Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
for of Greece, drowned when bi-
plane fell into sea off Athens.
Three killed at Budapest, Hun
gary, when aeroplane, dived into
Four killed at-P,aris aviation
meet, when bipiane Crashed into
Paul Peck, of Chicago, yester
day. Peck was trying the deadly
spiral glide, .which has killed more
aviators than anything else.
It was nearly 6 o'clock last
night when Peck went whirling
into the air at Cicero Field. The
puffy north wind made flying
dangerous, but Peck only laugh
ed at warnings.
He rose up and up until, at 1,
000 feet, his biplane was a mere
speck in the sky. Then he began
the spiral glide to earth
His biplane was under perfect
control for the first fayo- curves.
Then he began to gather'greater
and greater speed. The spiral
motion stopped. The aviators on
the ground gasped inliorror.
The tail Of Peck's machine
tipped up, until at last 'the ma
chine was pointing directly at the
earth. Thus it crashed to the
Peck's mangled body was dug
out from the wreckage. He was
taken to St. "Anthony de Padua
hospital. He died there without
Peck was only 22. He was
one of the best aviators in Amer
ica. His wife died in childbirth
five months ago. ' The baby girl
Peck was born at Charleston,
W. Va. He was a colonel on the
staff of Gov. Glasscock .of that
state. He was the first man to
carry U. S. mail through the air.
Peck is dead, and the men who j
were his brothers are sad today. t
But they are unafraid, and' with
the memory of that hurtling fall,
t6 earth, that mangled, bleeding r
body, heavy upon them, they are1
going abotit their business.
The aviation meet still is go
ing on at Cicero Field.
' o o
MAYOR SPRINGS NEW ONE
Fargo, N. D.Sept 12. Fargo
may not be a big city, but it sure i
"has got some mayor.
His name is W. N. Sweet, ands
Sweet has just announced that
the city Of Fargo will pay a 6j$
per cent dividend to all taxpayers
March 1, 1913. d
Never heard of anything likep
that before, did you? Well, this
is the way Sweet explains it:
"The city has been a paying3
proposition this last year. Thej
administration has save,d the city-j
$10,000 from sources outside tax-1
ation. I couldn't think quite what
to do with this money at first, andf
then, all at once', it came to 'me.
"'This money really belongs to
the taxpayers. They were soaked
taxes for certain improvements
and running expenses. We have?
not had to use these taxes collect-"
ed from the people, so of course
the money ought to be returned. T
"Maybe some people will saya
this is anarchy. I can't see it. It
is just what would happen in aI
business and if s what's going to
happen in ha city of Fargo."