U from Loke Ponchartrain. The
oir currents ln th.it section are peculiar,
gaies fraauantty iwgaping waatflnvrd ai^ng
Lake Ponchartraan and meeting a heavy
tush of vlr.d comlns down the rtver, caus-:
mg whttifl in tho air which have been
noted a; dar.gerous by several avlatore fly
btg ln that seitloiv Harahan Ls acceaslble
to Naw Orleans only by a road which runsj
along th<5 tcp of the levee and communl<
eation wtth Kaw Ortaaaa la t>ad.
Spct S'.lected by Paulhan.
Paulhan, ths French aviator. ln his ex
hibitlon Blghta at Niw Orleans a year ago
mada a study of the atmosphertc condl
tt flaetlon. and ln his tlights ap
. loeted that portJon of laad
nhere the graatifl wldth astata batwaan
thi lake ar.d the rlvet
The report that. Ifolflant whd had en
daarad hhaaalf to thouaandi of n^w Or
laanfl tltlagna. had mat wltb a senous Bi"
ddant spread rapid'.y, and whBH tha epeoial
baarlna b.s body arrlved a* the Union ?ta- J
tion tbara was a vast erowd surrounding
the train shed. An ambulance and several j
surgeons were waituig, and as the traln
draw in Feveral men leaped to the plat.form
? mntng to tha ambulance, told the j
surgeons taht MoiflBBt ? ?fl un<onadOUB, but
The Brat surgeon. bowarar, who reached
the flat car ggw that Moisant was dead. A,
busb fell over the throng as attendants'
hore the body to an ambulance.
Mffttant had a sister married, Urtng in
Ban Fraiu-isco. Two sisters w?re wlth him1
here. Besides his brouiar^ Alfied J.
Bfotaant, praaidaat af tha Uttoraational \
A^?iutor.s' AJsoriatlon. two other brotbara
Ure la BalTador. all b^lng lnterested in tho j
Motaant wng a iriaowar.and laarafl a son.j
Btanley, flfteen y<=ars old. now a student at.
la i Rafa*i htllltary Aoadaray. in caii-i
fornia T ? bOf wag In the hotel on tha
summit of Mount Wilson, near Los Angeles,;
tcday whaa Afih Hoxey was killed.
gervlces will be conducted at lu o'clock
to-morrow mornlng, and his body will be
piaced tamporarlly ln a tault bara. The
funeral will be conductc<l under thi
Of the Roman Catholic Church. FollOW
ing the gflialCiB. AJftid J. Moisant and bis
afattarfl wfll bnwg N.aan for New
., , 9 B ?"
DRAPB MOISANT S M0N0PT..ANE
Crepe Huug from Machmc at Avtotno.
bile and Aeroplann Shor.
The paonoplane la wbleb .fohn F. Mol
- i '. the aviator who ?as kin^d j' Naw
bj ?, | rday, croflflad ''??, Bngbab
Channel wttb ? paaaieigar, waa drapad bi
v. i, B place i on exhlWtlon at thi
iblle and aeroptana abow ln the Orand
Thg erepe baaglng from the planai of the
bii'i m ici:t::'- tha Brat carrlad the artator
to tanx ' - ,,,r erowd wblcb
docked to tba ahow. II formad a marked
i thi brlUianl decorattoni i hleb
iurr aadx d it.
Thi Btlano whlcl f?;' '-1;?'>ri th< busxlng,
ng throng u^ u paaaad tbe nwnoplahe
.? ,,! ., trlbute to Uv mamory of the
rtamaa wba dtd hla part
? ?,:.. a tbe . '. Itylng
Lives of Thirty-five Aeronauts
THIRTY IN LAST YEAR
Killing of Moi3ant ard Hoxsey
Deprives World of Most
Rnce the heavler-than-alr marbm* has
begtin fo flv Wltti maa ahoard 1t hs* ?acn* .
flced tha llvea of thlrty-flve of lts drtvers.
M theae. thlrty wcr? kllled ln the yeax Just
Staeed, that perlod of marvelloua progress,
ln whieh the new machine has advanced
from tha seiantlnc experlment of the few ;
to the toy of many.
America has been fortunate in leamg a ?
very ?mall percentage of thie thirtv.five,
rat ln the killlng of Molsant and Hoxsey :
veaterday and of Ralph Jonnstone on No- j
vaaabar l7 thls country lost thie? of tha :
greateat flyers in the world.
The death roll abroad Includee Georses
Chavez, the Peruvian. arke flew over the
AIob. only to be fatally lnjured ln landlng;
Charles B Rolls. the popular Eng'ish '
spcrtsman; Leon Delagrange. the. noted 1
French airman, and Ceci! Grace. the young j
Amerlcan, who. after flying from Dover to |
Calata, was loat la a fog over the North Fea ;
on the return trip.
Only flva were killad ln the awa yeara ,
prevlous, and tho$e three years oompris*
tba worktng history of the sport. it waa I
in 1908 that Ueuteaaat Thomas E. Seifridge. :
the only Amerlcan to Iose h!s life before
laat year. fell wlth Orviile TVrlght ln the j
flrst "public trla! cf an aeroplane at Fort
Myer. He iru the f.rst paasenger and the |
flrst man kiUed !n a self-sustalned machir.e.
Iba other four were k'.l'.ed in IfJJg,
Or.e of the most dramatlc deaths cf the
year was that of Georgaa Chavez in an
erc^h maklng flight across the Alps on Sep
tember 2" He made his start at. Brlgon,
and croesed the trc-acherous psaks ar.d
chasms of tha raountams, with the'.r ahlft* I
;ng air currents, ln safety. Then. v hila
gliding with hls motor shut off to a land- j
ir.g on tha Itallan alde. near Domo d"Osaola. (
Italy. a gust drove him against a cilff j
when ha was only a few feet from tba
ground. He ltved only a few days.
Fjghteen monfrs ago, when 0ta mono
plane waa flrst beglnning to be heard of
on thls 8lde. Wttlnjr Wright saw a plcture
of a Blertot upset. 'That's typlcal." waa:
all tls comment. In little more than a;
year later the monoplane held all world's
records?altitude, dlstan*e, speed ar.d dura-[
Suicessorii to H. W'undarlich & Co?)
613 FIFTH AVENUE
f49th and 50th Streetai
tlon. Hoxsey took th^ record for a'.tttud*
wlth him, woc tn a blpiane. faoutaau. alto
in a blpiane, won back the record for dla
tanco and duratlon yestarday. In apeed
the monoplano ls atlli supreme.
Notanle Feata of tha Year.
Followlng are a faw of tha mora aetetlg
f ata thls year. to show how rapid has been
the coaanaat of the *tr. <-ostiy tr> ufe hVtagh
1t has proved i Chavez flaw aycrosa tha
Alp; into Iialy. along the lina that Nap?
"??arked ont with hls armi*s. Moisana
craeaed th* Engllsh Channel wlth "? pa?
sencer, Brtag by compaas, Ilke the tru* pilot
of an airsbip Glenn H- Curt1?? flew down
the Huuson from Albany to N'ew Tork, ra
hsg against ;? speclal train. Char'.ea K.
Baadltea flew from Governora Island. ii
.Vew Tork Harbor. to Philadalphla, by a,
tfcaja card. carrying a letter from Mayer
Gaynor to Govercor Stuart. and raturoa'.
Claude Graham'-VThite and Moisant bo<h
f,ew over the roof tops of Brooklyn acd tt*
CTCWded harbor. eiroled the Statue of Llr
ertv and returned to the avlaMon fieid at
Feirr.om Park. for a prlze of fl 0,000 Cllf.
tord D. Haimon, an amateur, erossed Lorj
Isiaad Sound. Eugcne Ely domonstraUM
from the dsck of the cru.ser Birmlnghar>
that an aeroplane can rue at sea and lac .'
on earth. Itancfa av'.ato.s had to ba prc
hiblted from circling the Eiffel Tower. Joi-r
ttone and Hoxsey proved that they couH
retam ccntrol of thetr biplanes In a wlnl
so ftiff that lt blew them backward
Altltule and spced f:gures show eer
cretely the progross ln coostrucUoa. V. hen
benaa Faulhan a* Los Angeles last Jaauar
soared r.early a mUe high, the world beM
Ita breath. IlOiaef added a mlla to that.
two other Amerlcan* dld t.etter than $.W>
feet wlthin the year. and two Europeens
bettcr than l'\^00 f-jet. ln sp*ed tha con
trast ls not less strikmg Gltnn H. Curtiss a ?
bheims won the Gordon Bennett cup aPjth
a spe?d cf 4T.65 miles aa hour. Gral-.ame
Wbtte took the cup back with a perform
aaaa of 6i anttea an hcur Jaanea Radiev
gew a mile in 4T.J-J yconds. Leon Moran*
flew <?*.* mlles ln 60 minut?s Captaln B"
larger flew 100 miles in II mlnutee.
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