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FLIES OVER THE ALPS
FEAT OF AGES ACCOMPLISHED IN
On Wings of the Wind George ChaTez
Rides Over the Alpine Heights,
Making the Napoleonic Route
In Less Than An
Domodossola, Italy, September 23.
The great feat of crossing the snow
,oapped Alpine barrier between Swit
-zerland and Italy in a heavier-than
air machine was accomplished to
by George Chavez, the young Peruvian
The plucky hero of the exploit, how
ever, lies tonight in a local hospital
badly injured as the result of an ac
cident that occurred just as he had
completed the most ardous and nerve
racking portion of a task he had set
out to accomplish-a fligbt from Brig,
Switzerland, across the Alps to Milan
in Italy, in all a distance of about 75
Met With Serious Aceident.
Both his legs are broken, his left
thigh is fractured and his body is bad
17 contused; but the physicians in at
tendance are of the opinion that these
hurts will not prove fatal and that un
less unlooked for complications ensue
Chavez will be about in two months.
The accident occurred as Chavez was
endeavoring to make a landing here.
The Alps had been crossed sucessfully
and the aviator was descending with
the power of his machine cut off. When
about thirty feet above the ground a
sudden gust of wind seemed to catch
the monoplane, which turned over and
.fell. When the crowds that had been
watching the descent ran up they
found Chavez lying. bleeding and un
conscious beneath the twisted wreck
Fifty miles away lay Milan, the goal
Chavez was seeking in an endeavor to
win a prize of $20,000, offered by the
Italian Aviation society. Chavez had
lost the race.
The weather at Brig was clear and
bright when Chavez made his start.
Leaving the ground with his motor
running at full speed he rose in -sweep
ing circles until he reached an altitude
sufficient for him to clear the shoulder
to the southeastward of Brig. This ob
stacle having been overcome, the avia
tor headed his monoplane straight for
the snow-capped crags of the Fletch
ern. Constantly ascending Chavez
reached the Simplon Kulm, where at
an altitude estimated at 7,200 feet he
turned his machine south over the
terrifying Simplon Pass, with the Kalt
'wasser Glacier at his left and the froz
en peak of the Hubschhorn at his;
After crossing the divide, Chavez
turned to the towering white mountain
head of Mt. Leone, which rises to a!
height of 16,644 feet, and passed down
above the Gondo Gorge, until he reach
ed the open valley of Vedro, and then
descended easily toward Domodossola,
which is 889 feet above sea level. It
was here that the accident occurred.
* Beat World's Record.
Bome of the spectators of the flight
'say that Chavez, after crossing the
'Simplon Pass, followed the short cut,
:r'oute over the Monzer Pass, which is;
8,000 feet above sea level. If this be
so it is possible that the Peruvian beat
his own world's record for height of'
$,271 feet. The twenty-five miles be
-tween Brig and Domodossola, which it.
- todk the armies of Napoleon a fort
- :night to negotiate, Chavez accomplish
,ed by the route of the eagle in exactly
40 minutes. From the high point at
Monzera he descended 7,000 feet in 13
*minutes, his machine gaining in mom
*entmn as it flew over the jumble of
bwer peaks, gullies and hills beyond
until the speed was terrific as it ap-,
proached the aerodrome here. This
dloubtless caused the accident which:
turned the cheers of admiration of the
waiting crowd into cries of horror
'when the machine came hurling to the
ground just as it seemed that Chavez
*was about to alight in safety.
'R ow Accident Happened.
* trtrament in the hospital Chav
et vegained 'consciousness but was un
able to explain how the accident had
scurred. The generally accepted opin
ion is that the accident was due to a
slight shift in the rudder while the!
mnonoplane was being sent at a high.
rate of speed.
Thousands of the aviators, friends
and admirers, arrived from Milan and
other points to tender their services to
Henry Weymann, the American avia
gtor, who made two unsuccessful at-'
tempts in the Brig-Milan race, today
sent a telegram of sympathy to Chavez,
"My sincere and enthusiastic con
gratulations on your victory. I am
beart-broken over your accident, and
you have my prayerful wishes for an
WE HAVE A COI
Pencils, Pen Stal
Slates, Book ,
One of the 1,000 Unit
May Get the Prize.
Much sympathy is expressed here
for Weymann. Although his motor had
repeatedly given demonstrations of its
inabilty to reach high altitudes, Wey
iann made a last and desperate effort
to win the race, hearing that Chavez
had met with an accident. He man
aged to climb over the Rasti Shoulder,
but, finding that the aeroplane was in
capable of flying higher, he returned
to Brig and alighted.
Although Chavez did not succeed in
winning the prize of $20,000, having
failed to reach Milan, some of the mem
bers of the aviation committee are in
favor of turning over the prize to him
ad erecting a monument in corn
emoration of man's first flight across
Chavez, although a Peruvian, was
orn in Paris in 1887. He secured
s license from the Aero club as an
r pilot February 15 of this year.
Chavez was able to receive visitors
tthe hospital for a few nminutes to
ght. Although weak, he was in a
ost cheerful mood.
"I am unable to explain the cause of
e fall," said he. "'I am delighted
tbeing the first to cross the Alps."
Dr. Carlo Antomi Ome has arrived
hre from Turin and will lok after
Numbers of congratulatory tele
ams have been received from all
parts of the world.
WHEAT FLOUR COMPLAINT.
ansas Firm Charges Excessive Rates
to New Orleans, i
Washington, September 22.-Wheat
our intended for export from Kansas
pints via New Orleans, La., to foreign
2ntries is made the subject of a corn
lint with the Inter-State commerce
mmission today by the board of rail
ad commissions of Kansas. Partici
ating in the complaint is a firm in
len Elder, Kansas, which manufac
ues flour for export. It is alleged1
:ht the rate on flour from Glen Elder
:oNew Orleans is 31 1-4 cents a hun
rd pounds, and that the rate is ex
esive, discriminatory and prejudi
.1 to the interests of complaint.
[tis urged that the rate ought not to
xeed 26 cents a hundred pounds,
nd the commission is requested to
nke 26 cents the lawful rate.p
DD FELLOWS END
> Tuberculosis Sani- rium-Installa
tion of Officers Closes Convention
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 23.-Following
te installation of officers the 1910
meeting of the sovereign grand lodge
ofthe Independent Order of Odd Fel
lws came to a close today. The ques
io of establishing a tuberculosis
snitarium was again put over until
nxt year as was the question of
ganting a national assembly to the
The following appointive officers
were announced by Grand Sire Cock
rum: Assistant grand secretary, J.
Edward Kroh, Baltimore; grand chap
ain, R. K. Stephenson, Delaware;
gand marshal, Winn Powers, St.
Paul; grand messenger, W. R. Hum
phrey, Chicago; grand guardian, W. 0.,
An amendment to the constitution
was adropted making past grand rep
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In touring the West tells the
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A committee headed by Grand Rep
resentative Wheeler of New York was
lamed to report upon the feasibility
>f merging the patriarchial and miii
ant branches of the order.
Grand Sire Cokrum announced the
afer of a $100 silver cup to the grand
urisdiction initiating the largest num,
ber of new members in the next 12
months and a $100 banner to the sub
ordinate lodge showing the largest in
crease in membership.
Sim',kins always was soft-hearted,
and when it devolved upon him to
break gently the news of Jones's
drowning to the bereaved Mrs. Jones
it cost him much paper, ink and per
spiration before he sent the follow
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can not come home today. His bathing
suit was washed away in the surf. P.
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NEWBERRY, S. C.
At the Close of the Business November 16, 1909.
Condensed From Report to State BankiExaminer
oans and discounts $269,495.25Cail$500.0
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verdrafts secured and unse-Deots206.8
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