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VOL. LXXVIII NO. 125
NEW YORK SUNDAY. JANUARY It 1911. Cnpvriuht, bill, hylhr Sun l'rinlinu and I'ublhhtna Ancintlon.
PRICE FIVE COTS.
DIX SWORN IN AS GOVERNOR;
HKMOIItXTS IX VOW I'M XT XI.-
iM.vi 17- Minx m nr.
Talks Mllli Murpli) mid IH About the
Fight liter the Senate Leadership
Patronage M IMtpoml nf the Xrtv
Amiany. Dee. 31 Tho HlRht Rev.
Wlliam Cioswell Doane, llin venerable
Kpiscopnl Klshop of Albany, delivered
tho benediction to-night nt tho town
house of John A Dix when ho took Iho
oath of office in Governor of Iho State
It wai an imposing ceremony. Tho
Dlx homo, hoautiful itself, was decorated
with tho season's choicest flowers. Rishop
Doane, a lifelong friend of Governor
elect Dlx, has officiated at tho inaugura
tion of every Governor this State has
had inco ISflO.
When Rishop Doano at s n clock to
night handed the Bible to tho Governor
elect and Instructed him to open It Mr.
Dix did ho ut the fourteenth chapter of
St. John: "Let not your heart lie
t roubled." Secretary of State Samuel S
Koenig administered the oatli of office
to Mr. Dix and ho signed it with tho gold
pen presented to him by Mr. Koenig
The pen is of solid gold, made hy Tiffany
and bears the coat of arm of tho State
on one sldo and this inscription on the
"Presented to Hon. John Alden Dlx,
the forty-ttrst Governor of the .Mate
of New York."
Gov. Dix after attaching his signature
to the official document handed the pen
to Mrs. Dix, who will cherish it as an
heirloom along with the Rlble.
There were only immediate friends of
Mr. and Mrs. Dix at the ceremony. They
included Gov. and Mrs. White, Henry
and Mrs. Koenig and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis
N Douglas. It was principally on ac
count of tho Illness of Mrs. Douglas, who
is Mrs. Dix's sister, and also the feeble
health of Rishop Doane.ihat the Goveruor
eloct took his oath of office at his town
house to-night. Sirs. Douglas will .not
be able to attend tho inaugural ceremony.
At midnight Gov. and Mrs. Dix and
Gov. and Mrs. White led in tho singing
of "Auld Uing Syue." Exactly at the
midnight hour, as the old year died away,
Lieut. Eckford C. DoKay. Gov. Dix's
military secretary, offered a toast to the
"Two Governor- of ihe State of New
Gov. and Mr. Dix will take possession
of the Executive Mansion to-morrow
mfirning after amending early service
at St. Peter's Kpiscopal Church. Mr
and Mrs. TjIx will go from their home
on State street to St. Peter's Church
and from the church to the Executive
After an absence of sixteen year
the Democrat! at midnight took hold
of the administration of the Stu"
Government. Governor-elect Dix pre
pared the way at S o'clock, when the
oath of office as Governor was adminis
tered to him at his town house her- by
Secretary of State Samuel S. Koenig, who
retired from office nt midnight. Pre
viously I,icut.-Gov -eieet Thnm.it F. Con
way, State Treasurer-elect John J. Ken
nedy, Comptroller-elect William S.
Sohmer. Attorney-General-elect Thoma
( srmody. Secretary of State-elect Edw.tr.i
Izansky and State Engineer-elect John
A Bensel had taken the oath of ofhci
1 before Secretary of State Koenig.
At noon on Monday in tho Assembly
chamber will be held tho inaugural cere
monies, when Gov. Horace White will
formally transfer the reins of government
to Gov. Dix, who then will deliver his
inaugural address. Tho Legislature will
not convene until Wednesday at noon.nnd
caucusos to select the candidates to bo
oted on in the organisation of the Senate
Rnd Assembly will be hold Tuesday night.
The plans for tho organization of each
house aro complete, and at this writing
include tho election of Senator Robert F.
Wagner as temporary presiding officer
and leader of the majority, and of .Senator
Edgar T Bracken of Saratoga as leader
of the minority. State Committeeman
P. E. McCabe of Albany is to ho the
Assemblyman Daniel D. Frisbie of
Schohano, who was an Assemblyman in
1900 and 1901 and again in 1909 and 1910.
is to succeed James W. Wadsworth. Jr..
as Speaker of the Assembly. Mr Fris
bie was the minority leader of tho lower
branch of tho Legislature last winter and
the winter before. Luke McHenry. who
published the two Democratic papers in
Madison county. Oneida and Chittenaugo,
is to be the Assembly clerk, which is to be
his solace for falling to land the nomina
tion for State Comptroller at Rochester.
No one seems to be paying much atten
tion to the positions in the Senato and
Assembly as yot, but hordej of seekers
for these offices are expected by Monday.
It is understood that James Mc.Mahon
of the Third Assembly district of New
York city ,s slated for sergeant at arms
of the Senite. Charley White, sergeant at
arms of Hie State committee, was of
fered this place, but when ho discovered
that it paid only ft a day turned it down
and said that it already cost more than
Is a day to take care of his dogs.
Governor-elect Dix had no more ap
pointments to announce to-day and
expects to have nnns before Monday,
The new State Comptroller, Mr Sohmer.
announced the nppolntment of ex-Mayor
Michael J Walsh of Yont'ers as Firt
Deputy Comptroller at a salary of JS.nfio,
and of Julius Hariiurger of Manhattan
as Second Deputy Comptroller in charge
of the N'ew York city office at a salary
of II.5C0. Edwin W Sohmer. the son of
the Comptroller-elect, has resigned hi.
Alderman from Manhattan in N'nw York
city and has been appointed as secretary
to the Comptroller at a sulurt of t:,7iw,
These wore the only incidents in the
shape of patronage to-day
There were few arrivals of Democrat
in Albany to-day. hut thofo who did come
-nn hi in" nigKoti. iiannro Among
them were Charles J-' Murphy, Daniel I
Cohalan, D-Cady derrick, .State Commit
teeman Michael J Walsh of Wottchester,
Julius Harhurger, Comptroller Sohmer.
Lieut. -Gov, Conway, Attorney-General
Carmody, State Treasurer Kennedy,
Eugene Lamb Richard and Thomas F
Senator Thomas F. Grady Is not ex.
Continued on Seventh Page,
srii.i has moxky to oiyi:.
I. It. I'rarsnns Intend" to Part With II All
t'lllCAOO, Dec. 31. Dr. Daniel K. Pear
sons, Chicago's nonagenarian philan
thropist, was astir early to-day nt Iho
Hinsdale Sanitarium, nt which ho is
making his home for tho winter.
"Are you making any bequests?" ho
"Well now, lets see. I will be in my
ninety-second year April H, and until
then I do not expect to make a statement.
Uy that time I may be in a position to die
poor, according to promise, and report
the finish of any funds of which 1 may
then be possessed."
"Nobody's business," was the crisp
reply, and then the doctor said: "Como
witii me. Awoy off to the South nnd
Southwest and West I have a stack of
neglected children. I have not for
gotten them in former years, and unlo-s
all my remaining funds are eaten up by
the high cost of living t may have some
thing left for final distribution."
"How much do you intend to distribute
"I will not say at present. But you
may say thnt what l propose to do is to
get ahead of my friends Rockefeller and
Carnegie and make provision for n com
plete clean up." .
.S7,.-,(tl),(l(H) llllOinWAY .St..'.
lltilhllni; nt 12 ISraatlttn) Turned liter to
n tt Company.
Tho sale for J 7,.ViO,ooo of the twenty-one
story office building ut 31 to II Broadway,
running through to 40 to (SI New street,
was announced yesterday. The building,
which is one of the largeU In the financial
section, was sold by the Forty-two Ilro.id
wuy Company to the Reorganize,! New
York Real 1. state Securities Company,
which his just been formed for tho pur
I 'Me of operating in liiuli cListre.il estate.
In the company are Thomas B. Hodden,
president; Charles M. Pratt of the Stand
ard Oil Company, vice-president; William
E. G. Gaillard of the McYicknr. Gaillard
lleulty Company, first vice-president,
and F. C. Littleton of th brokerage firm
of Smith, Hack ,t Co., second vice-president.
The company as originally planned
was capitalized at 3d0.no0. letter the
officer decided to raise the capital of the
company to $.H,95o.k.k).
The building which the company has
acquired is located in the centre of the
block between Exchange plice nnd Beaver
street, and is separated from tho Standard
Oil building by the Hudson, n fifty-three
foot building. On Broadway the build
ing is twenty-one Morion high and on New
street a story lower. Its frontage on
Broadway is 11H.3 feet nnd on New street
115.3 feet. The building is considered
imong Ihe large-t in the world. It is
estimated that it contains .VXi.uiO square
feet of office space, or in other words
twelve and one-half acres of office-,
1'he building lias a population of SO.imo
workers bunkers, lawyers, brokers nnd
office help. Tho rent of the building
it said to amount to t"0,0f) every year.
The company is nlo negotiating foV
the northeast corner of Broadway and
Forty-fifth street, which it owned! by
Mrs. Hodden. It comprises a row of
nine old fashioned buildings on a plot
fronting 120 feet on Broadway and 151.7
fet on Forty-fifth street. The coin-
nnv. it is said, is buying this property
with th Idea of erecting on it a tall office
nuildmg. Mr. Gaillard. who negotiated
the deal, admitted that the company was
negotiating for other largo parcels In
central locations, but would say nothing
further. The Forty-two Broadway Com
pany wai. represented in the negotiations
bv Roger S. Baldwin of tho law firm of
Baldwin A Hutchlns.
took his ii ii, if rnoyi votiivii.
Paeiners on I'.xprets See Mrs. TranK II
Banuot.. Me,, Dec. 31 PassenRors on
the aft rn nn express for Boston yotor
day weru ".tirprised when two men
alighted from the train at Northern Maine
-Junction, five miles from here, and has
tened up to a young woman and a gnl
who were appirently waiting to take Hie
same train. One of the men graspd
tho girl and toe-k her away. The woman
appeared much agitated, hut made no
resistance and boarded the train. The
man who took the girl was Frank E Jen
nlson, and with him was Deputy Sheriff
Roscoe Oarlend. Mr. Jennlson explained
the incident e.s follows:
"The woman is my divorced wife.
Elizabeth G Jennison, and the girl my
daughter. Alice E., 13 years old. I so.
cured a divorce on statutory grounds
in a Colorado court last March, with abso
lute control of the daughter. She has
since been with her grandparents in Ban
gor. My former wife, who was a Ken
tucky woman, came to Bangor several
months ago and has been working in a
store here. I was informed that sho was
making plans to take the child away with
her and learned to-day that sho had
checked her baggage and bought a ticket
for Iewlston. Iatcr I found that sho had
taken the child on tho street, put her in a
hack and driven to Northern Maine Juno
tion to fake the train there Fortunately
for mo the train which she intended to
take did not stop there and I was able to
recover my child."
The Jennisons lived for some time in
New York, where Mr. Jennison wai a
77K F.limrilS IX AITO SMASH.
Their Tmdrnt) I'nset hy Another Cur,
Mhlrh Speed Attn).
A taxicab In which Louis R Elirich, tl e
nit dealer, was riding with his wife to n
New Year's party was overturned lost
night by collision with an nutomrhile ut
Col'imbus avenue nnd Eighty-sixth ftrcet
Neither Mr, Enrich nor his wife was hurl,
but the rhaufleur of tho taxicab, Michael
Hickey of Enf Seventy-eighth street,
was cut about iho head and was removed
to tho J Hood Wright Hospital. His
condition was riot serious.
Tho other automobile skidded after Ihe
bump nnd kept on going Tho police
couldn't find out who owned it
The Ehrlchs took a taxicab to tho Man
hattan Square Hnjel at f,o West Seventy
seventh street, where they live.
WHT NOT IJE rOtlFORTAriLET
Whrn uoiat Ssiuth tblt Winter wlfct thf new
1;,iPol the ffcvtnnah Une, with large, ataterooms.
t,rv4 promanadederlta. atiractlvn mualc, U'rlilnn
uA Imoktni; Hooma, anil Standard dlnlnir sen Ire.
rM ,1ni every comfort dtreil.
'elt Include incalt and bcttb, Office 317 0'tt ay
BRITON GOES LIFE SAVING
: it m ii ovv tiii: mtkm
I I "ST II II xr in: l.lliVH.
Pustengf r Manager of II. M. S, I'ni lirt ro,
lines In After n Floating l'lrrg)inau
Rnd llels Him Aln l.auill llhn I'm
nldrd r.xeeiit for .tilt lev llnuil llnri,
Edward Tilbury, n dark oyed young
Englishman of 27, manager of tho passen
ger department of the l'.ayal Mall Steam
Packet Company, Is for fresh air and
plenty of It. He does not object to inoni
in?, liaths at tho temperature of Iho water
from tho Crotoii spigot or Iho surf at
Coney Island in wintry weather. This
theory and practice on the part of Mr.'
Tilbury permitted Carl T. t,eisz, who say-
ho is a clergyman, to continue to breathe
the upper air
Mr. Tilbury did not like the confine
ment of the Royal Mail office in State
street and invited hit friend F T. Meller
to a stroll in Battery Park, just to get a
breath of tho sea air. When near tho
Liberty Island lauding about 3 o'clock
In the afternoon ho saw a multitude rush
ing from several points of tho compass
J toward the sou wall
He ran to tho edge
'of the long wooden p'.er and saw Mr.
Lois, making an efToit to support liimelf
in sixteen foot of water. A lot of people
were standing on the strlngpieco shout
ing encour.igoment to him, and some pro
fessional life savers went so far as to
throw life rings in his direction.
Tho Battel y loungers were paraly7t
when Mr Tilbury peeled off his nvarco.it
and his undercoat and dived right down
into th milled bay, on tho surface of
which there was a film of crushed ice.
Mr Leisz was lloating on hit face una
ware of the objective world AIo ho
weighed about 1M pounds.
Although the young Englishman tips
the scales nt lest than lie decided that
he would suvo Leis. If tho trick weie
K)i-il)le Ho was soon alongside, grabbed
Lei-z's ovcico.it jut nbaft his neck and
began to tow him in toward the pile of
the long wharf north of tho Barge Office.
The life savets. with buoys nod lines,
shouted to Mr Tilbury tint ho wa nog.
looting to keep the head of Mr Lois?
above water . Mr Tilbury from his ico
bath smiled on hi. advisers nnd expressed
regret that he was not doing the stunt
in the proper American way. Trending
water, he managed to get tho uncon
scious person's face in such a poition
that he might breathe nt times shout
of appreciation went up from the on
shore life savers
The first men to see that somebody
had dropwd into the bay and was unable
to swim out were John Wilson, engineer
of the tug James A Garfield, nnd Michael
Welsh, tho cook. The Garfield was along
side the pier to the east She cust off her
lines and backed down just a few sec
onds before "Mr Tilbury plunged in.
Mion the Garfield got to Mr Tilbury tie
was supporting himself on n pile of the
pior and holding the strnnger villi his
left arm Four ropes were hurled down
to him bv life savers on the pmr He
grabbed en of the ropes with his right
hand and rripped the l.,ly of the drown
ing man with his left The ro tautened
and slipMd through his pnhn. hurling
off the sKm
Mr Tilbury dipped his wounded hand
under water to ielievo tfi,. sudden p.un
and decided to let the life s.iters alone
He MVf.tn under the narrow pier to the
shelving inure, dragging the body of
thestrutigor with him after lie had reached
"Imal water It took tio men to lift tho
b"dy It tho sea wall Policemen came
and the man was taken into the shed nt
the Liberty Island pier for first aid Hud
son Street Hospital font an ambulance,
whoso siirecon restored tho man to con
scioiisne'js and took him awav. Mr
Leis? is domg nicely in the hospital
Meanwhile everybody except the en
gineer and the fireman of the Garfield
see-notl to torget that somebody else
wanted aid All the blankets of the
Gurfleld were wrapped nbnnt Mr Til
bury in tho en cine room while his clothes
were drying His coat and' otercoat
were restorer! to him nnd later in tho
fhip newt office a marine hospital sur
geon. Dr Deleado, bandaged Mr. Til
bury's badly lacerated hand Mr. Til
bury said when ho heard that tho ambu
lance surgeon had been looking for him-
"Say, old ohan, I'm glnd that he did
not find me I should hato to go to the
Mr. Tilbury Is 27 years old and unmar
ried He was born nt Southampton, Is
one of six brothers all in the shipping
trade, was formerly with the American
Line, and was for three years purser on
Royal Mail boats
REAL WAII OX SMOIxlXO M TOS.
Ilrlters Mho Cnn't Take a Hint to rie
.trrealeil- IIH Fined YestortlR).
Forty chauffeurs were in tho Yorkvillo
court yesterday charged with allowing
their automobiles to smoke on tho streets
and in Central Park Sanitary Superin
tendent Bensol appeared on behalf of tlio
Board of Health and had a tithe witn
Magistrate Stoinort Ho snid that tho
board by making a fnw arrests had boon
trying to educate drivers, hut tho drivers
didn't care for education and from now
on the board was going to make a serious
offort to stop tho nuisance.
The Magistrate raised his usual fine
of $2 to Several taxicab men said thy
had been told in tho gnrago that, they
would bo fined only 12 nnd had brought
Just that amount witii them It was not
their fault that tho machine: smoked, they
saul. The smoko enmo from too much
lubricating oil and Iho machines were
oiled by other employees
For thosn who had only t2 with them
tho Magistrate reduced the fine, so thnt
no man was locked up Twenty-six paid
$j each, twelve 2 each and two wore dis
charged Holier) Amnion Itetloml to rillreiiMilp.
Al.nANT, Dec. 31 Gov White lias
restored Robert Amnion, a pal of 520 per
cent. Miller, to citizenship, Ammon tvtis
convicted in New York in June, m, of
receiving stolen goods and sentenced
fo not less than fourye.im nor more than
four years nnd six months in jail.
Southern's Southeastern Limited. Lv. N V
dally ZM P. M. tollman drawing and state
room and sleeplni cars, airltc Aiken and Augusta
following raorutnr, Jacksonville aiternoon bouth.
era RV .N . V. office zei 5ih Ave., cor, Nth St. .Ut.
i.oYi:its vorxo tn:i
tin Parlor Sofn l-'roni Pottnn One or the
Cl'MnKlll.A.NK, Md Deo. 31. -At tire
homo of Lewis F Elosser, n mnrchatit of
110 Taylor stn-el, his daughter, Grace,
and her husband to be. Chariot Twigg, a
merchant and horticultuilst of Koyser.
W. Vft were found dead seated on tho
sofa in the parlor. 'Iliey were to have
been married to-morrow ut Grace Metho
dist Episcopal Church, Cumberland.
Mr. Twlgg was n widower. Ho tele
phoned his fiancee from Keyser that ho
would bo dowton tho noon train. Ho
went to the Llnsser homo with tho wed
ding ring. It ilid not fit and tho couple
decided to go to a jeweller on Baltimore
street to-night to havo It fitted. They
were in the parlor alone from t until 2:l."i
o'clock this afternoon. Members of Iho
family heard them chatting. At 2 o'clock
Miss l'.lossef telephoned a girl friend
about the wedding. Soon after this all
The girl's mother found them later.
A postmortem hat revealed death by
cyanldo of potassium in liquid form.
Iho bottle hat not been found. The au
thorities aro unable to determine whether
it was a double suicide or murder and
l ss I.losser was 2 yerrs old Sho
ib reci I her husband. Maurice C.
Witiirnn, three years ago nnd resumed
her maiden name. Twigg was aged 33.
He had prepared a tine home to which to
take his bride
iiyhi: hack itv.roiti: . t.v. ..
Iteport Thnt llo't ttirnnil IX-nlcd -Ta-pn)cr
MnulH in Until l p l I'ny.
It was announced yesterday that
Chamberlain Charles II. Hyde will be back
in town before January 11. It was not
announced where lie w'll como luck
from. The latest report i tli.it he it in
Europe. His secret try. John Y. Smith,
siyt he isn't in Europe nnd is in the
The authentic announcement says that
he will l.) hero in time to offer himself
a a witness before tho legislative in
vestigating committee, which heard from
Mr Elder that Mr. Gardner told Mr.
Elder that Mr. Gardner had heard tint
Mr. Hyde had been at a dinner at Del
mnnico's nt which a largo sum of money
had been contributed to bent the hills
against racetrack gambling.
The Comptroller was served by a law
yer yosterdiy with notice of a tax
payer's, still for an injunction to prevent
the payment to Mr. Hyde of his DecenilsT
sil.iry on the ground that ho has not
earned it. Mr. Prendergast said ho
was pained localise if ho was enjoined
lie would have to hold up the I.VX) pending
adjudication, nnd he hntct to give pain
Tho opinion held in the Corporation
Counsel's office l that the action will
fail. It wut explained that Mr. Hyde
is away on a leave of absence granted
by the Mayor and is entitled to draw pay
for the period covered by tho leave.
IF 1 1, HO SAYi:s VITV Ai'.;.fW.
Ileturnt Tlint Much to the Treatir tflcr
Huniilnc the I'lre llepirlment One Year.
Commissioner Waldo learned from his
bookkeepers yesterday that he was nblo
to rturn lo the city S203,(m) of Iho appro
priation made for ihe Fire Department
for mio For the first time in several
years the Fire Department had not asked
for the issl;e of revenue londs to pay
for ext'-n expendit-ires not provided
for in the annual estimate
The Commissioner enforced economy
in many din t ions without injury to the
service. Besides tho amount turned ba-k
to tin' city he was ahl-1 to pay 12.i,flV) in
increased salines of tlm uniformed force
as ordered by tho Hoard of Estimate
iHst summer Foremen were rnlo,l from
J2.W0 to $2,5011 a year, assistant fn-ptiien
from Sl.sm to $2,int) anil fourth year
firemen from $Vito $l .mil Sit new com
panies were nrganired
Mr, Waldo li.it hem attending person
ally to details .if t!ie business of the il
partmeni instead of relying on the heads
of the bureaus lie found a great wa'sto
in tho system of supplies and repairs and
saved Jino.nno here More than $in).ono
was saved in reorganizing ihe adminis
trative part of the department and lop
ping useless jobs-.
nnoKF. rv m yimi rnrsT.
Flrt Time the Sherninn l.atv Mas ImoKed
Tor Thai Purpose.
WtsiilNOTO.v. Dec 31 Kor the first
time since the ena-tinent of the Sherman
anti-trust law, according to olficinl" here,
tho Department of Justice has invoked
tho act to curb th purchasing depart
ment of an alleged combination in re
straint of .rndo I hero have been scores
of suits directed against combinations
which control sales, hut ns far ns known
there has been but this ono case which
practically disclosed n monopoly for tho
purchase of an article
According to the information ob
tainable tho independent operntors of
open hearth steel iiirnaces entered into
n combination some ume pgo for the pur
pose of buying scrap iron The Depart
ment of Justice began an investigation
several months ago and secured ennuah
i information to scare the offending corpo-
rations neiore pjriris were completed
for the Institution of a suit tho indepen
dent steel men agreed to dissolve this
'J his ended the case, but lawyers have
been much interested in the Depart
ment s activity in finding the antl-tnist
law upphc.ible to the buying as well nt
the selfinc pnd nf a Mint
nocTitixr.or i v.i.i.ow siw axts
Court HefiMi'i HatuiiKo to tin Id VHinm
I'lianrrenr I pei From tutu.
The Appellate Division uf the Supreme
Court decided yesterday that if a maid
who is tiding in Iter employer's auto
mobile is injured when tho chauffeur
runt tho machine mto a tree sho cannot
recover damages Iroin her employer.
The court reversed n judgment for H.Iou
obtained hy MnM 1-rjnusclick against
C. Oito Kramer ol Saddle River, N. J.
The plaintiff was Mrs Kramer's maid and
w.is riding in the machine with Mr. and
Mis Kramer and the chauffeur when the
accident happened. All went thrown out
and Ihe maid sued for $s,ikni, declaring
that sho had boon disfigured, had prob
ably lost tho hearing of one ear nnd her
eyesight was impaired
Justlcn Miller, writing tho Appellate
Division decision, sold that tho only
?Uetition wan whether I he maid nnd ohauf
cur wer not follow servants, In which
case the employer would not be liable
for his servant's negligence.
F1XEI1URST CAMDEN FLORIDA.
Best and quickest service via Seaboard Air
tine Hy. Ofilce, 11M Broadway .-tdt.
Famous American Aviators
Lose Their Lives on
the Same Day,
FALL SIX HOURS APART
Molsant Meets Death Near New
Orleans and Hoxsey Killed
at Los Angeles.
Until Trlng for 'ctt ncrnriK Mnltnnt
for the Mlehrlln llccnnl nml Hoxsey
to Surpa Ills linn Altitude llccnnl
Made on .Holiday l.nst .tcitlicr Killed
Outright, Hut Unlit llle Ijulokly tilth
out He entering l'nncleuncs- -IB,-IKMI
Persons See llcr Fall 5.n
I'eet Waller llrooklns t nnertcd by
the Sight Movant Falls 2 on Keel
Itnxtc Troubled ll the liny Down
From Ills AsccntSri-niccI to He lin
ing the Spiral Hip .lut llcfore Plung
ing In the firound Militant 1-nlU Out
of Ills .llaclilne ftccnrtlt of lltilli Men.
Two of the world's foremost aviators,
Arch Hoxsey and John II Mois.mt. both
Amoricans nad 'both holdors of notable
flying records, were killed yesterday.
Hoxsey in n Wiight biplane fell n dis
tance estimated nt S30 toot nt Los Angeles
while doing what appeared to bo a spiral
Moisaut in n Hleriot monoplane met
death on tho outskirts of Xtw Orleans.
He lost control of his machine nt u height
of 2im feet. At 100 feet elevntion-he fell
out of his machine.
Neither man was killed instantly,
lloxsey's heart win still beating when ho
was removed from the wreck of his mn
chino. Ho died just before ho was put
on an operntlng table at tho emergency
hospital. He never vas conscious after
ho struck tho ground. Molsant was un
conscious when picked up. but flied a
fow minutes later whllo being taken on a
special trnin to n New Orleans hospital.
ltoth men wore seeking to make new
records. Hoxsey was trying to surpass
his world's record altitude flight of ll, 174
feet, which ho made at Los Angeles on
Monday last Moisant waA trying for
the Michelin long distance prize, which
other aviators in other lands were seek
ing yesterday and which Tabuteau won
on Friday at Hue, France.
According to some aviation fatality
records, Hoxsey was tho fortieth aviator
to bo killed since tho sport or science of
flying in heavier than air machines began.
Moisant was the thirty-ninth victim,
having been killed almost oxnetly six
hours before Hoxsey Of these forty
deaths thirty in roi nd numliers have
occurred this year.
Ralph Johnstone, nnother of the Wright
fliers, who was Ho.xsey's greatest rival
in altitude flights, was killed a few weeks
ago in Denver Cecil Grace, who had
sought to outdo Moisant's Channel flight
by a trip from England to France and back,
has never been heard from since ho left
HOXSEY'S VAT XI. SVIHAI. ItlV.
He l.ntt Complete Control nf Ills Illplane
at a Height of B.IO Feet.
Los Anof.lks, Cal . Dec 31 Arch
Hoxsey, holder of the world's altitude
aviation record, plunged to his death at
Dominguez Field nt 2:15 o'clock this
afternoon. Hoxsey was doing the spiral
dip when he fell Ho dropped with his
biplane a distance estimated nt 530 feet.
Ho was caught beneath tho hoavy motor
of the machine and his head and breast
worn cnished The only sign of lifo when
his associates reached his side was tho
faint beating of his heart, and oven this
ceased before he could bo carried into
tho emergency hospital on tho ground
Hoxsey's mother, whoso home is in
rnsadena, was not present when her son
was killed She had watched him for
several days with a mother's pride, but
tiring of tho spectacle remained in her
rose covered cottage to-day
Seventy-five thousand persons in tho
grand stand saw the tragedy, but for
some time did not know that Hoxsey had
been killed He fell to the ground a quar
ter of a mile from tho grand stand and the
first reports given out wore merely that
ho had been hurt It was feared that If
the facts were announced nt once a stam
pede or a panic would bo tho result
AKTKK ANOTHER At.TITnPF. ItKCORD
This wos Los Angeles day ut Doinm
guez, and tho attendance wns immense
on that account It had been said that
Hoxsey would try for tho Michelin prize,
startingnt B o'clock this morning, and that
helped to attract tho throng. Hoxsey did
not mnko the attempt because his ,.
piano wns so slow that ho could not have
equalled the record without remaining
in tho air more than ton hours
Instead of trying for tho Michelin prize
ho started nt 1 o'clock this aftornoon to
smash tho world's altitude record of
11,171 feet held by himself
Hoxsey's biplane Feeiniyl to bo work
ing perfectly wheu lie started and ho
began climbing in wide and graceful
circles. Soon he was only a speck in the
MF.AIIO.t.lU FLORIDA I.WITKO
one Mtiiir out io PAi.ti iii:adi.
Tampa ana Orlando, I.vs. N. y n.is A M..
rommeiiclim Jan. 8. The mot complete, all
i'ullman electric llihted trelu to Florida. Inn.
P. It, it. ur Seaboard office, liu B'dway. ,ttfi
sky, so faint that it wnfl only whon tho
sun glinted on tho whirring blades of tho
nrnft's propellers that, ho could be seen
from tho grand stand At mi elevation
of between 7,oon and s.nno feet, tho nlr
conditions proved so unsatisfactory thnt
ho decided to return to tho ground. In
n fow minutes tho biplane was visibly
larger and was descending in a sweeping,
Then Hoxsey went Into the first of the
spiral dips, one of which cost him liU lifo.
A fow seconds later he lost control of his
biplano and it shot downward with terri
fying speed. It struck Iho ground nnd
crumpled like an epgshell At tho place
where ho fell there Is a hill amies lie struck
just beyond It it was impossible for tho
crowd in the grand stand to see tho crum
pled mass of tho machine lying on tho
ground. Rut tho tragedy was obvious
from the rocketlike fall of tho biplane.
'I hero was a great sob from tho grand
stand. All tho aviators on tho field,
the men employed about the hangars
and those connected with th manage
ment of the event, inn to tho scene nnd
worked with feverish speed to remove
the tangled wreckage and lift the end
of the motor resting on Hoxsey'n head
Hoxsey. Iho pride ot the meet, never
moved. Xo sound came from his lips
A faint and fluttering pulse showed that
there was still a little life in the broken
form He wosdifK-d and cerried to tho
emergency hospital He died on the
way When his lody was laid on the
operating table he was dead
Walter Urookint, now tho only sur
vivor of tlio daring Wright trio. John
stone, Hoxsey and Urookint, was stand
ing near the grand stand as Hoxsey fell
Urookins staggered, loaned against a
support and covered his iye. with his
arm. He Knew what it meant. Only
n few weeks ago he had seen Ralph John
Ftone killed at Denver while attempting
the same spiral dip. A few minutes later
ho hurried toward the Hoxsey wreck
to learn the extent of t.'.o accident and
after a glr.ncu nt the body il'sippeared
Later he was found, but he was so shocked
and unnerved that he could scarcely
All tho aviators who were in Iho air
to-day reporte4 that unusual conditions
existed; thnt ther were strange eddies
and powerful currents to battle ngainst.
Hoxsey fought every foot of tho way to
attain the altitude he did und fought to
control his nlr craft on his way back to
earth. It Is believed that ono of the sido
supports of tho biplane broke because of
the strong strain made by the spiral dip
and that It left him powerless to control It.
When Hoxsey started down front his
highest point after having been out of
sight for an hour and fifteen minutes it
was not apparent that ho wan having
trouble. A few minutes later, however,
when he wan much lower, the experienced
aviators on tho ground saw that he was
having considerable difficulty. At times
his biplane seemed almost to bo standing
on end. At a place n few feet above tho
500 mark it tilted aharply und lgan
nnorrED like a rM'MMET.
It is toss!blo that Hoxsey begun falling
nt an altitude of 1,000 feet. Relow that
height there was no indication thnt he
was controlling tho movements: of the
Tiiplnne, but the sheer drop started about
530 feet above the ground. No ono in the
grand stand saw- that he was falling until
the biplane dropped straight as a plummet.
When tho great crowd learned of Hoxsey's
death thousands rushed toward tho sceno
of the accident. All the special police on
tho field were required to press buck the
An examination of Hoxsey's injuries in
the emergency liospit.il showed that all
the ribs on his right side hud been crushed.
The weight of the motor wus on his right
side. His right leg wns broken in sevcial
places. A sprocket wheel of the motor
rested on the rigid sido of hi face. Hit
right jaw was broken.
Hoxsey had been the life of the meet
here He hud attempted altitude flights
daily and much of tho time was out of
sight of tho thousands below him, so that
the question, "Has any one hero seen
Hoxsey?" came to bo a phrase bandied
about for Ihe amusement of thousands
who looked to him for much of their
entertainment and who marvelled at hit
On Monday Hoxsey smashed the world's
altitude record and when lie returned to
earth was carried about on the shoulder
of men who were half crazed by his feat
Yesterday he set a new American endur
ance record by remaining in tho air three
hours sixteen minutes nnd fifteen sec
onds. "Poor Hoxsey" was n sentiment ex
pressed by thousands of those who
streamed from the grand stand after the
tragedy, for the remainder of tho pro
gramme for the day was abandoned
as soon uf. tlio surgeons reported Hoxsey's
"Hoxsey was not a reckless man, in
my opinion," said Roy Knabenshue, local
representative for tho Wright Company,
after the accident "All of us regarded
Johnstone, who was killed nt Denver,
as the one most given to taking desperate
chanqes Hoxsey was inclined to high
(lying and wo relied on him to set new
marks in altitude work. Johnstone ami
Urookins did the manoeuvring, per
forming the spiral dip, the ocean wave
and similar thrillers, hut Hoxsey did little
of that sort of work
"1 am bjtisfled that the storm which
prevailed between 500 and l.noo feet above
the field was responsible for tho tragedy
At those altitudes the wind was blowing
not less than twenty miles an hour it
was not steady, however, and there were
many eddies and whirlpools, Aviation
has not progressed to the point where the
man who Is handling a biplane can guard
against all these things. Ho maybo taken
by surprise at an instant hy an airhole that
will let him drop several hundred feet
or a gust of wind that striking tho planes
at a certain nnglo will tip ills craft and
leave him nlmo6t helpless
"1 think Hoxsey's biplane wusdamoged
so badly in his battle with tho high wind
that ho was unable to control it Wo
saw that everything was not just right
when Hoxsey was more tlr.it I.noi feet
above the field As neirl'' as we can loll
ho wus about 53 ) feet hh;h when tho craft
turned over and fell "
It f s luinbcnshu's plan to go to Pasa
dena nnd tell Mrs. Hoxsey of her lobB.
News of the tragedy was ll.i.hed to that
"ONE MtlllT Ol!T IO l-AMt ilKArll.
l,V. N. I., 1 1 ll A. tl. All. I'Al.tl IIKACH
!:!& 1. Stl Only tla .til I'sillman Seaboard Flnrirt
IJmltnl elTectlto Jan. 8th. Our l:3A K M ir.ln
best and quicken until tticn. loq, 11M U'way,
' city hy telephone, however, and Charles
.Moony, a rusadenn tiowspaper man,
hurried to tho home. He began to tell
Mrs. Hoxsey that, an accident had nnp
polled. "Tell me nbout ii! Was my son In It?"
she asked, quickly Interrupting him.
Ho broke the news lo her ns gently ne ho
could. Sho bore the shock brnvoly and
with emotion told what n good boy he
hail been. Arch Hoxsey had no defects
In his mother'.) eyes.
IIOXSKV t.AMKNTS MOtSANT'S IVfcATII
Twenty minutes before Hoxsey went
into tho nlr to-dny he got n copyof an
extra edition of nn evening paper an
nouncing the death of Molsant nt New
"Poor fellow. I guess he was tired
out just, just couldn't fight re J
any longer," said Hoxsey.
The barograph of tho wrecked biplane
was read this evening It registered
7,1 12 feet as tho greatest height, attainod.
It showed that Hoxsey lost all control of
his biplane 503 feet above the cromid. for
ut that Kint the machine went out of com
Exports believe tint Hoxsey, like Mol
sant, hnd become tired and careless Ha
was swooping downward nt great speed
when ho encountered the wind and eddits
that overturned his craft He had boon
flnlnt- tlm Btnrtt nril 1m e wnrls ef L.n a
"n ..... ,v v u.u ....... iiiujl
hero, wns keyed fo a high pilch nnd lm
iy iorgot nis caution.
"Hoxsey should not have glided from
is great altitude Into that, lilch wind
said Hubert Iitham "It was tho wind
that caused the accident. Rut If he had
descended carefully I bellovo he would
not. have been killed."
P. O. Parmelee. who has been flying
tho "baby" Wright biplane built by the
Wrights for speed, said that Hoxsey did
not. Ioso hit nerve.
"Hoxsey wns game to tho last," said
Parmelee. "L'p to tho moment ho began
falling with such speed he was battling
for his life nnd trvinc to cot tho nl.inan
into such position that, acting somewhat
like n parachute, thev m cht hnvo brnlcAn
hit fnll I believe, ns do tho othor men
who saw Ihe uccidont. that ho elided Intn
a high wind that caught and overturned
his blpluno before he realized what was
rlio officials of the aviation commlMna
decided this evening that tho meet should
continue to its close on Tuesday next.
The nOlelntu bn.iw tTnCA., .. tl I It
..... .... VAC.r .e,i aim K
was uieir opinion mat ho would have ecu
tt alter urookins shut himself in n rocv
...... . . . " " 1 Vw
m ma notoi to-mcht nnd would rrrf vM
ici lo-iugnt ana would rcceivfiv.
no one. He is on the vorzo of cnll.inni.v
t1 nn J- 1 l
ns a result of tho tragedy, but said he
would fly agntn.
Was Ft) Ing In n 'etv Machine Caught at
He Mnde Daring Turn.
New Oklkans. Dec. 31. John II. Moi
sant, tho Chicago soldier of fortune who
in six months became one of the foremost
American aviators, wns killed by a fall
this morning near tho MNsis8itr'W!'.it-i.
levee cloven miles from ew Orleans.
Tho drop that precipitated Moisant to
hit dentil occurred so quickly that It was
lacking in tho spectacular and tho group
of men who rushed up to the aviator
after his fall refused to believe that ha
hnd sustained n serious accident. Gen.
Francisco Altschul, witii whom Moisant
fought in Cent ml America, hurried to
Moisant a moment after tho fnll.
"Dead!" exclaimed Altschul. "No; that
dear boy Mois.mt has more lives than a
flock of kittens. I have seen him twostep
with death so often thnt edd bones got
disgusted nnd refused to have anything
more to do with him. Lift up his head
and I'll bet he'll smile."
They lifted up Moisant's head nnd they
found the smile, but he had only n faint
pul-o bent. Hit neck was broken.
Mois.mt was trying out a 50 horse
power Hleriot machine to which 1 o was
unaccustomed when ho took tlio plunge.
Early this moitimg lie unnotmrcd lus In
tention of flying for the Micteim Icng
distance trophy Flying from tho City
Park racetrack shortly after n o clock,
he covered the distance N the II rattan
aviation field in quick time Here ho
was greeted by a crowd of enthusiast
who had motored out to see liim attempt
to win new honors. He How around t'ao
three mile cuclo three times Then to'
swing beck into the presented courte
he attempted tho dangerous "right curvo."
As tho mon.pluno was " banking" 200
feet in tho air it plunged much as a boat
dipt from the ere.t i.f n, wave to the trough
of the sea Then it dashrd straight down
like n bird with broken wings Half way
to the ground Moisant lurched from the .
machine nnd fell Willing hands lifter1,
the wounded man aboard a Hat. car. at V
engine wat coupled on r.nd a race to Nej
Orleans was begun. Refore tho special,
tram reached the Fnion Station Moisant)
had breathed his last.
The' immediate cause of the accident
was ddubtless Moisant's lack of familiarity
with the machine with which he purposed
to make a long distance flying record.
He left his Statue of Liberty monoplane,
in the hangar, taking another machlnaj
because of its larger gasolene cnpaclt)
Tho machine wos balanced differently
than the one in which he hat. played dice
with death so often. As Moisant swung
n round tho three tnllo course lie played
iis nrnneller ncrninst his riwidei m.itrlni
i i " - - r
the "right curve." A gust of wind cnuch.
tho lona tail of his machine nnd in an
Instant tho aeroplane dipped, then
Moisant was about to alight when the
wind caught his machine. A supply of
gasolene nwaited him on the ground
below. Tlio monoplane tvas worltlnt-
well and in another five minutoa h,
would havo been flying for the world'
distance record. As tho machine keolea"
In the air the spectators saw Moisant
making desperate efforts to regain his
balance through tho manipulation of his
control. He was too near tho ground
,ii right tho plunging craft. Half way
down the 200 feet plunge Moisant fell
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IIOUI tno iiiui-uiui-. iMimuer nu juiupoii
or was thrown out will never bo known.
His team mates say he didn t jump.
"You can wager your nil that John
was thrown from tho machine He'd
stick until ho hit the, ground every time
nnd I've been him before in just as tight
nUcus," Raid Hamilton, ono of AloUaat'a
Now Orleans had decided to glyeMolaan
every advantage to win tho Michelin prize
For this reason the special grounds hao
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