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1HII iffl WENT
?Dick" Turpin, Wright Aviator.
Says Former Wasn't Reck
SAYS FLYING WILL GO ON
fileux. Moisant's Mechanician,
Thmks Accident Would Not
Have Happened if He
Had Been Present.
?TYhen a man on his ^n team go?? llka
?.,. ? <-.?! mnt think how ? faBow feela,"
? Tirpln. follnwrr of the Wnphta.
j \illred garh. lookimc not one whit like
, . trup arla or, atood beatde a dapU
rP_.? .- ,>., ?? erhleb Areb Hoxaay
. , deatta at tba Intaraattanal Avi
,. -. - v lasl night Around htn surred
UM hOllday erowd. th" nrup of the avi
,, ,. deatb laaptaa oulekly from mourh
1 :lv ourlou*. thry rlrwvl hi.
|ng. lauph'ng. somo even joklnc at the
? t ogW him out in Penver last," Turpin
r as oblivlous of the joyous throng
, ? wara fltfll m tho Woatarn city.
Botona want, wa wara aii going
thal faney baaaaaaa No. Hox
., n#Ttr waa lathlaaa He was really on?
Cf the mool earaful drlvers ln the ramp.
Ha gld a lOl Of Wfld, sp"ctarular things.
htmaelf in any unaao
?Whal Kind of a faBow was ho Tha baat
jn th* world }lr waa absolutcly moral in
? ? t. He never kMW what f^ar
?8? | don t think wp have ever bad a
man so populaT in camp. Roth of tho
V. ? j '.s liked him wor.dcrfully, tOO.
?\\c bavan't baard aaythtag here except
bi * 4s UDed ln a falL That's tha
v that can possibly happen. He waa
probal '"'"" the Michelin endurant e
T!.irp ;hp last opportunity he had
kaow I baard of lt first
'" al the bOtd thtfl cvrning.
?he company telegr.aphcd a conflrnia
? n. Whare tho "Wrights ar<*.
- ? ||] be on bara neart Wadneaday.
tVe shah ;.rorably hear from him what tha
?.. - \vben tho \Yrich\- make a de
Can Only Guess at Cause.
Kfd lf the aeroplane eould possi
| y hav* been Bt fault ln yesterday's ratas
? ?. Turpin rapllad wltb a dectded nega
? i am afraid." ba said. "that Arrh was
? .ng too mocb gaaolana. But w<
?rorlane aocldant i.-n't liko an auto ac?
cident In the former i aag everything is
? acea, and there ls usually
|og t?ft to tell the tale. AVe have
pen able to puess at Johnstone's fate.
. . to I laolf in. up to the time
Bew ln Trenton. If he had done it that
|.. ? ably be wlth
that a ?tagwlae turn
,. ?? 1 beforc ba
. strab the warpinp lerera a downwar.l
^Tiapped the brace arhait M was mend
Maybo Hozaey*fl troiible waa ?omethlnaj
]ik?> that. Ifaybe be tried to do just a littl.
ji ' re than he could.
??Will it st'>p DBT Not for an instar.t. I
Vnow the Other fellOWB feal the sanie way
J do. Wa all loved Arch. 1 :t the Wrlghts*
t rpoaa has to go on. and it \
Hoxsoys bome was ln i'asadena. Turpin
and Parrrse:>-* WOOld
?. . .-.; ... | . Loa AagalaB maet when
had buried h:: .'d.
TWO otbara were at the Grand Central
j- Dighl who bad loat a friend and
brother pion^r that day. Thay ^^re Cap
tain R. R. I/iv.-i| f tha Lovelace
Tbompaon i'?.:.?; jt.-. and Aisert Fileux,
.-. for fourteen monlhs.
Both feit Uttle in aympatby wlth the i-pirit
of payetv t..*' preraili I. though II '?
BBptatn'fl Jot to aacort Genaral i-'red
<;rant and his stafT I
? i an farc-eiv eo ? ighta," aald
it.tam, when the gueata had paaaad
rut ani h?) was ha^k in hlfl littlf- ol
? ? top floor. "Molflaat ^a- a paraonal
of rnine and a vory df-nr one. It ls
..cus to account for tblfl accident
? t ? i
giaxdng to ""nd.
u the beal gathi r that
? ? i of gaaok
:n hif. ree-nirti- tank and flvo moro in a
er tank. Tblfl w-as too much for any
r.e that he had erltb blra The way I
t foi ? got ln a
:\\ard as he
. ? tOO nn.cli for
<arn from su^h
tha ma hines must
?de of b< al, must
.?\elof ? r llno.?. Tho fa t r of
aii t!.a- ? to put ln a more
will produca in"r<- i
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I le k;nd of mftal ?.
i olty. Tl ?
o <.f mftal. t:.p body of m?tal
\-. :\\ be dlacardad alto
that aoi ethmgj
ihlng I can eee I to
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HOXSEY IX TWO OF II1S CELEBRATED FLIGHT3.
EX-FRE8IDENT ROOSBVB LT
DP AT BT.
QOVERNOR FRANKLIN FORT OF NEW JRR8ET IN
* SOLDIER OF FORTUNE
John B. Moisant Took Chances
His Whole Lifetime.
WOULD NEVER SAY DIE
His Hurried Purchase of a Ma
chine to Fly Around Liberty
Only four days nco John n. Moisant had
a thrllHnfr bmafa with death that wnuld
1 av foreed Into rettremont from so danKcr
OOa a sport a man of lesser nerve. That
was last Tuesday, arhea he made a aplral
ellde downward from a height of r.ine
thousand foei wlth a frozen earburetor
and a dead engine. after belnjr hlown flve
-.niles from his rourse bjr B forty-flve-mile
wind. He landed at a sprel of a hundred
miles an hour in tho midst of a tiae
studded area. But those who for the laat
fOW inonths have hefn fol'owinj? the eareer
of the fearless BYlator could hardly expect
hls career to he tennlnated by anything
short of death or disablllty.
"Who's Moisant0" eyery one apked iast
summor. when the newa was flashed around
the world that an nnknown man had
eroaaed the Knpllsh Chanr.el with a pas
aanarar, the flrai to perform that feat. far
Furpassing the faata of Blarlot, De Laaaapa
and the unfortunate Ent;llsh aeronaut
Rol's, Who later rr.et denih at Bourne*
moufh. The next day lt araa leaxn<d that
he was not a Spaniard. as at flrai rerortc-d.
I i? a nattw Amerlcan, from Chlcaajo, a
yrmnst arrhlteot. wiio had learnoi to fly
only a month before and had hltherto done
nothlnsr to attrar' atter.tlon.
Crossing the Channel.
To rr.ake. the feat stlll more BUrprlalng,
Moisant was totally tfCOraal of tho
Pfopraphy of hla course. He had never
been In Ektajlaad, araa obliged to rely en
ttrfiy on tha compaea, and the croealna of
ihe ' hannel wa? a'-^ompllshed ln the tecth
of a troBfl weeearly wtnd,
I ?? Channel flight was an laeklenl la
Jhe nerlal voyago from Parls to London.
?folaant left laejr on Auffnat 17 in com
paajr with Hobert Latham and reached
Amlens ln two ho-irr. Latham's aeroplane
was wrecked, and tho r.ext mornlnp Ifolonat,
learlng Am>r> al an earljr hour, headod
for Calals. His mechanirian. Albert FUOUS,
who had accompanied hlm across the r-oun
try, took hla place tho machlne when
the motor was Bal in mofiou for the dash
across the Chaanel. Thouaanda who had
gathered to watcfa the dartag aeronaut
were amazed and urted hlm not to make
the attempt in tha face of the half gale
that was blouir.;:.
Ifolaaat carad nothing for t e wrarnlnfll
of the people. and evon the fact that th".-?
was no torp?do boaf to foilon* In his wake.
bttl onlv a ilow movtng tuf, dld not detcr
hlm. He ";f! la tl '" trlp in thirty-sr \f n
minutes When ha deecended hla eyei arere
bloodshot and gr"atly Inflatned, as a re.n:lt
o' the hea-.v ralnetorm into whlch they
drove r.n approaehlni t ti*"- Eagllah eoaat,
The htgh wind baat the raln :nto th? faccs
' ? b men iik" hail, and altnoat bl aded
An av?rac? heifht cf betwean WO and 400
f. ? i aaa nalntalnad over the water. The
aeronaut expected to land at Dover, but
: >r"ed by the wlad a few mllea north,
and mada " ? near DeaL The coid
was Intenaa, and both Moiaant and hls
mechanician were benumbed. Molaanl
i to taka hla feat aa If it were a
dally occurrence. When he revtred suffi
? . he laufhed and aald to a n-porter:
? Ti.i.s ia my flrai vlalt to Enfland."
He rotitinued his fliKht u> London, bul
. rlth a aarlaa of mlahapa, and it was
Uiraa waeka after he lefl raris before he
roaclied the Brltsh raplta!.
Round the Statue of Liberty.
it the BelmOBi V^rk meetlng- last OclO
ber he made a aarlea of sensatlonal flights
in all aorte of weatbar, aaauraaaaad by any
? , la < Koaptlon of the pha
nonenal Wrtght team. Johnatone and Hox?
Tarlce be wrecked his fni^iie Blarlot
i , laea wbila recMeealy tryhag to fly in
? hcavy wtada
lt \\,,.s not tltl tha last day of tho com
petltion for the Oordon Bcnnett Bpaed
trophy that h? was made a memher of the
an team Hla maelilne was an m
eompleted one. and avery r,ne who ej:um
ir.ed It waraed blaa not to try it in that
condltlon. Nevertheleaa, he weat up in a
Durlni the flight he was obtlgad to
I,,-1 two pleeaa of tha machhao tecether
one hand whlle ateerlag with the
? . f Ajrainst BQeh odda be foufhl for
twenty minutes. bttl hia m.?rl.*,ie v-^ out
, and Orahama-Whlta wn tba ciip.
i .? K v.as his statue of Liberty flbjhtj on
Oetober ?'" that pro%ad to he the m^st aen
*ationa! featUTa Of his rar^er. and up to
fnat tlme one of the aaoal notaworthy
b blaTementa of Ameiicaa laronaui Half
aa houi before tl cloee ol l ? ? nl 11
laarned thal all 'if- Amerlcaa entrlae for
the UMal Thom ? froai
Balmont Park around tha Statue af Lib?
erty and baxk had baea wlthdrawn,
?ant had Juat irraekad bla own ma
? hine. At any raf, be had not IhOUght of
I ,. iac< roua a ree la ao i:>fht a
i ? |t ?.? ti not Uke M"lr. i;t to let
th. r'!!z<- v<> nawonteated 'r? a fotaagner.
i>- Btaae had just lanported a aew Blarlot
baby raeer, thal had arrtrad al '.he pari.
.,,? :.,-t beea laated
That aaatterad aotl lai to Ho* mt iiis
? talepboaed to the ewaer aad of?
f. r. d hlm }',?:"" for the llttle m* hli a The
off.-r was Bccapted, 'i.d a fe i i
lati r the in'r- ptd ;: ? oB for tha
Statue of Llbarty, travelllna al the ratu ??
, ttiaa an h. aaaad fei t over
n.. raofa of Qaaaaa and BraoUyn. He re?
to Belmo il Fark, aa approxlnaata
llataaea of thli ? aaHaa, in .:? minutaa
i oejda a Inn a i the prk* froan
n . nrhlte, ?!? i Ita Ma i roti I
. hli \i (torj m the
Itatue of Ubertj Mghl eaa be oeaUteaaad
InternatHtal AatVaautlc FaderaUoa,
ahlch tu.i ii*a under oegaldaiaflnaj the yro-(
test of riaude QrahanaB-Whlta, wbom ltOt?
Poon after the Pelmont Rark meet BfOl
?cant organlzed a group or avlators into a
fravclling rompany. and begjan an exhihl
tlcn tour of the Bovth and Waat At Mem
phlfl be defeated 'Joe" BeymOUT. He gave
the OODVtCtfl ln tho state penltentiary at
Hirhmond a treat by drlvlng hla Rleriot
over the prison vard. I.nst weck he went
up 4,000 feet in a enowstirm Bt Tupelo,
Iflaa., wlth the wlnd blowtng seventy miles
an bour. whiio he was up the gpactntora
raised a purUB of Jl.OOo and presented it to
him on his rrturn to the ground. At Haw
Ortaana, where he mad-> his parBoufl d?
scent early thls we*k and where he met
blfl death. he was tho central flgure. Tn
morrow h? was to depart for Havana, to
take part in the flrst f'uban avlatlon meet.
Bafora startlng he was to receive n gold
lovhig rup from the Central Amerlcan resi
dcnts of Kaw Orleans.
He had Invented and op^rated an all
alumtnum rcachlne, calculatrd to go nlnety
miles an hOUT.
Ko racotd of Molaant'a career ln aviation
worJd be complete wlthout mantJon of the
kitten whlrh he took wlth him as a maOCOt
on his flii^hts.
Speaklng of his work a whlle ago, he
"(Vnf.dor.ce ls n.ne-tenths of flylntr. A
man may not he afraid, but he may ba
nervous. If he la nervus he should r.ot
go in a flylng machlne. There has been
too mach mystery made of this flylng gama.
It Ifl D t dlfflcttlt I tlnd it much casler to
steer ? flylng naohine than an automohile.
I can dT an i, ng I want in an aeroplane.
There aro \ ners to cut eff, no stones
ln t! . dops or cats. And the
fasier | the rafer we are.
"Aaropl RN Will be common very soon;
but first we mUBt have suitahle stations for
'rross-country flights. Wa wouldn't BSpact
a flbip drawlng forty feet to dock in twenty
f<ot of water. Aeroplan'n must have land
::ur accoinmodatlons. and not be at the
merey Of Wlnd and raln. On my trip from
Parla to London my maohlne was never un
der cov*r "
A Soldier of Fortune.
Refore becomlng a navlgator of the air
he waa a planter in Salvador, in partnership
wlth his brothtrs. GeorK* and Alfrod, and
laddeatally was a soidior of fortuna in
se^erul <xploitfl In the h.tter role he provad
blmaalf a da.-ing, reckless flghter. and he
was a lonspicuoua flgure ln three Central
American SOUBtrlea, whero hb indulged in
their gUnpOWdar polltlcs.
Kx-Rresident Zelaya, who was his star.ch
friend, made Moisant a colonel in the Nic
ara^uan army, In recognitlon of his darlng
and flghtlng abillty. As reccntly as Manh,
10C9, the aviator was mixed up in a plot to
OverthrOW Praatdant Figueroa of Balvador
vrhloh was frustrated by the interference
cf tne Amerlcan cruiser Aloany.
The llolaant brothara wara proaparoufl
plunters ln Batvador when "Johnny." as the
ruost acti'.c of the ihree was knowa thara,
tvolved a plan fur tbe overthrow of Presi
dont Tomas Regalado. The Salvadoran
government eonflaeatad the property of the
fltOieaatl and caoaad the laborers to be
bangad by the thumbfl in an effort to get
incriminntin*- information about
"Johnny," who bad fled The broth?rs flle
a lcrge claim wlth th* S'ate Pepnrtment at
Waahmgton agalnst the government of Bal
rador, and Mr Merry. Amerlcan Minister to
C< eta Rlca, waa stnt to Balrador to lnvesti
gK<- the matter.
The siene of ?"Johnny" Moisant's next ex
ploit was Honduraa Manuel Ronllla was
Ir. Mdont and General Davlia wan'od blfl
Job. Kx-Presldent Rollcarpo Bonllla WBJ
th*.- latter*fl raroiatJoanry oempalgn man
ager Moisant eontrlbutad laxan to the
Da\ila revolutlon through Pollearpo II'.
nilla. who promiaed th.it If tho movement
a*aa euoceeaful the Moisant brothers should
have a conteaflloii ff,r a government bank
in Tegucigalpa. The revolutlon wr s flttO*
ceasful, th^ Congress paaaad a law for the;
granting of the conceaaton, bu- Davtta,
v ii i bad COtOfl into pbwer, repudiated the
deal made by hla eampatgn managar. Moi-!
sr.nt was out his $4 i.aoo and tn^d agnin to
ltitcre.-t th" Btate Dapartment in h:a t/ou
ln i9< t Moisant baeame a mmtary flgura
in Nharagua. He was regarded as a
?sport" and "good fellow" at Managua,
| d bad I gbOd Mzed exchequer. Hfl Bt
tracted the attention of Rresldent Zela>a,
found In llolaant a ready ald ln tha
Nlcaraguaa Praatoant'i plaonod expioita- (
?JOB .,( ;, raVOlUtkm H--a.nM tho (!?'???
n ;.t of BaltadOT. Zelaya made the Ameri
,,in -i eokmal and plac.-.l him at the bead
of an axpedltlon of FaHadoran malconte.nt
on i.rard tlie Nliaraguan gunboat Mj-.o
ThB latter attackad Arajutla with
"Colonat" Moisant paraoaaUy hb- diing
ti... maehine guns, and tha iatter won the
rlctory. Zelaya pralaed Molgaat for the|
ronage ba dlaptayad ln tl at tight.
,,ist ravolutlottary advanture of BaotV
f.-.n' waa in atarch, liaf. arben he agmn ba?
eame Involved ln an ui .? dj igatnfll Saiva
dor He Bupported Prudenclo Alfaro, who j
soughl to overthrow Preflldent Klgueroa. I
Mc Isant waa a slender llnlc man. only 5
faet i Incbee tall, and flwartby as an In<lion
l|.. wh.s boru ln t'ldcago In ttwa of Frencli
i anadl m parenta.
Altbougn b brave and darfng fellow onj
!nnd as wHl as in the air, Moi?ant had an
elemenl o< regard for hla Ufe ^inrh exlata
ln aii man 01 tho clvii >???[ world, d<
ihe appart ni n kk eanei ? 'J nl
?,.. .,i Molaanl : i I .??? nol more I in
a'hal be thought an even 'h-m ewaaahown
ln u Btatcmenl thal ha made on tha laat
nlghl he ipent ln nv.. Iork. it was at
the Cafe- Mariln >.no Bunday nlghl ahout a
monti ago Tba llttle aviator had returned
the dav biafora from Rlchmond, Va., and
tha nxt da) waa to leave nere again for
tha Boutb to tako part in the flights in I
which he met hla death To ,: fn.-nd who
? K ,| n m ?? ii i.ight whatber ho expected
t.. tak<- iuii in tho | puaed Slajht from
Kavana, Cu ? to Kaj Wreat, iha . Motaant
"The BsOOO offered certamly ia a conald
eratlon, bul nol tan tlmaa thal amount
Mould inr.ko it worth .t man taklng an un.
goe rtab Bf breaktog j>la ne k '
ENGLISH AVIATOR HERE
Rawlinson Tells How Careless
nesa Causes Many Accidents.
just as tba Cunardar Campaala had i
ararpad Into ll?r docl yaatarday word was!
recairad at tbe piai thal Johfl B. Ilotaant,
lator, h id i aan klUad :it Naw I tt '
Tba i i aoon i pj > ad among tba
i ui,in j ? etifi and on< of tbe (nfl to
!,,,, ,,f || arsi Alfrad Bawttnaoni tha Bna
?uh, lhat ia too bad," uiid Mr. Rawlln
leon. 'i did not know M laant aery wett
I ll I have kept eiosrly in tOUCh wlth his
iwotk. He made a apleadld reputatlon la
Europe as an avlator and B Bjentletnan and '
: was looked up. n as one of the most dar- '
inK of Pportsmer... On. cannot he to.i care- ;
ful In an aen plane Fainiliar ty wlth fly*
mg Bcaiialliiiaa aaakea one careleaa, and that j
! is a rondition Into whlch aa a\iator canBOt '
jafford tj fall.
"My frlend Captain Charlaa BoUa, the i
. splendid amateur aviator of Kngland, would I
prrhaps be llving to-day had he taken my j
? advice the day he made hla fatui naceneton j
I at Bournomouth ln July. He had chal-J
, lenped me to a frlendly conte.it on July 12- j
, I told hlm the weather was not flt tO Kro ,
j up ln and asked hlm to postpone hls flight j
? and aocompany me to luncheon. I told hli l
;a flight in tho weather then prevalllng waa
1 foolhardy, but he tangbed and made the
, lliKht in which he met h.s death."
Mr. Rawllaaea left the campanla yee
. terday wlth the aid of crutcbee. Two days
? after Rolls wa* killad Mr. EtawUnaon made
j an ascension at Bournemouth in a Far
man hiplano and aiighieri too ahruptiy.
! His mariiln" wa.s smashed. and the avi
i ator broke his shoulder and both leL's.
ISRAEL LUDLOW'S TRIBUTE
Says Machines Were at Fault?
Israel Ludlow, the first cf Arncrlea's
I aeronauts to be serlously lnj; red while
| atrhrlng to hring the aaropUne i ^tate
lapproachlng perfectlon, was deepty i ? ;
iaat nlghl when a Trlbune repreaaatatlve
Baw him at the Hotel Astor ai 1 told hlm
I of the deaths yester'.ay of A h Hoxsey
I and John B. afolaaat Ludlow. who is
I crlppled for llfe aa a result of hli own
| aarlag In the realms of aviatlon, was
stunncd when he hcard of tho traglr ending j
of the Ihrea of the two men, wlfi both of i
whom h-j was personally acgnalntefl. It
was some minutes bcfota he - rold suffl
dently cortrol hls voioe to speak.
"Both Hoxey and Mobant v ere men of
! sreat darinir. and what they have aceo n
: pJlabed durlnjr the short tlme they were
? f'ylng la nothing short cf wonderf'il." be
1 sald. "Aviatlon owes an lnrahulabl.
, of Kratltudc to theea men for what they
1 have done and what they have saeriflced.
i It Is suoh men who, by thelr devotlon. thelr
fearlessness and thelr unselflshness, adranee
t! e cauaa of srienoe throuahout tha world."
"I am afrald," ta'd Mr. Ludlow, "that
' these two fatal aeeldents tO Hoxey ind
'Moisant wlll cause the pubHc to experlenca
, a revulslon of feeiinp toward aeronautlca,
, thlnkinr. perhaps, that theea men were
\ietlms of tlulr o?n reckleaanaea. Suoh ls
not the ease, however: the fault lles rather
wlth the machines. Th. v are too weak ln
vltal polnts at prosent. I belleea that they
should be bullt of h.avicr materlal, B0 that
If some part of thelr frnmework should
?? break they would stlll be ahle to allght in
I "I belleve that the deaths of Ifolsant and
Hoxey wlll de away wlth -ri<k flyinf and
that the future worh of aeroplanea wlll be
largely conflned to apeed recorda and en
:durance conteete, althou?h altltuda re.-or !s
' wlll probahjy atlll he attempted.
! CODY WINS 'bRU'ISH CUP
Flies 190 Miles in About 5 Hours
! ?Sopwith Makes 150 Miles.
Aldershot. Bngland, Dee. 31.?Captain
Frank Cody, head of the balloonlnfr depnrt
ment of the British YVar Offloe. to-day w n
| the rsritish Miehelin Cup for duiation a:..
di.stance for 1?10 by flylng IM miles ln four
: houra and flfty mlnuus. The flteht ended
i arhen Cody'a aeroplaae acddentally touched
? th<- pT<jund.
Tha British Mlchelln Cup is value.l at
j |2 600, and a caab prize of the. same amount |
| Koes wlth it. COdy Is Amerioan born, but
becama a nriti.-h aubject when he entered
the British aerial corpe.
t The Haron I'- Foreal prize of 120,000 for
| the loi:f;est flltfht aCTOBB the Enclish (v...l
ne| ii: ]!?]<> by an Enffllahtnan in an IJ ti cr
Ush bullt machlne goes to T. Bopwlth, whoaa
record "t i"4 mllea in three and one-half
houra has not been beaten. Bopwlth flew
from Bheppey isiand, Bngland, lo Beau?
mont, . elffluin. on Deeember is.
ONE OF'HEAVENLY TWINS'
Arch Hoxsey, with Johnstone,
Also Killed, So Known.
RIVALS FOR ALTITUDE MARK
Hoxsey First Came Into Promi
nence When He Took Ex-Presi
rient Roosevelt on Trip.
Arch Hoxaey, wttn his ill fated tenm mate I
aad rh.'d. Ralpb Johaatona, wen fame as
emptoyee rf the WrlgrM Brotberfl at the
Belmont Part aaronautleal taurnaaaant tblg
|;.st ponfon Their eplrlted COOtOfltfl of skill
.ind endur.^noo wore the feature of the
< ?ae of thoir mn<t ploturaaqai perform-,
aacai ?n? th.> attempt to braah the height
record after dark Hoaaay on thal aeea
aion raaebad 1,111 feet, whlle Johnstone
,. ,|. r.ntor ln the week. how
ever, Jobnetono brrke the aroriri record.
g< .ng up g.Tl l feot
Another atartbaa aghtbltlan ol the palr
at rhis meet waa thetr unpn-cedrnted back
v ? rd fllghl When they turr.od their ma
cblnee Into a gale and arare drlvan bnck
down tbe islanl many miles before
they WOUld gtTi ap On that occaslon
Hoaaay came down at Brentwood. twenty
flve mllee from Belmont Park His gjtttudg
durtng the fiight raaebad MM faat
On Novembar 13. wbfle flylng wlth HOa
8fv at Denver, Johnstone was killed by a
fall. His old friend contlnued the rivalry.
hnwerer, after the other* death, and at
i.'.'t exeeeded hla hiph mark.
On November 19 he made another spectac
Dlar flight at Denver. when he aoarad
naarly I.IN leat abora Overland Rark, and
than turaad and gallad atralgbt for the
mountalia, flfteen miles away. When he
and his machine had become a mere speck
he turned and flew back to the park. chased
by g fUrlOUfl snowstorm, which overtook
him and drove two-thlrds of the erowd at
the park homeward. Hoxsey started his
flight from in front of the grandstand whin
the wind was blowing so hard that the
flags on tba grounds atood out at right
anglos Whlrlwinds threw dust over the
spectators, and it appeared for a time that
he mlgbt not be able to inahe the flight.
He wa* in the air 32 minutes .7 M seconds.
After landlng Hoxsey said I.? JOUld claim
the dlstlnction of havlng gor.e ilgbw in a
storm than any other aviator. He sald at
one time he was anove the steetstorm. He
flow directly over Fort Logan. and said he
dld It to "show the soldlers what they will
have to flgbt in the future."
Hoxsey aaarly lo*t his OWn Hfe in Baltl
mcre on KovaflBbat 3. when he fell a mile
in the baby Wrlght machine in which John?
stone had made his record. He escaped,
however, with only a few mlnor brulses.
Hoxsey was atterr.pting to eapture the
$2,500 prize offered by General Fellx Angus.
of "The Balttmore Amerlcan and Star," for
an altitude of 10.000 feet. Instead of flylng
around the course at the start, as is gen
erally dor.e, Hoxsey at once started his
planefl upward, making 1,""0 feet in le*s
than one turn about the fleld. He had gone i
2,000 feet in preclsely flve minutes. He had
roached an altitude of 5,300 feet, when sud
denly, he hegan a swift descent at a very
allght angie As he himself descrlbed It, lt
was a com'dnatlon gllde and fall. Faster
and faster he came down, and flnally dis
appeared amor.g a clump of trees about
two miles from the avlation rbdd.
Only last Monday Hoxsey reached the
cllmax of his career as an aviator. He
! m'TG than two miles up Into the
sky. his barograph reglstering 11,474 feet,
or almost a thousand feet above the alti?
tude of 10,499 feet recently attalned by
Legagneux at Rau, France.
Thla was the second time the existlng
worlds a.tltude record had been broken
ln Los Angelea, the flrst time being last
jKiiuary. when Louls Paulhan rose a llttle
o\er 4,000 feet
Hoxsey accomplished his feat ln a
forty-mile g:i!o that wrecked Hubert
Latham's Antoinotto monoplane and kept
more eauttoUfl .iviators on the ground.
Hoxsey sailed into the sky at 1 o'clock.
At 2 45 his barograph showed the great
est height while he was over Venlce, a
aaaflbora resort more than twenty miles
frctn the Aviatlon Fleld. Coming down,
be made a series of remarkable spiral
K thouaoadfl Of feet ln the air.
Refore he (.ame lightly to earth the
erowd waa on Itfl feet eheering wildly. He
Waa Ufted from his biplane by fellow avia?
tor', who paradad up and down before the
grandfltand bgartng the intrepid flyer upon
The crowds ins!3ted upon moking a hero
of Hoaaay. They dld not give him time
to doff his furs. but marched him back
ind forth before the grandstand.
"Was it windy up there?" bi waa
"It blew so hard," replled Hoxsey,
"that my machine hardly moved and barety
held its own. It was ao cold that more
than once I thought my carburetor was
about to freeze "
i 'ti Thuraday Of this week Hoxsey made
another aensatlonal flight, when he soared
over the top of afOUttt Wilson, the h!gh?st
p>:ik of tha range near Lofl Angeles. He
chared the top of the mountaln by 4.-'V
f? at, mnk:ng his total elovatlon above sea
lfvel io,'"T> feet. Ko was ln the air two
hours and thlrty-two minutes, including a
Our prcsent reduclions in prices,
alTecting thoac Furs in most gen
craJ use as wcll as the rarest, offcr
extremely unusual poasibilitieg.
()nr customera are assurcd of au
tlioritative stvle. of the finest se
lected skins ;[\\(\ of the higheat
grade workmanship ?a most im
We dow offcr WoiiR'ii's Fur,
Fur-lined and Fur-trimmed Gar
ments, Fur Seta, Separate Neck
Piecea and tVIuffa, in a full range
of eorrrct ncw stylcs also Mcn's
Fur Coats, Allto Coats, Caps and
Cilove.s - at lowcr prices than mr
usual so earlv in the Winter.
Betv/een 35th and 36th Streets
Telephone: 2044 Murray Hill
thlrty-four-mlle 'croia-country fllaht be?
fore reaching a polnt over the aummlt.
On October 8. he establlshed an Amerlcan
aaalalned fli*ht record by traaaaaaaj from
Bprlngfleld, III., w> the grounda of a country
dub at Clayton. St. Louls County. Mo. The
di.-uanoe, whleh was estimuted by Hoxsey,
was 104 miles. He jeft Sprlnpfkld at 11 E|
In the mornin* and malntained an altltude
of slx hundred feet untll icusts of wlnd
forced hlm to rlse y\\ hundred feet hlpher.
He flaw in the twelve hundred foot level
for the preater part of the trlp.
He flew alonj? the lines of the Phlcaaro &
Alton Hallway untll he reaehed Carllnvllle, \
when he left the r;ght of way and Hctv
toward Staunton. III.. hls blrthplace. He
clrcled the town twlat and then headed for
tba Mlssisslppl River, where he crossed. .
Hls objcctlvc polnt at St. Louia was the
aviatlon fleld at Klnloch Park. htit ha waa
unable to flnd It. Walter Brooklna went
In an aeroplane to gulde hlm. Hoxaey.
howover, failed to see Brooklna and land
ed at the Country Club, rtvo mllea from tba
aviatlon fleld. After learning the dlrectton
of the avlation fleld he went Into the alr
agaln and landed safely.
Arch Hoxsey was born ln Staunton, Iu.,
in isM. When he was a chlld hta parenta
moved to I.oa Anseles. wheie thev hava
rpsidert since. At the age of slxteen y?ar?
IIo^hv began st ''vinK the meohanlstn of
nutornoblks and untll he was twenty yeara
old wa* employed ln the automobile fade.
He' then traveled for a year ln Asla ana
wa* v.ith J<hn W. Uates, of New York.
He a*pired to be an avlator rrom tne
tlme the flrst experlmentu were made. an4
through the re. ommenilatlon of Captain
Baldv lp, who wltnepsed an aaoent In a
k?s balloon of the youth when elfchteeti
yaera old. he got an opportunlty from tha
WVirhfs ? _
Fifth Avcnuc 0&J}lf?d?il2tS I-'"? -torc
January Discount Sale
Housekeeping Linens at l/z Off
Sale begins Tuesday, January 3, and includcs Table Cloths, Napkina,
Towels. Sheets, Pillow Cascs, Blankets and Bedspreads.
This is an unusual opportunity for housekeeper3 to replenish thi:ir
Scotch Tablecloths and Napkins at l/3 Off
A lot of fine, extra heavy Scotch Tablecloths and Napkina,
made by one of the best manufacturers in Scotland.
These goods have no equal for wear.
Napkins, Breakfast size, were $4.00, now....$.*.00
Napkins. Dinner size, were 55.50, now. 4.00
Cloths, 2x2 yds., were $4.00, now. 3.00
Cloths, 2)ix2li yds., were $5.00, now. 3.75
Cloths, 2l/i\2lA yds., were $6.00, now . 4.50
OTHER SIZES IN PROPORTION. <
Belfast Linen Sheets
and PiP.ow Cases
including Plain and Fancy Hemstitched and Scalloped Edges.
Pillow Cases, 22x36 ..$1.25 $1.50 $1.75 Per Pair
Pillow Cases, 25x36 .. 1.50 1.75 2.00 M
Pillow Cases, 27x36 .. 1.75 2.00 2.25 "
Sheets for SingleBeds.. 4.50 5.00 7.50 M
SheetsforDoubleBeds.. 5.00 6.50 9.00 M
Special Values in
Hemstitched Huck Towels, 20x38 in... $2.95 doz.
Extra Heavy Huck Towels, 22x42 in... 2.95 doz.
Hemstit'd Pure Linen Towels, 22x40 in. 3.50 doz.
Hemstit'd Pure Linen Towels. 22x40 in. 5.00 doz.
Heavy Turkish Bath Towels, extra large
size .3.50 doz.
DURING THIS SALE WE SHALL OFFER EXTRAORDINARY
VALUES IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
Wm. S. Kinsey & CoM
240 Fifth Av. at 28th Street.
?J^^ DRY GOODS?CARPETS?UPHOLSTERY. ^^0
Commencing Tuesday, January 3rd
Annual january Salcs
AT SPECIAL CONCESSIONS OF
25 to 331 per Cent
UNDER THE REGULAR PRICES
NOTE.?Only the products of the best Mills and Workshops of
Europe and America are offereJ, every article having
been selected with a view to meeting the refined tastes
of the most critical buyers.
napkins, doz., 2.85, 2.95, 3.80, 4.75, 6.00 to 8,50
TABLE CLOTHS, each. 2.75 3.25, 4.00, 4.60 to 8.50
LINEN PILLOW CASES miaaerlialall. paar. 1.35,1.60, 2.00, 2.50,3.00
LINEN PILLOW CASES, Hemstitched and Embroidered, 1.75
LINEN PILLOW CASES, Scalloped and Emb'd, pair, 2.35, 3.50
LINEN SHEETS, Hemstitched, pair, 5.00, 6.75, 7.00. 9.00
EMBROIDERED TOP LINEN SHEETS,*^ caeaa to marrh pac]6.00,17.50
TOWELS, Hemmed Ends, doz., 1.50, 2.00, 2.50, 3.00
TOWELS, Hemstitched Ends, doz., 3.00, 3.35, 3.85, 5.00
LINEN BED SPREADS, Hand Embroidered on Sheer
Lawn and Heavy Irish Linen, each, 10.00, 13.00, 15.00, 18.00
The following unusual values are also ofTered:
CENTRE PIECES, 1.75, 2.25, 3.00
TEA CLOTHS, Cluny trimmed, 2.50, 3.00 to 6.50
SCARFS, Lace trimmed. 2.50, 3.00, 3.50, 4.00
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