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A SUNDAY PAPER
A PAPER OF
WASHIffGTOW, D. C., SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 1911. -TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES.
Thousands of Diiiers Watch
Dying of Old Year.
CITY WHISTLES SHJUEK
Clocks and Church Bells An
nounce Time's Debutante.
Hotel nutl Cafct Crowded MitU
Merrj makers, Who Inllc in Gl.
mR Old Bo a Good ciid-off Maj.
li eater's Edict for Order Is
Carried Onl to Letter Chief Sow
Wants Maor Onjnor to Perk Ip.
K.ithtr liracb joungest boj. Nineteen
Kicven. blew into town on schedule time
at 12 o'clock last night, anl was given
a rousing ni Iconic 1 thousands of
"watchers ' The joungsto is a huskj
thtp. and immediate! alter his
made promios to outdo anj
b-Tjthers in the results of hi
jcnirn "in our midst."
'ic minutes lcf"-c nudniKht. the last
nles wore administered to the ding
rvr The ob-equlcs were conducted In
cafc hotel dnrn-rooms and private
i pid,nc,, Thousands of diners to
whom Nincten 'ln hid broiynt happi
ness or i-orroi joined in ciutig the old
iio' a pood stIul-off. Vh lilt a man
"lun he's down'" Lhe asked, and decided
t let ovgones bo be gone s
hen the last toast to Xmctci u Ten
had been drunk the lt-rliLs :n pratieallv
nor. public dining-room w u dimmed.
The watchers sat siCnt in tin d irk
n ss Siknl" Will, wh.it if Andrew
dnl Iran across the table anil whisper
si mthius in Imogen s tar when the
r"cm is dark"" It s.is meant onlv for
Imr-tjtn'. and eon shoulun t have been f
Whistle HrrnUi tillnes.. I
The big e locks in the orncr or on the I
wall-- tuVcd awa in an unusuall loud'
tone Nine e u Ten is dun.:,' the watch-j
irs undei stood the clo k to saj. When i
coupk of minutes Ind been clipped oft
the vears fast-clo-inp caieer, a lioar-e,
laucous whi'-tier luuku tli stillnsp I
It wai. a factorx in Ginrgctoun tooting!
For the District of Columbia
Increasing cloudiness and warm
er to-day; rain or snow at night
and to-morrow; colder to-morrow'
:iight; increasing southeast to
HOWE QUITS PAPER.
Atchison Globe Founder to Publish
Atchison, Kans , Dec. 3L The Atchison
Globe to-night announced that K. W.
1'iowe, who founded the Globe thirty
tirec years ago, retires from it with this
One-half the paper has been sold out
rVht to the owner's son, Eugene Howe,
K W. Howe will retire to Potato Hill
rnd publish Smith's Quarterly. Howe
l'as long planned the publication of
Smith's Quarterly, in which he will print
Vrhat he wants to and what he thinks.
NAVAL OFFICER SUED.
Her of an
ENDS LONG SENTENCE.
Charles ICorganfield, Virginia Ban
. dit, Again a Free Han.
Special to lie Washington Benld.
Richmond, Va.. Dec. 31. Broken In
health, and but the mete shadow of the
man who was sentenced to tho State
Prison eighteen years ago, Charles Mor
sanficld, once Virginia's most reckless
bandit, is again a free man, having com
pleted his term and been liberated to
day. He held his spirit to the last, and went
forth, a man past fifty years, stubbornly
silent. A little over eighteen years qko
MorganBeld and Charles J. Searcy perpe
trated the boldest train robbery ever oc
curring in Virginia, when they held up
a passenger train on the Richmond, Fred
ericksburg and Potomac Railroad near
Searcy turned state's evidence after
their capture, confessing and implicating
his companion as leader In the crime, lit
got off witli ten years' Imprisonment.
END LIFE TOGETHER
ON WEDDING EVE
San Tranc-oco. Dec. 31 Suit hat. been
1 rought for dnorcc against First Lacut
William Linn Culbcrtson, U. S. X., of the
Tattle ship Dakota Jlrs. Laaa "N'inches
rr Culbcrtson declares, in her divorce
complaint that on September 13 last she
leccived a letter from her husband, then
at the San Diego target grounds, saying
l.e "had an afllnitj. and would, therefore,
fit her good-b."
Mrs Culbertson asks an interlocutory
e5Tree, custody of her thrce-j car-old son,
?jid $ir0 a month
laeut Culbertson, who is a -on Qf a
Boston manufacturer, met iliss Winches
ter Heighe, daughter of a Hartford
Conn ) capitalist, while he was at
tached to the Atlantic Meet, five cars
ao Thev were niarrieel at Fairfax.
Conn, in September, IPOS Two years ago
tlie-y came here, where thej hae enter
BY WAR BURDENS
No Enthusiasm Shown at
Approach of Another Year.
SEEK SOLUTION OF PROBLEM
ationi s--rionsj nisctis QneMion
of Dlnnrimiment and Mn Force All
to Consent (o Permanent Peace
I'lani- Conditions in Turkey One
of the Caufe for Don lit.
Couple Take Poison, Leaving
No Note of Explanation.
TRAGEDY SHOCKS7 NEIGHBORsHs
Charles Tit Irk, of Keyiier, and MifiM
Grace Klosaer Found Dead by
Mother of Girl Cyanide Potassium
I ed, bat So' Bottle Found Both
Mctims Were AVeil Known.
Loiulon. Dec !!. iiuropc witnscd the
a oremature welfmru lmnl on tun
iner caught up he s0-.iid find !i Cried., pa-singr of .li tvitlout iegrct id wol
back the welcome with an car-plittinglcoines the, advent ot 1911 -without undue
iren blast. Xext an engine or in the
He-hnin:' yard s.ud, "Howdy:' in series
of shrill shrieks T'i"r. the ononis be
came general ad for :cn minutes a deaf
ening din wafted he o'd year out and
tne new year in
enthusiasm. It is not true, perhaps, that
hopes liavc fallen farther short in reali
zation during the year just cosed than
ths avwise of human experience, but
individually and o!leetiely the people!
of theJld World seep inclined so to j from cyanide potassium poisoning.
Cumberland, lid , Dec L A New
" car's eve tragedy th.U. has astounded
the whole country hereabouts was cn
actou at the home of Lewis F. Klosscr,
merchant, 116 Taylor street. His daugh
ter, Grace Elosscr, and her husband-to-bc,
Charles Twigg, a prominent mer
chant and horticulturist, of Keyscr, W.
Va.. twenty-three miles west of Cum
berland, were found dead, seated on the
sofa in the parlor.
Til pair were to have been married to
morrow at Grace Methodist Episcopal
Church. Cumberland. Mr. Twigg was a
widower. He teli phoned his fnncc
from Keyscr that he would be down on
the noon train. He went to th Elosscr
home with the wedding ring. It did not
fit, and the couple had arranged to go
to a jeweler in Baltimore street to-night
to have it fitted The pair were in tho
parlor alone from 1 until about -:T
o'clock this afternoon. Members of tlie
fa-iuly heard th'm chatting merrily.
Telephones Girl Friend.
At about 2 o'clock Miss Elosser tele
phoned a girl friend about the coming
wedding. Soon after this all was still,
but nothing was, suspected.
At length the glrl's-TnofherpCalled at thb
door, and getting no responstC entered
the rqom'no find thealr Weated on the
sofa. Twigg"s head was hanging to one
side. Mrs. Elosscr took hold of her
daughter and found she was dead.
An autopsy repealed that death came
HOXSEY AND MOISANT ARE KILLED
WHEN THEIR AEROPLANES CAPSIZE
FAMOUS AVIATORS DIE
WHILE TRYING TO MAKE
TWO WORLD'S RECORDS'
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t its lew,,, those clocks that hid beJ consider It. The detail are too numerous j Poteon wa. '0rB b
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I l jovs all others li) ever darkening portent, j Misd .Elosser was twenty-two ycas old.
: It ib one of trc chief aims of civihza- j she divorced her husband, Maurice C.
to wlur-r-i-r. The
w hirr turnid
with the deep resonant ongs
inn nnuKcnc lsiusiicia at
Ljuim .Miiciec-ii jievcii uoh jfttriveu.
When the first bell rung In theew
Year there was a click of electric' IJgnt-
sw Itches and the dining-rooms wore flood
ed with radiance Imogene bluSTied pret
tily ar she snatched her dainty hand free
frotn Andiew's strong grasij, where it had
repo ed during those interminable five
minutes. The rooms buzzed with conver
sation, 'and the merry parties went on.
While all this was tfaupinng within,
the j-nts on the streets were just as
enlivening and full ot men y making. I'p
and down the Avenue strolled other An
drews with their Imogeiies The sidewalks
were crowded until long after clocks and
church bells had announced the birth of
Nineteen Eleven. But it was a ery or
Ee.r since Mayor Ganor said some
thing about Washington being "wicked,"
the Capital in general, and Maj Sylves
ter in particular, hae been waiting to
put one over on Gotham New York
welcomes New Year's with fireworks and
firearms and firewater tll'ing the air. but
there was to be none of that for Wash
ington, decided Maj Sylvester especial
Iv when New Year's falls on the Lord's
So the orders went forth that no
rowdyism was to be pei nutted; no ex
plosives would be tolerated: and, most
iTiportant of ail. no liquors were to be
dispensed after midnight And the re
serves were o'dcrtd ojt from U p m to
1 a. m., to assist Maj Svlv ester in shoe
ing Mayor Gay nor just how orderly
Pennsylvania acnue and Washington
s .generally can be on such an occasion.
- Limit for AoUc.
'When the big, burly "cop" wasn't look
ing, the small boy pulled a tin horn or
a cowbell fiom under his coat, rent the
air with a variety of noise, and then
scooted to new tleldu That was about the
limit of the outside noise-making, except
for the etistomary leceplion from the
factory and ncr boat whistles.
And now the major wants Mavor fi.iv-
jior to bit up and take notice of how
uiuviriy c can oe.
i.ie: uuic-is anu cares made especial
preparations for the occasion, and every
dining-room was crowded
Many of the clubs of the city kept
open house for members and friends, and
in private residences there were more in-
iormai ooservancos of New Year's Eve.
Tne more solemn aspect of the night
was 'observed in many churches of the
.., w.icre -nc usual watch-night serv
ices, with special. music, were held.
P. K7 Sonera Dead.
Special to Th Washington Herald.
opencer, . v, uec 3L P. e. Sowers,
ugea niiy years, one of the oldest cltl
zens-of East Spencer, died at his homj
hero lo-day from pneumonia. He -was a
pioneer merchant nere, and is survived
k uib wuc, lour sons, and two daugh
ters, all of whom are well known.
Battle Ships Hot for Sale.
Athens, Dec. 3L The newspapers here
to-day printed a report that the Greek
government was negotiating with the
United States for the purchase of the
battle ships Kentucky and Kearsarge of
Oie Atlantic fleet, now on the way to
Guantanamo. Cuba. . Responsible offidtti
denied any Vnowledge or such negoJC
tions. ' i?
, o asiaaiare aa Ret a
To-day vi I3altIinore' & OnloK
Uon that the trammels and burdens of Willison, about three years ago, and re-
ov eminent should rest even more lightly- sumed her maiden name. Right after
t-ution the governed, but 1S10 witnessed a the divorce Willison married Hilda Gor-
,'ica.vier increase in compulsory- levies ror i man.
jnubhc purposes, tiiroughout F.urope. than Was Fine Horsewoman. . -, '
W of its pi edecessors Neaiij every-j Eiosser was a fine horsewo-
budget among the great powers is now l . ,, , ,,
lm a war ba-is, ind it seems a fore-! man- and WJS we1 known a11 ovcr tne
Kline conclusion that those of 1511 willicy Ior lnc sporting pony she drove.
ttVir still higher
ten. if J.
j.: v t?1
Bolldine Seventy War Ships.
tt the present moment, the nations
of the world have under construction
avef4y Rattle ships and cruisers, of an
aggregate tonnage of 1 MO.COO, valued at
$700,009,0004 These arc exclusive of
It may at least be said that 1310 has
brought the world to some sense o,f
legalization of the cnsis which confronts
it. but no practical solution of the prob
lem, even in the stage of incubation, can j
be credited to me year just cioseu.
Europe knows of none so long as it re
mains in the power of one nation to veto
any plan of disarmament.
There are a few brave spirits who
think, or hope, at least, that when the
pressure beconn-s just a little greater
something like this will happen that one
or several of the pt-aee-lovmg nations will
propose an agreement in the principle of
the i eduction of aimaments and the hold
ing of a conference for arranging the detail-.
If ne of ll'e powers refuses to
n;iec or participate in such a plan, as at
the time of the last Hague, conference,
then the others will quickly and secretly
mass the naval power of the world on
the coast of tho recalcitrant nation and
summon her to submit to the world's be
hest. Peace bv the sword, in a word, is
the only practical escape from a condi
tion which is rapidly becoming more in
tolerable than war.
Peril Overhangs Civilisation.
Literature on this subject during the
last days of the old year has become
voluminous and no one any longer at
tempts to minimize tho peril which over
hangs civilization. At the same time the
foreign relations of all the European pow
ers are such that there does not appear to
be the slightest danger of a breach of In
ternational peace. Even those who be
lieve that Germany's present policy must
inevitably lead to war with England,
whether definitely intended or not, ex
neet that the German attitude during the
next two years will be the most correct
.nfi naclnc ot any nation In Europe.
Such, of oourse.Jt naturally would be If
she contempiaicu a suaaen attacK wnen
her naval programme Is completed.
The only intervening danger to peace
apparently is some action of a sm iller
power. Turkey excited some apprehen
sion In this regard, for confidence Is net
strong In the stability and wisdom of
her new government and Its really my-
ttrious control.,, The better understand
ing between the KaUer and the Czar, the
result of the latter's recent visit, may
prove of Immense advantage if there
should be unexpected developmnta In
if,e near "East in the next few months.
Even these brief hints may suffice for
an understanding-of why It I that .-while
the new year threatens nothing disastrous,,-nothing
sensational. Europe, looks
forward to 13U wlthno unusual deMroe
of optlmirai. . , ',
Twigg was thirty-three years old. He
prepared a fine home to take his bride
to after a Southern trip. He owned a
large, store and a big peach orchard,
from which he realized handsomely in
the season just closed.
It is said that Twr while he was
calling on his intended wife, was
also paying attention to a young- wo
man at Parkersburg, W. Va. It Is
also stated that at one time he paid at
tention to Miss May Elosser, sister of
the dead girl, who is a school-teacher.
The authorities are making a close
investigation at the Elossers' home.
AJ1 trace of a vessel which might have
contained the poison was rcihoved. The
tongues of both were burned. One
theory Is that Twigg gave the poison
to the girl under some disguise, and
then drank it himself.
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TOUR VICWMS IN AMERICA,
Thousands of Spectators See Tragedies Near4
Exhibition Grounds in Los Angeles
and New Orleans.
AIRMEN SURVIVE BUT A FEW MINUTES
In Trying to Better His Altitude Mark Established ori
Monday, Hoxsey Is Thrown 225 Feet to Earth
After Beginning Steep Spiral Dip.
Two of the world's foremost aviators, Arch Hoxsey and John B
"Ioisant, both Americans, and both holders of notable flying- records
were killed yesterday. ,
Hoxcy, in a Wright biplane, fell a distance estimated at 563 feets
at Los Angeles while doing what appeared to be a "spiral dip."
Moisant, in a Bleriot monoplane, met death on the outskirts ofl
New Orleans. He lost control of his machine at a height of 200 feet-i
At 100 feet elevation a strap broke and he fell out of his machine.
Neither man was killed instantly. Hoxsey's heart was still beatinga
when he was removed from the wreck of his machine. He died just
before he was put on an operating table at Emergency Hospital. He
never was conscious after he struck the ground. Moisant was uncon
scious when picked up, but died a few minutes later while being taken orw
a special train to a New Orleans hospital.
-- .Jfoth irfen'were seekingto make .new records. Hoxsey Was'tKlrig
to surpass his world's record altitude flight of 11,474 feet, whicttthtv
made at Los Angeles on Monday last. Mcisant was trying- for -the
Michelin prize of duration, which other aviators in other lands were-
According to jome aviation fatality records, Hoxsey was'th"!
Itieth aviator to be killed since the bport or science of flying- in heavf
than-air machines began. Moisant was the thirty-ninth victim, havir
been killed almost exactly six hours before PIoxe.
Four Americans have been killed' in aero tragedies, three of the
fatalities cccuring within the past few month. The victims were Lieuf.
Thomas E. Sclfridgc. U. S. A.; Ralph Johnstone, John B. Moisant, andf-
CARNEGIE TO AID
Establishes Fund of $1,250,
(J00 for Life-savers.
EDITOR TAKES BRIDE.
jltichnrd Hooker and Mis IVpw berry,
of Cleveland, Wed.
UcTCland. Ohio Dcu 31. Mud Winifred Ecllj
Jewbero. daiis'itcr .of Jlr. and Mrs. Arthur St.
Join ewleto. aa inanicd JsaUpday oftcrouon at
i o'clock tr, l.ichaid Uookcr. of Uie editorial staff
of the Springfield (iJus.) Republican, and its
The marriage took place at the home of the
bndes parents and the innted Enests included onl)
the rclatitei and most lnlimntr friends of the bride
ONCE SIGH; DIES PENHHESS.
Samuel C. Hoasrb, Formerly Gen
eral Passenger Agent.
Chicago, Dec. 3L Samuel C. Hough,
once general passenger agent of the Lake
Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad,
and wealthy, but recently a pauper, lies
dead at St Luke's Hospital. Penniless,
the former man of wealth has existed
for three years on an allowance given
him each week by Harlow H. Higgin
botham. Besides his railroad position. Hough
also owned at one Ume winter and sum
mer resorts at Tlm Beach, Fla.; Atlan
tic City, and Bayfield, Wis.
Hough is survived by two children,
Mrs. K. P. Hough Itav, wife or Ralph
Hay, of the engineering department of
the -Missouri Pacific Railroad, who lives
in fit I.oui., and Miss Frances C.
Hough, St John's Church Orphanage,
Washington, D. C. .
Ucrlin, Dec. 31. It was announced lieit-i
to-day that Andrew Carneyie has estab
lished a hero fund for Cleimany similar
to tl'oto instituted b him in the United
States, Kngland, and Tranct. The lund.
wliicn Is $l,3S,iX, Is under the patron
ape of the Kaisi. who,lui" appointed a
co'iimi'-alon of twilvt to administer it.
The purpos-e of the fund is j-tated to
be ' tli- amelioration of financial dljtres
which tnav lie canted by heroic cndcavois
to save human life, either in the pcton
of th heroes themselves or those de
pindeiii upon them "
The education of minor children left
without support Is one of the main
niimn.cna of tho fund.
I The commission which will admin
ister the fund will be presided over
lij the chief of the Kaiser's civil cab
inet, at present Herr Valentinl. It
will include the Ameiican Ambassa
dor at Berlin, representatives of min
ing industry, railway, and maritime
companies. Industrial concerns, and
the medical profession.
The arrangements in regard to the
fund were made through Dr. Hill, the
American Ambassador, whose .mention
of the matter to the Kaiser some
months ago met with a highly sympa
The roster qf Americans killed
in the hlstoryiof American avia
tion now tola's four. They are:
Lieut. Sclfrldgt. U. S. A.. Signal
Corps, killed alt Fort Mjcr, Va.,
on September I 17,,. 190S, while
making a fiipW with Orville
Wiight; Ralph (Johnstone, killed
at Denver, Colo , on November 17,
1j10: John B. olsant. killed at
Harahan. La.. December 31. 1910,
and Arch Hoxxy, "killed at Los
Amjeles, Deceml er 31, 1U10,
Hague, wlieie Mr.CauieRlc was the houc
jaiest of the Ambassador, ,who is a per
uiaiunt member of the exenitiVf iouiuil
of tlie arbitration irllmnil and who was
a deKg.ite to tin siconil peace confer
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Rockville, Md , Dec. 3L Greenbury C.
Beckwlth. a life-Long and well-known
resident of Montgomery County, died to
day at tho home-of John "W. Day, near
Galthereburg, aged seventy-five years.
'He was stricken with paralysis yesterday
ana. xauea to- nuiy. -e .-survived by
.three daughters aad a son,, as follows:
F. lUlcaaer aa4atk Bessie
of .RsirvUie:r Mrs. CbarU.
Wssassa aM Ptsrcy Beck- Fhassmaor has od
In accepting- the. fund, the Kaiser
sent a letter of a"ppre lation to Mr.
Carnegie, through Ambatsadoi Hill. In
this letter the Emperor finely cx-pre-fises
his appreciation of the "hu
manitarian sentiments which prompted
Mr. Carnegie 5 gift.
Not counting the giant cost of the
diplodocus, this Is the third donation)
made by Jlr. Carnegie for public pur
poses in Germany. His first contribution
was a comparatively small sum of money
to thp Treplow Observatory. The second
gift was the present of a fund to tho
. The present donation is of a purelv
civil nature, and consequently soldiers
art debarred from its benefits. The name
of the new fund fn Germasj; is "Founda
tion for life-savers," which precisely de;
scribes Its character.
The announcement of 'the gift was made
"by Ambassador 71111 at the American
Embarsy this morning. jPr.r-HlH and Mr.
Carnegie are mmtatttKtBgtm' Kn
L DIX TAKES OATH OF OFFICE.
Act Will Prevent Slate Being With.
oat a Goternor.
Albany, X. Y., Dec. fl. Gov.-elect John
A. Dix" took the oath tz olllce at S o'clock
to-night The oath .(s administered by
Secretin of State feamMel S. Koenig at
the Dix residence, 491 State street. There
were present only M Dlx, Mrs. Dix.
John j. Mason, secretar to the governor;
Mr. and Mrs. Ioenlg. And former Sens
Jor and Mrs. Curtis N.) Douglas.
The formal ceremony, which did not
last more than live minute, was riot for
the" nulilic. as it is nil lined tliat Uov.
! Tti-r will nrraln taketli formal nath at
H0XSEYS AERO FAILS
563 FEET, TINIONLNG
PHOT UNDER ENGINE
MOISANT IS PATCHED
TO DEATH IN TRYING
DARING RIGHT CUKTO
New Orleans, Dec. 31. Plunging down
a cascade of air swifter than a stricken,
bird might drop at the huntsman's gun
shot. John B. Moisant, the Chicago sot
dier of fortune, who in six months de
veloped into the most daring of air navt-
pntr.m nrfte TnnrfMl tn hl ffatk iv.,1t
feet. He was caught beneath near the Mississippi River levee, etevevt
noon Monday in the assembly chamber.
Tfie reason for Mr. D!'s Hwearing-ln
oath to-night was so the Stato would
not be without a governor; overSunday.
for Gov. White's term expires ..at mid
night. CREATE EIGHT CARDINALS
Connintor) Villi Act on OnlyTart of
tliw Pretest Tacancler.
Rome, Der. St. Only eight of the nine
teen vacant seuts In the Sacred College
or Cardinal will be filled at the forth
coming consistory, aecordlng to a semi
official report current In Vatican circle?
to-day. The remaining' eleven . vacancies
will be nTd later. No reason was .nv
signed for not electing cardinals to the.
Los An,', les. Dec, rj. Arch Hoxsey,
holder of tin world's alUtude record,
plunged to his death at Domlnguez Field
at 2:13 o clock this afternoon.
Hoxsey was doinp the "spiral dip"
when he fell. H(. dropped with his bi
plane a distance shown by the barograph
to bo o'!
the heavy motor of tho machine and his
head and breast crushed. The only sign
of life when his associates reached his
side was the faint beating of his heart
and even this ceased before he could be
carried into the emergency hospital on
the aviation grounds.
His mother, whose home is in Paa- j cn,
dena, was not present, and so was, spared
the shock of scejng her son killed. She
had watched ltlm for several dais with
all a mother's pride In the achievements
o! Iki son, but tiring of the spectacle,
remained in her littlv roscbowered cot
tage to-da t
ThonsandH AVItnrsa Tragedy.
Ten thousand persons in the grand stand
saw Uie tragedy, but for a time did not
know that Hosei had been killed. He
fell to the ground at a point a quarter
of a mile from the grand stand, and the
first reports given out were merely that
he had been hurt. It was feared that
If tho facts were announced at once a
stampede or a panic would be the result
This was Los Angeles day at Domln
guez, and the attendance was very large
on that account It had been stated also
miles from New Orleans.
The sudden drop and plunge that pre- l
tijii utitru wuurtui 10 ins acaui ocurcau
so quickly that It was lacking In that
spectacular, and the group of men w'io
rushed up to the stricken aviator refused.
to uciievc tnat ne naa sustained en aces
that Hoxsey would try for the Micnenn !. wariv lhis mornIntha
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prize, starting at
and that helped to attract the throngs.
Hoxsey did not make the attempt be
cause ids motor was so slow that he could
not havo equaled the record without re
maining in the air more than ten hours.
TnsleaiUof this, therefore, ho started at
1 o'clock thls afternoon to pmash the
woild's altitude record, held by himself,
of 11,474 fctt.
Hoxsey's biplane seemed to lie working
perfectly when he started, and he began
climbing in wide and graceful circles.
Scon he vas but a speck in the skj so
faint that it was only when the sun glint
ed on tho whirling blades of. the pro-
pellcrs that he could bp seen from the
grand stand. At an clevauon of between
7,000 and 8.0GO feet tho. air conditions
proved so unsatisfactory that he decided
to return to the ground.
Bcgiaa Fatefal Descent.
In a few minutes Uie biplane was visi
bly 'larger and was descending In asweop-
vm vAftil anlrnt iYftln TTnYMv wf
The February consistory was ; originally I .' TZ- ,-,. th- nimi din. tkt ...
toooat him his life.
ftitaoded to hive been held In November.
btt'-wasjposttaeflron;. accouafof 'tbe
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any more serious than a suoclc
Gen Francisco Altschul, with whronvJ
Moisant fought in Central Amarica, hur-.
neu to the stricken aviator a lnonMBta
after the fatal plunge.
"Dead!" cxclainfcd AltachuL "BahJl
That dear boy Moisant has more livea
than a flock of kittens. I have seen '
him two-step with death so .often that
Old Bones got disgusted and refused to k
have anything more to do with hin
Lift 'tip his head, and I'll bet he'U '
Smllea la DeatlL.
They lifted up Moisant's head, andtvj
they found the smile, but they faJtaatSg
to find a pulse beating. Death h4-
called the bird man's hand.
Moisant was trying out a 50-hors-power
Bleriot machine, to which ho
was unaccustomed, when he took the
aviator announced his intcntfop of fly
ing for the Michelin long-distaae
Starting from City Park race traulc
shortly after 9 o'cloc.k, Moisant cover
ed the distance to the Harahan avia
tion field in quick time. Hero lie wa.il
greeted by a crowd of
Then he flew around the three-mlUwl
circle, and to swing- back Into the pre-c-?
scribed course. Moisant attempted thoc,.
dangerous ngnt curve. -y."i
lnc" 20V feet in the. air. it plunged much.-?'
as a boat dips from the crest to theJS
trough of a wavet then dashed straight.
down like a bird with broken wlnsru. JiAli
way to the cround Moisant's bodi lurchcilil
from the machine and fell to Uie ground. 4f?
WlUIng hands lifted the wounded manVrC-.l
aboard a flat car. an enctne was coupKd!?L I
mm fin,l "41. Aa& n Vm WlMIII WdU
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the. union sUUon Moisant, his ncfc-C
broken, had breath his last, v ,rtl),5
Tao inuocdwie cause ox. ute acwoewt
was. deubUeMohTnt'B' tee lwrh"rH'
ktrfcty wlUtxtlw lllt'wHacWhllti a
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